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The Book of the BLACK 5s - LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 3 Nos 45225-45471

The Book of the BLACK 5s - LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 3 Nos 45225-45471

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By Ian Sixsmith

After a short pause to gather breath following Parts 1 and 2 covering the ‘Mark 1’ Black 5s it was time to embark on this, Part 3, which deals primarily with what came to be the largest batch of ostensibly identical locomotives to run on the LMS. These ‘Mark 2’ Armstrong Whitworth locomotives may have started life all the same but there will be sufficient for the engine picker to work with, and the final twenty pre-war engines also covered in this volume introduce plenty of subtle differences. The books are arranged in the approximate chronological sequence in which the locomotives were introduced, with an added twist that particularly in matters such as boilers and tenders there is a certain amount of back and forward cross-referral. In the spirit of ensuring that if you buy one book you will surely need the others to complete the set then some details are covered in more depth in the earlier books and only summarised in the later parts.



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The Book of the BLACK 5s - LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 2 Nos. 45075 - 45224

The Book of the BLACK 5s - LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 2 Nos. 45075 - 45224

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Part 1 covered the background to the design, the first fifty locomotives from Vulcan Foundry and the 1935 engines built at Crewe, and this part deals with the similar 1935 Vulcan Foundry and Armstrong Whitworth locomotives. Part 3 will describe the ‘Mark 2’ 1936 Armstrong Whitworth locomotives and will sweep up the remaining pre-war engines. Part 4 will deal with the war-time and immediate post-war LMS batches leaving Part 5 for the Caprottis and the final LMS and BR-built locomotives. As we will discover, the Black 5s were not all the same – far from it . The story unfolds in an approximate chronological sequence, which makes sense – at least more sense than other approaches. So the books are arranged in the order in which the locomotives were introduced, with an added twist that particularly in matters such as boilers and tenders there is a certain amount of back and forward cross-referencing. Some details are covered in more depth in the earlier books and only summarised in the later parts.

Hardback 194 Pages



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The Book of the IVATT 4MTs LM CLASS 4 2-6-0s

The Book of the IVATT 4MTs LM CLASS 4 2-6-0s

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By Ian Sixsmith

When a class of engine is christened by enthusiasts ‘Doodlebugs’ or ‘Flying Pigs’, amongst a number of other less than admiring nicknames, there is an implication that the LMS Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0s were not the most admired of locomotives. Little has been written about them compared with their more glamorous brethren and it seems that in their early days there was some confusion about their purpose. They were the last steam design produced by the LMS and intended as a replacement for the 4F freight engines, but much of their time was spent on passenger work. They were quickly re-designated mixed traffic engines by their new British Railways owners and this book uses ‘4MTs’ as an appropriate short-hand for these 2-6-0s.

In their early days the 4MTs had something of a Jekyll and Hyde existence: although fitted with all the post-war labour-saving fixtures and equipped with well-intended creature comforts for the enginemen, there was obviously something amiss in their proportions because they were often chronically short of steam. It took several years and some Swindon magic to make a few simple but transformational changes to put them right. After that, they settled down and became widely travelled and generally well regarded, at least by railwaymen if not by enthusiasts. As is now standard in the Book of series a large chunk of the material by volume comes from the Engine History Cards and Engine Record Cards aided and abetted by information begged and borrowed from a number of sources, and backed up by a large number of photographs.

250 Pages, Hardback



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The NORTH LONDON RAILWAY

The NORTH LONDON RAILWAY

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In October 1993 Dennis Lovett was seconded by InterCity to work part time on the North London Line Modernisation Project as Communications Manager, joining the project team full-time when InterCity headquarters closed in March 1994. He suddenly found himself working on a piece of railway about which he knew very little and soon discovered that this was a line with a very complex history indeed. He found throughout his railway public affairs career that it was important to read up on lines such as this, in order to have the answers, so that when journalists and others asked the questions, he either knew the answer or where to find it in the quickest possible time!

He would often attend meetings or brief journalists about the project, when questions would inevitably be asked about the line’s past. The modernisation of the North London Line in the mid-1990s created a great deal of attention and in order to understand its future, it was necessary to get to grips with the past. Over the two years he worked on the project, such information was collated. It was not then the intention to produce a book but as the project passed to others, he was persuaded that the collected information should be placed before a wider audience. Little did he realise that when his day to day involvement with the project finished, that it would take so long to achieve the desired result or that it would continue to be of interest ten years after the first edition was published.

168 pages, Hardback



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The Book of the CORONATION PACIFICS Mk2

The Book of the CORONATION PACIFICS Mk2

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By Allan C Baker

The Book of the Coronation Pacifics Mk2

New Improved

Upgraded, Amended. Even better value than ever.

The original Book of the Coronation Pacifics was overdue for yet another reprint but when all is said and done, it is a book that is more than a decade old. This updated, expanded and revivified version will delight both those who (unaccountably) managed to miss the original and those whose thirst for these magnificent locomotives can never be fully assuaged. Relative costs/prices mean that the 30-odd pages of introductory notes from the original volume are more or less free!



