The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice (Studies in Industry and Society)

The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice (Studies in Industry and Society) by Professor John K. Brown

ISBN10: 0801850479
ISBN13: 978-0801850479
Author: Professor John K. Brown
Title: The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice (Studies in Industry and Society)
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (September 1, 1995)
Language: English
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The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice (Studies in Industry and Society) by Professor John K. Brown



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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