The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

Author:   Tom Morrison
Publisher:   McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN:  

9781476679006


Pages:   636
Publication Date:   28 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century


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Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time-enormous engines that powered a colossal industry. They were deceptively simple machines, yet, the more their technology was studied, the more obscure it became. Despite immense and sustained engineering efforts, steam locomotives remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, steam locomotives disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of American steam locomotive development and operation.

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Author:   Tom Morrison
Publisher:   McFarland & Co Inc
Imprint:   McFarland & Co Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 21.60cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 27.90cm
ISBN:  

9781476679006


ISBN 10:   1476679002
Pages:   636
Publication Date:   28 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Mining engineer Tom Morrison has written technical histories on mining and aviation. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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