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The Design, Construction and Working of Locomotive Boilers by Alan J. Haigh

Alan Haigh began an apprenticeship in 1954 with Robert Hudson Ltd, a manufacturer of railway rollingstock and mining equipment. In 1962, following national service in the RAF, he joined the Wakefield boilermaking firm of Spurr, Inman & Co. Ltd. When Spurr closed in 1971, he transferred to Greens Economisers which later became Senior Greens.

In a design career spanning 38 years, Alan has designed hundreds of boilers of all types and sizes, including marine boilers for cruise liners and warships.

Alan has always had an interest in locomotive boilers and wrote this book in order to share his knowledge with others who wish to become involved in their design.

The bookís 112 pages include 9 chapters and over 100 technical line drawings.

Its chapters cover the following topics:

Almost every type of locomotive boiler is described including the vertical Sentinel boiler and even Bulleidís Leader boiler. So too, almost every boiler fitting is described.

Methodology for the design of both rivetted and welded construction is covered based largely on BS 2790, the British Standard for locomotive boilers. However, since all references to locomotive boilers waa removed from the 1989 edition of the Standard, Alan has based his design rules on the 1969/1973 editions (with some later updates).

Of particular interest is Alanís recommendations for the use of watertube fireboxes in new-build locomotives and his arrangement drawings that illustrate his concepts.

297 x 210mm.

Code No. 016889, 112 pages, ISBN 9781901056396, $38.00

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