A Celebration of LNER Gresley A4 Pacifics (Irwell)

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An album of full-page black & white photographs illustrating Gresley's iconic A4 Pacifics at work. Photographs are presented in a landscape format and come with comprehensive captions. The emphasis throughout is on the engines in service and the book has been arranged in chapters in chronological order starting with the batches of the class as built. The final five chapters show the engines at work from 1935 onwards on the principal routes where they were used. All engines in the class are covered at least once.

When the LNER decided to introduce a high-speed service between London and Newcastle, the public had no inkling of what would appear in September 1935. More engines were built for additional streamlined services and also for general express work, but they will always be noted for their high-speed exploits culminating in Mallard’s world record in 1938.

The pictures have been selected mainly from Brian Stephenson’s Rail Archive Stephenson with the remainder from Rail-Online. Hardback. 148 pages.

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