Steam Locomotive Nicknames - An Illustrated Dictionary from Aberdare to Zepplin
Nothing better underlines the unique relationship between man and machine during the Steam Age than the rich heritage of nicknames that were applied by footplatemen to their locomotives. Born of love, hate, humour, sarcasm, testiness, inspiration and perspiration, all say more about the appearance or performance of the locomotive concerned than any amount of technical analysis.
This engrossing collection of more than 450 examples, compiled over many years by railway author Thomas Middlemass, celebrates a very human and affectionate response to what was perhaps man's best-loved mechanical creation.
Hardback with dust jacket, 144 pages, black & white photographs
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