Railroad Shop Practice - tools and methods • 1921

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Quite extraordinary book written by Frank Stanley, contributing editor editor of American Machinist Magazine, after he had spent two years visiting railroad works around North America, seeing how they tackled just about every possible job in keeping motive power and rolling stock at work. The topics covered are very long and what makes this book unique is the detail of what the operation to be done is, how it is done, and what is used. From wheel-turning to boiler-making it is all here in a book which, even if it does describe American practice, should be on the shelf of anyone involved in railway preservation, or who is interested in it at a technical level. 331 pages, heavily illustrated with both drawings and photographs. Paperback.