Fascinating biography of Oliver S. Bulleid, the last truly progressive and original engineer of the Steam Age. This book covers the development of steam engines from Bulleid's apprenticeship under H. A. Ivatt on the Great Northern, his fruitful partnership with Sir Nigel Gresley on the LNER, and his exciting years on the Southern Railway until the bitter pill of nationalization. We watch as his Pacifics blaze across southern England and explore the ill-fated "Leader" experiment in detail. Throughout he book, the events of Bulleid's career are placed in the context of the development of Britain's railways. Illustrated with black and white photos. 299 pages.
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1964. Book Condition: Good. 1964. 299 pages. Pictorial jacket over black cloth. Clean copy with good black and white illustrations. Tanning to both endpapers. Plastic dust jacket wrapper, inside flaps have been taped to pastedowns, which has subsequently left tape residue to endpapers. Board has some edge wear and minor crushing to spine. Unclipped dust jacket has minor tearing to edges and spine. Plastic jacket wrapper is torn, has moderate rub wear and is tanned. Bookseller Inventory # 1507298531ANM