Engines & Railroads
was a mechanical engineer, and his 1887 book is a classic in
its field, giving full details of the construction of the modern
steam engines of his day, and illustrating their operation with
clear and understandable drawings. Modern
Steam Engines features simple explanations about the operations
of various valves, valve motions, link motions, and much more.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 2003
way, William Drew Washburn was larger than life. Although born
one of ten children on a remote, hardscrabble farm in western
Maine, fifty years later he was entertaining Presidents in his
eighty-room mansion in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He instigated
the births of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad and the
Soo Line Railroad. Prairie Lightning
tells of his rise and fall.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 2010
Order Number: PP460............
a span of almost two centuries, Railroad
History on American Postage Stamps tells the stories behind
the many United States postage stamps that portray railroad
history. Almost 200 stamps depicting railroading highlights
including land grants, the completion of the transcontinental
railroad, railroad heroes (from John Henry to Casey Jones),
and equipment from famous locomotives to workaday freight
cars are described in fascinating vignettes.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 2004
Order Number: AP200............$35.00