Robinson Eight-Coupled Locomotives (OPC)

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In this book, author Jeremy Clements surveys the large and complex family of eight-coupled locomotives designed by Great Central Railway engineer JG Robinson in the early decades of the 20th century.

Initially, Robinson designed locomotives of the Great Central Railway, with over 240 of these being passed on to the newly formed London & North Eastern Railway upon the Grouping of the railways in 1923. Robinson locomotives were also adopted from 1917 onwards by the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers. Over 500 locomotives were built, with many supporting the British Expeditionary Force in France. Some locomotives saw service as far afield as Australia, China and the Middle East.

This book examines the design and use of these locomotives from the early 20th century right through to the 1970s when the final examples were retired. It is well-illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, diagrams and tables. Also includes expensive appendices containing tables and data on the locomotives. Hardback. 224 pages.

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