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The Iron Horse

The History and Development of the Steam Locomotive

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A concise illustrated history of the development of steam traction on the railways The Iron Horse is a concise illustrated history of the development of steam traction on the railways. John Walter has created an accessible one-volume study of the development of the steam railway locomotive from Trevithick, Hedley, Blenkinsop, Seguin, Stevenson and other pioneers to the ground-breaking analytical work of Chapelon, Porta and Richardson. Beginning with a full history, the book then presents a comprehensive directory based on the Whyte wheel classification system. Packed with images, diagrams and contemporary artworks, this well-researched book will be indispensable to casual and serious enthusiasts alike. AUTHOR: John Walter has been writing since 1968 and has published some 56 books under a variety of names. His books have appeared in eleven languages and range from the 'nuts and bolts' military history, to steamships, railways and naval history. SELLING POINTS: An indispensable one- volume study Follows the history and development through to a directory using as its framework the Whyte classification system used in most English-speaking countries Packed with diagrams, large scale drawings and engravings, charts, photographs and ephemera 120 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9780750967167

ISBN 9780750967167
Publisher The History Press Ltd
No. Of Pages 144
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H226xW248
With the nineteenth-century enthusiasm for railways came a demand for everfaster locomotives that could haul greater loads than their predecessors. Here John Walter outlines the fascinating history of steam railway locomotives followed by a comprehensive and easy-to-understand directory based on the Whyte wheel classification system.