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STEAM'S LAMENT Bulleid's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader & other works
STEAM'S LAMENT Bulleid's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader & other works

STEAM'S LAMENT Bulleid's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader & other works

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STEAM'S LAMENT

Bulleid's

Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader & other works

As this popular series continues to expand further, we take a detailed look at these sometimes-controversial locomotives during their British Railway's careers from 1948 until 1967.

Taking a hard and long search through the archives we have compiled we think a superb selection of first-class photographs to depict each and every one of the Merchant Navy Pacifics in both original and rebuilt condition, together with a photograph of every one of the forty Q1s and all three of the Leaders that were built. Add to this we take a look at Oliver Bulleid's other work including his diesel & electric designs.  

Inside you will find coverage of livery, detail and naming variations using the highest quality photographs to tell the story in a large landscape format. We can enjoy once again these impressive locomotives in action, on shed and in close-up.

208 Pages black & white photographs HARDBACK

A superb accompaniment to the previous volume covering all 110 of his Light Pacifics.

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Review from Graham Muz Muspratt.
Following on from the excellent Steam’s Lament – Bulleid’s Light Pacifics is the next title provided to me by my friends at Strathwood Publishing being Steam’s Lament – Bulleid’s Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader and Other Works .  This follows the same wide landscape format and contains 208 pages often with multiple black and white photographs per page along with well researched and informative captions.
Steam’s Lament – Bulleid’s Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader and Other Works features every one of the Merchant Navy Pacifics in both original and rebuilt condition, together with a photograph of every one of the forty Q1s and all three of the Leaders that were built. Also included are some of Bulleid’s other works including his diesel & electric locomotive designs.
The photographs are from a number of sources such as: Colour Rail, Rail Photoprints ,  Anistr.com,  Rail-Online.com and the Transport Treasury so will not be new to many of us, there are also a number of photographs from other sources such as Strathwood‘s own library, that are not so familiar and many that I have not seen before. The selection of photographs covers details and variation in liveries and naming and shows the locomotives in action, on shed and in close up. The benefit is that the they are all nicely reproduced in the one book and at a good size afforded by the wide landscape format.
It is of course good to see pictures of my favourite Merchant Navys 21c6/35006  ‘Peninsular & Oriental SN Co’ and 21c11/35011 ‘General Steam Navigation’ included with again some images new to me.
As well as the Leader, the book includes a few examples of: Bulleid’s drafting improvements with Lemaitre multiple-jet blast pipes and their associated large diameter chimneys, his 500hp 0-6-0 shunter 11001, the 350hp 0-6-0 shunters, the 10201-3 main line diesels and also the Bulleid/Raworth electric locos 20001-3.
By covering each locomotive in turn and including images from different periods of their working life it provides a great reference for railway historians and modellers alike, a welcome addition to my library and wholeheartedly recommended.

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Steven Main
Steam's lament bulleids merchant navy,Q1,

The book was everything I expected and makes a perfect companion to my previous book -Steam lament bulleid light pacifics

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Stewart Prise
Steam's Lament, Bullied's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader & other works

The Steam's Lament series of books by author Kevin Derrick is a joy to behold the book on O.V.S. Bullied's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader and other classes covering both diesel and electric traction, is a prime example of a pictorial railway album should be produced,
The photographs are crisp in their reproduction and the accompanying text is easy to understand and give a brief history of each class as an introduction to each chapter of the book
Bullied was a genius in the world of steam locomotive and railway engineering his Q1 class put function ahead of form and although they were unconventional in appearance, they performed the tasks they where designed to do with an operating elegance rarely matched by other similar classes on other British railways, his ground breaking work with the Leader Class of Locomotives, could have given steam traction an extended future, had it not been for the Nationalisation of the railways in 1948, for a more complete record of the history of the Leader class I can do no better than refer you to the recently published book by Kevin Robertson, on the Leader Class , under the OPC imprint. Steam's Lament should be on the bookshelves of every serious railway enthusiast. Stewart Prise

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