Southern, Two and Three Cylinder 4-4-0 Classes (L, D1, E1, L1 and V) - pr_174913

Southern, Two and Three Cylinder 4-4-0 Classes (L, D1, E1, L1 and V)



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This book is one of the Pen & Sword Locomotive Portfolio series and covers the rebuilding by Richard Maunsell of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway 'D' and 'E' 4-4-0s as 'D1' and 'E1' locomotives with higher pressure boilers and long-travel valve events following the Churchward principles. The book also covers the SE&CR 'L' class designed by Maunsell's predecessor, Harry Wainwright, with modifications made by Maunsell just before their delivery in 1914\. Maunsell then designed a further 2 cylinder 4-4-0, the 'L1' for the Victoria - Folkestone 80-minute expresses of the mid-1920s and finally the 3-cylinder 'V' (the 'Schools' class), his masterpiece, for express services on all three constituent parts of the Southern Railway. Design, construction, operations and performance of these locomotives are described and profusely illustrated with over 300 black & white and colour photos from their construction right through to their final demise in 1962, together with an update on the three 'Schools' that have been preserved and operate on Britain's heritage steam railways. AUTHOR: David Maidment was born in 1938. He began his railway career in 1960 and although he retired from the railway industry over twenty-two years ago, he is still busy as a writer, activist in the voluntary sector and as a speaker in schools, church groups and general interest clubs. In 1996, David received an OBE for services to the railway industry and, in 2012, he received a Life Achievement Award at the National Rail Awards. His published works include articles on railway history, safety, practice, performance and nostalgia, and several books including The Great Western Eight Coupled Heavy Freight Locomotives, A Privileged Journey, An Indian Summer of Steam and The Other Railway Children, among other publications. 20 colour and 180 b/w photographs

Product code: 9781526714695

ISBN 9781526714695
Series Locomotive Portfolio
No. Of Pages 232
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H240xW250
A comprehensive description of design, construction, operation and performance of all Maunsell's 4-4-0 designs never brought together before.