Hideo Shima

Hideo Shima

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hideo Shima was a Japanese engineer and the driving force behind the building of the first bullet train (Shinkansen). Shima was born in Osaka in 1901, and educated at the Tokyo Imperial University, where he studied engineering. His father was part of a group of officials that had built up Japan's emerging railroad industry. Hideo Shima joined the Ministry of Railways (Japanese Government Railways) in 1925, where, as a rolling-stock engineer, he designed steam locomotives. Using new techniques to balance the driving wheels and new valve gear designs, he helped design Japan's first 3-cylinder locomotive - the Class C53, which was based on the Class C52 imported from USA.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134960756
  • 9786134960755