This M. I. T. edition annotated by John H. White, Jr. Blue cloth binding. 708 pages with index. Frontispiece. Heavily illustrated with drawings and photos. Gift note on front endpaper, top edge dust-speckled, else clean. Tight and unworn. In price-clipped, scuffed jacket with light wear. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: First published in 1907, this work remains the best single source on the development of steam locomotives for those interested in their inner workings and technical specifications. Most of the more recent offerings on the subject are primarily nostalgic picture books celebrating the outward design of the great engines of the past. Sinclair spent half a lifetime operating locomotives before beginning a new career as a railway journalist which brought him in contact with the prime movers of the golden age of railroading. The author's lively story-telling style remains fresh, and the scholarly value of the book has been much enhanced by the inclusion of some 650 notes provided by his editor, who is a Curator of the U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution. These notes provide further information and correct errors brought to light by more recent research. The editor has also provided an afterword, summarizing the final developments and the last years of the steam locomotive in the twentieth century.
This new edition retains all the numerous illustrations of the original— some 200 historic locomotives are pictured, plus numerous portraits of their designers and owners, and line drawings of mechanical configurations.
Contents: Introduction to the Annotated Edition. Preface. Origin and Growth of the Steam Engine. Early Attempts at Locomotive Construction. Development of Locomotive in Great Britain. Genesis of American Railways. Connecting the Ocean with Western Rivers. First Links of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad. How the United States Worked into Locomotive Building. Triumphs of Baldwin. Sellers and Other Philadelphia Pioneers. First Links of the New York Central Railroad. First Railroad Construction in New England. Locomotive Building in New England. Work of New England Pioneer Master Mechanics. Troublous Times in Railway and Locomotive Construction. Locomotive Building in New Jersey. The Erie Railroad. Reading's Mark on the Locomotive. The Lackawanna Railroad. The Lehigh Valley Railroad and Its Motive Power. Demand for Multi-Coupled Engines. Railroads Westward Ho! Locomotive Boilers. Smoke-Preventing Appliances. Spark Arresters and Draft Appliances. Development of Valves and Valve Motions. Freaks and Curiosities of Locomotive Designs. Growth of the Train Brake. Special Forms of Locomotives. Locomotive Accessories. Locomotive Works Still in Business. Railway Development in Canada. The Locomotive of To-Day. Afterword: The Final Years of the Steam Locomotive in America, by John H. White, Jr. Selected Readings.
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE
Publisher: M. I. T. Press
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description The M.I.T. Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Previous owner's stamp on the front free endpaper, no other markings. 708 pages. Reprint on 1907 edition. Seller Inventory # 024223
Book Description The MIT Press, U.S.A., 1970. Cloth Covered Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. This cloth covered hardback book is in very good condition with light edge and corner wear, and bumping and light wear at the top and bottom of the spine. There are 708 pages that are clean, bright and tight, and contain many photographic and other illustrations. It has a section for selected readings and an Index. This book chronicles the development and manufacture of locomotive engines and their components. The dust jacket is in fair condition with edge wear and short tears, particularly at the top edge, but also at the bottom edge and spine. Laid in after the rear free end flap, and before the rear cover there is a drawing of The Baldwin Locomotive Works passenger locomotive, mountain (4-8-2) whick also ncludes a list of principal parts, circa 1920. Size: 6.875 By 9.25 Inches Tall. Seller Inventory # 006870
Book Description M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, 1970. Hardcover. First M.I.T. Press Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; grey spine with white and purple text; jacket has rubbing, scuffing, several small closed tears around edges, price clipped on front flap; boards are strong and clean; textblock has age toning, slight edgewear, ex libris plate on front pastedown, otherwise clean; pp 708; originally published in 1907 by Angus Sinclair Publishing Company. Rockville. Seller Inventory # 7-125-1300659
Book Description The M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Large tear to front top of the dust jacket, in a protective cover. Text fine, no markings. 708 pages. Fold-out plan at back. Annotated republishing of the 1907 edition. Seller Inventory # 025263
Book Description The MIT Press, 1970. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0262190680-2-4
Book Description MIT Press, Cambridge, MA., 1970. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. Reprint - 1st MIT Ed.. 708pp.incl.index+fold-out; HB blk.w/gilt; slight rub w/clean,tight pgs. DJ dk.gray w/white; some rub w/lt.wear on edges; corner-cut. "First publishe in 1907, this work remains the best single source on the development of steam locomotives. " illus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 037198
Book Description M.I.T. Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. This is a reprint of the 1907 edition of said work. Book is in exscellent conditionh. D.j. suffers from some small tears at edges. Seller Inventory # 007147
Book Description The MIT Press, 1970. Condition: Fair. annotated edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP101849981
Book Description The MIT Press. Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Good. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # O14F-00473
Book Description MIT Press, 1970. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus. Hardcover Annotated Ed in price-clipped dust jacket, 1st Printing Thus, no markings, NOT ex-lib, minor edge wear to jacket corners & spine ends, else bright tight very nice copy (dj in mylar protector); lg thick 8vo; 708pp indexed & illus. Seller Inventory # 20955