Books tagged: steam engines

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Early Railways
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
Terror at the Fair
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,350. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by Echelon Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Violence has a way of finding the intrepid Snap Malek, even in this least likely of locales. Striking indiscriminately, a killer bearing a grudge against railroads in general, threatens to shut down the highly publicized and well-attended national exposition with a series of bizarre murders.
Great Western Railway
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.
The Poisonings of Horpington
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,880. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Detective Harry Sergeant must find out why people are dying in his town. What Harry doesn't know is that two young women are also hunting for the perpetrators, who killed their relatives several years earlier. But what can two young women do against the perpetrators that Harry can't? In a victorian-esk world this story has a mildly steampunk feel, with steam engines, horses and the device.
Gears and Levers 1: A Steampunk Anthology
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,210. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Sky Warrior Book Publishing/ Sky Warrior Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A Quest for the Mind and Soul Come, my friends, adventure and romance awaits in worlds that never were but should have been. Magic and science blend together as Gears and Levers explores the quest for all that makes up humanity. Battle pirates, travel back in time, fly in dirigibles, explore the wonders of the Orient, and walk with automatons in twenty amazing tales set in Steampunk lands
The History of Locomotives: The Steam Era
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 and represented by Eugene Weiser. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The steam locomotive has brought fascination to railroad fans worldwide. As you watch them roll by, you cannot help admire the beauty of the motive. Artisanship is evident as you look at the sleek lines, the wheels that seem to move with an almost orchestrated movement led by the conductor.
PYRTE - 1 The Boiler
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
A beginners full boiler construction guide for building PYRTE the live steam, pull-you-round traction engine
1872 Chicago, Illinois Fireman Directory
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.
Trains: 51 Fabulous Facts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by GrapevineArborPress. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Trains
Everyone loves trains – especially kids! In this lively, fast-paced book, you’ll find 51 Fabulous Facts about trains and railroads from all over the world. With stunning photographs! Steam Engines! Cabooses! Locomotives! Bullet Trains! Trains that move through magnetic levitation … trains that moved by burning coal. How fast trains go. Who rides them. Luxury trains like the Orient Express.