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Louisville & Nashville steam locomotives
Prince, Richard E.
Personal Author:
1968 revised edition.
Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2000.

Physical Description:
228 pages : illustrations, maps. ; 28 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Green River, Wyo. : R.E. Prince, 1968.

"First reprinted by Indiana University Press in 2000."--verso t. p.

Includes index.

Format :


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TJ625.L67 P7 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Louisville & Nashville Steam Locomotives
Revised 1968 Edition
Richard E. Prince

A revised new edition of an encyclopedic study.

For over one hundred years the steam locomotives provided the principal motive power on the Louisville & Nashville RR. During this period over 2000 different steam engines were owned by the Old Reliable." Thus begins Richard E. Princes encyclopedic study of the Louisville & Nashville's Steam Locomotives.

First published in 1959 and revised in 1968, this is the crucial book for the Louisville and Nashville Locomotive's many steam fans. With hundreds of vintage photographs, detailed rosters, and schematic drawings it is an invaluable resource for railroad buffs and historians. But even casual readers will be swept up in Prince's history of the growth and diversification of the L&N.

Richard E. Prince is author of nine railroad books. He attended Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta. During World War II, he joined the Merchant Marines and sailed on steam Liberty ships. He worked in several capacities for the L&N Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad. He is now retired and lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Among his many books are Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railway (Indiana University Press).

Author Notes

Richard E. Prince was born in 1920 and was raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta, graduating in 1942 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After working a year in the L&N Railroad South Louisville Shops as a special apprentice, he joined the Merchant Marines. He obtained his 3rd
Assistant Engineer License and sailed during the war as 3rd engineer on steam Liberty ships. Prince returned to the L&N Railroad at South Louisville Shops where he became Assistant to the General Foreman in the steam back shop and roundhouse. In 1952 Prince joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Union Pacific Railroad and was sent to Green River, Wyoming, where he was part of the Gas Turbine Locomotive Staff for 15 years. In 1969 he transferred to the Omaha Mechanical Engineering Department of the UPRR. Prince retired in 1983, and lives in Omaha, Nebraska. His ten books on railroads have sold over 20,000 copies.

Table of Contents

Part I Iron Horses Of The Nineteenth Century
Part II L&N Expansion (1896 To 1929)
Part III Twentieth Century Steam Locomotives
Part IV Steam Passenger And Freight Trains
Part V L&N Steamboat And Port Operations
Part VI Backshops And Roundhouses Of The L&N Rr
Blue Print Steam Locomotive Diagrams