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Few events had a greater influence on Europe's railways in the 20th century than the Second World War. As described in this book, thousands of steam engines were produced for the conflict by all sides.

Author: Phil Horton

Publisher: Silver Link Publishing

ISBN: 1857945697


Page: 128

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Few events had a greater influence on Europe's railways in the 20th century than the Second World War. As described in this book, thousands of steam engines were produced for the conflict by all sides. Although many were damaged during the war, most survived. Indeed, many of the British and American engines arrived in Europe too late and were immediately put into store. They and their German contemporaries were to form a mainstay of the peacetime railways of Europe and Great Britain, in many cases until the end of steam. Many other ex-war engines found employment on the Continent's heritage railways. The author first encountered these engines while trainspotting in the late 1950s. At the end of GB steam he extended his interest to the Continent. With the help of like-minded enthusiasts this book records his pursuit of these engines, when they were still at work and in preservation.
2020-09-24 By Phil Horton

raIlroadS enter the dIeSel age The railroad was originally invented because early steam engines were so heavy they caused a cart running on the existing roads to bog down. The steam locomotive was key to the winning of the American West ...

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126982

Category: Depressions

Page: 305

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Changing International affairs and the forces of technological innovation shaped the lives of Americans in the last decades of the 20th century. While the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to hopes of peaceful international relations, the Gulf War and the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York shattered these aspirations. In the social sphere, cell phones, CDs, and the Internet completely transformed the ways by which people communicated and conveyed information. The election of an African-American man to the presidency marked the successful continuation of the struggle for equal civil rights, bolstering America's reputation as a radically changing place in this contemporary period.
2009-01-01 By Rodney P. Carlisle

a steam engine driving a screw propeller. Other contemporary designs used battery-powered electric motors to drive their propellers. But steam engines were too heavy and storage batteries were impractical. It was not until the ¡880s ...

Author: Stewart Halsey Ross

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616117

Category: History

Page: 254

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The United States relied heavily on bombing to defeat the Germans and the Japanese in World War II, and air raids were touted as “precision” bombing in American propaganda. But was precision possible over cloud-covered Europe or a darkened Japanese countryside? Could the vaunted Norden optical bombsight in fact “drop bombs into pickle barrels” as advertised? Were the American aircrews well trained and well protected? How good were their airplanes? What were the results of the costly raids? This work sets suppositions against facts surrounding the United States’ use of strategic bombing in World War II. Chapters cover the events leading up to World War II; the start of the war; the seers and the planners; the airplanes, bombs, bombsights, and aircrews; the planes Germany used to defend itself against American planes; the five cities (Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki) that experienced the most destruction; and the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey of the damage done by aerial bombing. The book also probes the government’s myth-building statements that supported America’s view of itself as a uniquely humanitarian nation, and analyzes the role played by interservice rivalry—“battleship admirals” against “bomber generals.”
2015-10-03 By Stewart Halsey Ross

CARROLL D. KEARNS ner and the Skinner Engine Co. that he sively to the building of steam engines died OF PENNSYLVANIA founded , Mr. Speaker , I would like to in 1922 , and his son , Allan ... These In World War II the Skinner Engine Co.

Author: United States. Congress


ISBN: STANFORD:36105009911087

Category: Law


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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Lost Opportunities at Baldwin World War II gave Baldwin a rare opportunity to enhance its position in the diesel locomotive industry. Wartime ordnance contracts filled Eddystone to capacity and banished the specter of financial ...

Author: Albert Churella

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400822688

Category: Science

Page: 224

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This overview of the leading locomotive producers in the United States during the twentieth century shows how they responded to a radical technological change: the replacement of steam locomotives by diesels. The locomotive industry provides a valuable case study of business practices and dramatic shifts in innovation patterns, since two companies--General Motors and General Electric--that had no traditional ties to locomotive production demolished established steam locomotive manufacturers. Albert Churella uses many previously untapped sources to illustrate how producers responded to technological change, particularly between the 1920s and the 1960s. Companies discussed include the American Locomotive Company (ALCo), the Baldwin Locomotive Works, the Lima Locomotive Works, Fairbanks-Morse, the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, and General Electric. A comparative work of business history and the history of technology, the book is not a complete history of any locomotive builder, nor does it explore the origins of the diesel engine in great detail. What it does, and does superbly, is to demonstrate how managers addressed radical shifts in technology and production methods. Churella reveals that managerial culture and corporate organizational routines, more than technological competency per se, allowed some companies to succeed, yet constrained the actions of others. He details the shift from small-batch custom manufacturing techniques in the steam locomotive industry to mass-production methods in the diesel locomotive industry. He also explains that chance events and fortuitous technological linkages helped to shape competitive patterns in the locomotive industry.
1998-08-03 By Albert Churella

