A Detailed History of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives - Volume 1: Background to Standardisation and the Pacific Classes
Immediately British Railways was formed in January 1948, the railway Executive instructed Robert Riddles to design a series of standard locomotive designs. The intention was to gain material savings in running and maintenance costs by adopting as standard the best practices of the four independent companies.
In this major new series, the Society presents for the first time the complete story of British locomotive standardisation from the days of the Robinson ROD 2-8-0s to the twelve BR Standard designs totalling 999 locomotives.
This book, by Paul Chancellor and Peter Gilbert, presents the Standards design history and for each of the 66 locomotives in the popular Britannia, Duke and Clan classes its complete construction, modification, allocation and operating history.
Hardback, 172 pages, 134 numbered black & white photographs
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