Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900

By: E. P. Alexander

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Colorful stories of the old steam engines of yesteryear fill these pages -- from the steam carriage operated on the streets of Paris in 1769 to the mighty locomotives that thundered across the American West in the latter half of the 19th century. 98 plates of fine, rare illustrations, many rendered by the author.

Title: Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900

Author: E. P. Alexander

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $19.95

Categories: Railroads,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486425312

ISBN Number 13: 9780486425313

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 240 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 425312

Description: With names such as "Lightning," "Phantom," "Highland Light," and "Nathaniel McKay"--more reminiscent of swift clipper ships--the steam locomotives of the nineteenth century played an important part in developing America's western frontier. This book preserves many of the colorful stories that surround the exploits of those engines--from the earliest primitive machines to the imposing locomotives at the turn of the century. A brief text outlines the development of the railroad locomotive, from a steam carriage operated on the streets of Paris in 1769 to the mighty locomotives that thundered across the American West. A continuous picture story that outlines the locomotive's technical and economic development, this book is more than a collector's piece. It is also a comprehensive pictorial history. Supplementing his private collection of illustrations, the author has also included his own drawings of earlier engines. Handsomely formatted with representative material and reliable captions, this absorbing study will appeal to railroad fans of all ages. Unabridged republication of the original edition published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1941. Bibliography. 98 plates of illustrations.