Wild Swan Books
The Princess Royal Pacifics
John Jennison, David Hunt & Bob Essery
Pictorial Supplement to LMS Loco Profile No.4
Softback - 96 pages - £19.95Contents
- Origins & Building
- Late 1940s and Early 1950s
- The Final Years
- Individual Engine Histories
The concept behind the Pictorial Supplements to the LMS Profile Series is to make available more good quality photographs than could be reasonably accommodated in the main title. Thus the content of this book is largely confined to images of the Princess Royal locomotives, showing the engines in service, close-up views of individual mechanical features and with detailed captions to highlight features illustrated by each photograph.
The small size of the class has enabled the inclusion of a good many photographs of each locomotive, a high proportion of them taken in traffic, arranged in chronological order to cover the whole period from early LMS days until withdrawn by British Railways. The intention was to illustrate the appearance of each locomotive throughout its life, primarily to assist modellers, artists and historians to relate a locomotive's external condition to a particular period. Although not all iterations of every engine are illustrated, by cross referencing between them, most combinations of livery and modification can be identified.