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Great Western : Grange Class Locomotives : Their Design and Development - David Maidment

Great Western : Grange Class Locomotives

Their Design and Development

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2019
ISBN: 9781526752017
Number Of Pages: 200

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Churchward proposed a 5ft 8in wheeled 4-6-0 for mixed traffic duties in 1901 and it was seriously considered in 1905, but it took until 1936 before his successor, Charles Collett, realised the plan by persuading the GWR Board to replace many of the 43XX moguls with modern standard mixed traffic engines that bore a remarkable likeness to the Churchward proposal. David Maidment has written another in his series of 'Locomotive Portfolios' for Pen & Sword to coincide with the construction of a new 'Grange' at Llangollen from GW standard parts to fill the gap left by the total withdrawal and scrapping of one of that railway's most popular classes - to their crews at the very least.

As well as covering the type's design and construction, the author deals comprehensively with the allocation and operation of the eighty locomotives and in particular has researched their performance and illustrated it with many examples of recorded logs from the 1930s as well as in more recent times. As in previous volumes, the author has added his own personal experiences with the engines and has sourced more than 250 photos, over 40 of which are in colour.

About the Author

David Maidment was a senior manager with British Railways, with widespread experience of railway operating on the Western and London Midland Regions culminating in the role of Head of Safety Policy for the BRB after the Clapham Junction train accident. He retired in 1996, was a Principal Railway Safety Consultant with International Risk Management Services from 1996 to 2001 and founded the Railway Children charity in 1995.

He was awarded the OBE for services to the rail industry in 1996 and is now a frequent speaker on both the charity and his railway career and author of four novels, two non-fiction works on street children and over ten books for Pen & Sword's locomotive portfolio series, the royalties from all being donated to the charity.

ISBN: 9781526752017
ISBN-10: 1526752018
Series: Locomotive Portfolios
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 30th June 2019
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 25.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.09

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