British Railways Illustrated: Special 'The Book of the County 4-6-0s' (IR542)
Product No.: IR542
Title: British Railways Illustrated: Special 'The Book of the County 4-6-0s'
Author(s): Sixsmith, Ian
Publisher: Irwell Press
Binding: Laminated Pictorial Boards
Dust Jacket: None
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 2012
Features: 128 Pages with Black/White Photos.
This is the second 'Book Of' to describe a Great Western class and it is a cause for rejoicing or lamentation, according to taste, that the detail variation within the class is minimal, at least compared to the devilish Castle brew. The Counties were completed in under two years, remarkably quickly for the Great Western, which rather liked to build its engines over generations. So no 'joggled' frames, fluted cylinder casings or a mysterious voyage through two, three, four row superheater boilers and occasionally back again. But we hope one or two revelations - the much-prized 'nuggets' - have emerged.