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., Black-and-White illustrations with text.