The Stourbridge Lion

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The Stourbridge Lion

America's First Locomotive

By Karl Zimmerman; Steven Walker (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590788592, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

On August 8, 1829, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania witnessed something never seen before in America: the first locomotive to run on commercial rails. The engine was named the Stourbridge Lion. The iron contraption chugged down the track, belching steam, to the sound of cheers and booming cannon. This concise and lively history follows the Stourbridge Lion's journey from Stourbridge, England, where it was built, to Honesdale, Pennsylvania, where it made its historic run, marking the dawn of American railroading. Here is the story of the real little engine that could.

About the Author

Steven Walker was a Principal Lecturer in social work in the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University. He has published eight other text books and over 50 International scholarly papers based on research in the field of social work, child protection and child and adolescent mental health. He is a registered social worker, a qualified systemic psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Social Workers and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.