Merlin, No. 85 of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland), is the only working mainline com-pound locomotive in preservation in the British Isles. She is a popular star in many of the railtours organised by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. Because of her uniqueness, this magnificent engine, often affectionately known simply as "85", has been chosen as the ideal subject to launch the Colourpoint Transport series. This book tells the story of the GNR(I) Class V Compound 4-4-Os and includes colour photographs of all five members of the class, which gave service from 1932 to 1963. It also charts the story of how Merlin, owned by the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, was restored to full working order through the generosity of the late Lord Dunleath, to whom this book is dedicated.
Softback, 24 pages, colour photographs
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