A Pictorial Record of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives
The new range of Standard steam locomotives introduced by British Railways in 1951 represented the ultimate development of the steam locomotive in Great Britain. While they showed no real advance in terms of power over designs of the 'Big Four' companies which preceded the nationalised British Railways, they were designed for the austerity of the postwar years. There was now a need for locomotives which required the minimum attention, and which gave maximum service irrespective of the quality of their fuel. Therefore, the new Standard engines were designed to meet the requirements of the times - they were cheap to build, economical to run, convenient to drive and fire. covered greater mileages between major overhauls and were easy to service and repair.
In all, 12 Standard classes were planned to meet the whole of the traffic requirements of BR, but there is little doubt about the most successful of the Standard classes. The 9F 2-10-0 was the one locomotive which represented an advance in power over those engines it displaced, being considerably superior to the various types of 2-8-0s. Moreover, these remarkable engines were found to be equally at home on express passenger trains on the Somerset & Dorset and the heavy goods trains over Shap summit.
This book presents a record of these engines with line drawings and photographs of when the locomotives were new and in service.
Hardback with dust jacket, 160 pages, 241 numbered black & white photographs, drawings
Most orders are dispatched within two working days of receipt of cleared payment. If there is going to be a significant delay, we will endeavour to contact you and give you an estimated dispatch time.
Please be aware that advance orders will be sent as soon as the relevant book has been published.
When placing your order, please ensure that you add the correct full shipping address to your order. This includes house number, street name, zip code/post code. If parcels are returned on account of an incorrect shipping address we will contact you to seek the correct address and also ask that you pay a contribution towards posting the parcel to you a second time.
All orders over £10.00 are post free to all UK addresses. For orders of £10 or less, a £1.25 postage fee will be added. These are normally sent via Royal Mail 48 Hour which is not tracked. If you require tracking for your order please get in touch before placing your order and we will quote you for the costs of adding tracking to your order.
Large, bulky or high value orders may be split in to multiple consignments or sent via courier. There is no additional charge for this and we will contact you if this happens.
Overseas orders are charged based on weight, and postage will be automatically calculated at checkout. For a postage quotation, please add the items you want to your cart and proceed to the checkout. All orders are normally sent via Air Mail.
Royal Mail will only accept parcels up to 5kg in weight (2kg for Canada). If you are ordering multiple items that exceed these limits, please get in touch with us first so that we can advise you of the appropriate shipping rate.