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The Steam Locomotive Story

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The Steam Locomotive Story


Britain was the birthplace of the steam locomotive and even today, the world speed record for steam remains with a British Locomotive, the Mallard. The steam locomotive went through several distinct phases of development during its long life before it came to an end on regular service routes in the late 1960's. There was the early phase; then the trend for large single driving wheels; compound locomotives with connected driving wheels once steel became strong enough for the connecting rods; tanks engines that could run equally well forwards and backwards; the 4-6-0 and 4-6-2 expresses; the passion for speed records and streamlining; and then the standardisation years of British Railways. Steam locomotives were even incorporated into railcars to improve the economics of branch lines. So significant was the steam locomotive that it gave its name to an era, the steam age.

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Stock Code: H8806.0
Author: Wragg D
ISBN13: 9780752488066
Height(mm): 124
Width(mm): 185
Page Count: 128
Publication Date: 26 Mar 2013
Publication Status: Out of print
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