Wild Swan Books

The Mixed Traffic Black 5s
Part 2 - Nos. 5225 to 5499 & 4658 to 4999
LMS Loco Profile No.6

David Hunt, Fred James & Bob Essery

Softback  -  128 pages  -  £15.95


This is the second part of the series dealing with the LMS mixed traffic 4-6-0s and covers all the locomotives originally built with sloping throatplate fireboxes and Walshaerts or Stevenson valve gear. Part 1 (Profile No.5) dealt with locomotives built in 1934 and 1935 with vertical throatplate fireboxes (Nos. 5000 to 5224). The final part of the Class 5 series (Profile No.7) deals with the Caprotti valve gear engines.

The book is extensively illustrated including a number of close up images of various mechanical and constructional features of the locomotives. The twenty detailed drawings include two at large format, printed on a fold out page bound into the book. The Appendices include dates of construction, renumbering, modification and withdrawal, as well as shed allocations at outset and for selected dates between 1939 and 1965.

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