How Steam Locomotives Really Work download free [PDF and Ebook] by A. J. Goldfinch

How Steam Locomotives Really Work download free [PDF and Ebook] by A. J. Goldfinch year 2004
  • Book name: How Steam Locomotives Really Work
  • Author: A. J. Goldfinch
  • Release date: 2004/7/19
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780198607823
  • Rating: 9.41 of 10
  • Votes: 135
  • Review by: Myah Mize
  • Review rating: 9.86 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/10
  • Total pages: 368
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Following the pioneering work of Trevithick, Stephenson, and many others, steam locomotives continued to evolve and be refined until overtaken by diesel and electric traction technology. Although the last main-line steam service was operated by British Rail in 1968, there is still immense interest in steam traction, as demonstrated by the increasing numbers of privately renovated and preserved locomotives and heritage railways around the world. In How Steam Locomotives Really Work, the authors, both railway experts, cover the design of locomotives, the many processes in the conversion of fuel to tractive effort, the dynamic characteristics of the locomotive as a vehicle, the braking equipment, and a host of other systems, major and minor, that make up a working locomotive. They also explain the reasons for running and maintenance practices. Their explanations will fascinate enthusiasts, whether practical or armchair. Steam locomotive design may have started in the United Kingdom, but it quickly developed parallel and sometimes diverging techniques in other countries, leading to many distinct developments that contribute to the national characteristics of some locomotives.The authors embrace this diversity, and railway enthusiasts from around the world will find this book engrossing and enlightening.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 21H58M40S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Mechanical Engineering, Popular Science, History Of Engineering & Technology, Railway Technology, Engineering & Trades, Trains & Railways
  • Available formats: PDB, LRF, TXTz, TXT, PDF, EPUB, WORD, DOC. Compressed in TAR.7Z, DEB, RAR, CBZ, ZIP, CBC
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.78 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x196x19mm
  • Weight: 264g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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