British Railways Illustrated: Special 'The Book of the Lord Nelson 4-6-0s' (IR599)
Product No.: IR599
Title: British Railways Illustrated: Special 'The Book of the Lord Nelson 4-6-0s'
Author(s): Derry, Richard
Publisher: Irwell Press
Binding: Laminated Pictorial Boards
Dust Jacket: None
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 2005
Features: 92 Pages with Black/White Photos.
In the latest in the popular Book Of locomotive series author Richard Derry returns us to his pet Southern Railway and the remarkable Lord Nelson 4-6-0s. Famous in the 1930s for working express boat trains such as the Golden Arrow and Night Ferry, they were somewhat overshadowed by the Bulleid Pacifics after the war still they continued to run main line expresses right into the 1960s.
All were named after celebrated British Naval Heroes Nelson, Drake, Raleigh, Hawkins and the other great Sea Dogs who saw off the Spanish, French and Dutch over hundreds of years of glorious Empire. October 21st is Trafalgar Day and the 200th Anniversary of Nelson's brilliant victory