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When Britain's railways were nationalised in 1948 more than nineteen thousand steam locomotives were taken over from the private companies, and the manufacture of steam locomotives continued until 1960. This book describes the principal classes of steam locomotive working actively in Britain between 1948 and 1968, with emphasis on those types of which examples have been preserved. The author discusses the engines under the headings express, mixed traffic, tank and freight locomotives, comparing designs inherited from the GWR, LMSR, LNER and SR with the subsequent BR Standard classes. There are over 100 photographs of the engines at work. About the authorF. G. Cockman has been interested in railways all his life. He has travelled well over half a million miles by train, over four thousand of them on the footplate of steam locomotives. Other titles for Shire by this author are: Discovering Preserved Railways

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747803720
ISBN-10: 0747803722
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 21-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - F.G. Cockman

The late F G Cockman was interested in railways all his life. He travelled over half a million miles by train, over four thousand of them on the fooplate of steam locomotives. For several years he was a lecturere on the subjects of railways.