THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
Edition: First Edition
New York: Cornwall Books, 1990. Thick quarto, black cloth. pp 674, index. Fine in fine jacket. "This book outlines the history of the steam locomotive in 48 countries and territories not including the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. This work is essentially a graphic portrayal of the world's steam locomotives, with more than 1000 illustrations, including photographs, maps, tables, sketches, and drawings, which register the evolution, development, and application of this source of motive power in various parts of the world. Included are narratives tracing the background of railroading and steam locomotion in each of the nations chosen for discussion in this book. The author has also provided a comprehensive introduction which examines the genesis of this mechanical marvel; the experiments by pioneers of the earl railway engines; and the advent of new engineering designs, technology, and devices which eventually enhanced the locomotive's efficiency, safety, and general performance. This treatise provides a valuable historical reference relating to the world-wide utilization of the legendary railroad steam engine, from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century." - jacket. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.