London: Virtue & Company, 1936. Second edition. Hardcovers. Item #20542
A survey of the more important aspects of the construction, operation and maintenance of locomotives - steam, diesel, electric, internal combustion, fireless, etc. Chapter titles include, The Boiler, Superheating, Cylinders and Valves, Framing and Wheels, Lubrication, Tenders, Brakes, Feed-Water, Repairs, Maintenance, Combustion and Fuel, Running Faults and Failures, Shop Arrangements, The Enginemen, Special Types of Locomotives, Internal Combustion and Electric Types, Modern Types of Locomotives. A total of 433 pages with photographs, illustrations, charts, diagrams, tables, data, and index, plus five foldouts. Bound in original maroon pebbled cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and illustration and border stamped in blind. The very lightest of foxing to the endpapers. Only a hint of wear or rubbing at extremities, else a near fine, bright set, without dust jackets. A very handsome set.