If you are restoring a steam locomotive or interested in the steam era, this is a outstanding book to have in your library. A concise and generally accurate one volume compendium of what the railroad amateur needs to know about north american steam locomotives in the 20th century. Canadian national 7312 is an 060 switcher type steam locomotive owned and last operated by the strasburg rail road outside of strasburg, pennsylvania. Steam locomotive super detailing parts accessories show categories default category applied filters. K37 class locomotive this book is one a series of detailed photo reference works intended for modelers. Approaching 12 hours in length, the t1 trust book club video collection is an excellent.
These locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material usually coal, wood, or oil to produce steam in a boiler. This book is an operators manual for the operation of functional steam locomotives. For nearly half of the nations history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. Every steam locomotive, cataloged or not, is included in this reference book. With youarethere excitement, readers follow a familys journey and learn all about steam. We are the only full service railroad equipment brokerage firm. It attempts to teach an understanding of the formulas used in steam locomotive operation. I could have listed 50 excellent fiction and nonfiction railway books, but here are. Any other previous book publications that have american flyer locomotives exploded parts diagrams, parts listings and wiring diagrams, dont even come close to equaling what this reference book has included. A steam locomotive is a locomotive that uses steam under pressure as its power source. Railway history, this is the railway reference book i most often turn to. American steam locomotives is, and will continue to be, a landmark title in the field of railroad literature.
Sandusky was the name of a steam railroad locomotive, a 420, built in the united states. A convenient reference book, for all persons interested in steam boilers, steam. From 1901 to 1969, alco locomotives were among the best known in north america. Were someone to come up to me and ask for a single book that would be the most informative to introduce them to steam locomotives, i would not hesitate to recommend this one. Based out of fort wayne, indiana, the locomotive is owned and operated by the fort. Steam locomotives is a definitive history of 178 years of steam locomotive development. The comprehensive guide to over 900 steam, diesel, and electric locomotives from 1825 to the present day. This reference book will be shipped via united states media mail.
Book description cke publications, united states, 2010. Gilbert american flyer steam locomotive exploded parts. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. History and development of steam power since 1900 railroad reference series by drury, george h. Walthers walthers 2020 model railroad reference book 9220.
Trains american steam locomotives is, and will continue to be, a landmark title in the field of railroad literature. Nov 20, 2015 guide to north american steam locomotives. The souths last steam builder the rich history of this centuryold firm that made small industrial engines is compiled in this 128page hardbound book including 230 illustrations covering the companys history, the manufacturing facility at marietta, georgia and the various sizes of steamers. Maximizing this capability requires high rates of combustion inside a firebox with a big grate and lots of furnace volume. Steam locomotive 9f build part 18 professional boiler making by paul tompkins no23mk2. It was the literal engine of the industrial revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the united states on the world stage. The ultimate steam tutorial began on january 29, 2015, and ran for six weeks through march 5 of that year. Glossary of steam locomotive terms classic trains magazine. Steam locomotive operation wikibooks, open books for an. An essential reference available in many year dated issues the books cover the fundamentals of us steam locomotive practice, good. Hundreds of pages of product information, photos and more for ho, n and z scales. At initial startup or after the locomotive is stopped for over 30 seconds, a steam. Railroad reference locomotives steam locomotive profile. On a conventional, nonarticulated locomotive, the driving wheels are all coupled together with side rods also known as coupling rods.
The appendix contains a description of the steam locomotive. The notation counts the number of leading wheels, then the number of driving wheels, and finally. The current range of available books is listed below and will be expanded in the future. The againstallodds story of a world war iiera steam locomotive and the.
International correspondence schools the online books page. This book tackles this deficiency by tracing and explaining the development of the compound from its midvictorian origins to its final triumphant. The rocket locomotive london, england atlas obscura. Written in 1944, the chosen reference is quite modern by steam standards. Locomotive builders are listed below, ordered by the number of their locomotives in our database. Buy the steam locomotive story by david wragg isbn.
