Riding the Limiteds' Locomotives by Howard Hill with dust jacket
Riding the Limiteds' Locomotives by Howard Hill with dust jacket
Riding the Limiteds' Locomotives by Howard Hill with dust jacket
Riding the Limiteds' Locomotives by Howard Hill with dust jacket
Riding the Limiteds' Locomotives by Howard Hill with dust jacket

Riding the Limiteds' Locomotives by Howard Hill with dust jacket

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Riding the Limiteds' Locomotives by Howard Hill with dust jacket
 
Riding The Limiteds Locomotives By Colonel Howard Hill
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket  
Copyright 1972  FIRST Edition
175 Pages

CONTENTS
Dedication 5
Foreword 6
Preface 7
Acknowledgements 8
References 8
Table of Contents 9
Illustrations  10,11
Chapter 1. Some Recorded Trips on Locomotives14
Chapter 2. The Influence of the Locomotive Upon the Unity of Our Country 19
Chapter 3. The Development of Steam Passenger Motive Power on the
Pennsylvania Rail Road 24
Chapter 4. Riding the BROADWAY LIMITED'S K4s Pacifics48
Chapter 5. The Development of Steam Passenger Motive Power on the
New York Central Lines 77
Chapter 6. Riding the J-1 Locomotives on the CENTURY96
Epilogue - Farewell to The CENTURY 117
Appendix: 119
Item from The Pennsylvania News, February 15, 1931 119
Table 1. THE EXPOSITION FLYER120
Table 2. Pacific Type Locomotives of the Pennsylvania Rail Road 121
Table 3. Pennsylvania Rail Road Class K4s Pacific (4-6-2) Type Locomotives122
Table 4. THE BROADWAY LIMITED-Locomotive Runs123
Table 5. THE BROADWAY LIMITED-Log of Performance 124
Table 6. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED-Locomotive Runs 125
Table 7. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED-Log of Performance126
Table 8. Summary of Performance127
Table 9. New York Central Lines Class J Hudson (4-6-4) Type Locomotives128
Locomotive Specifications128

PREFACE
BREATHES there a man with soul so dead that he does not thrill at the sight of a modern steam locomotive at work? Somewhere in the breast of every normal homo sapiens there stretches a cord that vibrates only to the sight and sound of a fine steam locomotive. Even now, with airplanes and motors to bid against it in its own fields of romantic interest, the steam locomotive retains its fascination. There are probably a number of reasons for this. 1 can think of at least two - its unusually demonstative nature, and its extraordinary beauty.
Man has devised no other machine that expresses its feelings so frankly and unmistakably. A locomotive sighs, it pants, it coughs, it barks; it emits impassioned shrieks and mournful toots; it puts forth powerful staccato protests at hauling a heavy load or climbing a steep grade; it purrs ecstatically as it romps along the rails at a mile a minute; it can hiss and throb and snort and tinkle. And, in addition to all these auditory forms of expression, it has its visual signs: its plumes of steam, spelling surplus energy; its belching of black smoke, denoting determination; and its sparks at night, registering passion.
As for its beauty, I confess to a certain reluctance in directing attention to it. "I hope", wrote Elie Faure, the French critic, "that the American engineer will never take note of the beauty of the utilitarian structures that he builds. It could prove his undoing. For when the conception of the beautiful qualifies the conception of the useful, utility misses its mark, and beauty is done for." He is speaking of buildings, but his words apply equally as well to locomotives. The reason they have succeeded in becoming so beautiful is because their designers never thought of them as such. I repeat, the steam locomotive, especially in its latest phases, was beautiful, with a beauty of dignity and power and dash that made an unmistakable appeal.

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