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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
Bulldog Poetry Paperback By Carol Moye (Editor) & Westinghouse Students
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Poetry created by students at Pittsburgh George Westinghouse Academy.
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
The Locomotive Dictionary Volume 2 By George L. Fowler
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Please note: this is volume 2 in a 2 volume set. You must purchase both volumes to have a complete copy of this book. In 1905, the American Railway Master mechanics Association adopted a resolution,... More > authorizing the creation of “...an illustrated dictionary of each and every part used in the building of locomotives.” The result, edited by famed technical writer George Fowler and published by the railroad gazette, was nearly 700 pages long, and richly illustrated with photographs, etchings, and blueprints. The Locomotive Dictionary was a triumph, and became one of the definitive engineering references for the railroad industry during the steam age. This high-quality reprint of a first edition of this wonderful book, represents the first time in decades that it has been available to the public. Softbound in two volumes, it is a wonderful reference that no steam fan or model railroader should be without.< Less
The Locomotive Dictionary Volume 1 By George L. Fowler
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Note: this is volume 1 of a 2 volume set. You must purchase both books to have a complete copy of this book. In 1905, the American Railway Master mechanics Association adopted a resolution,... More > authorizing the creation of “...an illustrated dictionary of each and every part used in the building of locomotives.” The result, edited by famed technical writer George Fowler and published by the railroad gazette, was nearly 700 pages long, and richly illustrated with photographs, etchings, and blueprints. The Locomotive Dictionary was a triumph, and became one of the definitive engineering references for the railroad industry during the steam age. This high-quality reprint of a first edition of this wonderful book, represents the first time in decades that it has been available to the public. Softbound in two volumes, it is a wonderful reference that no steam fan or model railroader should be without.< Less
Baldwin Locomotive Works Illustrated Catalog By Baldwin Locomotive Works
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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. These included the... More > 4-4-0 American type, 2-8-2 Mikado and 2-8-0 Consolidation. This 1881 illustrated catalog shows the company’s full line of steam locomotives, from switchers the to the massive, triple-articulated compound model.< 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

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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