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Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive

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ISBN-10: 0253342198

ISBN-13: 9780253342195

Edition: 2003

Authors: J. Parker Lamb

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Documenting the role played by mechanical engineers in the development of locomotive design, J. Parker Lamb traces the evolution of the steam engine from the early 1700s through the early 1800s, when the first locomotives were sent to the United States from England.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 7/8/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.200
Language: English

J. Parker Lamb, Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas, is author of six books, including Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive (IUP, 2003) and Evolution of the American Diesel Locomotive (IUP, 2007).

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Components of a Locomotive
The Steam Epoch Begins
American Designs Evolve
The Physics of Steam Power
The Second Generation
Motive Power Mavericks
Dawn of a New Era
Super Power Reigns
The Pinnacle of Design
Steam Technology's Final Thrusts
American Steam in Perspective
Description of Steam Locomotive Components
Service and Repair Facilities
References
Index