Raising steam the 40th discworld novel feature the first steam locomotive on discworld called iron girder. This new book has a lower price reflecting the information being provided. This locomotive included engineering features that hadnt been used before in locomotive construction and it played an integral role in the railroad history of ohio. Gilbert american flyer steam locomotive parts views. A booster is an auxiliary steam engine mounted on a locomotive s trailing truck, or on one of the tender trucks, which can be used during starting and at low speeds to boost tractive effort. One of the most significant documents of the steam locomotive age, the locomotive dictionary is the ultimate reference for the rail fan. Closely watched trains the story takes places at a railway station in world.
Six decades after the decline of steam in north america, kalmbach has just issued a revised edition of the guide to north american steam locomotives. A locomotives potential is only as good as the ability of its boiler to evaporate water at a rate sufficient for the intended service. The steam moves reciprocating pistons which are mechanically connected to the locomotives main wheels drivers. I believe douglas self is a reasonable entry point. The subject of the book club was suggested unit course in locomotive firing. Astt offers a number of specialist steamrelated books for sale to members and nonmembers alike. Truly a great reference book, particularly if you want to check that manufacturers have details like engine numbers, engine type were actually on the the railroad.
More than any reference book ive ever encountered, this one has wit and style. The entire 6 7 hour process was shortened down to 37 minutes in this video to highlight most of. This is the new second edition of our gilbert american flyer factory service manual parts list and diagrams reference book. Competition for the 280 came principally from the 282. American steam locomotives design and development isnt the usual glossypaged coffeetable tome destined to gather dust on an outsized bookshelf, or to carry the tattoos of countless moist drink glasses and spilled queso. This book ina book has chapters on the principles of locomotive design, the various types of boilers and their fitting, valve gears, pumps and lubricators, general operational and safety. If you have any questions about this reference book, dont hesitate to ask. Dreaming up your next big modeling project can be exciting, and walthers 2020 model railroad reference book will help your imagination soar with thousands of products to help you build a great model railroad. This is an excellent first book for the steam locomotive.
Further information on titles including postage prices can be found by clicking on the blue find out more button on the right of each book entry. The du bousquet locomotive was an unusual design of articulated steam locomotive invented by french locomotive designer gaston du bousquet. Before manufacturing air coolers, the nantes historical site of gea btt was dedicated to the manufacturing of steam engines, under the name of batignollesch. Sales of baldwin steam locomotives in the united states and in foreign markets. We received many requests for a book that just shows the exploded parts views and parts identification index for steam and diesel locomotives. Free locomotive and car plans, plus other information. The mystery of the blue train book, tv adaptation earlier poirot story in which a murder takes place on a train. An illinois central 282 locomotive is depicted throughout the book. The steam locomotive creates multiple chuff sounds when moving. History and development of steam power since 1900 railroad reference series by drury. Although certain general topics are covered, for the most part this is a study of the locomotives of the major railroads, with quick reference rosters of all purchases since 1900.
There is a total of 568 pages covering 92 steam locomotive models. It has a very informative section that discusses basic steam locomotive theory and the systems, controls and devices on a steam locomotive and what each does. Bill withuhn writes the essential steam book classic trains. A convenient reference book, for all persons interested in steam boilers, steam engines, steam turbines, and the. The section following the engine specifications is a 40page book, and a valuable reference in its own right, the manual of aster model live steam engines.
It is enhanced with over 750 illustrations including 300 fullcolor drawings showing the major designs in their correct liveries. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. It is intended as a guide to some of the better books covering topics relating to modern steam. American steam locomotives indiana university press. A musthave for any modeling library or workbench the reference book features. Yet it is a strange fact that the nature of the compound is not always fully appreciated or understood, not least in the nation which gave birth to the steam locomotive itself, great britain. A few of the record books were donated to southeastern louisiana university in hammond. Design and development, 18801960 railroads past and present. Our first reference books, for the locomotives, included an abundance of factory information and they were priced accordingly. Baldwin locomotive works engine specifications, 18691938. Giant steam locomotives, colorful streamliners, great passenger trains, passenger terminals, timeworn railroad cabooses, recollections of railroaders and trainwatchers. Walthers walthers 2020 model railroad reference book. Locomotive is a 20 childrens book written and illustrated by brian floca.
Very strange things classic trains magazine railroad. To link to this object, paste this link in email, im or document. This page is to represent the news and updates from the steam locomotive department at ruddington gcrn. By 1920 it was no longer enough to just pull a big train a locomotive also had to move it fast. Something should be listed that would make reference to the polar express, a newer book but nevertheless having a huge impact on pop culture.
