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Over 250 illustrations showcase the practical, the curious, and the often grotesque locomotives and cars that existed from 1765 to 1893, among them, the John Hancock, Londoner, Mud Digger, Old Ironsides, Robert Fulton, Tom Thumb, and York, as well as passenger and freight cars, seats, vestibules, and other elements. A comprehensive, profusely illustrated record.
Title: The Golden Age of the Steam Locomotive: With over 250 Classic Illustrations
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $21.95
Publisher: Dover Publications:
ISBN Number: 0486428249
ISBN Number 13: 9780486428246
Book Details: 176 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Dover Publications
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 428249
Description: Originally created to catalog items for the railway exhibit at Chicago's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, this book has long been a collector's item. Compiled by Major J. G. Pangborn, a passionate railroad enthusiast and a skilled railroad executive, the book incorporates illustrations of scale models, drawings, and relics Pangborn had gathered for the Exhibition. A lively narrative recounts the tensions, frustrations, disasters, as well as the faith and confidence bound up in the lives of railroad pioneers. Focusing largely on American locomotives, the text describes developments from the early days of the steam engine to about 1860. Handsome, accurately rendered illustrations of more than 150 locomotives are included, along with 50 excellent vignettes of track development. A comprehensive, profusely illustrated record, this book will be a valuable addition to any railroad buff's library. Unabridged republication of The World's Rail Way, Historical, Descriptive, Illustrative, originally published by Winchell Printing Company, New York, 1894. 251 black-and-white illustrations.