The first of a four-volume set traces the maturation of the railroad through an exposition of railroad technology. This book details locomotive design and application through three stages: infancy (1830-1875), adolescence (1850-1875), and maturity (1875-1900). This history of the American railroad is accompanied by nearly 150 illustrations and accurate drawings of the equipment and appliances, many of which have not been published before outside of old technical journals.Howarda#39;s pilot truck was overly elaborate, involving independent flanges and treads and differential gearing but, ... In his patent application, he declared that his drawings showed, aquot;a carriage of six wheels for the engine, which may ... road, an English locomotive, the 0-4-0 Robert Fulton (popularly called the John Bull), was placed into service on the Mohawk and Hudson. ... He termed the latter aquot;a beautiful light race horse looking machineaquot; while denigrating the Fulton as aquot; elephantic.
|Title||:||Trains and Technology: Locomotives|
|Author||:||Anthony J. Bianculli|
|Publisher||:||Fairleigh Dickinson University Press - 2001|