Steam locomotive Driver’s Manual

£22.99

It is often said that steam locomotives appear to be living machines, casting a spell over spectators young and old, from lifelong steam enthusiasts to those witnessing live stream for the first time. This manual provides a practical insight into the hard work, knowledge and skills required to safely drive a steam locomotive.

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Description

  • An innovative approach to the subject, explaining each area of a locomotive and its practical operation from the perspective of the railwayman roles – cleaner, fireman and driver.
  • Types of locomotive and how they work – boiler, cylinders, valve gear, brakes.
    The cleaner – cleaning and lubrication.
  • The fireman – lighting up, fireman’s cab controls, adding water, types and shapes of fire, coupling-up, duties on the road, end-of-day duties.
  • The driver – from fireman to driver, dawn duties, driver’s cab controls, driving procedure, types of journey, understanding signals, end-of-day duties.
  • Appendices detailing emergencies and faults, a study of different loco footplates, where to find steam today, useful contacts.

Additional information

Weight 0.757 kg
Dimensions 27 × 21 × 1.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

165

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

625.261 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K