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The Manx Peacocks: A Profile of Steam on the Isle of Man Railway

The Manx Peacocks: A Profile of Steam on the Isle of Man Railway

Regular price £25.00

The main focal interest of any railway is its locomotives. This is especially so on the 3ft gauge Isle of Man system with its unique fleet of Beyer Peacock 2-4-0 tank engines. Noted for their good looks, copper-capped chimneys, polished brass domes and outside cylinders inclined at a jaunty angle, they have become a firm favourite with railway enthusiasts and modellers.

The Manx Peacocks looks at the Isle of Man locomotives in depth. Its most striking feature is undoubtedly the magnificent collection of photographs, mainly in colour and the great majority hitherto unpublished. Particularly Impressive are some high-quality colour pictures taken as long ago as 1953.

The book has separate chapters on each of the fifteen Beyer Peacocks as well as the Manx Northern Caledonia and the proposed 2-6-2 tanks and 2-4-2 conversions of 1945. Notes on liveries together with detailed drawings complete a work which will fascinate all who have fallen under the spell of a quite enchanting railway system and its remarkable motive power.

Hardback, 112 pages, black & white and colour photographs, drawings

NB Some sun fading to spine

ISBN: 9780906899953

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