Steam's Lament - Bulleid's

Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader & other works

As this popular series continues to expand further, we take a detailed look at these sometimes-controversial locomotives during their British Railway's careers from 1948 until 1967.

Taking a hard and long search through the archives we have compiled we think a superb selection of first-class photographs to depict each and every one of the Merchant Navy Pacifics in both original and rebuilt condition, together with a photograph of every one of the forty Q1s and all three of the Leaders that were built. Add to this we take a look at Oliver Bulleid's other work including his diesel & electric designs. 

Inside you will find coverage of livery, detail and naming variations using the highest quality photographs to tell the story in a large landscape format. We can enjoy once again these impressive locomotives in action, on shed and in close-up.

208 Pages black & white photographs