One Man’s Locomotives – 50 Years Experience with Railway Motive Power


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One Man’s Locomotives: 50 Years Experience With Railway Motive Power. By Vernon L. Smith

Published by Trans-Anglo Books. Copyright 1987. First printing Spring, 1987

The author, born in the mining town of Virginia, Minnesota in 1911, found his calling in the late 1920s when he found a job firing locomotive in the rugged iron country of northern Minnesota. He received a technical education winning an engineering apprenticeship at a major carbuilder. Later he would labor on new designs at Lima Locomotive in the full tide of Super Power steam development…to be on the cutting edge of steam technology at Franklin Railway Supply, developers of poppet-valve gears…work with the Pennsy during the development of the amazing T1…put in 10 years with the Santa Fe during the transition from steam to diesel.

Hardcover book with dust jacket. Book is in very good condition. Minor wear on the dust jacket with one small tear. No markings in the book. Photo shown is an actual photo of the book in the dust jacket. 181 pages.

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