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February 21st Special Days - Featuring Steam Locomotive Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: Vintage Steam Locomotive, by Skeeze on Pixabay

Image: The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention | Paperback – Illustrated: 376 pages | by William Rosen (Author). Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Illustrated edition (March 15, 2012)
The Most Powerful Idea
in the World
February 21st is... Steam Locomotive's Birthday (1804), Card Reading Day, National Sticky Bun Day, National Biscuits and Gravy Day, World Kombucha Day, National Grain-Free Day, International Tourist Guide Day, Single Tasking Day, Breakup Day, National Pillow On Head Day, Malcolm X Assassinated (1965), International Mother Language Day (1999), Language Movement Day (Bangladesh), Shaheel Day (Bangladesh), Feraliam, Shabbat Shekalim, St. Peter Damian's Day

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Steam Locomotive: An Engineering History | Kindle Edition | Print length: 371 pages| by Ken Gibbs (Author). Publisher: Amberley Publishing (August 28, 2013)
The Steam Locomotive
Steam Locomotive's Birthday (1804)
-- The first full-scale working railway steam locomotive was built by Richard Trevithick in the United Kingdom, and on February 21, 1804, the world's first railway journey took place as Trevithick's unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales Accompanied with Andrew Vivian, it ran with mixed success.

Read: The Steam Locomotive: An Engineering History
-- Books on railway history invariably start with the Stephenson's or Richard Trevithick's locomotive of 1804. Still, the story begins much earlier with the development of steam engines for pumping out deep mines. Ken Gibbs, a retired engineer who served his apprenticeship in the Swindon Works of British Railways, takes a more practical approach to railway history, using its engineering developments to tell the story of the railways. From the first ideas to the development of better metals, manufacturing, technology in wheel casting, improved boilers, and valve gears, his book is a refreshingly different approach to the plethora of picture books showing branch lines in days past

Image: The Locomotive Pioneers: Early Steam Locomotive Development 1801 - 1851 | Kindle Edition | Print length: 291 pages | by Anthony Burton (Author). Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport (November 30, 2017)
The Locomotive Pioneers
The Locomotive Pioneers: Early Steam Locomotive Development 1801 - 1851
-- This fascinating book explores the development of locomotives over fifty years. From Richard Trevithick's first experimental road engine of 1801 up to the Great Exhibition some fifty years later, locomotives have come far in re-imagining and reinventing themselves to serve the people and British industry.

Image: Steam Trains: The Magnificent History of Britain's Locomotives from Stephenson's Rocket to BR's Evening Star | Kindle Edition | Print length: 272 pages | by Colin Maggs (Author). Publisher: Amberley Publishing (September 8, 2014)
Steam Trains: The Magnificent History
Steam Trains: The Magnificent History of Britain's Locomotives from Stephenson's Rocket to BR's Evening Star
-- Colin Maggs tells the story of the steam engine from pre-Rocket days to British Railways building the Evening Star, the last main-line locomotive, through to the preservation movement and the new-build locomotives of extinct classes such as the Tornado. In this comprehensive history, Colin Maggs, one of the country's foremost railway historians, tells of other, perhaps less well-known aspects of the history of steam in Great Britain.

🚂 Steam Locomotive Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Watch Classic British Steam Engines: Flying Scotsman | Illustrated by evocative footage of the engine working on the British railway network in various guises, this program traces the history of this famous train
Classic British Steam Engines

Amazon Freebies:

🚂 Read Locomotive ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚂 Free Locomotive apps

🚂 Free Locomotive game apps

🚂 Listen to Locomotive Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🚂 Watch Locomotive Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🚂 Listen to Locomotive Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🚂 Free Alexa Skills | Locomotive

🚂 Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos, and apps, as well as parental controls, to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

🚂 Prime Gaming Free Trial - Unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your favorite games and a collection of PC games for free... each and every month.

Image: Dining By Rail: The History and Recipes of America's Golden Age of Railroad Cuisine | Paperback – Illustrated: 400 pages | by James D. Porterfield (Author). Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Illustrated edition (May 15, 1998)
Dining By Rail

Railroad Recipes:

🚂 Misc. Railroad Recipes | Railroad Dining Car Archives

🚂 Recipes/Dining Car Service/Menu | Great Northern Railway

🚂 Ira Silverman Railroad Menu Collection

🚂 Recipes on the Rail: Something Sweet to Enjoy with Your Sweetheart

🚂 Last call to dinner | Classic Trains Magazine - recipes for four signature dishes from the Streamliner era

🚂 Railroad Classic Recipes For the Holidays

🚂 Super Chief Cookbook - This little book of recipes comes to you with the compliments of the Santa Fe Railway and Fred Harvey.

Image: The Backyard Railroader: Building and Operating a Miniature Steam Locomotive | Paperback - Illustrated Edition: 306 pages | by Jeff Frost (Author). Publisher: McFarland; Illustrated edition (December 21, 2018)
The Backyard Railroader

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚂 Train Printables | ThoughtCo.com

🚂 Train Coloring Book

🚂 50+ Train Activities and Crafts

🚂 Train coloring pages | SuperColoring.com

🚂 Felt Board Train Song and Patterns

🚂 Free Railroad Worksheets and Printables

🚂 Kid's Page Train Activity Sheets - the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

🚂 Train and Railroad Coloring Page Sheets

🚂 Train Party Ideas - Kara's Party Ideas

🚂 Steam and You! How Steam Engines Helped The United States

🚂 Train Coloring Pages, Activities, and Printables

🚂 Train: Coloring pages, Reading and Learning, Free Online Games, Videos for kids

🚂 Surviving Steam Locomotives in the USA

🚂 TrainPlayer Game | Armchair Model Railroading | Unlimited Free Demo

🚂 Train Sim APK | realistic train simulator suitable for both adults and kids

🚂 FREE Steam Train Number line 0-30 Early Years (EYFS) Printable

🚂 Steam Train Craft with Colouring and Gluing

🚂 Printable Train Number Matching Card Game

🚂 Steam Train Dream Train Busy Bag

🚂 Top 20 Thomas The Train Coloring Pages

🚂 On The Train | Printable Book for Early Readers

🚂 Steam Locomotive Worksheets and Printables

🚂 Locomotive Papercrafts

🚂 How to Make a Paper Conductor Hat

🚂 Train conductor hat tutorial - On the Cutting Floor: Printable pdf sewing

🚂 14 Train Crafts and Art Ideas

🚂 19 Train-Themed Free Printables

🚂 Train Ideas and Printables | Making Learning Fun

🚂 Printable Railroad Crossing Sign

🚂 Railway Timetables you can print

🚂 Free Printable Shipping Containers

🚂 Free Printable Model Railway Card Building Kits

🚂 Rail Nation: Free strategy train game

Image: Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America | Kindle Edition | by Michael A. Hiltzik (Author). Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illustrated Edition (August 11, 2020)
Iron Empires

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