Steam is Coming Home

Steam is Coming Home

Robin Jones

Britain invented the steam railway locomotive concept, while other countries went on to build their own. However, once steam ended overseas, several were brought to Britain for heritage railway and museum use.
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Mortons Books
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911639275
Pages : 132
Dimensions : 11.6 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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Overview
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Britain invented the steam railway locomotive concept, while other countries went on to build their own. However, once steam ended overseas, several were brought to Britain for heritage railway and museum use.
Standard gauge: notably Polish tank engines, several of which today see regular use in preservation. Also the giant Chinese loco at the National Railway Museum. The Kent & East Sussex Railway and Bressingham Steam Museum each have a Norwegian loco and the Nene Valley Railway several continental engines and carriages. Narrow gauge: By necessity, several narrow gauge lines have found engines built overseas their only source of affordable steam power. Brecon Mountain, Welshpool, South Tynedale, Ffestiniog etc all have locos built abroad, while others are on static display because no UK railway has the right gauge to run them. The Statfold Barn Railway has a huge museum full of imported and restored steam!

About The Author
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Robin Jones is the founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, a monthly title devoted to railway preservation. A railway enthusiast since his early years, he was taken trainspotting at Widney Manor station in Solihull - on the Western Region route from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa - during the last years of British Railways steam locomotives. Robin has had many books published, on subjects ranging from railways to history and travel.