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Classic American Locomotives
The 1909 Classic on Steam Locomotive Technology

Charles McShane

This is the 1909 classic reference work detailing steam locomotive technology. Within its pages are impressive and expertly detailed descriptions of how the steam engine of a locomotive was constructed, including an informative exploration of the workings of every part ranging from slide valves and steam injectors, to lubricators, pressure gauges, pneumatic brakes and more.


Every single aspect of locomotive construction is studied, in considerable but understandable technical depth. This book provides a fascinating and meticulous study of steam locomotives and is recommended for railroading history buffs and anyone who is curious about how a steam powered locomotive works.
Fully Illustrated

711 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", 2003
Order Number: VAP123.............$22.95

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