Title: Great Western Steam. Second Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  George Allen & Unwin, London, 1967,
Seller ID: 104322
TUPLIN, W.A. Great Western Steam. London: Ruskin House, George Allen and Unwin Ltd., (1967). Second Impression of the Second Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xiv,1-194, + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, green leatherette with gilt lettering to front board and spine. "[...] Great Western locomotives are not typical British locomotives in detail, but they are the sameas all conventional steam locomotives in fundamentals and so they form as good a peg as any on which to hang a sketch of the locomotive in conception, in being and at work. [...] The enthusiast may be glad to read in this book expressions of admiration for what are, in the last resort, mere pieces of machinery, but he will find the dashing prowess of Great Western locomotives explained simply by intelligent design, careful building, hard drivingand hot firing and not humbly attribuited to some wonderful Wiltshire witc hcraft." -from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Early Impressions; 2. G.J. Churchward and After; 3. Churchward's Prototype Locomotives; 4. Other Standard Classes; 5. Great Western Tank Engines; 6. Some Famous Swindon Designs: 'Saint' Class -- No. 40 -- 'Star' Class -- Britain's first 'Pacific' -- 'Castle' Class -- 'King' Class; 7. Some Constructional Features; 8. Some Great Western Running; 9. Some Locomotive Exchanges; 10. Some Fast Schedules; 11. Labour on a Locomotive; 12. On the Footplate; 13. Some Footplate Journeys: Paddington to Birmingham -- Paddington to Plymouth -- Newport to Paddington -- Paddington to Plymouth (Rough Trip) -- Chester to Birmingham; 14. General Footplate Work; 15. Train-timing and Locomotive Power; 17. Some Notable Running; 18. Possiblities; 19. Conclusion. With appendices and index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dull-green dustjacket. 20.00