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Stanier Locomotives: A Pictorial History - Brian Haresnape

Ian Allan, 1974, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

3rd impression. [First Edition: 1970] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “When W. A. Stanier (later Sir William) accepted the post of Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway — largest of the Big Four companies — in 1932, he was faced with an immediate requirement to improve upon the locomotive stock then existing. He set about this with such purpose that only seventeen months after taking office his first large Pacific locomotive, The Princess Royal, was completed at Crewe, and by the end of 1935 over 500 new engines had been constructed to his new standard designs. In all, no less than 1224 engines had been constructed by the end of 1939, including the first batches of his Coronation Pacifies — generally considered to be his masterpiece — and the motive power situation on the LMSR had been transformed.
Size: 9½" x 7¼"
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0711001081