The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915
A Study in American Industrial Practice
By (author) John K. Brown
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Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915 by John K. Brown
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801868122
(254mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John K. Brown
John K. Brown teaches the history of engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia.
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