Midland Railway & LMS 4-4-0 Locomotives Their Design, Operation and Performance (Pen & Sword)

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In Midland Railway and L M S 4-4-0 Locomotives author, David Maidment, has unravelled the complex history of the Johnson, Deeley and Fowler 4-4-0 locomotives of the Midland Railway and its LMS successor.

Covering the period from the first Midland 4-4-0, built in 1876, to the last LMS 2P, which was withdrawn in 1962, it includes performance logs, weight diagrams, dimensions and statistical details for each locomotive. It also looks at the design, construction, operation and performance of the locomotives.

David Maidment recounts their working on the Midland main lines from St Pancras to Derby, Manchester, Leeds and Carlisle, the latter via the celebrated Settle & Carlisle line, and the later work of the Fowler LMS engines on the West Coast main line. He also describes the history of the Midland 4-4-0s built for the Somerset & Dorset and Midland & Great Northern Railways.

All royalties from this book are to be donated to the Railway Children charity.

Well illustrated with over 350 black & white photographs, 20 weight diagrams and 5 Midland Main Line gradient charts. Hardback. 352 pages.

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