Book - "Cincinnati Locomotive Builders, 1845-1868" by John H. White.

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"Cincinnati Locomotive Builders, 1845-1868" by John H. White. A history of early locomotive builders located in Cincinnati, Ohio, including Anthony Harkness & Son, Moore & Richardson, Robert Moore & Son, Niles & Company, George Escol Sellers and the Covington Locomotive Works. Although several detailed studies and numerous articles on eastern locomotive builders have been prepared, the early mid-western builders have been largely neglected. To many who profess an interest in locomotive history, their very existence is virtually unknown. The history of the Cincinnati builders might well be viewed as a case study of the industry as practiced west of the Alleghenies before the Civil War. Surely, a better example would be hard to find. Except, perhaps, for McClurg, Wade & Company of Pittsburgh (a firm which built only five locomotives in the late 1830's and dropped this line of work for more profitable business), Cincinnati firms were the area's earliest commercial producers of locomotive engines. The Cincinnati shops, although largely imitators of eastern machines, introduced certain mechanical improvements. Their products, an estimated 500 engines, were to be found on lines from Panama to the western United States and were respected as more than cheap machines hastily fabricated to capture a temporary local market. Includes a comprehensive, though probably incomplete, roster. 1965, hard bound, 167 pages, no dust jacket, illustrated, 6-1/2" x 9-1/2", Mint condition.
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