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The Steamboat Phoenix And The Archaeology Of Early Steam Navigation In North America

Autor: George R Schwarz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351133853
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The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America offers an in-depth exploration of the archaeological and cultural aspects of early American steamboat development. It also tells the story of Phoenix, the second steamer to operate on Lake Champlain and the world’s earliest archaeologically studied steamboat wreck. In doing so, this book provides a unique insight into early perceptions of steam navigation, including both the wonder and fear elicited by the comfort and efficiency they promised and the hazards with which they came to be associated. The advent of steam navigation contributed significantly to the economic transformation of early America, facilitating trade through the transportation of goods along the country’s lakes, rivers, and canals. Despite their significant role, however, few details on the construction and operation of early steamboats have survived in historical documents. This book helps address this gap by examining the archaeological record. Using Phoenix as a case study and comparing it with the archaeological remains of other contemporary steamers, this book offers a detailed and extensive insight into the development of early steam propulsion and of steamboat culture in America, as well as a look at what life was like on board through the analysis of recovered artifacts and contemporary accounts. With over 90 illustrations, including a reconstruction of the steamboat, The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America is ideal for archaeologists and maritime historians, but also for those with a general interest in American maritime history.

Giants Of Steam

Autor: Rodger P. Bradley
ISBN: 9780860935056
File Size: 14,22 MB
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A comprehensive history of the world's best-known steam locomotive manufacturers including outline histories of the well-known constituent companies. It contains listings of all steam diesel and electric locomotives produced by North British for the world market.

Seaboard Air Line Railway

Autor: Richard E. Prince
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253336958
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A thorough history of the Seaboard and its various predecessors and subsidiary lines.

North East Engine Sheds In The Last Days Of Steam

Autor: Richard Gaunt
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752486147
File Size: 27,28 MB
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In the late 1950s and ‘60s, steam motive power depots attracted railway enthusiasts like pins to a magnet. There was no need to wait on a platform for something to turn up; particularly at weekends and evenings, sheds would be packed with machines waiting their turn, being disposed of, getting fixed, or stored for another day. Enthusiasts flocked to these grimy railway havens as places of enchantment. This beautifully illustrated book, produced in association with the National Railway Museum, travels back to those days, combining Richard Gaunt’s atmospheric photographs with quotes from people working on the railways at the time, and instructions and reports from "the management" who—despite all appearances—were trying to give a good service at an acceptable cost. This evocative and nostalgic book brings the past to life and is sure to appeal to people who remember the north eastern railways and the drama of working steam sheds.