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The Book of the PRINCESS ROYALS

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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

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Picture This

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

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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

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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

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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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CREWE REMEMBERED

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CREWE REMEMBERED

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Crewe. What thoughts this name conjures up in the enthusiast mind: ‘Oh Mr Porter what can I do, I wanted to go to Birmingham and they took me on to Crewe’. Alan Baker’s associations with this railway Mecca go back well into childhood days. He lived in Newcastle-under-Lyme and his Dad used to take him there on Saturday mornings, by train of course, from his local station at Etruria, for a morning’s ‘train spotting’. He bought him his first Ian Allan ABC at the bookstall on the old Platform 5, the 1955 56 Winter Edition for the London Midland Region, and he has it still. The life and times of a railwayman at Crewe explained and illustrated in exquisite detail.

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BOURNVILLE (NEW REPRINT)

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BOURNVILLE (NEW REPRINT)

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Open up the layers of this chocolate box and you might even have George Lazonby leaving his Milk Tray for you. Not only chocolates on offer but the Bournville railway story and a fascinating tale it is too.



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