Book Title: Locomotive Building : Construction of a Steam Engine for Railway Use
Author: The Reading Company
Format: Paperback | 216 pages
Publication Date: 17 Jan 2010
Originally created in 1911 by the publishers of Machinery Magazine, Locomotive Building details the construction of a steam locomotive for railway use. Written by famed mechanical engineer Ralph E. Flanders (who later became a U.S. Senator from Vermont), the book remains one of the definitive works on the subject. Aside from a wonderful descriptive text, the book contains dozens of illustrative diagrams and rare photographs of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Juniata Machine Shops at Altoona, AKA the Altoona Works. Originally published in the for of six pamphlets, this complete edition represents the first new edition of this important book in nearly 100 years. In its pages you'll find descriptions of all locomotive systems and their functions, including side rods, boiler, wheels, axle and driving boxes, frames and cylinders, valve motion, shop practice and more.