A Celebration of BR STANDARD PACIFICS
Britannias, Clans & Duke of Gloucester
top quality photographs reproduced at the largest
possible size to celebrate some of the best-loved steam
classes. Full-page shots are presented in a landscape
format and are backed up by comprehensive captions.
Although the engines were in service for under two
decades and generally struggled to make headway
against the pre-nationalisation express classes, the BR
Standard Pacifics did have a significant impact in one
part of the country, the Britannias revolutionising
express services on the former Great Eastern lines
out of Liverpool Street. All of them ended up in the
North West where they saw out their final years up to
the end of steam.
The emphasis throughout is on the engines in service
and the book has been arranged in chapters in
chronological order starting with the batches of each
class as built. The final chapters show the engines at
work in the late 1950s and 1960s over the principal
routes where they were used. All engines in each class
are covered at least once.