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Engine 6000 - The Saga of King George V
NOCK, Oswald Stevens
David & Charles
ISBN 10: 0715357166
ISBN 13: 9780715357163

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Engine 6000 - The Saga of King George V
NOCK, Oswald Stevens      
ISBN: 0715357166
David & Charles Newton Abbot, Devon, England 1972 Reprint  Soft Cover 108 pages b/w photos - previous owners inscription inside - Many books have been written about locomotive dynasties, some about individual classes, but this is a book about one single locomotive, one of the most famous steam locomotives that has ever run the rails. Its origin was unusual in that the general manager of the GWR wanted to have a locomotive that would beat all others; the civil engineer was ordered to improve his road so that a locomotive of such greatly increased weight and power could run; and then within weeks of its construction it was shipped to the USA to do some priceless publicity work for the British railways. 0. S. Nock tells the story of the King George V from personal acquaintance with many of the men involved in its design, construction and operation. He has travelled many thousands of miles behind it, ridden on its footplate on some of the fastest runs in Great Britain, and has studied the developments carried out on this engine and her class after World War II to keep a design that was then twenty years old in the forefront of British steam locomotive practice. And then there are the latest phases of this great, unfinished story; the decision by the British Railway Board to include the locomotive among those scheduled for preservation; its languishing in Swindon shed, and then its sensational rescue and restoration through the enterprise of H. P. Bulmer Ltd of Hereford. In 1971, alone of all the preserved steam locomotives in Great Britain, the King George V was allowed to run the rails on British Railways once again; and Mr Nock once again rode on the footplate.   Fair/No Jacket
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10529
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Engine 6000 : The Saga of King George V
NOCK, Oswald Stevens      
ISBN: 0715357166
David & Charles Newton Abbot, Devon, England 1972 First Edition  Hard Cover 108 pages b/w photos - Many books have been written about locomotive dynasties, some about individual classes, but this is a book about one single locomotive, one of the most famous steam locomotives that has ever run the rails. Its origin was unusual in that the general manager of the GWR wanted to have a locomotive that would beat all others; the civil engineer was ordered to improve his road so that a locomotive of such greatly increased weight and power could run; and then within weeks of its construction it was shipped to the USA to do some priceless publicity work for the British railways. 0. S. Nock tells the story of the King George V from personal acquaintance with many of the men involved in its design, construction and operation. He has travelled many thousands of miles behind it, ridden on its footplate on some of the fastest runs in Great Britain, and has studied the developments carried out on this engine and her class after World War II to keep a design that was then twenty years old in the forefront of British steam locomotive practice. And then there are the latest phases of this great, unfinished story; the decision by the British Railway Board to include the locomotive among those scheduled for preservation; its languishing in Swindon shed, and then its sensational rescue and restoration through the enterprise of H. P. Bulmer Ltd of Hereford. In 1971, alone of all the preserved steam locomotives in Great Britain, the King George V was allowed to run the rails on British Railways once again; and Mr Nock once again rode on the footplate.   Very Good/Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10531
Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd  
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