History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover

History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover

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History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown Soft Cover
 
The History of the First Locomotives in America by William Brown 1871 From original documents and the testimony of living witnesses.  
Soft Cover
Copyright 2003
242 + pages
CONTENTS.
I.-DEDICATION:                                                                                             Misrepresentations-Errors-John B. Jervis, Esq.-Horatio Allen, Esq.-B. H. Latrobe, Esq.-David Matthew,.... 9
II.-EARLY RAILROADS :                                                                                                               The Egyptians-The Romans-Railroads in Scotland and England-First Iron Rails cast,   19
III.-FIRST HEAD OF STEAM : Hero-Champollion-Cardan-Solomon de Cause-Marquis of Worcester-First Steam-Engine-Pepin,  24
IV.-FIRST STEAMBOATS : Savary-Blasco de Garay-Genevois-Count d'Auxiron-Perrier-Marquis de Jouffroy-Rumsey-Fitch-Miller-John Stevens-Stanhope-Livingston-Fulton-First Ocean-Steamer, .. 29
V.-FIRST STEAM-CARRIAGE : Cugnot-Symington-Murdoch--Thomas Allen-Oliver Evans-First Proposition for Railroad-Mr. Thomas's Proposal-Dr. Anderson's, . . . . . . . . . 34
VI.-TREVITHICK'S ENGINE : BIankensop-Chapman-Brunton's Engine-Blackett,.. 38
VII.-GEORGE STEPHENSON: Early Education-Experiments at the Mines,46
VIII.-STEPHENSON'S ENGINE : Blucher-Second Locomotive-Railways for General Use-Mr. Thomas-Mr. Gray, ........ 49
IX.-FIRST TRAINS: Hatton Colliery Road-Locomotive used-Stockton and Darlington Railroad, 1825-Stephenson's Works-The Active-Experiments-First Passenger-Coach-Manner of running Passenger-Coaches,   54
X-FIRST DELIBERATIONS ON RAILROADS: Comparisons between Locomotive and Stationary Engines-Committee appointed-Report-Prize offered for the Best Locomotive, 60
XI-COMPETITION FOR THE PRIZE : Engines entered-Trials-The "Rocket "-" Novelty "-" Sanspareil,"65
XII.-RAILROADS IN AMERICA: First Railroad-Second Railroad-De Witt Clinton and the Canal-Colonel Stevens's Proposition-Chancellor Livingston's Opinion-Dearborn's Proposal,   70
XIII.-FIRST ENGLISH LOCOMOTIVE BROUGHT TO AMERICA: David Matthew's First Letter-Certificates, eto.- John B. Jervis's Letters-Horatio Allen's Letters to John B. Jervis, fixing Date of Arrival of the "Stourbridge Lion," . . . . 74
XIV.-DATE OF ITS RUNNING: President Dickson's Letter-Superintendent Young's Letter-Miss Blackman's Letter-Extract from the Dundaff Republican, . 79
XV.-LANDING IN AMERICA: Its Performances in New York-Arrival at Honesdale-Hon. John Torry's Description-Mr. Matthew's Description-A Sketch of the English Locomotive, . . . . . . . 83
XVI.-MORE FACTS OF THE "STOURBRIDGE LION: First Stephenson Engine-Mr. Allen's Description-What became of the " Stourbridge Lion "-Mr. Allen's Account of his First Ride-The Last of the "Lion," ....... 88
XVII.-FIRST MEETING OF THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD CO.: Road commenced-Charles Carroll, of Carrollton-Road completed-How built-Mr. Swan's Remarks,... 93
XVIII.-FIRST BRIGADE OF CARS : First Experiment-Charles Carroll-Railroad Notice, etc.-Travelling Memoranda-Early Passenger-Cars, ..... 97
XIX.-ROSS WINANS'S IMPROVEMENTS : Passenger-Cars-First Trains-First Car with Centre Gangway-Horatio Allen on Springs,  103
XX.-EXPERIMENTAL LOCOMOTIVES : Peter Cooper's Locomotive-When and where built - Mr. Cooper's Letter-Why it was built-Mr. Latrobe's Letter-Description of the Experiment, . . . . . . . 108
