by Harold Bonnett
||0 85263 738 1
||Paperback, 32 pages
||Shire Publications Ltd
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|By today's standards the steam
engine, the principal power behind the industrial revolution, was
often a noisy, dirty and rather crude machine to handle. Yet the
men who operated them can scarcely be called merely 'drivers'.
They had to be skilled in nursing the steam pressure of the
engine, coax the heavy machines up hills and exercise the greatest
care to avoid downhill runaways. These men worked very long and
hard hours, but they worked with machines they loved and cared
for; machines that bring a thrill of excitement to people today.
This book brings together an informative text and a selection of
illustrations to portray something of the spirit of the steam age
which existed before diesel and petrol drove these giants from our
roads and their skilled operators with them.
Condition: Very good.
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