The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915

The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915

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The largest maker of heavy machinery in Gilded Age America and an important global exporter, the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia achieved renown as one of the nation's most successful and important firms. Relying on gifted designers and skilled craftsmen, Baldwin built thousands of standard and custom steam locomotives, ranging from narrow gauge 0-4-0 industrial engines to huge mallet compounds. John K. Brown analyzes the structure of railroad demand; the forces driving continual innovation in locomotive design; Baldwin's management systems, shop-floor skills, and career paths; and the evolution of production methods.Graham, Frank D. Audels Engineers and Mechanics Guide. Vol. 3. New York: Theo Audel, 1921. Grant Locomotive Works. A Description of Locomotives Manufactured by the Grant Locomotive Works. New York, 1871. Grodinsky, Julius .

Title:The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915
Author: John K. Brown
Publisher:Johns Hopkins Univ Pr - 1995

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