Egide Walschaerts

Egide Walschaerts

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Egide Walschaerts was a Belgian mechanical engineer, best known as the inventor of the Walschaerts valve gear for use in steam locomotives. He was born in Belgium at Fl. Mechelen. In 1838 he was recognised as an excellent modeller, presenting his work at a local exhibition at Mechelen/Malines that so impressed the minister Rogier who was opening the exhibition that he arranged a place for Walschaerts at Li ge University. In 1842 he joined the Belgian State Railways as works manager, a position he held for the rest of his life, first at Mechelen/Malines and then at Brussels Midi.
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135722778
  • 9786135722772