Amazing & Extraordinary Facts Steam Age (Google eBook)

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David & Charles, May 1, 2012 - Transportation - 143 pages
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Respected transport author Julian Holland delves into the intriguing world of steam in his latest book, which is full of absorbing facts and figures on subjects ranging from Cornish beam engines, steam railway locomotives, road vehicles and ships through to traction engines, steam rollers and electricity generating stations and the people who designed and built them. Helped along the way by the inventive minds of James Watt, Richard Trevithick and George Stephenson, steam became the powerhouse that drove the Industrial Revolution in Britain in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
First Faltering Steps
A Leap in Technology
A Steam Partnership
A Prolific Inventor
Beam Engine Survivors
The First Steamboat
The First Road Locomotive
Stratfords Gobblers
Unglamorous But Functional
A True Lancastrian
In His Brothers Footsteps
Caley Flyers
Great Eastern Flyers
A Yorkshireman in Brighton
Locomotive Longevity

The First Clyde Steamer
The First Steam Railway Locomotive
The First Practical Steam Locomotive
From Waggonway to Railway
Improving Efficiency
A Snorting Monster
An Illiterate Genius
The Rainhill Trials
The First Locomotive Superintendent
Like Father Like Son
Early Steam Locomotive Survivors
The First Steam Bus
The Automaton
Swindons Founding Father
Broad Gauge Reborn
Steam in the Sky
A Transatlantic Vision
Archimedes Screw
A World First
A Lucky Survivor
The First King of Derby
The First King of Ashford
Brighton Moderniser
The First King of Nine Elms
Rule Britannia
The First King of Doncaster
19th Century Survivors
Ploughing Furrows
Crewes Prolific Inventor
An Atlantic Monster
Steam Luxury
The First Ironclad
Landlocked in Scotland
Puffing Around Scotland
King of the Steam Rollers
Great Northern Racers
Lakeland Beauties
Astons Eccentric Inventor
A New Broom at Brighton
A Somerset Steamer
A Double Life
The King of Wolverhampton
The Death of the Broad Gauge
A Highland Monster
The Giant of Crewe
An Illustrious Career
Lyme Regis Beauties
From Kilmarnock to Ashford
Doon the Watter
A Cowlairs Man
From Inchicore to Darlington
King of the Klondykes
Could Try Harder
Brighton Flyers
A Short But Spectacular Reign
Beauty of the Bens
Up the Derby Ladder
A Demonstration That Shook the World
Switch on the Lights
Edwardian Elegance
Kings of the Road
Steam Road Vehicles Galore
Directors and RODS
Early Standardisation
Made in France
Britannia Rules the Waves
WellBuilt and LongLived
The Cunard Twins
Steam Supremo
The Only Survivor
From Steam to Fruit
A Night to Remember
Underwater Steam
Flight Deck
Castles and Kings
The Horwich Crabs
Dependable But Uninspiring
A Powerful Man
A Little Irish Magic
Articulated Steam Locomotives
Small But Powerful
Small is Beautiful
Collett v Gresley
The World Beater
The Cunard Queens Part 1
Queen of the Atlantic
In Graceful Retirement
A Swindon Man at Crewe
The Great Innovator
The Cunard Queens Part 2
A Mixed Bag
The End of a Glorious Era
Fleet Air Arm
The Last Battleship
The End of the Line
Doncasters Last Great Man
High Standards
You Thought It Was All Over
Steaming Across Britain
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Holland is a writer, researcher and photographer who has authored several books on a wide variety of subjects.

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