DELAWARE AND HUDSON STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1828-1953

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Christopher Shepard  hardcover

The famous run of the Stourbridge Lion in Honesdale, Pennsylvania on August 8, 1829 marked the first operation of a steam locomotive in North America. Its operator and owner, the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, was only six years old at the time, but the beginning of steam railroading in the United States was just one of the D&H's lasting contributions to the railroad industry. Over the next 124 years, the D&H would construct its own steam locomotives, purchase some of the largest steam locomotives ever used on the east coast, and experiment with some of the most unique and innovative steam locomotive designs ever seen on American rails (including those with European-style headlights!). This book is laden with photos, diagrams, specifications, and roster information for every one of the D&H's steam locomotives between 1828 and 1953 - the full length of the D&H's steam era. Written by Chris Shepherd, the vice president of the Bridge Line Historical Society, this is the definitive research book regarding some of the finest machines to ever roll on rails in the United States.