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Locomotive designers in the age of steam

by J. N. Westwood

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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in Rutherford, [N.J.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mechanical engineers

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby J. N. Westwood.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ139 .W47 1978
    The Physical Object
    Pagination285 p., [16] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4570877M
    ISBN 100838622208
    LC Control Number77090502
    OCLC/WorldCa4023402

    The Brown studies suggesting that steam locomotive economics were more favorable than generally understood assigns a value that steam, on average, used 6 times the BTUs of Diesel locomotives. Wardale gives some figures suggesting that the fuel consumption of steam . Norfolk & Western is a "Class J" steam locomotive and perhaps the most advanced such Northern ever built (generally the design was known as Northerns but the N&W built their own and classed them as Js).The N&W began building its s around the start of World War II in and would ultimately come to own fourteen such designs, which were built exclusively for passenger.

      This is claimed in Wardale's "Red Devil and other Tales of the Age of Steam" account of the operation of the On the other hand, some Web sources suggest that some of that class of locomotive never had a feedwater heater but instead had an exhaust-steam injector, a poor-man's feedwater heater in that it provides some degree of energy and. Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of wheel was built for, and won, the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in October for demonstration of improved steam locomotive designs able to demonstrate fixed stationary engines would not Builder: Robert Stephenson and Company.

    Principles of Locomotive Design: Steam locomotives operate by converting heat energy into mechanical energy. This requires a heat source, a boiler to generate steam and cylinders converting the thermal energy contained in steam to mechanical energy, which can be used to perform work. Steam is technically defined as being elastic aeriform fluid. As Thomas Dixon, Jr. notes in his book, "Norfolk & Western Steam: The Last 30 Years," the N&W did not give names to its steam classes (such as Northern, Pacific, Mountain, etc.). Instead, it simply referred to them by their class letter; J, Z, A, Y, etc. The 's were given Class J and built by the master steam builders at N&W's Roanoke, Virginia shops.


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A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam locomotives are fueled by burning combustible material – usually coal, wood, or oil – to produce steam in a steam moves reciprocating pistons which are mechanically connected to the locomotive's main wheels (drivers).

Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the. Find Locomotive Designers In the Age Of Steam by Westwood, J N at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers COVID Update. The book is an engineering study on the design of the steam locomotive as it was know in 's.

The chapters cover in detail how every aspect of the locomotive is designed and includes examples of calculations and rules of thumb for sizing each component.5/5(1).

American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, – figures to be an authoritative reference for generations to come, written by that rarest of men who not only understand the engineering, but who have the writing skill to communicate it.

Trains magazineBrand: Indiana University Press. Locomotive offers a comprehensive look at steam trains, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the Western expansion of the United States in the late s, and how railroads changed America: "Here covered wagons used to crawl, / foot by foot, mile by mile, / heading into the the Cheyenne lived / the Omaha and the Arapaho, the Pawnee and Dakota.5/5.

In the forward to G. Dempsey and D. Clarke’s () The Victorian Steam Locomotive: It’s Design & DevelopmentDr. Pete Waterman begins by stating that even people who are enthusiastic about the age of steam power can sometimes be blasé about its is hard in this day and age of technological wonders to comprehend the magnitude of the innovative process behind the.

Locomotive design. This section is not yet complete: it is based on Jones and thus predates: Bond; much of the output in books by Cox, Holcroft and H.A.V.

Bulleid and more questionably by Tuplin. Bonavia neatly summarizes the duties of the CME in a way which has probably seldom been equalled (as a bright young man in the Chief General Manager's office he was capable of how a great corporation.

“No other steam locomotive built after World War I had such a remarkable, lasting, and beneficial effect upon the American scene,” historian David P. Morgan wrote in his book, "Steam's Finest Hour," “‘Modern’ no longer meant the addition of another driving axle and more adhesive weight; modern meant horsepower – i.e., power at speed.”.

This train toured the U.S. throughout and introduced a whole generation to big steam railway power. was the first, large, "modern" steam locomotive restored for service in the U.S., and it lead the way for later restorations of other mainline steam locomotives in the 's and 's.

qualifies as a "modernized" steam locomotive. Hand-Book of the Locomotive Roper Modern Locomotive Engines Edwards Steam Locomotive Construction Baker Locomotive Building Rogers L&M Works Modern Locomotive Construction Hughes Model Locomotive Design & Constr.

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8vo. pages. Very. The British Steam Railway Locomotive - This is a reprint of the volume first published in Detailed text, complete with many illustrations and line drawings ( figs) details the many designs that appeared during the period.

Steam locomotive construction and maintenance, describing workshop equipment and practice in the construction of modern steam railway locomotives with notes on inspection, testing, maintenance and repairs, (London, New York [etc.] Sir I. Pitman & Sons, Ltd., ), by Ernest Leopold Ahrons (page images at HathiTrust) Rating locomotives.

Cog Wheel Locomotive. The first attempt to overcome the deficient adhesion of plain iron wheels on plain iron rails was made inby J.

Blenkinsopp, who obtained a patent for a self propelling steam engine, Fig. 2, worked by a cog wheel engaging a rack rail, a practice now common on mountain railways.

Its coverage of the American Steam Locomotive in the 20th century is detailed and comprehensive. The book is aimed primarily at people who are seeking to understand the steam locomotive. It is described how scientific, engineering and economic factors influenced the development of the steam locomotive.

The book is well written and illustrated.5/5(11).A Garratt (often referred to as a Beyer Garratt) is a type of steam locomotive that is articulated into three parts. Its boiler is mounted on the centre frame, and two steam engine units are mounted on separate frames, one on each end of the boiler.

Articulation permits larger locomotives to negotiate curves and lighter rails that might restrict large rigid-framed locomotives.LBSC were the initials of Britain's London, Brighton & South Coast Railway.

LBSC was also the pseudonym of one of the most famous and idiosyncratic of all miniature-steam-locomotive designers. LBSC -- Curly, to his friends -- was born (most likely) in and christened Lillian Lawrence.