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American Steam Locomotives Hardcover – May 23, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: MBI (May 23, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760303363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760303368
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,260,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.


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Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than twenty-five books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top railfan publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Author Brian Solomon has picked the best resources available to provide rail historians the newest tome on the technology and history of the development of the steam locomotive in America. In addition to culling the most reliable authorities in a well-written text, Solomon has carefully picked what appear to be some of the highest-quality photographs available of the various types of steam locomotives developed, some from the earliest days of Kodachrome slide color photography. Written with all knowledge levels of rail buff in mind, this is a volume that deserves to be in the library of every railfan, from the newly-initiated to the knowledgeable veteran.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mark on April 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is truly wonderful book following the development of the American steam locomotive to its culmination. The text is easy to read & very involving - you don't want to put it down. This is my second Brian Solomon book, & not my last. I think a "search" by author is required.
The superb images seem to be a hallmark of Brian's books & compliment the text beautifully. Only three photos were lost in the crease; sad, but much less than other Rail books.
Again Mr. Solomon's work is welcome on me bookshelf, if I can put it down long enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spunk! on June 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
this book has the history and a lot of good photos but I prefer books with even more photos than this one has
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