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The Book of the Stanier 2-6-0s

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The Book of the Stanier 2-6-0s

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Freight power on the LMS was not nearly as good as Stanier had a right to expect. The Midland 4F 0 6 0 had been widely perpetuated; a good machine, it could have been much better if the axle box bearing surfaces had been man enough for the job. The same failing prematurely terminated the careers of the Fowler 7F 0-8-0s, all the more regrettable for the boiler being an excellent steamer. Similar woes afflicted the Garratts, leaving only the curious Hughes 'Crab' 2-6-0s to shine, relatively, on freight working. In the Stanier revolution that was coming, the hordes of 8F 2-8-0s and Class 5 4-6-0s would alter this picture beyond recognition, but it was destined to start in a small way. One of them, 'The Mighty Mogul', is prominent in preservation today. 104 pages A4 hardback illustrated in black & white.

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Stock Code: IR680.0
Author: Sixsmith I
ISBN13: 9781903266809
Height(mm): 297
Width(mm): 210
Page Count: 104
Publication Date: 31 Jul 2007
Publisher: IRWELL PRESS
Publication Status: Available
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