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A Celebration of BR Standard Pacifics - Britannias, Clans and The Duke of Gloucester

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Third in a series which has but one simple aim, to use top quality photographs reproduced at the largest possible size to celebrate some of the best-loved steam classes. Full-page shots are presented in a landscape format and are backed up by comprehensive captions.


Although the engines were in service for under two decades and generally struggled to make headway against the pre-nationalisation express classes, the BR Standard Pacifics did have a significant impact in one part of the country, the Britannias revolutionising express services on the former Great Eastern lines out of Liverpool Street. All of them ended up in the North West where they saw out their final years up to the end of steam.


The emphasis throughout is on the engines in service and the book has been arranged in chapters in chronological order starting with the batches of each class as built. The final chapters show the engines at work in the late 1950s and 1960s over the principal routes where they were used. All engines in each class are covered at least once.

Author: Jon Jennison
First published: Mid-May 2021
Cover: Hardback , 144 pages
ISBN: 978-1-911262-41-1
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A Celebration of BR Standard 9F 2-10-0s

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A Celebration of BR Standard 9F 2-10-0s

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This is the sixth in a series which has but one simple aim, that is to use top quality photographs reproduced at the largest possible size to celebrate some of the best-loved steam classes. Full-page shots are presented in a landscape format and are backed up by detailed captions. The pictures have been selected from the collections of Rail-Online and Brian Stephenson’s Rail Archive Stephenson.

After an inauspicious start on the Western Region, the 9F 2-10-0s came to be regarded as one of the best designs to run in Britain – fittingly for the last main line steam engines built by British Railways and celebrated by the naming of the very last one, EVENING STAR. They accounted for a quarter of all the BR Standard engines but unfortunately came much too late in the day with an average service life of less than ten years.

The 9Fs were divided between the Western, London Midland and Eastern Regions with ten specially modified ones provided for the North Eastern Region.

The emphasis throughout the book is on the engines in service and, apart from the first two sections which cover their introduction and principal developments including the ill-fated experiment with Crosti boilers, the book has been arranged in chapters showing the engines at work over the principal routes where they were used.

The 9Fs both looked and were impressive and unlike most freight classes, they attracted the attention of railway photographers who captured some superb pictures of them. These included the famous ‘Windcutters’ on the former Great Central between Annesley and Woodford Halse, the Tyne Dock-Consett iron ore trains and the Long Meg-Widnes anhydrite hopper trains over the Settle & Carlisle – even summer Saturday relief passenger trains, including the finale of through workings over the Somerset & Dorset.

Author: Jon Jennison
First published: February 2023
Cover: Hardback , 144 pages , monochrome illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-911262-51-0
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THE BOOK OF THE BR STANDARD CLASS 5 4-6-0s

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THE BOOK OF THE BR STANDARD CLASS 5 4-6-0s

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Latest in 'The Book Of' series, charting in depth the life and times of the 172 Class 5 4-6-0s in the 73000 series, the popular BR successors to the LMS 'Black 5s'. Extensive and detailed coverage extends to the variants of course; the Caprottis, the air pump fitted examples and so on. The exceptional range of photographs show both the detailed engineering and construction of the 73000s and the varied work they carried out, across all the Regions of BR. They were both workhorse and warhorse on BR and constituted one of the most numerous and successful of the Standard designs.



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THE BOOK OF THE BRITANNIAS ACCOMPANIMENT No.1

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THE BOOK OF THE BRITANNIAS ACCOMPANIMENT No.1

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Over the last seven years or so the Irwell Press 'Book Of' locomotive studies has covered many of the principal express classes. Some have been reprinted while others are out of print; others remain to be reprinted. The idea of this Pictorial Accompaniment is to serve up a wider range of photographs for the particular classes covered and this first one, for the Britannias will, it is hoped, presage further efforts directed at some of the other classes covered so far. It accompanies, supplements and complements the latest 'Book Of', The Book of the Britannias by Richard Derry.



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BRILL BOOK OF 1957

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BRILL BOOK OF 1957

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