British Industrial Steam Locomotives (Hardback)
A Pictorial Survey
The first steam locomotives used on any British railway, worked in industry.
The use of new and second hand former main line locomotives, was once a widespread aspect of the railways of Britain.
This volume covers many of the once numerous manufacturers who constructed steam locomotives for industry and contractors from the 19th to the mid 20th centuries.
David Mather has spent many years researching and collecting photographs across Britain, of most of the different locomotive types that once worked in industry.
This book is designed to be both a record of these various manufacturers and a useful guide to those researching and modelling industrial steam.
This book will appeal to railway modellers and anyone interested in our industrial history, especially as the current locations of preserved locomotives are conveniently listed. The problems with the misleadingly titled contents page and misleading title are irritating but do not prevent this book being highly recommended.Books On The Line
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Review by Roger BackhouseYork Model Engineers newsletter
Well illustrated pictorial survey of industrial steam locos. Arrangement is by maker with pictures of engines at work and in preservation. The variety of makers is astonishing and includes the Sentinel brand. With the cranes theme in this newsletter note that several crane tanks feature including examples from Neilson, Dübs and Andrew Barclay. There are also pictures of Rodley and of Ransome and Rapier cranes plus several pictures of industrial locos built in Britain but working abroad. Informative notes add to the value of this book.
This book, as its title suggests is a pictorial survey of most of the steam locomotives that worked in industry in the 19th and 20th centuries along with a list of the manufacturers. Full of descriptions of both along with colour and black and white photographs this book is a useful reference for wishing to model industrial steam along with the enthusiast.Review by Andy Thomson
The high quality of his photographs is something that all fans of steam locomotives and especially fans of railway modelling will appreciate. A great gift for this Christmas.Unos Cuantos Trenes
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I heartily recommend this book to both enthusiasts and the casual observer alike. The book serves as a fitting tribute to industrial steam and the often over-looked footplate crews whom formed the backbone of Britain’s erstwhile industrial scene.Donnas Book Blog
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Those with an interest in industrial steam locos, or even steam locos in general, will enjoy browsing the pictures, and perhaps learning about loco types and builders that are less well known. Modellers will find it a useful resource for details, liveries, and weathering, and perhaps some unusual loco inspiration. I can see it being a good book to while away some lockdown hours, or as a Christmas present, and why not?Michael's Model Railways
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