Two steam engines made 5,500 hp for a top speed of 20 knots. The ships were armed with two 4-inch guns, two 2-pounder AA guns, and two 20-mm AA guns. Antisubmarine armament consisted of a hedgehog and depth charges.

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: H W Fowler

ISBN: 9780816060221

Category: History

Page: 924

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Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.
2007 By Alan Axelrod

One such Event was the invention of the Steam Engine. Up to that time Ships were constructed of wood and were propelled by Sails. In earlier days Romans and Greeks had Galleys that were rowed by Slaves chained to the Seats, ...

Author: Robert J. Richey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467038553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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This book is written about a Light Cruiser that was heavily involved in the Solomon's in the far Pacific. It seemed that she was indestructable and possessed of a charmed life. Time after time when trouble struck and it seemed that disaster lurked in the wings the angel of death passed over her. But those who repeatedly tempt fate are destined to reap a bitter harvest. It happened after the Enemy had been driven off the Island of Guadalcanal and had retired to the Island of New Georgia to make a desperate stand. But the United States Military Forces were not to be denied the Fruits of Final Victory. Fierce nocturnal Fights erupted at Night in the Sea around the Island of New Georgia. And it was on one of these terrible nights in a God Forsaken stretch of Water the Natives called Kula Gulf that the Helena's charmed life came to an end. The first Torpedo tore off her bow; two more torpedoes broke her hull in two pieces and put her on the bottom. About 176 men perished in the sinking. Another 760 were cast into the sea. Two destroyer picked up about 500 of them and fled the scene to be out of reach of the Japanese dive bombers before dawn began to light up the eastern sky. This book is about the rescue of the remaining crew members who remained in the dark murky waters of Kula Gulf. These unfortunate men had no assurance that they would ever be rescued. Many of them spent what seemed to be endless hours tortured by thirst; plagued by the pain of burns and other injuries that exposed raw flesh to the Salt Water. It was a hellish situation if there ever was one. From time to time another and another gave up the fight to survive and sank below the sea to rise no more. Here they were cast into the dark waters right at the enemies doorstep. But their salvation was waiting in the wings as the valor and devotion to their fellow comrades decided the issue. Like the Cavalry of Old charging across the prairie with the Bugles Shrill notes blowing the Charge the remaining destoyers at Guadalcanal came to their rescue. This in the final analysis is the incredible Story of that Valiant Rescue.
2011-11 By Robert J. Richey

WWII Shipwrecks of the Philippines TOM Bennett ... Waterford II was the only GWR ferry to possess quadruple steam expansion engines and she was sold to the Philippines ... The Americans in World War II used her to transport armaments.

Author: TOM Bennett

Publisher: TOM Bennett


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

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Pacific War between 1941-1945 sunk 800 Japanese and 200 American ships in Philippine waters. This book details in chronological order these wrecks, With thumbnail pictures and locations if known. The book has an Alphabetical Index of Ships Names and Dates of Loss, including 800 Japanese ships and over 150 American ships, A Historical database for historians, divers and Pacific War buffs. Dive details cover more than 30 of these shipwrecks.
2015-05-04 By TOM Bennett

By World War II virtually all Class One roads hadceased buying steam switchers except the major coal haulers. In road service the diesel made its first inroads in specialized assignments, e.g. articulated streamliners.

Author: P. Ransome-Wallis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486142760

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 518

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Authoritative international survey reviews everything from standard steam engines, diesels and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Includes details of construction, problems of operation, and building methods. More than 300 illustrations, photographs.
2013-04-10 By P. Ransome-Wallis

The result is that steam locomotives are used on the runs where there is lesser traffic available and lesser ... Right up to and through World War II the Pennsylvania was leaning toward continued development of the steam locomotive ...

Author: United States. Emergency Board (Carriers and Employees, 1950)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105215959391

Category: Forty-hour week

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