This historical book covers steam locomotive maintenance, from theories of combustion and firing to valves and valve gears, this volume revives the mechanics and operations of the by-gone steam locomotive. Richly illustrated and large print make this a valuable addition to any collection.
Contents:Practical Locomotive Firing, pp. 7-30,Combustion and Firing, pp. 31-48,Locomotive Boilers, pp. 49-88,Lifting Injectors, pp. 89-110,The Locomotive, pp. 111-150,Locomotive Valves, pp. 151-180,The Walschaert Valve Gear, pp. 181-206,The Baker Valve Gear, pp. 207-234,The Young Valve Gear, pp. 235-266,Correct Valve Setting, pp. 267-292,Locomotive Superheaters, pp. 293-333.
Simmons-Boardman Books, hardcover, 333 pages, small format 6 x 9 in., B&W illustrations with text.