Robinson Locomotives: A Pictorial History
J. G. Robinson is today, perhaps. one of the more legendary locomotive designers. The reasons for this are obvious - his career ended with the Grouping and only two examples of his designs are preserved. And yet in his time Robinson was in the forefront of locomotive design and his engines proved both attractive - his Atlantics were nicknamed 'Jersey Lilies' after Lily Langtry - and durable - his 2-8-0s were still in service in Australia until 1975.
Robinson's career started on the Irish Waterford. Limerick & Western Railway and in 1900 he became the last CME of the Great Central Railway - an office he hold until the GCR became part of the LNER in 1923. He designed over 25 new classes of locomotive for the GCR. many of which continued on in LNER, and even BR service. Best known perhaps was his 4.4-0 'Director' class. one of which - No 506 Butler Henderson - is preserved.
Brian Haresnape's coverage of major railway designers has found a particularly successful format and treatment which is continued in Robinson Locomotives. Each class is presented in order with a brief history. technical data and a superb selection of representative photo-graphs. which will entertain and interest the reader.
Hardback with dust jacket, 128 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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