A History of the American Locomotive

A History of the American Locomotive

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Important and beautifully illustrated volume chronicles the explosive growth of the American locomotive from British imports to grand ten-wheelers of the 1870s. Over 240 vintage photographs, drawings, and diagrams tell the exciting tale. Introduction. Appendices. Index.In a few years its merits as a road engine had become obvious and it was built in large numbers. Indeed ... Laird rebuilt an old eight-wheel flexible-beam locomotive, the Bedford, in 1864 or 1865. The flexible-beam truck was eliminated .

Title:A History of the American Locomotive
Author:John H. White
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 1979


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