It is more than 200 years since the world’s first steam railway locomotive hauled its initial load of iron ore and passengers on a short, slow journey. From that time onwards, the evolution of the steam locomotive continued unabated through the 19th century and on into the 20th.
Steam haulage on Britain’s nationalised railways ended in 1968, yet the British public’s love affair with these magnificent machines endures. In this volume you’ll find:
- Features on 100 of the most impressive British steam locomotives
- Stories of the fascinating engineers who designed them
- Beautiful imagery from the country’s leading railway photographers
Written by best-selling railway author Julian Holland, Britain’s Steam Locomotives is the perfect addition to any railway enthusiast’s collection.