The Steam Locomotive Energy Story: How These Locomotives Used Energy and What Was Done to Make Them
by Walter Simpson
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Publication Info: 146 pages (2021)
The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, Inc; ISBN: 9780939487585; Dimensions (in inches): 8.75 x 11.25
Description: Author Walter Simpson has now completed a trilogy of books about locomotive development and energy efficiency with his latest work, The Steam Locomotive Energy Story: How These Locomotives Used Energy and What Was Done to Make Them More Efficient. This is a ground-breaking, comprehensive, beautifully illustrated, 144-page hardbound book that provides a detailed history of the efforts by railroads and locomotive builders to improve steam locomotive efficiency throughout the first half of the 20th Century. The 190 illustrations help explain the detailed mechanical arrangements of the engines. Generous footnoting and a long reading list provide resources for those who want to know original sources or learn more.
Additional Information: Early readers have described The Steam Locomotive Energy Story as "fantastic," "beautiful," "highly informative," "an amazing and rare contribution," and "a home run! Nothing like it!".
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