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Bulldog Poetry Paperback By Carol Moye (Editor), Westinghouse Students
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Poetry created by students at Pittsburgh George Westinghouse Academy.
The Application and Equipment of the Birney Safety Car By Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company
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In the 1910's and 20's, economic pressures and the rise of the motorbus produced dramatic changes in the streetcar industry. A promising solution to ensure profitability was the introduction of the... More > so-called "Safety Car" designed by Stone and Webster Corp. engineer Charles O. Birney. This type of small trolley featured several innovations, including deadman controls that cut power to the motors and applied brakes in an emergency. The main attraction for transit companies however was the fact that the cars' design allowed a man to both run teh car and take fares. The elimination of the conductor without any apparent compromise in safety sold the public on the cars and produced an immediate cost savings. This high quality booklet is a reprint of a brochure originally produced by Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. to promote these cars and Westinghouse running gear.< Less
The Story of the Cedar Valley Road Electric Railroad and Interurban Trolley System By Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
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In 1895, entrepreneur Louis S. Cass and his brothers opened a two-mile long narrow gauge horsecar line in Waterloo, Iowa. The line grew into the Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway, or the... More > “Cedar Valley Road”, with right- of-way extending from Cedar Falls north to Waverly. A busy freight and passenger service, the Cedar Valley was unusual in its day for its reliance upon electricity for motive power. Five 60-ton Westinghouse locomotives hauled wheat, cotton, corn and mining and industrial products at high speed, while box motors and interurban trolley cars speeded passengers to and fro. The success of the operation inspired Westinghouse to create The Story of the Cedar Valley Road — and demonstrate how electric power could trump steam powered freight and passenger service. This reprint was made using an original copy of this rare book. It has been slightly reformatted for readability, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Running Point: Suggested Procedures for Historic Streetcar Operations in a Modern Urban Environment By Old Pueblo Trolley
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Operating historic electric trolley cars in a modern urban environment can be a challenge. Safe operation requires proper training, both in the classroom and on city streets. Created by Old Pueblo... More > Trolley, Inc., "Running Point" serves as one component in a comprehensive motorman and conductor education program. Within its pages you'll find basic information about electric streetcars and their operation, with the Birney Safety Car used as an example on urban right-of-way in Tucson, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. (Note: While it is fairly comprehensive, this book cannot substitute for a hands-on training program. To operate a car on city streets, a motorman must be officially certified, and you may have to obtain a permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles.)< Less
1877 Baldwin Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive Catalog By Baldwin Locomotive Works
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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... More > 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. This version of the book has been slightly enlarged and reformatted for readability, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Locomotive Engineman's Manual By W.P. James
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Originally printed in 1919, The Engineman's Manual was intended to be used in the instruction of locomotive engineers, firemen, and railroad mechanics. It features dozens of chapters concerning every... More > aspect of the steam locomotive power plant and control systems, including the air brakes. Complete with detailed examination questions and answers, The Engineman's Manual remains one of the most complete books ever written about the working components of the railroad steam engine. This high quality reprint includes all of the original text — nearly 500 pages worth — in an easy-to-read 8.5x11 format. It's a must-have for any fan, of the age of steam!< Less
Electric Railway Engineering By Francis H. Doane
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When Electric Railway Engineering was originally published in 1915, the electric railroad was rapidly transforming the nation’s cities and suburbs. How trolley cars, interurban cars, and... More > electric freight locomotives operate, and how a railroad must be constructed and maintained to support them, is the subject of this wonderful historic book. In its pages you'll find chapters about power systems, including overhead and third-rail, and topics such as operation of traction motors, controllers, resistor grids, and other hardware. Long considered a classic, this book has been out of print for nearly 100 years. This new printing is an exact replica of the original, and features nearly 400 pages of text and numerous diagrams.< Less
1907 Track Supplies and Railway Material Catalog By Buda Foundry & Mfg. Co.
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Located just outside Chicago in the city of Harvey, Illinois, the Buda Foundry and Manufacturing company supplied the nation’s railroads with special trackwork and the jacks, drills, scales,... More > levels, and signals needed to maintain the right-of-way. The company also had a reputation for building durable velocipedes, hand cars and push cars for line crews. In the first decade of the 1900’s, Buda’s business grew 300%. Produced in 1907 when the company was running hot, this detailed catalog runs over 300 pages and is profusely illustrated. It’s a wonderful reference for the docent,model railroader, or rail fan.< Less
Heisler Geared Locomotives Catalog By Periscope Film LLC
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In 1892 Charles Heisler received a patent for a new kind of geared locomotive. Equipped with twin canted cylinders, the engine utilized a driveshaft to power outboard axles and connecting rods to... More > power the inboard axles. As a result of this ‘vee-twin’ arrangement, the Heisler was one of the fastest geared steam locomotives, providing more power with lower operating costs. Over 600 Heislers were produced from the 1890’s until 1941, when the Heisler Locomotive Works closed its doors. This reproduction of the company’s illustrated catalog dates from the 1920’s. It shows the full line of Heisler products and presents a compelling argument for their use.< Less
1921 Shay Geared Locomotive Engine & Parts Catalog By Lima Locomotive Works
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This books consists of a replica of two vintage catalogs from the Lima Locomotive Works. The first shows Lima's line of Shay locomotives circa 1921. The second is a spare parts catalog with... More > maintenance information. Featuring descriptive text and photos, this book is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the age of steam. In 1877, Ephraim Shay came up with a radical design for a logging locomotive that featured a side- mounted set of cylinders. These drove drive shafts, which powered the wheels of both the locomotive and tender. This “geared locomotive” offered a distinct advantage, in that the entire weight of the engine developed tractive effort. The Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio, produced the first Shay in 1880. Less than a decade later, the company was producing five different types of Shays, and shipping them throughout the world. The last Shay was built in 1945. Lima produced its last steam engine in 1949, and merged with Baldwin in 1951.< Less