Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the 19th Century: Locomotives

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University of Delaware Press, 2001 - History - 248 pages
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The first of a four-volume set traces the maturation of the railroad through an exposition of railroad technology. This book details locomotive design and application through three stages: infancy (1830-1875), adolescence (1850-1875), and maturity (1875-1900). This history of the American railroad is accompanied by nearly 150 illustrations and accurate drawings of the equipment and appliances, many of which have not been published before outside of old technical journals.

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New technology always offers the promise of fame and fortune to those who can contribute to its maturation and advancement. In the 19th century, railroads were new technology and they challenged the ... Read full review

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