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The history of the first locomotives in America

Brown, William H.

The history of the first locomotives in America

From original documents, and the testimony of living witnesses

by Brown, William H.

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Published by Appleton and Company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Collection locomotives,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy William H. Brown
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ603 .B86
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, [9]-242 p.
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25518990M
    LC Control Number06032980
    OCLC/WorldCa3908111

      History of Trains in America (Full Documentary) Apartment 12J. Top 15 Extinct American Steam Locomotives - Duration: The History of American Vehicles - Duration. THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST LOCOMOTIVES IN AMERICA. New York: D. Appleton & Company, Inc., First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, ; VG-; full bound in brown cloth, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; profusely illustrated with several inlaid plates and five large folded plates; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, spine has minor .

    Internet Archive BookReader The history of the first locomotives in America: from the original documents, and the testimony of living witnesses. Important and beautifully illustrated volume chronicles the explosive growth of the American locomotive from British imports to grand ten-wheelers of the s. Over vintage photographs, drawings, and diagrams tell the exciting tale. Introduction. Appendices. s: 1.

    New York: D. Appleton & Company, Inc, First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, ; VG-; full bound in brown cloth, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; profusely illustrated with several inlaid plates and five large folded plates; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, spine has minor discoloration from sun exposure, has bumping on the fore edge . "America's First Steam Locomotive, ", EyeWitness to History, (). Peter Cooper, constructor of the "Tom Thumb", invented the gelatin dessert Jello in He also founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City in


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