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Mason Steam Locomotives
Arthur W Wallace
Heimburger House
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2004-11-20 12:07:31
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By Arthur W. Wallace

"Melodies, cast and wrought in metal - William Mason’s beautiful steam locomotives were considered the finest in form and function, the “Rolls Royces” of the day. More than 700 of these locomotives were built at the Taunton, Massachusetts factory beginning in 1853. After 50 years of research, Art Wallace brings the complete Mason locomotive story to light. In detailed text and nearly 200 photographs and illustrations, Mason’s handiwork comes to life in this rich historical volume. From American Standard 4-4-0s to 4-6-0s and double-truck 0-6-6Ts and 2-8-6T’s, Mason locomotives have captured the eye of railfans, engineers and historians for decades. Now you can read the fascinating story and see the products that made Mason famous."

• Color dustjacket by noted artist Gil Bennett
• Thirteen detailed chapters, 192 pages
• 8-1/2 x 11" smyth-sewn hardbound
• Enameled 100# text paper
• Bibliography/Index/1879 Mason Catalog Reproduction
• Nearly 200 rare historical black and white photographs
• Engineering drawings of complete locomotives
• Detailed Mason locomotive and railroad records