Friday, September 25, 2015

If Young America Wants to Fly, He Don’t Care Who Pays for the Wings (1885)

John McDowell Leavitt, Kings of Capital and Knights of Labor (New York: C.V. Le Craw and Company, 1885), 172.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Union Made (1911)

Larned Carter and Company advertisement, Plumbers, Gas, and Steam Fitters Journal 16 (August 1911): 1.

Monday, September 21, 2015

What Is the Measure of Work Our Steam-Horse Has to Do? (1876)

J. Scott Russell, “The Service of Steam,” Good Words for 1876 (December 1876): 825. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Principles of Dispatching Trains by Orders (1885)

J.J. Turner, The Telegraph as Applied to Train Movement (Indianapolis: Hasselman-Journal Company Printers, 1885): frontispiece.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

He Slipped along the Footplate & Regained His Whole Carriage & Compartment without His Absence Being Noted (1913)

Richard Parker, The Whip: Novelized from Cecil Raleigh’s Great Drury Lane Melodrama,  Illustrated with pictures from the play,  (New York: The Macaulay Company, 1913), frontispiece.  

Monday, September 14, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Engine-Driver Neither Saw the Flag nor Attempted to Stop His Heavy Train (1895)

V.M Garshine, translated from Russian by Jessie Mackenzie, “The Railway Signal,” Frank Leslie’s Popular Review 40 (November 1895): 581.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

We Could Feel the Engine Wheels Rise and Fall on the Twisting Rail (1895)

Cy Warman, “Railroading over an Earthquake: An American Engine-Driver’s Strange Experience of an Engine in Europe,” McClure’s Magazine V (October 1895): 417.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Texas Express Robbed at Gaddshill (1882)

Train and Bank Robbers of the West. A Romantic but Faithful Story of Bloodshed and Plunder, Perpetrated by Missouri's Daring Outlaws: A Thrilling Story of the Adventures and Exploits of Frank and Jesse James (Chicago: Belford Clark and Company, 1882), 162.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015