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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
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
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
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 2 By Work Projects Administration
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In the 1930s the Works Project Administration, sponsored by the United States, set out to document the lives of former slaves to find out what life really was like. What you are about to hear is the... More > actual words of men and women who lived under slavery and what life was truly like. Some of the words you may hear may be disturbing and painful to some. It stands as a reminder the horrors and terror of slavery in the United States. We shall not forget.< 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
NTG Thinker Document By NTG Work Group
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'My Thinker's Not Working': A National Strategy for Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports, prepared by the... More > National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, provides a summary of the challenges facing the nation as we observe an increasing rate of dementia found in older people with intellectual disabilities. The Report offers recommendations for the various stakeholders in the field of intellectual disabilities and anticipates that its findings and recommendations will be considered and integrated into the annual reports and plans developed by the federal Advisory Council on Alzheimer‟s Research, Care, and Services.< Less
NTG Thinker Document (Black and White version) By NTG Work Group
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'My Thinker's Not Working': A National Strategy for Enabling Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Quality Supports, prepared by the... More > National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices, provides a summary of the challenges facing the nation as we observe an increasing rate of dementia found in older people with intellectual disabilities. The Report offers recommendations for the various stakeholders in the field of intellectual disabilities and anticipates that its findings and recommendations will be considered and integrated into the annual reports and plans developed by the federal Advisory Council on Alzheimer‟s Research, Care, and Services.< Less
Variation in the Care of Surgical Conditions: Prostate Cancer By The Dartmouth Atlas Working Group
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Despite many years of attention and study, variation in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer persists in the United States. While some progress has been made—for example, screening... More > practices are becoming more risk-based than population-based—new questions have arisen: for example, how best to counsel patients regarding their risk of cancer and the benefits and trade-offs of treatment; how to optimize outcomes related to treatment; and which patients are best treated with active surveillance. While these questions are being answered, clinicians and health systems need to continue to work to incorporate the best available evidence and shared decision-making into their efforts to detect and treat prostate cancer.< Less
My Refuge By Works by Diana Tayupanta
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Swimming At Night By Selected Works by Patrick Moody
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