Antique Train Book: Engineers' and Firemen's Handbook (Science of the Railways) 1909 by Marshall Kirkman - Trains Railroads Locomotives


Title: Engineers' and Firemen's Handbook (The Science of the Railways)

Author: Marshall M. Kirkman

Description: 1909 revised and enlarged edition. Burgundy boards, half leather with textured cloth sides and gilt lettering on spine. Text block has marbled edges. Some loss of material and head and foot of spine; cracking along joints. Pages clean. Index. 550 plus [1] pp. ads.

Originally published in 1903 as Volume XII of Marshall Kirkman's classic series, The Science of Railways. This volume was a practical manual for engineers and firemen which details their various duties and responsibilities in the operation and handling of simple, compound, and oil burning locomotives. Profusely illustrated with many drawings made expressly for this work.

Includes a couple fold-out illustrations, including a detailed diagram of an American Steam Locomotive with 254 parts identified.

Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1842-1921) was an American authority on railways. He served for 53 years with the Chicago and North Western Railway and was its Vice President between 1889 and 1910.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good.
Jacket Condition: None.

Publisher: The World Railway Publishing Company
Place: New York
Year: 1909
ISBN: n/a
Language: English

Size: 5.5 x 7.75 inches.
Pages: 550 Pages.

Keywords: railroads, railways, trains, train engines, engineers, steam engines, locomotives,

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