Once they were a familiar sight: iron horses belching smoke and steam, chugging out of depots and racing across the countryside. Those spectacular steam locomotives are gone. But in this fascinating book, Karl Zimmermann, an authority on trains, takes young readers back to a colorful era of railroad history. He traces the development of the steam locomotive from early engines, such as the little Tom Thumb, to Big Boy, the largest locomotive ever built. He explains how steam locomotives work, how they are classified, why they were vanquished by the diesel; and why those magnificent machines still hold us spellbound. Chock-full of fascinating facts, and featuring stunning full-color and archival photographs, this book will fire the imagination of any young reader who ever dreamed of getting behind the throttle of a mighty steam locomotive.
About the Author :
Karl Zimmermann has contributed to Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past as an author. Roger Cook's photographs have been featured in numerous books, including several written by Karl Zimmermann. Together they authored "The Western Maryland Railway: Fireballs and Black Diamonds," His images appear regularly in such magazines as "Trains," "Railfan & Railroad," "CTC Board," and "Locomotive and Railway Preservation,"
Karl Zimmermann is a frequent contributor to "Trains" magazine. His stories on trains and travel have also appeared in such publications as the "New York Times," the "Washington Post," the "Los Angeles Times," the "Toronto Globe and Mail," "Railfan & Railroad," "L
|Title:||Steam Locomotives: Whistling, Chugging, Smoking Iron Horses of the Past||Publisher:||Boyds Mills Press|
|Author:||Karl Zimmermann, Karl Zimmermann|
|No. of Pages:||48|
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