A Passion for Steam
The steam locomotive was the first "machine" to transport people faster than animals had, and it led to enormous social and economic change, finally becoming a cult object in itself. The passion associated with the affinity surrounding the steam engine willingly surpasses all reason and has led to a myriad of heartfelt prose. This book aims to get close to the heart of the matter, combining technical knowledge with nostalgia and photographs dedicated to this unique form of power.
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American Steam Locomotives
A powerful collection of yesterdays iron workhorses captured in a variety of nostalgic photographs. Solomon's thoroughly-researched text details the origins, development and growth of the steam locomotive from its earliest days right up to its final futile battles to compete with the diesel. Witness the intimate workings of old steam engines that used 20,000 gallons of water per hour! And look inside fireboxes large enough to host a dinner for 12! See these iron behemoths inside and out, in photographs of them on the tracks, as well as in shots of them being rebuilt. An action-packed profile of the mighty steam trains that once ruled the rails.
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Baldwin Locomotives
Philadelphia-based Baldwin began designing and building steam locomotives in the 1830s and gave the U.S. many of its most significant and famous types of steam, and diesel-electric motive power. This history of Baldwin is illustrated with a large selection of rare, superb builder's photos and other publicity images from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, with the book's large page size showcasing the detail and crisp quality of the images in this outstanding collection. Author Brian Solomon provides technical histories of each locomotive along with builder's specifications and explanations of how the locomotives were used by the railroads that bought them. These carefully researched histories are keys to understanding the significance of the locomotives and how they worked, and are presented in a manner that makes the book accessible to everyone, while retaining sufficient technical detail to appeal to the most ardent railroad enthusiast.
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Baltimore & Ohio’s Magnificent 2-8-8-4 EM-1 Articulated Locomotive
This is the story of B&O's last steam locomotive class, the fabulous EM-1 2-8-8-4 simple articulated, which B&O bought during World War II. Although B&O wanted diesels, war-time restrictions prevented it from ordering any and the EM-1s were built instead. They handled the last years of war traffic and served ten more years, hauling fast freights, coal trains, and even some passenger runs over the heaviest grades of the B&O. This book documents their life in photos, drawings, and maps, as well as mechanical and operational information.
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British Railways in Colour: From Steam to the Scrapyard

Alan Earnshaw Softcover 60 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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British Railways in Colour: Steam for Sale

Alan Earnshaw Softcover 60 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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British Railways in Colour: The Eastern Region
In colour photographs taken between 1948 and 1968 and detailed commentaries, the British Railways in Colour series aims to tell the history of the nationalized British Railways in the steam era. In this volume on the Eastern Region, Earnshaw's text is designed to introduce railway history to a new generation of enthusiasts, while the 70 images have been chosen with the more seasoned enthusiast or modeller in mind.
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British Railways in Colour: The North Eastern Region

Alan Earnshaw & Kevin Derrick Softcover 60 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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British Railways in Colour: The Western Region

Alan Earnshaw & Kevin Derrick Softcover 60 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Canadian National Steam!: A Locomotive History of The People’s Railway
An updated and expanded text based on Clegg & Corley's "Canadian National Steam Power", outlining the history and technical development of steam power as influenced by the different CNR Motive Power Chiefs. It includes a summary of all classes with wheel types, road- and builders-numbers, a list of all predecessor and subsequent owners of CNR power, a builder's list of CNR steam power, a bibliography, plus hundreds of photos, with spectacular colour covers. Includes a guide to the individual locomotive roster volumes, plus an extensive series of appendices covering across-the-classes items such as livery, sales, leases, appliance application (inc. compounding, gearing, superheating, feedwater heating, smoke deflectors, stokers, oil burners, cab and tender designs).
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 2
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 2 covers: 1 to 50 — various — Class X 100 to 172 — 4-4-0 — Class A 212 to 399 — 4-4-0 — Class B Newfoundland Railway
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 3
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 3 covers: 400 to 429 — 2-6-0 — Class C 470 to 504 — 2-6-0 — Class D 530 to 929 — 2-6-0 — Class E
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 4
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 4 covers: 1000 to 1018 — 4-6-0 — Class F 1016 to 1178 — 4-6-0 — Class G 1200 to 1454 — 4-6-0 — Class H 1500 to 1628 — 4-6-0 — Class I
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 5
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 5 covers: 1800 to 1804 — 2-8-0 — Class L 1805 to 2200 — 2-8-0 — Class M 2334 to 2819 — 2-8-0 — Class N
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 6
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 6 covers: 3000 to 1720 — 2-8-2 — Class R 3198 to 3805 — 2-8-2 — Class S 4000 to 4732 — 2-10-2 — Class T 5000 to 5304 — 4-6-2 — Class J 5500 to 5634 — 4-6-2 — Class K 5700 to 5704 — 4-6-4 — Class K
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 8
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 8 covers: 7000 to 7543 — 0-6-0 — Class O 8000 to 8448 — 0-8-0 — Class P
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Evocative Steam (Osprey Colour Series)

Paul E. Richardson Softcover 128 pages

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Gravity, Steam and Steel: An Illustrated Railway History of Rogers Pass
Steep grades, extreme climate, avalanche hazard, tunnels, trestles, and bridges-all in a wilderness setting-Rogers Pass packs a great deal of railway interest into 65 miles of track. Using 80 archival photographs, many previously unpublished, Gravity, Steam, and Steel: An Illustrated Railway History of Rogers Pass tells the stories of railway triumphs and tragedies on one of the most notorious sections of track in the world. For almost 125 years, CP Rail has battled the elements at Rogers Pass, spending hundreds of millions of dollars while creating solutions new to railroading. Gravity, Steam, and Steel was conceived and written as a companion volume to The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill, which has sold more than 25,000 copies since publication in 1996. Rogers Pass is a major focus in Glacier National Park (the park visitor centre is there) and the photographic material available from this area is incredibly diverse and interesting. There is no similar title on the market. Train buffs and locals will welcome this book. It will also be of interest the visiting public, many of whom want to broaden a casual interest in Canadian history.
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GWR/BR (WR) Castle Class Manual: A Guide to the History and Operation of One of Britain’s Most Successful Express Passenger Steam Locomotive Types
This manual covers the GWR/BR (WR) Castle Class built between 1923 and 1950 (4073, 5013 and 5098 versions). There were 171 examples of which eight survive.
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Ironhorse: A History of the Steam Train
A nostalgic study of the wonderful world of steam trains traces the history of the "iron horse" and examines its characteristics, great trains, railway lines, and the ways in which steam trains changed the course of world history.
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Norfolk & Western’s Powhatan Arrow
Complete history of N&Ws post-WWII flagship train, including the first equipment of 1946, the competely re-equipped train of 1949, with details on all the cars and motive power. Included in the book is a general album of the train during its life over the entire N&W system. Text gives a detailed history of the train from concept to retirement, schedules, connections, and changes. One of America's most famous trains.
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