Hard cover book, blue boards, landscape format, 7.5”x 5”, pp.129, B&W half tone illustrations.
Printed on semi-art paper, picture reproduction is a bit “muddy,” but one is a little surprised to find a publication like this coming out in the middle of WWII, but the University Press could probably take a risk, which a commercial publisher would not.
Nevertheless, it is an attractively produced book of oblong format, giving’ illustrations and a brief non-technical description of a. comprehensive range of contemporary British locomotives and rolling stock: 25 locomotives, 26 carriages and 24 freight vehicles are dealt with, each one on its own page The more spectacular vehicles are treated in detail, but no example is included of a 0-6-0 tender or tank, which outnumbered by far any other class of steam locomotive in this. country. Produced for the non-technical public.
I have been told that the author was at one time Asst. District Motive Power Supt. at King’s Cross, and was aboard the trains on various record runs. However he shows no LNER bias and gives fair coverage to other three members of the ”Big Four”.
PREVIEW BELOW – MAY TAKE A WHILE TO LOAD.