Hugh Coffin Memorial Library ➔ Classic British Steam Locomotives

Hugh Coffin Memorial Library

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Britain was the pioneering force behind the birth of the steam locomotive. By 1829, George Stephenson and his son Robert had developed a fast, revolutionary and lightweight steam engine: Rocket. This superbly illustrated book celebrates the British steam locomotive legacy. From the streamlined -flyers¿ of the 1930s to freight workhorses and dock tanks, the book profiles the variety of steam locomotives that Britain has produced.With over 200 photographs covering 85 classes, as well as detailed information on each period and a comprehensive glossary, the book covers the story of the first, finest and fastest locomotives ever to run on rails.
ISBN 1861471351
book-railway interest: 192 pages
Hard Cover 22cm by 28cm
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Coffin, Hugh (had as source)
Abbeydale Press (had as publisher)
Coffin, Hugh (was donated by)
Coffin, John (was donated by)
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2014-06 (accession record)