Describes the history and development of the steam engine, and discusses early steamdriven machines, work by james watt and other inventors, the first railway to use steam locomotives, and much more. The item up for buy it now is the new second edition gilbert american flyer factory service manual parts list and diagrams reference book sgauge steam locomotives 19461966. Best if you go to one of the primary references for the locomotive and look at the delightfully perverted steam and combustiongas arrangements. Try searching on jstor for other items related to this book.
If you are seriously interested in the history of steam locomotives, this is a volume that you have to purchase and read. Professional boiler making by paul tompkins of southern boiler works ltd uk. Reference books american society of power engineers, inc. May 17, 2016 from an early electric locomotive to experimental steamers and experiments in diesel mechanical traction, heres a look at ten one off british railway locomotives which failed to set the railway. Steam locomotive design starts with the boiler the prime mover.
The book contains certain fundamental facts regarding locomotive theory and. The reference book is indexed and all locomotives are listed numerically for easy reference. Check out the detailed photos below of this great product. More than any reference book ive ever encountered, this one has wit and. There is at least one book devoted to the locomotive which i regrettably havent read yet, and i cant give you the cites for. A nonfiction book written primarily in free verse, the book follows a family as they ride a transcontinental steam engine train in. For all of their symbolic reference to american industry, steam locomotives remained customized. Sep 03, 20 parents need to know that locomotive is a beautifully illustrated picture book by brian floca moonshot, lightship that shows kids what it was like to cross the united states on a steam train in 1869, just after the transcontinental railroad was built. Nov 18, 20 before manufacturing air coolers, the nantes historical site of gea btt was dedicated to the manufacturing of steam engines, under the name of batignollesch. A reference book on steam locomotives is an ambitious undertaking, and former kalmbach librarian george h. Gea btt historical video steam locomotive manufacturing. Eastward trains faced a climb through the wasatch mountains on grades of 1 percent or better. Big boy back in steam, 4014s triumphant return trains magazine special issue.
This would definitely be a great and unique addition to any operator or collector of american flyer trains. The design was a tank locomotive, carrying all its fuel and water on board the locomotive proper, and a compound locomotive. Collection of baldwin locomotive works records, 18561956 a guide. The boiler and superstructure were supported upon two swivelling trucks, in a manner similar to a meyer locomotive. On a steam locomotive, a driving wheel is a powered wheel which is driven by the locomotives pistons or turbine, in the case of a steam turbine locomotive. Gcrn steam locomotive group, nottingham, united kingdom.
If you are seriously interested in the history of steam locomotives, this is a volume. Railroad reference locomotives glossary of steam locomotive terms. History and development of steam power since 1900 railroad reference. American locomotive, by john h white power from steam, by richard hills the steam locomotive, by ralph p. Steam locomotive 9f build part 18 professional boiler. For nearly half of the nations history, the steam locomotive was the.
Machinery of power plants classic reprint schools, international correspondence on. So much of that richness comes out of bills own experience as a steam locomotive engineer as well as a steam historian. Located on the reference shelves in the reading room. They are designed to show all the details of their subjects, including those not seen in conventional blueprints and illustrations. Steam engine locomotive advertising collection book, 1800s. Click on the list link next to a builder to see all locomotives built by that company. Its theory, operation and economics the basic fundamental facts about steam locomotive theory and operation are presented in a straight forward manner. Classic trains magazine celebrates the golden years of railroading including the north american railroad scene from the late 1920s to the late 1970s. Gilbert american flyer steam locomotive factory reference. The book contains certain fundamental facts regarding locomotive theory and operation. By the time the last 280s were delivered in the 1940s, more than 33,000 had been delivered more than any other type of steam locomotive built in the u. The terms and procedures described here will enable a person to safely operate a 19th or 20thcentury steam locomotive well into the future. Mar 28, 2019 but we also get something much more, and thats bill engaging prose. The book, which features one of the alltime great u.1283 1397 910 1151 429 571 1309 932 1107 344 426 1067 878 1471 664 1267 379 161 1320 484 1109 463 1425 1047 1135 1136 927 696 33 118 971 1079 1221 24