Originally printed in 1943, this Pilots' Information File was standard issue for the men of the U.S. Army Air Forces during wwii. In its pages you will find a wide-ranging discussion of aviation... More > topics, from flight safety, to air space rules, dive recovery, how to deal with engine failure, icing, how to bail out, and even how to ditch a B-17 bomber. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and drawings, the pilot’s information file makes a delightful reference for the museum docent, aircraft modeler, enthusiast, and for pilots of all ages. This high-quality, soft-bound reprint features the original text in its entirety, and has attractive full color covers.< Less
In 1877, Ephraim Shay designed a steam locomotive that featured a side-mounted set of cylinders.
These in turn drove longitudinal shafts, which powered the wheels of both the locomotive and... More > tender. This “geared locomotive” developed terrific tractive effort. The Lima Locomotive Works of Ohio, produced the first Shay locomotive in 1880. A little more than two decades later, when this catalog was produced, the company was producing three different classes of Shays. The last engine was built in 1945 and still operates at the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia. This reproduction catalog is a wonderful resource for the model railroader, train spotter, and rail enthusiast.< Less
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... More > 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.< Less