Mechanical Engineering: Railways (J. B. Snell)

Mechanical Engineering: Railways (J. B. Snell) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Transport Rail shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Longman, 1971, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white plates; Diagrams; Number 6 in the series.

From the cover: So great was the effect of the railway revolution on Victorian Britain and there-after on the world that railways form the subject of two volumes in this series, the other being Civil Engineering: Railways by Bryan Morgan.

This book is concerned with the evolution of those aspects of railways which were normally the concern of a railway companys mechanical engineering department rolling stock, signalling and, above all, motive power.

The first published reference describing a feature of railway mechanical development was contained in Agricolas De Re Metallica, 1556, and the story is taken up at the point where railway machinery began to be regarded …

In the Industrial Archaeology series.

Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Blanks tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 177 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.

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