Building A Lima Locomotive

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Here is a rare glimpse inside of Lima Locomotive works in 1924 to reveal the complex art of steam railroad locomotive construction through text, photographs, and maps.

Told in crisp clear detail, it explains how many separate manufacturing processes were required to build a locomotive. It takes you onto the shop floor with vivid photographs to witness this process.

Building by building this book explores the boiler shop and explains how plate was drilled, rolled and riveted to form a boiler. The pattern shop and foundry to understand the arts and skills for making the castings for locomotives, the Smith and Hammer shop to explore the hammer shaping of red hot billets to form critical shapes for the locomotive. Follow the part through machining and finishing.

Watch as the parts are assembled to build a steam railroad locomotive. Many maps to aid the reader in locating the various buildings in the complex as well as the major locomotive components.

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