WorldCat Identities

White, John H. 1933-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 263 publications in 1 language and 7,473 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John H White
Wet britches and muddy boots : a history of travel in Victorian America by John H White( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? This book describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing vessels, passenger trains to the overland stage. Trips over long distances often involved several modes of transportation and many days, even weeks. Baggage and sometimes even children were lost en route. Travelers might start out with a walk down to the river to meet a boat for the journey to a town where they caught a stagecoach for the rail junction to catch the train for a ride to the city. The author discusses not only the means of travel but also the people who made the system run: riverboat pilots, locomotive engineers, stewards, stagecoach drivers, seamen. He provides a glimpse into a time when travel within the United States was a true adventure
The American railroad passenger car by John H White( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American single locomotives and the "Pioneer" by John H White( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American locomotives; an engineering history, 1830-1880 by John H White( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cincinnati locomotive builders, 1845-1868 by John H White( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bulletin explores the midwestern locomotive builders and locomotive industry of Cincinnati, Ohio
Early American locomotives, with 147 engravings by John H White( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American railroad freight car : from the wood-car era to the coming of steel by John H White( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sequel to his best-selling American Railroad Passenger Car, John White forever changes the freight car's lowly image. Including hundreds of historical photographs and detailed blueprints, The American Railroad Freight Car establishes the sophistication and expertise that marked the development of freight cars in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Along with an overview of freight transportation's historical importance, White offers detailed accounts of technological developments and examines lesser known aspects of everyday freight service such as yard management, train operations, and the origins of the interchange system."--Publisher's description
Horsecars, cable cars, and omnibuses : all 107 photographs from the John Stephenson Company album, 1888 by John H White( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the American locomotive : its development, 1830-1880 by John H White( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Millholland and early railroad engineering by John H White( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Bull, 150 years a locomotive by John H White( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction of the locomotive safety truck by John H White( Book )

9 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pioneer: light passenger locomotive of 1851 in the Museum of History and Technology by John H White( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of American locomotive builders in the steam era by John H White( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Island Queen : Cincinnati's excursion steamer by John H White( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than twenty years, the Island Queen carried day-trippers on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Coney Island amusement park. Built in 1925, with paddlewheels thirty feet in diameter and a capacity of 4,100 passengers, she was one of the largest passenger steamers on the inland river system. Taking thousands of city dwellers each day out of the heat and soot of Cincinnati and into the cool river breezes, the gleaming white boat was called "a fairy steamer, the dream of every riverman." When the Island Queen finished her summer season, she ran excursions along the inland waterways from Pittsburgh to New Orleans. Constructed of steel and meticulously maintained, the Island Queen seemed destined for a long service life. But in 1947 a freak welding accident at the dock in Pittsburgh caused a catastrophic explosion that left the once proud steamer a scorched and twisted ruin." "John and Robert White tell the story of the Island Queen in evocative detail, from her construction to her tragic end. The boats that came before her, including the Princess and the Island Maid, add their part to the story, as does a brief history of Coney Island amusement park. More than sixty photographs and illustrations bring back the placid days when the Island Queen paced up and down the river at her ease, a symbol of summer pleasures still vivid in the memory of many Ohioans."--BOOK JACKET
The great yellow fleet : a history of American railroad refrigerator cars by John H White( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction of the Locomotive Safety Truck Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Paper 24 by John H White( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pioneer, Chicago's first locomotive by John H White( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cincinnati, city of seven hills and five inclines by John H White( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early American locomotives, with 147 engravings
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The American railroad passenger carAmerican locomotives; an engineering history, 1830-1880Early American locomotives, with 147 engravingsHorsecars, cable cars, and omnibuses : all 107 photographs from the John Stephenson Company album, 1888A history of the American locomotive : its development, 1830-1880The Island Queen : Cincinnati's excursion steamer
Alternative Names
John H. White

John H. White historien américain

John H. White, Jr Amerikaans historicus

John H. White mlajši

White, John H. Jr

Languages
English (165)