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STEAM'S LAMENT Bulleid''s Merchant Navy
STEAM'S LAMENT Bulleid''s Merchant Navy

STEAM'S LAMENT Bulleid''s Merchant Navy

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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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