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The Railroad Advocate
was a weekly newspaper started by Zerah Colburn
Zerah Colburn was an American engineer specialising in steam locomotive design, technical journalist and publisher.- Career :Without any formal schooling, Colburn was a teenage prodigy...
, the locomotive
A locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. The word originates from the Latin loco – "from a place", ablative of locus, "place" + Medieval Latin motivus, "causing motion", and is a shortened form of the term locomotive engine, first used in the early 19th...
designer, editor, and publisher. The first issue appeared on November 11, 1854, when it was titled the Rail Road Advocate
. It later became Colburn's Railroad Advocate
, and then Holley's Railroad Advocate
when it was part-owned by Alexander Lyman Holley
Alexander Lyman Holley was a mechanical engineer and was considered the foremost steel and plant engineer and designer of his time, especially in regard to applying research to modern steel manufacturing processes...
. Finally it was renamed American Engineer
. The last issue appeared on September 19, 1857. From the first issue to the last, it remained a weekly paper reporting technical and business aspects of locomotive manufacture and railroad operation in America
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
in the 1850s.
- The Engineer (magazine)
The Engineer is a London-based fortnightly magazine covering the latest developments and business news in engineering and technology in the UK and internationally...
, a British publication also edited by Colburn