Title: The romance of modern locomotion; containing interesting descriptions (in non-technical language) of the rise and development of the railroad systems in all parts of the world
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Williams, Archibald
Subjects: Railroads Communication and traffic
Publisher: London : C. A. Pearson, ltd.
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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the boiler-makers, the turners, the planers, and thefinishers, are all brought together. Up and downthe bays of the great shed run overhead travellingcranes, which toy even with the weight of an entirelocomotive. Could you but stay and watch for a fewdays you would see how the frames are set up ; thecylinders attached ; the boiler lowered into position,fixed, lagged, and connected to the many steam andwater pipes that enter it; the wheels rolled under theframe; the multitudinous rods slipped on to theirpins; the funnel set up; the cab filled with itsfittings; and the whole combination tested beforeit is forwarded to the painting shop to receive itsshining coat of green or blue or chocolate, reUevedwith neat lines, and shown up to advantage by sur-faces of glistening black. Even when your eyes have had their fill of locomo-tives there still remain the waggon and carriage shops,and all their wonderful wood-working machinery ; and the saw mills ; and the pattern-makers shop ; and the 272
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I <1 « ^ tQ O 5 The Cradle of a Locomotive power house ; and the offices where dehcate tracingsare made of every design used on the premises. Youcan no more get to the bottom of such works as thoseat Swindon or Crewe in a single days walk round than you can do justice to the Royal Academys pic-tures in a half-hour scamper through the galleries. From generalisations we will descend to particulars,and focus our attention on an engineering establish-ment which is not so well known in England as theworks already mentioned, though it holds first placein the world as a factory of locomotives, as measuredby its output. The Baldwin Locomotive Works,Philadelphia, supply not only most of the large rail-way systems of the United States, but also Russia,Japan, Africa, South America, and to a smaller ex-tent France, India, and England, with engines builtto suit the requirements of any designer. They are,in truth, a factory, from which completed enginesare turned out at the rate of over six for
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