Romance of Modern Railways, The By Corbin Story of mechanical locomotion

Romance of Modern Railways, The By Corbin Story of mechanical locomotion

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Romance of Modern Railways, The By Corbin Story of mechanical locomotion
 
The Romance of Modern Railways By Thomas Corbin The story of mechanical locomotion, with a description of the construction and working of the most up to date inventions, appliances and devices for securing speed, facility and safety in operation.  Hard Cover 1925 310 Pages EX-Library Book.
PREFACE
MOST middle-aged men of to-day can remember the time when their one boyish ambition was to be an engine-driver ; but their sons found a rival interest in the flying machine and desired above all things to be airmen.
Flying and flying machines, however, have not and cannot have so many interesting features as are to be found upon engines and trains, with the result that the interest has swung back to the railway, and most boys of to-day are as keen about them as ever their fathers were.
It is for such boys that this book is intended more than anyone else, but it is hoped, nevertheless, that it may make an even wider appeal. The writer knows an uncle who regularly buys a certain boys' periodical. He buys it, of course, to give to his nephew, but his friends notice that he always reads it through himself first, and, although this book may be intended for the sons and nephews, it is quite possible that some fathers and uncles may find it to their liking.
The writing of it has been a labour of love, and if all readers get the same pleasure in reading it which the writer got in writing it, it is going to add largely to the sum of human happiness.
The writer wishes to take this opportunity of thanking several of his engineering friends and also a number of railway companies and manufacturing firms who have supplied him with technical information or photographs. In most cases a reference to these helpers appears in the text, and it is hoped that they will accept that as a grateful acknowledgment of their kindness.
Thanks are due for the illustrations provided by the Westinghouse Brake and Saxby Signal Company, of London.

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