This is the fourth edition of British Steam which celebrates the power and glory of British- designed and built steam locomotives at work in over 170 high quality images, the majority of which have never previously been published.
In 1907 a patent application by Mr HW Garratt led to the building of the first articulated steam locomotive. Supplied to Tasmanian Railways in 1909, now 100 years later K1 is back and at work in the UK. A total of 1636 Beyer-Garratt locos ran on 86 railways in 48 countries. ‘Garratt 100’ pays tribute to the articulated locomotives of Beyer, Peacock & Company Ltd.
The discontinued use of steam locomotives by British Railways was finalised in the summer of 1968, but by 1971 the practice of running Steam Special Trains, had begun. First limited to only a handful of selected routes, but in 1994 railway ‘open access’ changed all that. The ‘steam special years’ are celebrated in two stunning photographic features.
Opened May 1898, closed September 1935! Just over 19 miles of narrow gauge railway running through glorious Devon, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is remembered using a fascinating selection of over 40 evocative images of the period!
This edition also chronicles the work of a modern railway artist Craig Tiley. Features LMS streamliner Duchess of Hamilton, the final era of Irish steam, locomotives at Oxford in 1961. Plus 21st Century New build Locomotives – the Churchward GWR 4700 Class 4-8-0 Mixed Traffic locomotive, another missing link in prospect!
Keith Langston, October 2009.
Duchess – The Lady Hamilton
Main Line Steam Showcase – Brian Sharpe
A David Anderson Steam Focus – Oxford Part 2
North Wales Coast Steam Showcase – Dave Jones
Steaming Through Snowdonia
Craig Tiley – Artist and Photographer
A David Anderson Steam Focus – Ireland
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – 1898 TO 1935
21st Century New Build Locomotives – GWR 4700 Class
Industrial Steam – Foxfield Railway
• Don't forget the first three books in the series: 1948-1968, Preserved, & Past & Present