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How Steam Locomotives Really Work

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Steam locomotives were developed in the early part of the 19th Century, initially by Trevithick, and then most successfully by George Stephenson, whose engine Locomotion inaugurated the famous Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. For the next 150 years, steam locomotives were further developed and refined, until the advent of new electrical technology superseded them. ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 10th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 19th 2000)
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Jack Laschenski
Jan 01, 2015 Jack Laschenski rated it it was amazing
Ah glorious steam locomotives!!

They have a soul and really breathe!!!

This is a special book.

It is mostly about basic physics, especially thermodynamics.

And then it is about mechanical engineering.

And how the great behemoths were designed and built for 150 years.

And all the skills are now obsolete!

Diesels are robots by comparison.
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