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Slieve Gullion

Slieve Gullion

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Slieve Gullion is probably the most popular and best loved of the preserved steam locomotives the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. In her striking blue livery she provides a welcome contrast to the myriad of green and black liveried engines in preservation elsewhere. With inside cylinders and elegant lines, Slieve Gullion is representative of the ubiquitous British and Irish 4-4-0, once common on virtually every railway at the turn of the century. This book charts the history of the S class locomotives of the GNR(I) from their birth in 1913 through their heyday, to the preservation of Slieve Gullion, the only surviving example. Charles Friel is a photographer of great accomplishment. The illustrations here are virtually all previously unpublished and, coupled with the author's perceptive and sometimes humourous captions, a great engine is brought vividly to life.

Softback, 24 pages, colour photographs

ISBN: 9781898392118

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