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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7401505M
ISBN 100198607822
ISBN 109780198607823
OCLC/WorldCa52947484

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  Buy How Steam Locomotives Really Work First edition. by Semmens, P. W. B., Goldfinch, A. J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(80).   The subject of steam locomotives is so complex and multi-layered that there will never be one book that would cover everything. This book does a very good job at explaining the inner workings and design details of the steam locomotive. The depth of provided descriptions and explanations seems well balanced/5(65). Unlike modern machines, the steam locomotive - which underwent few fundamental changes in years of development - openly displays many of its parts. This mechanical honesty has long captivated onlookers and invited study, but many still wonder just how it all works. In fact, entire books have been devoted to the subject.   There's no commentary and it's hard to know what the driver is doing, but you get a sense of how "physical" it is to drive a steam train! Books How-it-works (for older readers) How Steam Locomotives Really Work by PWB Semmens and AJ Goldfinch. Oxford University Press,

Although the last main-line steam service was operated by British Rail in , there is still immense interest in steam traction, as demonstrated by the increasing numbers of privately renovated and preserved locomotives and heritage railways around the How Steam Locomotives Really Work, the authors, both railway experts, cover the 4/5(39). How steam locomotives really work?. [P W B Semmens; A J Goldfinch] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts "To enable train enthusiasts to understand the workings of the various types of engines in use, this book describes the anatomy and physiology of the steam train. How steam locomotives really work. [P W B Semmens; A J Goldfinch] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts To enable train enthusiasts to understand the workings of the various types of engines in use, this book describes the anatomy and physiology of the steam train. In How Steam Locomotives Really Work, the authors, both railway experts, cover the design of locomotives, the many processes in the conversion of fuel to tractive effort, the dynamic characteristics of the locomotive as a vehicle, the braking equipment, and a host of other systems, major and minor, that make up a working locomotive.