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The Engine Drivers Manual by Brian Topping. How to prepare, fire and drive a steam locomotive. Providing an understanding of steam locomotive operation, this book details the duties of locomotive drivers, firemen and cleaners. It illustrates and explains locomotive components, and gives advice on all types of steam locomotive and train working. It's just about every boy's dream to someday drive a steam engine. This book provides all the information necessary to fully understand steam locomotive operation, including: Detailed descriptions of the duties of locomotive drivers, firemen, and cleaners. Specially taken photographs and explanatory diagrams. Illustrations and explanations of locomotive components. Advice on driving all types of steam locomotives and trains, from loose-coupled wagons to high-speed passenger trains. Health and safety regulations and advice. Chapters are;
Anatomy of the steam engine
Starting out locomotive cleaning
The firemans duties preparation
The firemans duties firing and disposal
The drivers duties preparation
Locomotive controls
Driving the train

Hardcover, 192 pages, 215mm x 275mm, b&w photos and diagrams, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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