British Steam Locomotive Builders

James W. Lowe

* The reprinting of this important book will fill a gap in available publications on locomotive construction, which has existed for many years.
Date Published :
August 2014
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Fully illustrated throughout
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From the early 1800s and for nearly 170 years, steam locomotives were built in Great Britain and Ireland, by a variety of firms, large and small. James Lowe spent many years accumulating a considerable archive of material on the History of the locomotive building industry, from its early beginnings at the dawn of railways, until the end of steam locomotive construction in the 1960s. British Steam Locomotive Builders was first published in 1975 and has not been in print for some years.

This useful and well researched book is a must for any serious railway historian or locomotive enthusiast, 704 pages with reference to 350 builders, 541 illustrations and 47 diagrams. The material in this book has been carefully selected to cover all the leading former steam locomotive manufacturers in the British Isles.

About The Author

James W. Lowe was a premium apprentice, who was trained on the Great Western Railway, at Wolverhampton and Swindon Works, he later worked for British Timken and went on to work in South Africa as an inspector for South African Railways and Harbours.

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