Locomotives of the Great Southern & Western Railway
The Great Southern & Western Railway started operations in 1845 and by the time of its absorption into the Great Southern Railway(s) in November 1924 had grown into Ireland's largest independent company with 1,150 miles of route. Despite having a fleet totalling 325 locomotives at its demise, the company's complex motive power story has not before been comprehensively documented. In preparation since 2011, this work catalogues every locomotive that was operated by the GS&WR and provides dimensional details, drawings and photographs. The pattern of construction, rebuilding and renewal over eighty years is fully analysed. The fleets of the companies taken over between 1866 and 1901 are also included. Much of this information has not been previously published.
Hardback, 286 pages, black & white illustrations
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