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Modern Locomotive Construction 1892

672 Pages
$53.95 $46.95
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$53.95 $46.95
8x10" 672 Pages

Created in 1892 by J.G.A. Meyer, the former chief draftsman at the Grant Locomotive Works, Modern Locomotive Construction is one of the most in-depth documents to emerge from the age of steam. Regarded as "the Bible" of steam engines, it is replete with information about every aspect of locomotive building and maintenance.

This text can educate even the most learned railroader and answer questions you never even knew you had. Running over 660 pages, this book is an encyclopedic discussion of operating components including but not limited to cylinders, valve gears, frames, pistons, driving axles, main rods, throttle pipes and gear, spring gear, boilers, smoke stacks, sand boxes, trucks, tenders, and more. Exceptionally well-written and richly illustrated, this book educated a generation of engineers and draftsman. Regarded as exceptionally rare, it's never been easy to lay your hands on this wonderful book, until now! This new paperback edition represents the first time Modern Locomotive Construction has been available in over 100 years.

8x10", 672 pages, softbound, full color covers with black and white interior.