My Library - Railroading Books - The Steam Locomotive

Author: Jim Boyd

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books

Published: 2000

ISBN: 0-7607-1627-7

Pages: 144

A great pictorial book with lots of Jim's photos, and plenty of accompanying text.

ChapterPageTitle / Description
18The Early Americans
Covers the very first steam locomotives operating in the United States. Includes many photos. Page 21 has a listing of the popular wheel arrangements.
224Turn of the Century
Covers the 4-4-0, 4-4-2, 4-6-2, 2-8-0, 2-8-2, 4-8-0, 0-6-6-0, 2-8-8-0, and 2-8-8-2. Lots of photos of the Pennsylvania Railroad engines.
348The Standard Era
Covers the mass-production of a lot of the typical steam locomotives seen from World War I through WWII.
470Super Power
The chapter covers the larger engines, such as the 2-10-4, 2-8-4, and 4-8-4. A sidebar on steam turbines can be found in this chapter also.
5114Last of the Giants
The remaining huge engines built in the 1950s.