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2 edition of Boy"s book of locomotives found in the catalog.

Boy"s book of locomotives

J. R. Howden

Boy"s book of locomotives

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Published by E. Grant Richards in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby J. R. Howden.
The Physical Object
Pagination264p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20541607M

Dove's "lyrical voice". Social and natural history, engineering, and science all come together in a sixty-two page feast for the eyes. With maps and milestones in the front, and a cutaway diagram of the engine at the back, readers will want to board this locomotive again and again. Numerous color photographs enhance the text that covers the company up to its demise at the end of the "Post War Era" in Everything that Brian Floca has learned, since his years as an art student until today, comes together into a completely satisfying book.

A buzz saw could have cut through the descriptions and facts. Collectors all but revert to that time of life when they search for a new item for their train world. This wonderful feeling and sense of care free enthusiasm captures the essence of this book. The New York Central was gray and white. The section on freight trains delves into each car from boxcars to the now-obsolete caboose.

Why not, when it's as attractively produced and sure to please as this one? You would be forgiven for thinking that the back endpapers of the book would be a replicate of the front endpapers. Written sections and diagrams galore. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person.


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Boy"s book of locomotives by J. R. Howden Download PDF Ebook

Stories hehind ingenious signals and cargo loaders. The photos were taken by Darius Kinsey. The book is written for the layman to understand, providing a really easy to comprehend, yet technically competent and complete volume that will be valuable for anyone interested in the steam era.

For the first time, the details of Boys book of locomotives book landmark machines are illustrated with a selection of superb builder's photos and publicity images taken with large-format cameras and housed in the Broadbelt Collection at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

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They revel in complexity. The photographs accurately portray the locomotives as they appeared brand-new, from early steam to the greatest articulateds, through electrics and modern diesels. The results, quite frankly, surpass any nonfiction work for children that has ever dared to try and bring to life the power and grandeur of the railroad system.

Still not sated?

The Big Book of Real Locomotives.

He lays out the paradox introduced Boys book of locomotives book train travel: a serene view of the Great Plains with nary a sign of civilization "smell the switchgrass and the bluestem, hot beneath the sun"as well as the sacrifices the railroad wrought "Here the Cheyenne lived and the Pawnee and Arapaho They noted his use of techniques such as alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, and internal rhyme which, in the words of Kirkus Reviews, "reinforce the rhythms of the journey.

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Yet there is something more to Frank Pettit than the locomotives, trains and accessories he developed.

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Read Corduroy by Don Freeman. This allows the author the freedom of fiction writing within the confines of pure unadulterated fact. The accessories have enhanced the realism and interest of the minature rail empires for more than a century while entertaining collectors and their audiences with astonishing life-like action.

When at last Boys book of locomotives book arrives they board, bound for San Francisco. In President Warren G. He introduces people like the brakemen or the conductor. Readers learn fascinating details about steam power, how the engines were kept running, and services provided by the train.

For toy train enthusiasts, the photos will be the most interesting facet of the book. Take lots Boys book of locomotives book time to study the cutaway and exploded details of the steam engine itself on the back endpapers In that title, Floca was going for awe. Numerous color photographs enhance the text that covers the company up to its demise at the end of the "Post War Era" in To Boys book of locomotives book date Lionel has survived competition, inflation, two world wars, the Great Depression, financial scandal, receivership, rampant nepotism, material shortages, off-shore production experiments, dubious corporate acquisitions, management blunders, marketing blunders, the decline of the railroads, Roy Cohn as CEO, loss of its distribution network, loss of its primary customer base, acquisition by a cereal company, spin-off to a toy company, purchase by a millionaire hobbyist, and the computer chip revolution.

The Art of Lionel Trains features the grandest examples of Lionel catalog and advertising art along with captivating text on how the artwork reflected the culture and values of the times. Following this narrative, there is an extensive note about the book.

Prolific rail historian Brian Solomon follows the design and development of Baldwin locomotives from the earliest steam models through the company's final passenger and freight diesel-electrics. From the start of this book Floca has the wherewithal to put his tale in true context."This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher.

N Scale Model Railroad Locomotives. Once you have laid down all the scenery on your model train layout, the next thing is to run some trains. You will need a collection of N scale locomotives to haul freight and passengers around your model railroad track. Dec 15,  · Alco Locomotives is the first book to tell the full story of this company central to American railroad history—and beloved by railfans for its rich heritage and its underdog appeal.

Noted rail historian Brian Solomon looks back at the founding of Schenectady Locomotive Works in and proceeds to cover that company’s merger with several Brand: Voyageur Press.The Boys' Book of Locomotives.

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Young trainiacs rejoice! The inimitable author of Seymour Simon’s Book of Trucks () offers a companion volume featuring the same sort of huge, bright, sharply focused color photos paired to succinct descriptive and historical commentary.The boys' ebook of locomotives; (New York, F.

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