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The American steam locomotive in the twentieth century

Author: Tom Morrison
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives--enormous engines that powered a industry of colossal scale and intensity. They were deceptively simple machines yet even as the technology was being perfected it was becoming obscure. Despite immense and sustained effort, they remained grossly inefficient in their use of costly fuel and labor"--Provided by publisher.
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Morrison, Tom (Tom A.).
American steam locomotive in the twentieth century.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
(DLC) 2018005681
(OCoLC)1022979092
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Morrison
ISBN: 9781476627939 1476627932
OCLC Number: 1045796827
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 624 pages)
Contents: The American railroad industry --
General steam locomotive development, 1895/1905 --
Locomotive engineering, 1895/1905 --
Locomotive construction, 1895/1905 --
Traction other than steam, 1895/1905 --
General steam locomotive development, 1905/1920 --
Locomotive engineering, 1905/1920 --
Locomotive construction, 1905/1920 --
Traction other than steam, 1905/1920 --
General steam locomotive development, 1920/1930 --
Locomotive engineering, 1920/1930 --
Locomotive construction, 1920/1930 --
Traction other than steam, 1920/1930 --
General steam locomotive development, 1930/1950 --
Locomotive engineering, 1930/1950 --
Locomotive Construction, 1930/1950 --
Traction Other Than Steam, 1930/1950.
Responsibility: Tom Morrison.

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