Locomotive Portfolios, Southern Maunsell 4-4-0 Classes (L, D1, E1, L1 &V

From a railwayman and railway historian, a book to delight all enthusiasts of the age of steam railways. This is a story of a man rebuilding a railway with new technology in a series of locomotive classes. – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: Locomotive Portfolios, Southern Maunsell 4-4-0 Classes (L, D1, E1, L1 &V
FILE: R2890
AUTHOR: David Maidment
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword Transport
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 228
PRICE: £35.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: South Eastern & Chatham Railway, locomotive classes, steam, age of 
steam, British railways, railroads, technology, operation, design, construction, 
performance, Richard Maunsell

ISBN: 1-52671-469-8

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DESCRIPTION: From a railwayman and railway historian, a book to delight all 
enthusiasts of the age of steam railways. This is a story of a man rebuilding a 
railway with new technology in a series of locomotive classes.  –   Very Highly 
Recommended

This book is part of a series within the Pen & Sword Transport Locomotive Portfolio. 
It is a subject area in which this publisher excels, with text from a well-respected 
specialist and a selection of stunning photographs in illustration of the story. Many 
photographs are produced in full colour and accompanied by many engineering and 
line drawings, all reproduced on gloss quality paper.

The huge popularity of museums, preserved rail track and locomotives is evidence 
that the magic of steam has survived the demise of steam in commercial railways. 
This even to the extent where steam trains are once more being operated on the 
main rail track of Britain. This popularity is creating a new generation of enthusiasts 
eager to expand their knowledge and understand the history and technology of a past 
age.

Exactly why steam has produced this level of enthusiasm is difficult to explain but 
easy to experience. Unlike modern diesel and electric locomotives, steam engines 
seemed living things, even in their working life. Walking to a railway halt to stop a 
passing tank locomotive hauling two carriages on a local line was always an 
adventure, so much more than just a method of transport. In the same way the sight, 
sound and smell of a main line express was a sensory experience beyond simple 
mobility.

Today, this can still be experienced and books like this provide depth to the 
experience. The author has followed his railway career with an enthusiasm and 
passion that comes out in his articles and books on the subject. This is a must-read 
book for all steam and railway enthusiasts but it is also something for the general 
reader to wet their appetite and learn more a world that has passed, but only recently.