L & S W R Drummond Passenger and Mixed Traffic Locomotive Classes (Hardback)
A Survey and Overview
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Dugald Drummond had a long career in locomotive and railway engineering, staring in Scotland, Drummond worked and also held high office on the Highland, London Brighton & South Coast Railway, North British and Caledonian Railways, before arriving on the London & South Western Railway in the mid 1890s.
He was quite unlike William Adams his predecessor, who was a mild mannered gentleman, well liked by the staff of the L & S W R, Drummond was a martinet and rough by comparison, who was at times hard to reason with.
As a result of his stubborn nature, he died early after an accident that scalded his feet, having refused to have proper treatment.
His locomotives were a mixed proposition of good bad and indifferent, his 4-4-0 tender and 0-4-4 tank classes being very good, however his 4-6-0 tender locomotives were another proposition, proving to be a disappointment except the T14 class which lasted in service until 1951.
Many of his 4-4-0 tender and 0-4-4 tank locomotives, the T9 and M7 classes, lasted until the early 1960s on British Railways and examples are preserved in the National Collection and on the Swanage Railway.
"In summary, this is a highly-recommended account of Drummond’s principal passenger locomotives."West Somerset Railway Association
Being a North Midlander locomotives of the railways of the south tend to be a bit of a mystery to your reviewer. This book goes a long way to revealing that mystery. It is an excellent source of reference and comes, as with previous Portfolios by this author, very highly recommended.Backtrack, November 2021
A very well documented work with a magnificent visual archive.Miniaturas JM
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If you are in the everyday use of the locomotives and images of them in action, particularly in the pre-grouping and grouping periods, then this is the volume for you.Paul Weeden, Great Eastern Railway Society
David Maidment continues his surveys and overviews by looking at Dugald Drummond’s passenger and mixed traffic locomotives which were first used on the London & South Western Railway. Highly recommended.Branch Line and Light Railway Publications
This is yet another thorough and entertaining read, and as ever all the royalties go to the Railway Children charity.Steam World, March 2021
... it is recommend, particularly for students of LSWR and Southern lines.The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society
How does he do it? David Maidment has authored another in a long line of good books, a truly amazing output.The Society of Model and Experimental Engineers