250 Years of Steam (Two Hundred Fifty)

250 Years of Steam (Two Hundred Fifty)
Book No. : 006854
Author: Bloom, Alan
ISBN: 0437014002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
PublishingDate: 1981
Publisher: World's Work
Availability: In Stock
Price: £8.25
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Previous owner's name and address inside front board. No other marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with slight creasing to lower edge and traces of storage. 195pp.
A very wide-ranging study of the application of steam power across the ages recording the years of the railway locomotives, from Stephenson and the Rainhill Trials, through World War II and the Beeching axe, to the subsequent railway museums; Brunel and his famous iron ship The Great Britain, in a chapter on marine engines; the great days of the traction engines and the fall, and rise, of the great showmen's road locomotives. Also includes the many applications of steam for stationary engines.
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