XXI.-PETER COOPER'S LOCOMOTIVE : Mr. Latrobe's Letter-Description of the Machine-Mr. Ross Winans's Description of the Experiment, ..... 113
XXII.-THE TOM THUMB LOCOMOTIVE: First Experimental Trip-Race with Horse-Car-Ross Winans's Comparisons,   116
XXIII.-SBETCH OF HORSE-LOCOMOTIVE : Sketch of the "Meteor" or Sailing-Car-Contest for Right of Way-Railroad and Canal Company,  123
XXIV.-PETER COOPER : Early History-Education and Beginning of Life-Subsequent Career-Founding the Institute-Last Act of Liberality, .. 127
XXV.-PRIZE FOR THE BEST LOCOMOTIVE : Conditions-Phineas Davis's York Engine,.... 131
XXVI.-FIRST AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE : Commencement-South Carolina Railroad-Horatio Allen's Report-A Prize offered for best Horse-power Locomotive-The Sailing - Car Experiment-Extract from Charleston Courier-First Locomotive ordered to be built in America - What it  was to perform,   135
XXVII.-FURTHER TRIALS : Letter from Mr. Matthew-Letter from Prof. Dickson-West Point Order - book - Extract from Charleston Courier - Mr. Petsch-Accident to Wheels-" Jockey of York "-Excursion- Trip,   140
XXVIII.-EXPLOSION OF "BEST FRIEND: " When repaired-The Cause explained-Letter from Mr. Dar. rell-Mr. J. M. Eason's Letter, describing the Locomotive "Native," and its First Trial-Trip,   147
XXIX.-SECOND AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE : Excursion of " West Point "-Extract from the Courier, 1831-Letter from Mr. Darrell-President Tupper's Report,.. 153
XXX.-FIRST LOCOMOTIVE-ENGINEERS : Necrology of Mr. Darrell-His Death-Henry E. Raworth and his old Negro Foreman, Adam Perry,   158
XXXI.-FIRST RAILROAD FOR LOCOMOTIVES: First Eight-wheeled Locomotive,   162
XXXII.-CLAIMS TO FIRST LOCOMOTIVES : Extract from Philadelphia Ledger-Lithograph by Sage & Son-Lithograph by Antique Publishing Company of Boston. 165
XXXIII.-FIRST LOCOMOTIVE IN NEW YORK : Description of the Ride-Sketch of the Train-Letter from Mr. Matthew-Excursion,   170
XXXIV.-FURTHER EVIDENCES : Letter from Mr. Matthew-Freight-bill of "John Bull "-Extracts from the Albany Argus-Last of "John Bull "-Second  Excursion to Schenectady,   176
XXXV.-THE JUDGE'S FIRST RIDE : The Author's Art-Letter from Judge Gillis-Author receives the Lithograph of the "De Witt Clinton "-Letter from J. L. Howard & Co.,   182
XXXVI.-LETTERS FROM OFFICIALS : First Letter from Erastus Corning-Letter from John T. Clark- Letter from John B. Jervis,   188
XXXVII.-ADDITIONAL LETTERS : Second Letter from Mr. Corning-Letter from Thurlow Weed-Letter from John B. Jervis.-Letter from Mr. Kemble, .. 192
XXXVIII.-THE AUTHOR'S ART : Extract from the Natchez Courier-Extract from the Albany Argus-Extract from the Albany Evening Journal-Extract from the St. Louis Bulletin-Letter from Henry A. Wise-Letter from Martin Van Buren-Letter from John C. Calhoun-Letter from Daniel Webster-Letter from Henry Clay, . . 196
XXXIX.-RECAPITULATION : Phineas Davis's Machine-William Kemble's Letter,.. 201
XL.-FIRST TRUCK-LOCOMOTIVE : Mr. Matthew's Letter-Mr. Jervis's Letter-The Great Changes of the Past-Mr: Latrobe's Remarks-Remarks of Mr. Briggs, of Cleveland-Excursion to Europe and the East-From the Knickerbocker, 1837-Remarks of Thomas H. Benton, . . 207
XLI.-LOCOMOTIVE WORKS : Schenectady Shops,  223
XLII.-CAR-WORKS: Gilbert Bush & Co.'s Shops, Troy, New York, ..    230
XLIII-STREET-CAR WORKS :John Stephenson & Co., 47 Twenty-seventh Street, New York, 236
XLIV.-GRAND CENTRAL DEPOT, NEW YORK, . . . . 243


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