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American Narrow Gauge Railroads  ~ by George W. Hilton - December 1994 - 580 pages 
"American Narrow Gauge Railroads is dense and heavy, but lavishly illustrated and quick reading. Every single narrow gauge railroad in U.S. history is carefully documented and organized in a clear reference. Detailed information is provided, including thousands of footnoted sources."  Photographic and textual coverage of railroads using geared steam is also included.    American Narrow Gauge Railroads
American Steam Locomotive ~ by Brian Solomon  American Steam Locomotive

"Author Brian Solomon has picked the best resources available to provide rail historians the newest tome on the technology and history of the development of the steam locomotive in America. In addition to culling the most reliable authorities in a well-written text, Solomon has carefully picked what appear to be some of the highest-quality photographs available of the various types of steam locomotives developed, some from the earliest days of Kodachrome slide color photography. Written with all knowledge levels of rail buff in mind, this is a volume that deserves to be in the library of every railfan, from the newly-initiated to the knowledgeable veteran. " ~ American Steam Locomotive

Articulated Steam Locomotives of North America - Volume 1~ by Robert  Le Massena
Articulated Steam Locomotives of North America
 

The Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831-1915 ~ John K. Brown 
"An account of the 19th-century industrial giant, combining economic, labor, and social history and the history of technology. Examines the structure of railroad demand, the company's sophisticated production- management controls, and the forces driving continual innovation in locomotive design. Includes detailed information on the company's workforce, and statistics on its annual output and employment from 1832 to 1932. Contains b&w photos" ~ The Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831-1915

Baldwin Logging Locomotives 1913 Catalog ~ by Baldwin Locomotive Works  Baldwin Logging Locomotives 1913 Catalog

"Founded in the early 1830's by Philadelphia jeweler Matthais Baldwin, the Baldwin Locomotive Works built a huge number of steam locomotives before ceasing production in 1949. This 1913 catalog shows the company s full line of logging locomotives, from light tank engines to large 2-8-0 Consolidations and 2-8-2 Mikados. The catalog also introduces Baldwin s new geared locomotives, intended to be used on steep grades, sharp curves and uneven tracks."

Baldwin Locomotives ~ by Brian Solomon   Baldwin Locomotives

"From the 1830s to 1956, Philadelphia-based Baldwin gave the world many of the most significant locomotives ever produced. For the first time, the details of these 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.

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 mass-produced behemoths to ideas that didn't quite catch on, Solomon leaves no stone unturned, providing model specifications, explaining the achievements of key company figures like Matthias Baldwin and Samuel Vauclain, and always presenting Baldwin locomotives in the context of contemporary industry developments. "

Baldwin Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives - The 1877 Catalog ~ by Baldwin Locomotive Works  Baldwin Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives - The 1877 Catalog

"Founded in the 1830’s, the Baldwin Locomotive Works rapidly became America’s premier builder of steam engines for railway use. In the aftermath of the Civil War, a new standard emerged on the railroads of 4’ 8.5”. Yet this gauge proved prohibitively expensive in mountainous regions and for mining operations. Thus, a narrow gauge standard was developed of three feet or, in Canada, three and one-half feet. This catalog, which dates from 1877, shows Baldwin’s full line of narrow gauge products, and includes technical specifications and other data."  

Baltimore & Ohio's Magnificent 2-8-8-4 EM-1 Articulated Locomotive ~ by Thomas W. Dixon Jr.  Baltimore & Ohio's Magnificent 2-8-8-4 EM-1 Articulated Locomotive

"This is the story of B&O's last steam locomotive class, the fabulous EM-1 2-8-8-4 simple articulated, which the road bought during World War II. Although B&O wanted diesels, war-time restrictions prevented it from ordering any and the EM-1s were built instead. They handled the last years of war traffic and served ten more years, hauling fast freights, coal trains, and even some passenger runs over the heaviest grades of the B&O. This book documents their life in photos, drawings, and maps, as well as mechanical and operational information"

BIG BOY ~ by William W Kratville  - source #2
big boy locomotive  big boy train big boy engine
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Built by the American Locomotive Company (Alco) for the Union Pacific, the "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4 was the world's largest locomotive, weighing over one million pounds.  This book is a tribute to Alco and the Union Pacific Dept of Research and Mechanical Standards who in 1940 collaborated and had the "Big Boy" complete in just about a year."  Large foldout photo included.

Building a Lima Locomotive ~ by Scott D. Trostel
Building a Lima Locomotive
"... depicting the commercial process of steam railroad locomotive construction at Lima Locomotive Works, in Lima, Ohio. This book is like a plant tour of the complex and walks the reader through the many heavy processes required to construct a steam railroad locomotive. ... See how every aspect of the steam locomotive was manufactured. ... each chapter takes the reader into a different building in the 67 acre complex and explores the manufacturing arts and its many craftsmen. Through the boiler shop, foundry, forging, machining, tender shop and final assembly, this is a book every rail buff and industrial historian should have. An Illinois Central 2-8-2 locomotive is depicted throughout the book."

The Challenger Locomotives ~ by William W Kratville -  source #2
Pennsylvania Railroad

Chesapeake & Ohio Super Power Steam Locomotives ~ by Eugene L Huddleston
Chesapeake & Ohio Super Power Steam Locomotives
"Among roads wealthy enough to afford such engines, Chesapeake & Ohio was in the forefront with its 'Super Power,' and this new book systematically sets forth the development, use, maintenance, and performance of these 'custom made' designs from the introduction in 1930 of the C&O T-1, then the world's most powerful two-cylinder locomotive, through the 'Kanawhas' and 'Greenbriers' of the 1940s, to the L-2 class of 1942 and 1948, the worlds heaviest Hudsons, to the last fifteen of the Allegheny type, which had established the highest drawbar horsepower record of any steam locomotive in the world. . . . "

Classic Steam Trains of the South  ~ by Curt Tillotson Jr.  ~ Classic Steam Trains of the South
Hardbound, 112 pages, 175+ B&W and color photos. 

"Great collection of photos showing steam locomotives with trains in the Southeast, including SR, N&W, C&O, VGN, ACL, SAL, L&N, and others." ~ TLC Publishing Co.

Cotton Belt Locomotives ~ by Joseph A. Strapac   Cotton Belt Locomotives

"The first and only complete study of the Southwest's most successful railway is back in print! This book documents a proud history with diagrams, maps, and over 300 photographs. Includes a roster of every steam and diesel locomotive owned by the Cotton Belt and its predecessors up to 1977. A must-have for any locomotive enthusiast."  ~ Amazon.com

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