The Art of Railroading Volume 1: Locomotive Engineering – Illustrated Restored Edition

Release Date: August 25, 2021
Author: Calvin Swingle
Length: 338 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Hardcover ISBN: 9781592182305 MSRP: $34.99
Hardcover on Barnes & Noble

Categories: ,


The respected series of classic railroading books is restored for a new generation of enthusiasts looking to learn everything about antique trains and railways.

The highly detailed illustrated Art of Railroading series starts with Locomotive Engineering and covers practically every aspect of the inner workings of antique trains and locomotives.

Originally released in 1905, Calvin Swingle’s tome of railroading knowledge includes hundreds of illustrations, graphs, and diagrams that accentuate, in meticulous detail, every aspect of late 19th-century railroading into the early 20th century. Features:

• Restored illustrations, graphs, and diagrams
• Full-Size 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages
• Hardcover and softcover printing options
• The editor’s original page layouts
• Classic type font
• Bold retro-styled cover design

Topics included:

• Fireman’s Duties
• The Boiler
• Throttle and Dry Pipe
• Valves and Valve Gear
• Valve Settings
• Piston Valves and Balance Valves
• The Indicator
• Compound Locomotives

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.

You may also like…