A Detailed History of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives - Volume 3: The Tank Engine Classes
From Penzance to Wick, the Standard tank classes were designed to modernise secondary route power. Railway enthusiasts throughout the land became familiar with their high running plates which gave the 230 engines of three types their "family" appearance.
Author Paul Chancellor presents their full story, from their design origins, construction, modifications, allocation, use and liveries. whether these engines hauled you reluctantly to school - your reviewer's experience - or you only came across them in preservation, the Class 4‘s handsome curved tank sides will evoke many a nostalgic memory.
With their construction at all six main workshops, local livery variations and national use, there is something for everyone to savour in this book, the second in the Society's BR Standard series. Diagrams of each design are included.
Hardback, 170 pages
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