The Stourbridge Lion: America's First Locomotive

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Boyds Mills Press, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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On August 8, 1829, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania witnessed something never seen before in America: the first locomotive to run on commercial rails. The engine was named the Stourbridge Lion. The iron contraption chugged down the track, belching steam, to the sound of cheers and booming cannon. This concise and lively history follows the Stourbridge Lion's journey from Stourbridge, England, where it was built, to Honesdale, Pennsylvania, where it made its historic run, marking the dawn of American railroading. Here is the story of the real little engine that could.

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I'm very intrigued by early steam locomotives. Most likely it's from seeing the replica of the Stephenson's Rocket in the Buster Keaton film, Our Hospitality. Read full review

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The story of the first commercial steam locomotive in America. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Karl Zimmermann is the author of Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past ; and All Aboard! Passenger Trains Around the World. He lives in Oradell, New Jersey.
Steven Walker is the illustrator of Rosa's Bus by Jo S. Kittinger, winner of an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio. Karl Zimmermann is the author of Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past; All Aboard! Passenger Trains Around the World; and Steamboats: The Story of Lakers, Ferries, and Majestic Paddle-Wheelers. He lives in Oradell, New Jersey. Steven Walker is the illustrator of Rosa's Bus by Jo S. Kittinger, winner of an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. His work has been honored by the Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, the Society of Illustrators (Los Angeles), and the United States Air Force Illustration Program. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

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