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Railway Reminiscences of the Inter-War Years
Ian Allan

Railway Reminiscences of the Inter-War Years

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The 20-year period between the two world wars marked the culmination of steam loco-motive development all over the world. It is true that the history of its evolution was not quite completed in 1939, and that certain unorthodox designs were to come at the end of the war; but the basic practices of Chapelon, Gresley and Stanier, of the American articulateds for fast main line work, and of the Beyer-Garratt was fully established. All in all the period between the wars was an exciting and colourful era, despite an increasing standardisation of designs in Great Britain on account of the Grouping.

At the beginning of the interwar period, O. S. Nock was a 14-year old schoolboy with his first camera - at the end of it he had advanced sufficiently in his profession to have been elected a chartered mechanical engineer and to have become a full member of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, of which he ultimately became president. He was perfectly placed, therefore, to note the changes which occurred between 1919 and 1939, sufficiently knowledgeable to comment on them and sufficiently interested and motivated to record them.

A well respected professional railway author, O. S. Nock has put together his reminiscences of the period over a wide range of subjects. Illustrated with over 150 of his own photographs, this book reveals the great age of British steam in all its glory.

Hardback with dust jacket, 174 pages, black & white photographs

Condition: Good/Very Good with a little fading to spine of dust jacket

ISBN: 9780711010420

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