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- DescriptionThe name 'Great Western Railway' immediately conjures up images of Stars, Castles and Kings, the legendary express passenger locomotives that were the envy of the world in their day. However, the Swindon empire also produced extensive fleets of all-purpose tank engines - everyday reliable workhorses and unsung heroes - which were also standout classics in their own right. The most distinctive and immediately recognizable type in terms of shape, all but unique to the GWR, was the six-coupled pannier tank. Great Western Railway Pannier Tanks details the history and development of all the classes of pannier tanks, from the mid-Victorian age to the end of London Underground steam locomotives in 1971. It has a particular focus on the 5700 class, the second-biggest British steam locomotive class of all. GWR pannier tanks are still giving sterling service today, both on heritage railway and hauling specials on the main line - one has even pulled a Royal Train!
- Author BiographyRobin Jones is the founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, a monthly title devoted to railway prreservation. A railway enthusiast since his early years, he was taken trainspotting at Widney Manor station in Solihull - on the Western Region route from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa - during the last years of British Railways steam locomotives. Robin has had many books published, on subjects ranging from railways to history and travel.
- Author(s)Robin Jones
- PublisherThe Crowood Press Ltd
- Date of Publication24/01/2014
- SubjectTrains & Railways: General Interest
- Place of PublicationRamsbury
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe Crowood Press Ltd
- Content Note261 colour and b&w photographs
- Weight868 g
- Width215 mm
- Height260 mm
- Spine19 mm
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