German Express Steam Locomotives (Pen & Sword)

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In this book, author Andreas Knipping traces the development of the German express passenger locomotive from the early express locomotives of the 1850s through to the final steam locomotives built over 100 years later.

It covers some of the most iconic German locomotives ever built, including those built before, during and after World War 2. The book is divided into chapters, each covering a period of locomotive development:

  • Moving Away from Narrow-Gauge Railways
  • Creative Wheel Arrangements: From 2-2-2- to the worldwide success of 4-4-0
  • The Basic European Pattern from the Twentieth Century: Three-coupled axels
  • Express Locomotives for the Republic and Dictatorship
  • Final Upturn and Later Brilliance

Each chapter charts the progress of locomotive design during the featured period.

Special Note: This book was originally published in German as "Die Deutschen Schnellzug-Dampflokomotiven" in 2020.

Well-illustrated throughout with over 200 black & white photographs and diagrams. Hardback. 176 pages.

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