How Steam Locomotives Really Work

Author: P. W. B. Semmens and A. J. Goldfinch
Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN: 978-0198607823
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Have you ever wondered how boiling water could possibly move the many tons of metal that make up a steam locomotive? If so then this book is definitely for you. It covers everything from boiler design to wheel balancing and at each step explains the physics and chemistry that harness the power of steam. Be warned though this book assumes some basic understanding of physics, although those sections could be skipped over without much loss of understanding.