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British Steam Locomotive Builders (Paperback)

P&S History > British History Transport > Trains & Railways

By James W Lowe
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781399022729
Published: 2nd May 2024


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From the early 1800s and for nearly 170 years, steam locomotives were built in Great Britain and Ireland, by a variety of firms, large and small. James Lowe spent many years accumulating a considerable archive of material on the History of the locomotive building industry, from its early beginnings at the dawn of railways, until the end of steam locomotive construction in the 1960s. British Steam Locomotive Builders was first published in 1975 and has not been in print for some years.

This useful and well researched book is a must for any serious railway historian or locomotive enthusiast, 704 pages with reference to 350 builders, 541 illustrations and 47 diagrams. The material in this book has been carefully selected to cover all the leading former steam locomotive manufacturers in the British Isles.

It is a very useful and essential encyclopedia for any railway historian fond of steam locomotives. It contains 704 pages with reference to 350 constructors, 541 illustrations and 47 diagrams. Manufacturers as well known to Spanish fans as Dubs, North British Locomotive or Sharp Stewart & Co have a place in this book. If you're just going to buy one book about the railroad this year, it should be this one.

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Unos Cuantos Trenes

If you have an interest in steam locomotives this is well worth having, browsing, and keeping for a spot of research.

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Michael's Model Railways

If we add to this the enormous visual file that accompanies the work composed of 596 photographs and drawings in black and white, there is no doubt that we have in our hands another masterpiece of knowledge.

The Bible of steam locomotives.

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José Manuél Rico Cortés (Mister JM) - Miniaturas JM

Even the most knowledgeable enthusiasts and historians will find some surprises when reading this book, it really is that comprehensive. It is one of those rare reference works where it will answer every question.

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