From Steam to Diesel
August 12, 1:00-2:00
Speaker: Dr. Albert Churella, KSU
For more than a century, steam-powered locomotives dominated American land transportation. However, during the middle of the twentieth century, with remarkable speed, diesel locomotives displaced steam from the railroads. Learn more about the technology, the people and the dedication of railroaders to a long-established form of motive power.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Albert Churella, PhD, is a professor of history at Kennesaw State University and is the author of several books about the locomotive industry, including “From Steam to Diesel: Managerial Customs and Organizational Capabilities in the Twentieth-Century American Locomotive Industry”. He is also a National Model Railroad Association Master Model Railroader, and has constructed a basement-sized layout depicting the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad circa 1919.