Locomotive Compounding and Superheating

Locomotive Compounding and Superheating by J. F. Gairns
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Release : 2015-06-13
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Excerpt from Locomotive Compounding and Superheating: A Practical Text-Book for the Use of Railway and Locomotive Engineers, Students, and Draughtsmen It is now just upon thirty years since the first practical compound locomotives were built, but even yet the compound locomotive does not occupy the universally accepted position which theory would suggest that it should do. But whereas in the early years of its existence as a definite feature of locomotive engineering practice it was looked upon in most quarters with disfavour and distrust, and the engineers first concerned with the design of such engines had to contend against prejudice and opposition, and had no easy task to obtain even a trial of their systems, now the position is far more favourable, and compound locomotives according to many different systems are to-day in use to the number of many thousands in various parts of the world. In fact, it is not claiming too much to say that the compound locomotive occupies to-day an assured position, and it is probable that before many years have passed it will become a standard feature of locomotive engineering in all countries. As regards compounding for locomotives, Great Britain has maintained its reputation for conservatism, for its record in this respect is not a very satisfactory one as compared with the experimental and original work to be attributed to foreign locomotive engineers; but this is largely the result of different circumstances and policy. In this country the Locomotive Superintendent or Chief Mechanical Engineer of a railway is responsible for the design and efficiency of large numbers of locomotives doing very hard and greatly varied work; but he is not encouraged to experiment or to depart radically from standard methods: and in most cases he has to design engines which are developments of previously existing designs, each class being somewhat more powerful, more reliable, and yet more simply and cheaply constructed proportionately than its predecessors. The engines are also generally required to be capable of doing much work for which they are not specially designed. Consequently, actual novelties are few in British locomotive history, and notable experiments and changes in methods of design occur only once or twice during, it may be, a long term of service of a particular engineer as locomotive chief. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century by Tom Morrison
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2018-07-24
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Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time--enormous engines that powered a colossal industry. They were deceptively simple machines, yet, the more their technology was studied, the more obscure it became. Despite immense and sustained engineering efforts, steam locomotives remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, steam locomotives disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of American steam locomotive development and operation.

American Steam Locomotives

American Steam Locomotives by William L. Withuhn
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2019-03-01
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For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage. While the steam locomotive's basic principle of operation is simple, designers and engineers honed these concepts into 100-mph passenger trains and 600-ton behemoths capable of hauling mile-long freight at incredible speeds. American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life.

Locomotive Compounding and Superheating. a Practical Text-Book for the Use of Railway and Locomotive Engineers, Students, and Draughtsmen

Locomotive Compounding and Superheating. a Practical Text-Book for the Use of Railway and Locomotive Engineers, Students, and Draughtsmen by J. F. Gairns
Publisher : Trieste Publishing
Release : 2017-07-24
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The Three-Cylinder Compound Locomotives

The Three-Cylinder Compound Locomotives by A. Oliver
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2018-02-22
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First published in 1928, this is a classic guide to a the Three-Cylinder Compound Locomotive, a type of steam-powered engine used in trains. The first example of such an engine was built for the old Midland Railway in January, 1902. With detailed explanations and simple diagrams, this volume provides a complete overview of the engine and its inner workings. Highly recommended for vintage locomotive enthusiasts. Contents include: “Air Valves”, “Action in the Cylinders”, “Arithmetic”, “Bye-Pass Valves”, “Compound Expansion of Steam”, “Compound System Adopted”, “Compound Regulator Valve”, “Carbonation”, “Failures and Remedies”, “Handling the Engine”, “Horse Power”, “Leading the Engine”, “Horse Power”, “Leading Dimensions and Rations”, “Lubrication”, “Non-Return Valves”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a the original text and artwork.