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Great Western Small-Wheeled Double-Framed 4-4-0 Tender Locomotives (ePub)

Duke, Bulldog, Dukedog and '3521' Classes

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By David Maidment
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Series: Locomotive Portfolios
File Size: 81.9 MB (.epub)
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781473896475
Published: 7th June 2017


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The Great Western Railway experienced the trauma and disruption of the end of the broad gauge in 1892 and were faced with equipping the network with suitable motive power, especially in Devon and Cornwall where the last track conversion had taken place. West of Newton Abbot, the GWR had relied on a variety of 4-4-0, 2-4-0, 0-4-2 and 0-4-4 side and saddle tanks, often doubled-headed, and Dean set about designing a sturdy outside-framed powerful 4-4-0 with 5ft 8in coupled wheels, the 'Dukes', to tackle increasing loads over the heavily graded main line. Then, Churchward came to assist the ailing Locomotive Superintendent, using his knowledge and experience of American and continental practice to develop the Dean designs. He improved the efficiency and performance of the boilers, using the Belgian Belpaire firebox, then developed the tapered 'cone' boiler, and applied it to the chassis of the 'Duke's to form the 'Camel' class, later known as the 'Bulldogs', which eventually numbered 156 locomotives. Finally, in the 1930s when engines of the 'Duke' route availability were still required but their frames were life-expired, their boilers were matched with the stronger frames of the 'Bulldogs' to form the 'Dukedog' class, which lasted until the 1950s, particularly on the former Cambrian lines in mid-Wales. This book recounts the design, construction and operation of these small-wheeled outside-framed locomotives with many rare photos of their operation in the first decade of the twentieth century as well as in more recent times.

"The book is an ideal reference source for anyone seeking information about the various locomotives in question."

Welsh Railways Research Circle Newsletter No.168, Winter 2021

This volume is a must for anyone who wants to accurately model any of the four classes of GWR small wheeled 4-4-0s.

Chris Youett, Great Western Study Group

A noble effort has been made to include photographs of as many individual locomotives as possible, often portraying them at several stages in their lives making these outstanding reference works for historians and modellers, or just enthusiasts who will be fascinated by the illustrated story of these important locomotives.

Great Western Echo No.219

Another stylish book of which both author and publisher can be proud.Telling the stories of relatively older and smaller locomotives than the more famous 4-6-0's, it will fill a useful gap in the library of many a Great Western or locomotive devotee.

Friends of the National Railway Museum

The work is magnificently illustrated. The visual content consists of 8 locomotive diagrams, 16 color photographs and 391 black and white photographs.

An interesting and complicated chapter within British railway history.

Read the complete Spanish review here.

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 David Maidment

About David Maidment

David Maidment was a senior manager with British Railways, with widespread experience of railway operating on the Western and London Midland Regions culminating in the role of Head of Safety Policy for the BRB after the Clapham Junction train accident. He retired in 1996, was a Principal Railway Safety Consultant with International Risk Management Services from 1996 to 2001 and founded the Railway Children charity (www.railwaychildren.org.uk) in 1995. He was awarded the OBE for services to the rail industry in 1996 and is now a frequent speaker on both the charity and his railway career and author of four novels, two non-fiction works on street children and over eighteen books for Pen & Sword’s locomotive portfolio series, the royalties from all being donated to the charity.

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