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The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice (Studies in Industry and Society) Paperback – 21 Aug 2001

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; New Ed edition (21 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801868122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801868122
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,770,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Has a place in the library of any thoughtful railfan... Brown delivers an insightful account of the machinery, tools, and operations of making locomotives... The parts-drawings in the book... are marvelous."

(Railroad History Bulletin)

"A remarkable history of the Philadelphia firm that built 'roughly one-third of all the steam locomotives ever constructed in America.'."

(Journal of American History)

"This engaging portrait of the world's preeminent builder of locomotives adds considerably to our knowledge of the variety of industrial enterprise in America. Brown's research is exhaustive and his arguments are clear and well constructed. Likewise, the press and editors are to be commended for the lavish illustrations that nicely complement the text."

(Ken Fones-Wolf Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography)

"An exemplary volume that should join the essential works detailing the anatomy of late-nineteenth-century production."

(Steven W. Usselman Journal of Economic History)

About the Author

John K. Brown teaches the history of engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.

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