Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive

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Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive documents the role played by mechanical engineers in the development of locomotive design. The steam engine and the mechanical engineering profession both grew directly out of the Industrial Revolution's need for sources of power beyond that of men and animals. Invented in England when coal mining was being developed, the practical steam engine eventually found numerous applications in transportation, especially in railroad technology. J. Parker Lamb traces the evolution of the steam ...

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive 2003, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253342195

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