Authoritative survey reviews wide range of locomotives from around the world — from standard steam engines, diesels, and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Biographies of locomotive designers, details of construction, problems of operation, and methods used by original builders... read more
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Donald McKay and His Famous Sailing Ships by Richard C. McKay Rare and valuable study reveals accomplishments of great 19th-century shipbuilder in era of sailing packet and clipper ship. 58 superb illustrations, including plans, models, maps, etc.
Doomed Ships: Great Ocean Liner Disasters by William H., Jr. Miller Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of some of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and many others.
Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial History by George Francis Dow Over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs depict a magnificent fleet of barks, brigs, cutters, and other whaling vessels. Also harpoons, lances, whaling guns, and many other artifacts. Comprehensive text by foremost authority.
Authoritative survey reviews wide range of locomotives from around the world — from standard steam engines, diesels, and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Biographies of locomotive designers, details of construction, problems of operation, and methods used by original builders. More than 300 drawings, photographs, and diagrams.
Reprint of The Concise Encyclopedia of World Railway Locomotives, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, 1959.
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