In writing the biography of Oliver Bulleid it becomes impossible to separate the story of the man from the development of locomotives and mechanical engineering over the last 60 years of steam. Many of the most important figures in railway engineering in the early part of this century are brought vividly to life such as H A Ivatt, one of the giants of locomotive engineering and Bulleid's teacher at the Doncaster 'Plant' of the Great Northern Railway, and Sir Nigel Gresley, for whom Bulleid worked for many years on the L.N.E.R. - a partnership which proved immensely fruitful. In 1938 Bulleid left the L.N.E.R. to take up the appointment of Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway, an appointment which he held for ten exciting years until nationalization - to which he was bitterly opposed - in 1948. His life, and his work as the last truly progressive and original engineer of the Steam Age, are here described in a way which puts into perspective his adventurous and lonely attempt to develop a steam engine to meet the challenge of diesel power in the second half of the twentieth century.
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Book Description London. UK : George Allen & Unwin. Second Impression 1982, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Published by George Allen & Unwin. Second Impression 1982. Hardback, 303 pages, illustrated - black & white plates,black cloth covered boaqrds, silver gilt title, Dustwrapper protected by removable clear pvc cover. Condition : Fine in Fine Dustwrapper. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # TRA19897