The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 A Study in American Industrial Practice

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Title The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 A Study in American Industrial Practice
ISBN 9780801850479
Author Brown, Professor John K.
Subject Railroads
Binding Hardcover
Publisher The Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher Year 1995
Condition Fine in Fine dust jacket
Description Studies in Industry and Society; 1.3 x 10.3 x 7.5 Inches; 328 pages;

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.


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