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The world of steam locomotives

Author: Gustav Reder
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gustav Reder
ISBN: 0399113983 9780399113987
OCLC Number: 1081929
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: The creation and characteristics of the railroad --
The birth of the steam locomotive --
The birth of the steam railroad --
The technical problems of steam traction --
American begins to take interest in railroads --
The battle of the gauges and its consequences --
New schools of locomotive builders --
Westward ho --
Victory over the mountains --
The development of trucks, radial axles and pony trucks in Europe --
New developments in heat utilization --
The belle epoque --
North America strives for ever bigger locomotives --
Large locomotives for sharp curves --
New progress between the two World Wars --
The high-speed locomotives --
Short-distance traffic --
The Second World War and the end of steam traction ... Wheel arrangements --
Table of technical data --
Index of locomotives.
Responsibility: Gustav Reder ; [translated from the German by Michael Reynolds].

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