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The Book of the Stanier Three Cylinder 2-6-4Ts 42500-42536

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The LMS employed innumerable 2-6-4Ts, evolving from parallel boiler Fowler engines through updated Stanier taper boiler versions through to Fairburn’s final development. Between them they amounted to over 600 in total.

The first Stanier engines were wholly different in having three cylinders; moreover they were (most unusually) restricted to one particular stretch of line. Apart from the war years when they were all temporarily transferred away, they could always be found working passenger services over the former London Tilbury & Southend system from Fenchurch Street to Southend and Shoeburyness, until ousted by electrification in 1962.

As the information board alongside the preserved 2500 in the National Railway Museum at York pronounces: ‘Possibly the finest suburban tank engines that ran in this country’.

Author: John Jennison
First published: Now due December 2020
Cover: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-911262-38-1
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The Book of the STANIER 8F 2-8-0s Part 3: From Crewe to Swindon via Horwich Nos.48301-48439

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The Book of the STANIER 8F 2-8-0s Part 3: From Crewe to Swindon via Horwich Nos.48301-48439

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ISBN 978-1-911262-39-8

Latest in the longstanding ‘Book Of’ series, in FIVE PARTS to adequately cover the vast number of locomotives involved.

In this third part are the locomotives that formed the first tranche of the 8Fs as a British ‘War Locomotive’ built at various works to Government edict. As the title indicates and as might be expected, they were built by the LMS but the first Swindon examples also began to emerge, from 8400 onwards.

Part One detailed those 8Fs built by/for the LMS for its own use – 8000-8125 in the 1930s with no thought then of them becoming a British ‘war locomotive’ though indeed some did go abroad.

Part Two concerns firstly those engines built by Crewe and North British for the LMS, 8126-8225 which never went abroad and secondly the locos built at Ministry of Supply/War Department behest and loaned to the LMS/GWR, 8226-8297.

The life, times and adventures of each (sometimes quite exotic in the case of the latter) is recorded under the individual loco, as with previous ‘Books Of’...

Author: By Ian Sixsmith & Richard Derry
First published: Now due December 2020
Cover: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-911262-39-8
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A Celebration of Gresley A1 and A3 Pacifics

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A Celebration of Gresley A1 and A3 Pacifics

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Second in a series which has but a 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.

A class first emerging from Doncaster Works in 1922, the non-streamlined Pacifics were the LNER’s principal express passenger engines for more than a decade. The design underwent continuous development during its early years, particularly the introduction of long-travel valve gear and higher pressure boilers in the transformation from A1 to A3 class. Although put into the shade from the mid-1930s by the streamlined A4s they remained the backbone of the LNER passenger fleet, but were ousted from many of their former duties after the second World war as new Thompson and Peppercorn Pacifics were built. However, the A3s were to enjoy a real Indian Summer from the late 1950s, their performance transformed by the fitting of Kylchap double chimneys.

Author: Jon Jennison
First published: 10th.November 2020
Cover: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-911262-40-4
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The Western Way

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The Western Way

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A personal colour odyssey by an author captivated by steam, like most of us, at an early, highly impressionable age and in his case the introduction was grander than most – the Royal Train passing through Henley-in-Arden in April 1950 headed, memorably by two Castles.

The inevitable induction into the local band of spotters followed, then trips by bicycle to nearby main lines at Hatton and Honeybourne and finally steam tours as pocket money came to be bolstered by Saturday and school holiday jobs.

Sympathetic parents helped, as a lively text reveals: "I recall an occasion when I was in Bristol with my mother for some reason I cannot now remember but I badgered her to let me visit Bath Road engine shed. I must have been about twelve and the foreman arranged for someone to show me round but told my mother that it was considered to be bad luck for women to be in the shed. Whether or not this was a joke, she sat in the mess nursing a mug of engineman’s tea while I noted down the numbers of the sixty or so locomotives present. It was her one and only shed visit!"

Subsequent maturity and possession of a decent camera allowed a rich harvest of colour portraits of many aspects of Western Region steam working in the 1960s, from filthy lumbering 2-8-0s, to fussing pannier tanks and gleaming Kings and Castles.

Author: Terence Dorrity
First published: 10th.November 2020

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-911262-37-4
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