The Steam Locomotive
by Ralph P. Johnson, M.E.
Publication Info: 564 pages, softcover 6x9.5", 2nd edition, 4th printing (2002), index, appendices, dimensions, drawings, pictures, formulae, 2 bound-in foldout drawings.
"Newly Reprinted! The basic fundamental facts about steam locomotive theory and operation are presented in a straightforward manner. The book contains certain fundamental facts regarding locomotive theory and operation. It attempts to teach an understanding of the formulas used in steam locomotive operation. If you are restoring a steam locomotive or interested in the steam era, this is a outstanding book to have in your library.
"Originally published in 1942, this book has helped thousands of railroaders with questions about steam locomotives. Author Ralph P. Johnson, M.E. has meticulously collected the information in this book from several sources and presented them in a concise manner. It covers practically every technical issue related to steam locomotives including a discourse on types of fuels, evaporation, tractive force, tonnage rating, acceleration, calculating the feasible economic life of steam locomotives, and much, much more. Paperback."