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by Victor Appleton

eBook Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive download ISBN: 0554359375
Author: Victor Appleton
Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 152
ePub: 1566 kb
Fb2: 1450 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary

An electric locomotive that can make two miles a minute over aproperly ballasted roadbed might not be an. .Tom Swift's face glowed.

An electric locomotive that can make two miles a minute over aproperly ballasted roadbed might not be an impossibility," said M. arton Swift ruminatively. It is one of those things that are coming,"and he flashed his son, Tom Swift, a knowing smile. He realized that this offer was not onlygenerous, but that it made it worth his while dropping everything elsehe had in hand and devoting his entire time and thought for even sixmonths to the proposition of developing the electric locomotive. He looked at his father and nodded. Mr. Swift said, calmly

Instantly Tom Swift struck the man's arm up higher and from under hisown coat appeared something that bulked like a pistol in his righthand.

Instantly Tom Swift struck the man's arm up higher and from under hisown coat appeared something that bulked like a pistol in his righthand. He had intimated to Mary Nestor that he carried something withwhich to defend himself from highwaymen if he chose to. This invention,his ammonia gun, now came into play.

The Jandel locomotive is undoubtedly the last word so faras the construction of an electric locomotive is concerned. But itfalls down in speed and power

The Jandel locomotive is undoubtedly the last word so faras the construction of an electric locomotive is concerned. But itfalls down in speed and power. I thought so myself when I saw thatlocomotive and looked over the results of its work. That is why trolley carcompanies, no matter how many passengers their cars carry, are so oftenon the verge of financial disaster. The margin of profit is too narrow. But if you can get a locomotive built that will drag a hundred cars!Ah! how does that sound?" demanded Tom. "See the difference?" "Bless my volts and amperes!" exclaimed Mr. Damon.

Produced by Tom Szolyga Tom Swift and His Airship by Victor Appleton Contents I An Explosion II Ned Sees . Without further notice of Andy Foger, Tom Swift turned aside, andfollowed the aeronaut into the enclosed yard

Without further notice of Andy Foger, Tom Swift turned aside, andfollowed the aeronaut into the enclosed yard. Other author's books: Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle; Or, Fun and Adventures on the Road. Tom Swift and His Airship. Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat; Or, Under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure.

1929's Tom Swift and His House on Wheels pre-dated the first house trailer by a year. In 1954, Harriet Adams created the Tom Swift, Jr. series, which was published using the pseudonym "Victor Appleton II" as author

1929's Tom Swift and His House on Wheels pre-dated the first house trailer by a year. Tom Swift and His Diving Seacopter (1952) features a flying submarine similar to one planned by the United States Department of Defense four years later in 1956,. Other inventions of Tom's have not happened, such as the device for silencing airplane engines Authorship. series, which was published using the pseudonym "Victor Appleton II" as author. The main character Tom Swift, Junior, was described as the son of the original Tom Swift.

Tom Swift And His Elec. Victor Appleton was a house pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate and its successors, most famous for being associated with the Tom Swift series of books. The character of Tom Swift was conceived in 1910 by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging company.

All books in the various Tom Swift book series

All books in the various Tom Swift book series. Counterparts to the Tom Swift character and series are later Stratemeyer creations, The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, the former of which Swift crossed over with in the fourth series.

Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout; Or, The Speediest Car on the Road. American boys' fiction under pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom Swift series, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and many others. The Stratemeyer Syndicate was the producer of a number of mystery series for children, including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the various Tom Swift series, the Bobbsey Twins, the Rover Boys, and others.

The young inventor jumped into his electric runabout which stood outside the institution, and was about to start off when he saw a newsboy . Our hero was first introduced to the public in the book, "Tom Swift and His Motorcycle.

The young inventor jumped into his electric runabout which stood outside the institution, and was about to start off when he saw a newsboy selling papers which had just come in from New York, on the morning train. Here, Jack, give me a TIMES," called Tom to the lad, and he tossed the newsboy a nickel. Then, after glancing at the front page, and noting the headings, Tom started off his speedy car, in which, on one occasion, he had made a great run, against time. In that volume it was related how Tom bought a motor-cycle from a Mr. Wakefield Damon, of Waterford.

Books related to Tom Swift And His Electric Locomotive. Tom Swift In Captivity. The Rover Boys MEGAPACK®. The Jack London Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®. Jack London. Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Comments: (7)
Mbon
I never read these when I was a boy some 70 yr ago... These are books for YA back then.. The language is old, even for me, being written even before my time... But the concept is interesting and we still don't have trains going that fast.. an easy read, of course... But probably not for today's YA...
Minnai
More of our collection of youth/teen books for reading to or by our Grand Children, or for reading by our youngest to the children she's babysitting. Much better than the mindless video games, or the subliminal and hypnotic garbage on t.v. Highly recommended for teens in your house!
Weernis
perfect great book
Nakora
I read it as a kid and it's still good reading. Recommend it for the younger set. Good opportunity to use your imagination.
Sennnel
Good delivery. Book in very good condition for a 1922 book thanks. Would do again.
Monn
There were apparently two generations of Tom Swift novels; I was into the ones written in the 1960's. They were very good for me at the time, but they were also tight formula fiction. I can't really read these now, they are too predictable. I did love them when I was a kid.
Thetalen
The previous book, “Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters” was kind of a dud. Partly because his invention couldn’t conceivably work in reality and partly because like just about every other Tom Swift book it contained almost no unique or interesting ideas. In “Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive” the invention is actually quite interesting. One of the things I find most fascinating about the Tom Swift series is discovering where technology was at the time. I would never have thought that anyone would even contemplate building an electric locomotive that can travel 2 miles per minute (120 mph) in 1922 but that is Tom’s goal.

The Tom Swift books are nothing if not entirely predictable. In the story, someone breaks into the Swift compound and tries to plant a bomb to blow up Tom’s train. Tom is surprised that someone is able to breach his security, but why? His security is ALWAYS breached. The Swift compound has the most porous security in the history of mankind. In every single book there is a rival group who will stop at nothing to sabotage Tom Swift’s efforts whether they be in creating an invention or searching for treasure. I am over halfway through the series and it’s just so repetitive as if Tom Swift and the rest were caught in an endless loop in Hell. Maybe readers from the 1920’s were more tolerant for repeated storylines or maybe I’m the first person on Earth to try and read through all the Tom Swift books.

When I first started this journey in reading all the original Tom Swift books I was really enjoying them but it has since become a long hard slog, like wading through knee deep mud. I keep hoping something new and exciting happens but I’ve resigned myself to the reality that the series isn’t going to get any better. It’s never terrible but it’s interminably mediocre.