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British Steam Locomotives Before Preservation (Hardback)

A Study of Before and Afterlife

Local History British History Transport Photographic Books 20th Century Trains and Railways

By Malcolm Clegg
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 168
Illustrations: 160 black and white
ISBN: 9781526760463
Published: 13th October 2020

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British Steam Locomotives Before Preservation, covers the history in pictorial form of steam locomotives that are now preserved as part of the national collection. It includes those which can be found in private collections and the ones which adorn the various heritage railways operating throughout Britain.

The book looks at each subject both in its working life and during its subsequent preservation.

The pictorial content covers a wide swathe of Britain during the years before the heritage locomotives, were earmarked for preservation.

"This is a useful and well-produced overview of the British preserved loco scene."

West Somerset Railway Association

The book does exactly what it says on the cover and is recommended for anyone with an interest in UK standard-gauge steam. The photographs include not only locomotives, but also trains in some very interesting settings, which adds to the enjoyment of a well-researched offering. Recommended – Next one please!

Ffestiniog Railway Magazine

… the book presents the UK’s preserved steam locos in quite a different light and I found it a fascinating read; easily recommended.

Railways Illustrated, February 2021

Review by Roger Backhouse

This book can be useful but note that not all preserved locos are included.

York Model Engineers newsletter

"British Steam Locomotives Before Preservation" is about the photography history of steam locomotives that are now preserved as part of the UK's national collection. It includes locomotives that can be found in private collections and those that adorn the various heritage railways operating in Britain. The book discusses each topic both in its working life and during its subsequent preservation.

With its proper balance between information and photographs it manages to successfully unite the past and present of preserved steam locomotives, which is only achieved in some railway museums. Essential for all fans of English steam locomotives and for those who want to see good black and white rail photographs.

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About Malcolm Clegg

Malcolm Clegg is a retired British Transport Policeman who, having been born into a railway family, has had a lifelong association with the railways and a lifelong interest in photography.


Malcolm lives in Swansea, where he still takes an active interest in railway matters, especially railway history. He has carried out considerable research and written a number of articles for the British Transport Police History Group "http://www.btphg.org.uk"


This volume is the third book recently written by Malcolm on one of his favourite topics, that of British Steam Locomotives. His two previous books, both published by Pen & Sword are entitled ‘The Last Days of British Steam’ and ‘British Steam Locomotives before Preservation’

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