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British Steam Railways

Nock, O S

Editorial: Adam and Charles Black, London, 1961
Condición: VG Encuadernación de tapa dura
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O S Nock was a noted and prolific railway historian whose writings concentrated of the development of rail as a transport system in the British Isles and when this volume was printed it added to the list of about two dozen publications he had compiled. "British Steam Railways" was to be somewhat different to most of its predecessors in that it covered the entire evolution of the British rail system rather than a specific topic. Thus the book covers the development of the steam locomotive from the 1820s up to the 1960s when the golden age of steam rail was giving way to more modern forms of motive power and the famous railway companies had disappeared in the railway nationalisation of 1948. Nock's overall study of the steam era is wide-ranging covering, all aspects of rail operations such as engineering factors in the permanent way including bridges and tunnels, signalling, railway yards, passenger coaches, railway activity through two World Wars, mail and cargo traffic, express, main-line, surburban trains and services on "lesser lines." Different rail guages and speed achievements of steam locomotives are also considered, This book could be said to be a collective of all the railway lore, facts and wisdom absorbed by this paramount author on British railway history over many years. His erudite text is complemented by a feast of illustrations. First edition of 1961, 326 pages including index, illustrated with eight full page colour paintings, including frontis, of locomotives from different eras, 48 b/w photo plates some with multiple images, 39 drawings in text, including maps, rolling stock, singnalling equipment, bridges, tunnels and carriages,also a number of tables. Blue hard covers with gilt spine titles are VG+ with light .tape marks confined to corners both FEPs, shadow marks to FEPs, light diagonal creases to few early pages, (not to frontis), text block otherwise excellent, no inscriptions. Colour art DJ is VG with some slight surface wear, not clipped but price removed with circular cut out to lower front flap. Size: 24cm by 16.5cm. N° de ref. de la librería 004955

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Título: British Steam Railways

Editorial: Adam and Charles Black, London

Año de publicación: 1961

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Photos. Art, Drawings, Diagrams

Condición del libro:VG

Condición de la sobrecubierta: VG

Edición: 1st

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