British Railways Engine Sheds: #01 An LNER Inheritance (IR007)
Product No.: IR007
Title: British Railways Engine Sheds: #01 An LNER Inheritance
Author(s): Hawkins, Christ; Hooper, John & Reeve, George
Publisher: Irwell Press
Dust Jacket: None
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 1988
Features: 40 Pages with Black/White Photos.
No.1 is a review of the principal LNER developments; it begins with a short discussion of the situation prior to Grouping in 1923 and describes how the LNER embarked upon a great programme of mechanisation and renewal. Chronically short of cash the company nevertheless set about the work with a considerable ingenuity and fashioned novel (and, essentially, cheaper) solution to problems of engine disposal.
Drawing upon archive sources, contemporary plans and reports and a wealth of other material the account describes how many of the LNER principles were perpetuated on British Railways, in a new and distinct era of rebuilding in the 1950s.