Great Western Saint Class Locomotives

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Churchward's 2 cylinder Saint Class 4-6-0s were arguably one of the most important locomotive developments of the 20th century. The 77 members of the class were so successful that most of the other railway companies in this country used the same 2 cylinder 4-6-0 formula in the design of their own mixed traffic locomotives. Over the years the Saints saw a number of modifications, with many of the class passing into BR ownership. In this book author Laurence Waters charts the remarkable history of the class from the construction of the prototype Saint at Swindon in 1902, right through to the final withdrawals in 1953. Using many previously unpublished black and white photographs, accompanied by informative captions, each member of the class is illustrated. This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western Locomotive development as well as modellers of the Great Western and Western Region.
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Stock Code P5034.0
Author Waters L
ISBN13 9781473850347
Format Hardback
Height(mm) 189
Width(mm) 246
Page Count 160
Publication Date 2 Mar 2017
Publisher PEN & SWORD
Publication Status Available
Record last updated 30/09/2021