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Working Steam Gresley V2s
Ian Allan

Working Steam Gresley V2s

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The first of the London & North Eastern Railway's 'V2' class of 2-6-2 locomotives appeared in 1936. Designed by Sir Nigel GresIey primarily for high-speed freight services. for which the class was ideally suited, the 184 locomotives were built at the LNER's workshops at Darlington and Doncaster over the next eight years. The locomotives were initially used for the LNER's new 'Green Arrow' express parcels service (the first locomotive was appropriately named Green Arrow), but they also saw regular duties on passenger trains and were undoubtedly amongst the most successful of Sir Nigel Gresley's numerous designs of steam locomotive.

In Working Steam: V2s. Gavin Morrison recalls the operation of the 'V2s' in the late 1950s and 19605. Drawn from the collections of many of Britain's best-known railway photographer.. the colour illustrations portray the varied traffic handled by the class during the period. both passenger and freight. The photographs reflect the wide area of operation of the class over the erstwhile LNER network, including the ex-Great Central main line between Marylebone and Yorkshire, the East Coast main line and Scotland. This colourful portrait is an excellent tribute to one of the most stylish classes of locomotive ever built and will appeal to modellers and railway historians alike.

Hardback, 80 pages, colour photographs

ISBN: 9780711028845

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