American Steam Locomotives

Design and Development, 1880–1960
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ISBN-13:
9780253039347
Einband:
Web PDF
Seiten:
464
Autor:
William Withuhn
Serie:
Railroads Past and Present
Sprache:
Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung

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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. High-Wheeled Racers

2. More Wheels and Bigger Fireboxes


3. Vehicular Design for Horsepower


4. Big Wheels Turnin': A History of Counterbalancing


5. Innovation and Risk in Design: From Compound Cylinders to Superheating


6. Superheating: Design and Risk


7. Francis Cole and his Triumph of Empiracl Science


8. Locomotive Safety Regulation: The Locomotive Inspection Act of 1911 and the Nationwide Shopmen's Strike of 1922


9. Leadership in Industrial Research


10. Federal Takeover: Engineering and Politics -The U.S. Railroad Administration, 1917-1920


11. The Formative Contest


12. The Steam Locomotive's Final Form - The Hudson


13. The Steam Locomotive's Final Form - The Texas


14. The Steam Locomotive's Final Form - The Hudson - Part 2


15. The Steam Locomotive's Final Form - The Northern


16. Giants in the Earth


17. Counterpoint: Why the Diesel?


18. "Big Boy" and Allegheny: The Most Powerful of All


19. The T1 and Poppet Valves: The Last Important Innovation


20. The "Big Three" of the Norfolk & Western


21. Resisting the Revolution


22. Industrial Beauty and the Beholder

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