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GWR Locomotives: The Prairies (Paperback)

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Known as the Prairies, these tank engines of the 2-6-2T variety were some of Churchward's earliest designs and were the precursor for successful variations of one of the classes - numbered 51XX until 1949. There were two basic types, the smaller type for branch lines and the larger type mostly for outer suburban work in London and Birmingham, but also used as banking engines at Sapperton, Rattery, Hemerdon and Dainton inclines. The smaller 45XX class started off as a class of seventy-five engines, but were eventually developed by Collett into a class more than double the size. They saw service on the St Ives portion of the Cornish Riviera Express and the Pwllheli portion of the Cambrian Coast Express.



Profusely illustrated throughout and packed with technical detail, Allen Jackson tells the story of the Great Western Railway's Prairie class locomotives.

TransportTrains & railways: general interest Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/11/2022 ISBN-13: 9781398109636  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Originally hailing from York Allen joined the RAF as an apprentice and served on the engineering side with Cold War aircraft at home and overseas. Still in the RAF he qualified as a teacher at an apprentice training school where he taught Mathematics, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Science. Upon leaving the service he worked for a company who manufacture bespoke computer systems and taught these systems all over the world. Latterly involved with Fire and Rescue Services in the UK and Bahrain from whence he formed his own business in 2004. He has been writing since 2014 with fifteen books with Amberley published so far.

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