Throughly researched history of the Climax locomotives, detailing the engine's origin and construction of the Class A and Class B. The authors explain the features of a logging railroad, its development and operation and why the Climax was so well adapted to it, the design of the Climax with extensive technical details, the history of the builder and its personnel, and other manufacturers of geared locomotives, such as Baldwin and Dunkirk (with rosters). The final section is an invaluable (although admittedly incomplete) listing of all the Climaxes built -- listed by construction number and by ownership. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos (and with a beautiful colour frontispiece showing a painting of an Elk River Coal and Lumber Co. Railroad Climax fording a river in 1960, the last Climax in active logging service). Second binding of the First Edition 1960 Railroadians of America, Inc. 104pp. Limited edition 1559/2000. No DW as issued. Light brown cloth boards with black lettering. Corners heavely bumped. Page edges tanned. Wear to board extremities. Comprehensive register of the locomotives built and their owners. A good copy of a scare book. EK4-62L-FXS Was £95 NOW £45
Climax-An Unusual Steam Locomotive (Taber)
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