American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960 (Railroads Past and Present)

American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960 (Railroads

For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage. While the steam locomotive's basic principle of operation is simple, designers and engineers honed these concepts into 100-mph passenger trains and 600-ton behemoths capable of hauling mile-long freight at incredible speeds. American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life.

  • ASIN: 0253039339

Historic North American Locomotives: An Illustrated Journey

Historic North American Locomotives: An Illustrated

Historic North American Locomotives traces the historic development of North American locomotives from the early 1800s through today. Considered a photographic book with the look and feel of fine art, 100 locomotives are profiled using descriptive text and richly detailed and colored photographic imagery. A well-researched introduction provides the reader with a historical perspective. The author/photographer includes high-quality photographs, created through various techniques that vividly capture the distinctive features of the locomotives. From the 1805 Trevithick portable boiler to modern, high-speed locomotives such as the 2013 GE Genesis, the reader will enjoy viewing a variety of locomotives that are not usually shown together in one book.

  • ASIN: 1627005080

Guide to North American Steam Locomotives

Guide to North American Steam

This book has the fascinating history and development of steam locomotives in North American. Tells the stories behind the locomotives, includes rosters, and explains wheel arrangements, streamlining, and more with photos, summaries, and specifications for hundreds of locomotives.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 1627002596

The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd Edition (Trains Books)

The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd

Great photos, new maps, and history for 150+ railroads make The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd Edition the perfect guide for modelers, railfans, and history buffs!This updated edition features a new, larger format and a comprehensive index that makes searching for information quick and easy. Each listing includes historical information, a photo, a route map, and key statistics regarding miles of operation, locomotives, and rolling stock, and much more.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890249709

Streamliners: Locomotives and Trains in the Age of Speed and Style

Streamliners: Locomotives and Trains in the Age of

See the streamlined trains of the 1930s in all of their sleek glory.In the 1930s, streamlined styling was applied to everything from kitchen appliances to farm tractors as it captured the American imagination. Keen to regain passenger traffic lost to automobiles and expanding roadways, railroads hired industrial-design giants like Raymond Loewy, Otto Kuhler, Henry Dreyfuss, and Brooks Stevens to produce sleek, futuristic shrouds for locomotives. These streamlined locomotives and trains became the most iconic in American history. Even today, classic designs like stainless-steel Zephyrs, shrouded Hudsons, and EMD E-units remain the popular conception of what a locomotive "looks like."Streamliners : Locomotives and Trains in the Age of Speed and Style explores the historical and scientific context for the development of streamlined locomotives and trains, the designs that became standard-bearers of North American speed and luxury, and the contemporary popularity of the streamlined look in popular culture. Illustrated with rare historical photographs in both black and white and color, as well as period advertising, route maps, and patent design drawings, Streamliners elucidates the story of this fascinating design trend by following the various technologies and styling trends and how...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0760347476

The Spirit of Steam: A Photographic Record of the Golden Age of American Steam

The Spirit of Steam: A Photographic Record of

Photographs and essays offer insight into the importance of the railroad in the twentieth century

  • ASIN: 0831755113

Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives

Guide to North American Diesel

Jeff Wilson's new book, Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives, offers more than 300 pages of detailed information on diesel locomotives produced in North America from the 1930s to today. An essential guide for model railroaders and train enthusiasts, this comprehensive reference book includes: All-time rosters for more than 100 major railroads in the U.S. and Canada through the 1970s. Spotting features on all major locomotive types produced. Characteristics and operation of diesel locomotives. New and updated material (text, charts and, photos). 400 color/black&white photos And much more! Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives is an important reference for railfans and model railroaders alike.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 1627004556
  • UPC: 064465113033

North American Locomotives

North American

Profusely illustrated with rare historic and previously unpublished modern photography, North American Locomotives this is the perfect addition to the library of any rail fan. This invaluable volume spans more than 150 years of locomotive technology to examine the wide variety of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have powered ninety North American railroads, past and present, through the decades. Since locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroad to give you a better understanding of how specific technologies suited specific needs. The railroads featured range from the best-known historic lines, such as the Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today's giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems, including historic machines such as New York Central's J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad's GG1 electrics, and EMD's classic E- and F-Units, to today's most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders - past and present - are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.

  • ASIN: 0785835334

LEC USA 1880 Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 4-4-0 American Battery Operated Train Set

LEC USA 1880 Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 4-4-0

Complete with true-to-life details and featuring popular train models from different eras, these battery-powered scale model train sets from LEC USA are also simple to put together and enjoy. This 1880 Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 4-4-0 represents the spirit of the Wild West and includes the cowcatcher, the Diamond smokestack, large headlight and interesting color scheme. It's not only a train but a part of American History.

  • Brand: LEC USA
  • ASIN: B014LQR9O8
  • UPC: 889234000037

Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 8

Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit,

LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions. Our team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their own amazing chain reaction machines.Our book includes 33 special LEGO elements that combine with basic bricks from your collection to make your machines go. But don’t worry that you won’t have the right bricks; we worked with the folks at LEGO to make sure you’ll need only the most common bricks, and that there are plenty of substitutes. The result is a chain reaction of fun, as one thing leads to another… and another… and another.Comes with: 78 page book, 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, 1 platform

  • Color: Multi
  • Brand: Klutz
  • ASIN: 0545703301
  • UPC: 783324831351
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