Product Details


Title:
Uncle Sam's Locomotives: The USRA and the Nation's Railroads
Author:
Eugene L Huddleston
Publisher:
Indiana U Press
ISBN or Item #
9780253340863
Date Listed:
2004-09-23 21:38:18
Retail Price:
$50.00
Our Price:
$39.95
Description:
Uncle Sam's Locomotives: The USRA and the Nation's Railroads 196 pp, 220 b&w photos, 20 figs., 8.5x11" cloth with dust jacket. "The USRA locomotives are favorites of railfans-and deservedly so. Yet this is the first illustrated book about them. "During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson established the U.S. Railroad Administration. One of the USRA's first acts was to rationalize the railroad supply industry by standardizing rolling stock designs, including twelve locomotive types, at a time when customized designs were taken for granted. 'Uncle Sam's Locomotives' looks at these magnificent locomotives and discusses how and why the designs were chosen, how they related to existing designs, what standardizing entailed, and how each performed."