From BR to Beeching: Volume 2 - Four Coupled Twilight, part 1
Four Coupled Twilight Part 1 is a story of the four-coupled engine in Britain and is almost the history of the steam locomotive itself. By 1948, the most common arrangement to be seen was the familiar 4-4-0 type, most of which had been built for passenger use, but there were also a few survivors of both the older 2-4-0 arrangement not to mention the later 4-4-2 type. There were so many different types in fact that this is only the first part of a two-volume review. The engines and workings featured both in this and the companion volume embrace just about every conceivable approach to the problem. Some were very modern by Steam standards; others went back into the 19th Century, such was the popularity and longevity of the idea. Examples of most strands of development could still be seen in the final years of British steam, offering a fascinating 'live' history lesson. This book attempts to show how much of it survived to the very end.
Softback, 60 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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