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Encyclopedia of American Steam Traction Engines (Crestline Series) Hardcover – December, 1984


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Product Details

  • Series: Crestline Series
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Crestline Pub Co; 3rd edition (December 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912612096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912612096
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,354,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jfertich@aol.com on April 29, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Greetings from Coplay, Pa. USA The revised third edition "ENCYCLOPEDIA" OF AMERICAN STEAM TRACTION ENGINES" is a pictorical book devoted exclusively to the Great Steam Era in North America, Steam traction engines, Farm machinary, Draft horses, Mules, Oxen, Steam construction machinary, Steam trucks and fire engines. the author has taken over 4,000 slides and the best ones are in the book. Many of these giants have carefully been restored, while others are lost forever except through surving photographs and illustrations. The author profiles the companies and their engines and provides fascinating captions for each of the 1200 photos and illustrations. Histories of over 100 companies are included. Its a virtual pictorial history of turn-of-the-century steam used in agriculture and steam used in America. To date the author is very involved with a photographic exhibit "The Great Steam Era". It has aroused the curosity of mankind on all 7 continents, over 30 countries, Islands and over 70 cities. Seen and enjoyed by millilns of people. To date there has been over 125 educational exhibits.
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By Lisa on December 13, 2010
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I found this book to be very informative in regards to all things related to steam traction engines. Being an operator of a steam traction engine I am always on the look out for items in relation to my hobby. I am very impressed with the amount of time and research the author went through to produce this book along with the intricate drawings. I have learned many things reading this book and go back to it constantly to refresh my brain. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in steam traction engines.
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By BUDDYD on April 24, 2014
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This book will be a nice addition to my trac tor and engine book collection. What a great resource. Thank you!
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I have made it a point to collect all of the Crestline series of large-format, hard cover photographic histories. They provide a comprehensive overview of their selected subjects, and even if I did not have an initial interest in the topic, by the time I finished it I had acquired a good basic working knowledge of the subject. In this case, "Steam Traction Engines" were not a particular area of interest to me, but in reading the book I found them to be a fascinating subject. Each page is covered with photographs, and each photograph is well captioned. In addition, chapters by either year or manufacturer feature a brief narrative to introduce that section. The author knows his subject well, and the material is well presented . . . As is true of all the other Crestline series as well. They are a must-have for any serious student of vehicle history.
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By RoadTrip on February 5, 2013
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Bought this for my dad when the one he had was loaned out and never returned. He was so excited to get it.
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