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The L.B.S.C.R. Brighton Atlantics (Hardback)

Transport > Trains & Railways

By James S Baldwin
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Series: Locomotive Portfolios
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 200
ISBN: 9781783463688
Published: 19th September 2017



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The Brighton Atlantic locomotives were some of the most handsome machines ever constructed at Brighton Works. They were signed by the D. Earl Marsh, Locomotive Superintendent of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, and produced as two classes, the H1, introduced in 1905-1906, and the H2, introduced in 1911–1912.

The Brighton Atlantic type has had a following among enthusiasts and model engineers for over a century, with many fine examples of models of these machines being constructed in all scales, both as live steam and electric powered.

Great interest is still there today, with many models of these fine locomotives on show at model engineering exhibitions and on smaller scale Brighton or Southern layouts.

The Bluebell Railway in East Sussex is currently constructing a full-size replica of the last H2 Atlantic (Beachy Head) in a workshop at Sheffield Park, using some parts from the original locomotive and a rescued Great Northern Atlantic boiler.

The project to construct a replica machine has aroused a great deal of public interest in this design of locomotive. At this time there are no books available on the market for anyone who would like to construct a model on, or take an interest in, the replica project on the Bluebell Railway.

A documentation with a visual archive of great interest.

Read the complete Spanish review here.

José Manuél Rico Cortés (Mister JM) - Miniaturas JM

The text is informative but readable, and there are numerous illustrations which are consistently well reproduced. The book forms a most attractive package, especially with such a delightful picture on the front of the dust jacket.
It has been a joy to read and review the book. It has stirred great feelings of nostalgia in your reviewer, who will be on the first train to East Grinstead when Beachy Head runs again!

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About James S Baldwin

James S. Baldwin is a historian, author and professional film maker, who also produces material for the National Railway Museum, High Street retail outlets and industrial companies. He has published several books about the Flying Scotsman and frequently writes articles on the topic for various periodicals and magazines. As a member of many railway societies and groups, he is very interested in all things to do with railways, social history and creative processes and is particularly interested in the evolution of railway design. He is currently working on many different commissioned titles.

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