An updated and expanded text based on Clegg & Corley's "Canadian National Steam Power", outlining the history and technical development of steam power as influenced by the different CNR Motive Power Chiefs. It includes a summary of all classes with wheel types, road- and builders-numbers, a list of all predecessor and subsequent owners of CNR power, a builder's list of CNR steam power, a bibliography, plus hundreds of photos, with spectacular colour covers.
Includes a guide to the individual locomotive roster volumes, plus an extensive series of appendices covering across-the-classes items such as livery, sales, leases, appliance application (inc. compounding, gearing, superheating, feedwater heating, smoke deflectors, stokers, oil burners, cab and tender designs).
This book is a compilation of the author's personal experiences in the sixties and features hundreds of previously unpublished colour and black & white photos of BR steam locos. Peter Nicholson sought out BR locos wherever they could be seen starting from the usual spotters' locations on station platforms, progressing to engine shed visits and railway workshops, then on railtours and haunts away from the national networks such as the Isle of Wight and looking for former main line locos after disposal by BR in museums, on the first preserved lines, in industrial service, and awaiting their fate in scrapyards. The quest culminated in the last days of scheduled BR steam in August 1968. All photos, black & white and colour, were taken in the period up to the final day 11 August 1968. In the author's case though, that last day was not on the lineside of the Settle & Carlisle with everyone else for the final special (a week after the end of regular scheduled steam services), but in the less-publicised private yard of Corals coal merchants, Southampton Docks, where an old London & South Western Railway dock tank was still at work! The subject is strictly main line steam locos - those owned or formerly owned by British Railways or its constituent companies, the Big Four (GWR, SR, LMS and LNER) and their predecessors. Surprisingly, perhaps, no other book has looked at BR steam locos in their differing environments as this would do.
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes.
Volume 3 covers:
400 to 429 2-6-0 Class C
470 to 504 2-6-0 Class D
530 to 929 2-6-0 Class E