The Locomotive Pioneers: Early Steam Locomotive Development 1801-1851 (Pen & Sword)

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This book examines the development of steam locomotives from Richard Trevithick’s first experimental road engine in 1801, through to the Great Exhibition of 1851. Follows how technology improved over the course of 50 years and looks at examples of locomotives built for quarries and collieries. Also looks at locomotive design in Europe and America during this period. Follows the general advances in technology during this period and looks at examples of individual locomotives. Well illustrated with black & white photographs, diagrams and sketches. Hardback. 192 pages.

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