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1921 Shay Geared Locomotives Catalog By Lima Locomotive Works
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In 1877, Civil War veteran Ephraim Shay came up with an innovative design for a logging locomotive. It featured a normal boiler which operated a side-mounted set of cylinders. These in turn drove... More > longitudinal 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 locomotive 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 and still operates at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in West Virginia. Lima produced its last steam engine in 1949, and merged with Baldwin in 1951. This catalog shows the Lima Locomotive Works’ line of Shays circa 1921. Featuring descriptive text and photos, it’s a wonderful resource for the model railroader, train spotter, and rail enthusiast.< Less
October 1929, Baldwin Locomotives Magazine 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. In 1921, the... More > company began publishing a "Baldwin Locomotives" magazine to promote their products. This reprinted issue, from October 1929, includes articles about the Newfoundland Railway, Texas and Pacific Railway, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and the latest Baldwin products and rebuilds.< 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
Locomotive Patents By Chris Reed
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Over 200 pages detailing over a century and a half of railroad development, through official US Government patent images of steam, diesel, and turbine locomotives. Most patents have at least a... More > three-view of the particular locomotive, while many go into even further detail. Many patents are for designs that were actually built, while others are recognizable as leading to production locomotives.There are also some speculative "what-if" type designs listed.< Less
Locomotive Patents By Chris Reed
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Over 200 pages detailing over a century and a half of railroad development, through official US Government patent images of steam, diesel, and turbine locomotives. Most patents have at least a... More > three-view of the particular locomotive, while many go into even further detail. Many patents are for designs that were actually built, while others are recognizable as leading to production locomotives.There are also some speculative "what-if" type designs listed.< Less
1921 Shay Geared Locomotives Parts Catalog By Lima Locomotive Works
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In 1877, Civil War veteran Ephraim Shay came up with an innovative design for a logging locomotive. It featured a normal boiler which operated a side-mounted set of cylinders. These in turn drove... More > longitudinal 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 locomotive 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, and Lima produced its last steam engine in 1949. This spare parts catalog was produced by Lima Locomotive Works circa 1921. Featuring descriptive text and photos, it’s a wonderful resource for the model railroader, train spotter, and rail enthusiast.< 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
Vauclain System of Compound Steam Locomotives The 1900 Catalog By Baldwin Locomotive Works
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Mathias Baldwin built his first steam locomotive in 1832, with the assistance of a railroad mechanic named Andrew Vauclain. Five decades later, his son Samuel M. Vauclain joined the Baldwin... More > Locomotive Works Co. Vauclain developed the compound locomotive in 1889, an achievement that changed the face of the railroad industry. He also engineered many engine prototypes, and performed developmental work on the balanced compound. A lifetime employee at Baldwin, he served as General Superintendent, Vice-President, President, and finally as Chairman of the Board, until his death in 1940. This catalog, which dates from 1900, shows Baldwin’s full line of compound locomotive products, and includes a discussion of their method of operation and maintenance. It 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 original text.< Less
A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831-1920 By Baldwin Locomotive Works
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Originally written in the late 1900’s and then periodically revised, A History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works chronicles the origins and growth of one of America’s greatest... More > industrial-era corporations. Founded in the early 1830’s by Philadelphia jeweler Matthais Baldwin, the company built a huge number of steam locomotives before ceasing production in 1949. These included the 4-4-0 American type, 2-8-2 Mikado and 2-8-0 Consolidation. Hit hard by the loss of the steam engine market, Baldwin soldiered on for a brief while, producing electric and diesel engines. General Electric’s dominance of the market proved too much, and Baldwin finally closed its doors in 1956. By that time over 70,500 Baldwin locomotives had been produced. This high quality reprint of the official company history dates from 1920. The book has been slightly reformatted, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< 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