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THE CHESTER AND DENBIGH RAILWAY

THE CHESTER AND DENBIGH RAILWAY

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A secondary line wandering through rolling countryside bordered by brooding hills; obscure to modern minds but a substantial double track railway nonetheless, curving and twisting through the pleasant, rural, Alyn and Wheeler valleys, linking the Welsh county towns of Flintshire and Denbighshire with North West England. The Denbigh line was very good, they said, ‘but too good to last.’ Like so many, it certainly was.



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NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME Its Railway and Canal History

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME Its Railway and Canal History

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A complex story that begins before the Battle of Trafalgar; the canals, industries, railways, political and commercial struggles and rivalries of this little known but fascinating corner of a little known but fascinating county, Staffordshire.



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The Book of the PRINCESS ROYALS

The Book of the PRINCESS ROYALS

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Due to a manufacturing error, the final 300 copies of this book have a slight fault on the spine. A small amount of bubbleing occurs under the lamination which is almost undetectable. However, Irwell Press apologises for this error but should customers still like to purchase a copy we are discounting the published price by £1.

Little that is wholly new remains to be said concerning any major class of British steam locomotive, though of course there is still a lot to celebrate and illustrate. A similar point was made in the three preceding books of this series – The Book of the BR Standards, The Book of the Coronation Pacifics and The Book of the Royal Scots. There are always a few nuggets to be had, and one or two particularly glistening ones have been introduced to the story of the Princess Royals.



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The Book of the PATRIOT 4-6-0s Accompaniment No1

The Book of the PATRIOT 4-6-0s Accompaniment No1

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The ‘Book Of’ series of locomotive studies has developed into something of a library devoted to more and more of the principal BR steam classes. A number of titles have sold out over and over, and have been reprinted or are in the process of being reprinted. Beyond this are the Photographic Accompaniments to further celebrate these famous classes. The Accompaniments are fast progressing into a de facto magazine, so frequently are they appearing. The latest is from regular Irwell Press contributor Graham Onley who takes a look at the Patriot 4-6-0s. A 56 page paperback stuffed with mostly new photographs.



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The Book of the STANIER 2-6-0s

The Book of the STANIER 2-6-0s

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Since the first one was published in 1997 The ‘Book Of’ series of locomotive studies has developed into something of a library devoted to more and more of the principal BR steam classes. A number of titles have sold out over and over, and have been reprinted or are in the process of being reprinted.

DRESS REHEARSAL

When William Stanier, C.B. Collett’s Principal Assistant at Swindon on the GWR, walked out of the Traveller’s Club after a good lunch with Sir Harold Hartley of the LMS, one day in the autumn of 1931, he was looking forward to taking over as CME on the LMS first thing in the new year. At that moment he could hardly have thought that the first design on which he could bring his notions to bear would be a modest and destined-to-be anonymous 2-6-0.

Freight power on the LMS was not nearly as good as Stanier had a right to expect. The Midland 4F 0 6 0 had been widely perpetuated; a good machine, it could have been much better if the axle box bearing surfaces had been man enough for the job. The same failing prematurely terminated the careers of the Fowler 7F 0-8-0s, all the more regrettable for the boiler being an excellent steamer. Similar woes afflicted the Garratts, leaving only the curious Hughes ‘Crab’ 2-6-0s to shine, relatively, on freight working. In the Stanier revolution that was coming, the hordes of 8F 2-8-0s and Class 5 4-6-0s would alter this picture beyond recognition, but it was destined to start in a small way. One of them, ‘The Mighty Mogul’, is prominent in preservation today.



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MIDLAND RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES Vol 2

MIDLAND RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES Vol 2

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The thirty years of the Kirtley era, 1844-73, are a long time ago now. It was a period of rapid change and one of considerable complexity for the historian. Many of the earlier engines did not have long lives, but those built in the last ten years, with a few exceptions, were very long-lived. Their sturdy construction and ready adaptability to accept later and larger boilers resulted in examples of both passenger and goods engines still in use after the Second World War. In this way the more senior members of our enthusiast fraternity have a ready recollection of these ancient engines and form a link with those early days long gone. Indeed, nobody was Anybody in the late 1940s if they had not been to Bournville to see the last of the double frame 0-6-0s gathered there. No.22834 was the ultimate icon. With Johnson pattern boiler, the cab displaying a brass class 1 power class numeral and that amazing horseshoe tank layout of its tender, it was, even in those days, held in some awe as a relic of the distant past. The fact that the Ian Allan ABC said it was class 2 (which was true) and that its tender plate bore the date 1867 (the book said ‘introduced 1868’) only increased the fascination. Such little items formed the stimulus for research ‘to sort it out’, ultimately to result in this volume.



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Steam City CARLISLE

Steam City CARLISLE

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The history of Carlisle as a major railway centre has been well documented over the years, the seven different railway companies that served the city prior to the 1923 Grouping leaving a legacy that lasted well into the 1960s. This book, although not intended to give an historical account of the subject, provides a photographic record from 1951 until the demise of steam operations in the city on 31st December 1967. It also includes a look at two of the lines with summits most associated with Carlisle, Shap and Ais Gill, both of which saw steam activities end on the same date.



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