The 1925 Modern American Locomotive
Construction and Operation
By Fredrick J. Prior.
softcover, 291 pages, 4.5x7.5:. 1982 reissue edition.
"Originally published in 1925, this book breaks down the basics of American locomotives into 200 different topics ranging from the physics of motion to the operation of individual parts, including their construction and operation.
"Graphically illustrated to provide further description. This is a real how-to book."