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Steam in the North West
Steam in the North West
Kerr, Fred2018
Articles
When BR ran its '15 guinea Special' in August 1968 many believed that steam locomotives would quickly become a 'thing of the past' and that future workings would be restricted to the heritage lines which had begun to appear. Initially that seemed to be the case with the only exception being the famed A3 Class Pacific 4-6-2 'Flying Scotsman' whose owner had signed a contract with BR that allowed the locomotive to operate beyond that date. Change came in 1971 when BR trialled the operation of 'King' Class 4-6-0 6000 'King George V', then based at Bulmer's Hereford site, on a tour of the UK which confirmed the value of steam operation as a valuable aspect of publicity which the railways of the day desperately needed.
Main title:
Author:
Kerr, Fred, author
Imprint:
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Transport, 2018.
Collation:
128 pages ; 28 cm
ISBN:
9781526717450 (hbk)
Dewey class:
385.361009427385.361009385.361009KER(450)385.361009KER
Language:
English
BRN:
2664546
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