Steam Locomotives By F George Kay DJ 141 illustrations / photos
Steam Locomotives By F George Kay DJ 141 illustrations / photos
Steam Locomotives By F George Kay DJ 141 illustrations / photos
Steam Locomotives By F George Kay DJ 141 illustrations / photos

Steam Locomotives By F George Kay DJ 141 illustrations / photos

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Steam Locomotives By F George Kay DJ 141 illustrations / photos
 
Steam Locomotives By F George Kay Dust Jacket 1974 32 illustration in color, 109 in black & white.  128 Pages
The era of the steam locomotive is over but in its 150-year life it was the instrument of the enormous changes which transformed the economic face of the world. Today, the steam locomotive continues to stimulate excitement and enthusiasm, much as it did in 1829, when 10,000 spectators saw Stephenson's Rocket triumph at the Rainhill trials.
This book follows the development of the steam locomotive from the lumbering machines of pioneers like Trevithick and Blenkinsop to the severe beauty of the Gresley A4 Pacifics, the most famous of which, Mallard, achieved the world record speed for a steam locomotive of 126 mph. Classic models like the Stirlings, Stroudley's Gladstone class and the American Big Boy 4-8-8-4s are discussed, as are the careers of the great engineers who designed them. The development of the locomotive in Great Britain was paralleled in Europe and the United States and generous coverage is given to the classic American and European models and great engineers like Baldwin, de Glehn and du Bousquet.
With the national railway networks facing an uncertain future, the romance and nostalgia evoked by the great steam locomotives is more powerful than ever. The sight of a locomotive 'shovelling white steam over her shoulder' still stirs both young and old.
This lively account of the steam era will fascinate not only railway 'buffs', but also anyone who cares for the beauty of steam locomotives.


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