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A Celebration of GRESLEY A1 and A3 PACIFICS

978-1-911262-40-4

£25.95

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A Celebration of GRESLEY A1 and A3 PACIFICS

Second in a series which has but a simple aim, to use
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.
A class first emerging from Doncaster Works in 1922,
the non-streamlined Pacifics were the LNER’s principal
express passenger engines for more than a decade.

The
design underwent continuous development during its
early years, particularly the introduction of long-travel
valve gear and higher pressure boilers in the
transformation from A1 to A3 class. Although put into the
shade from the mid-1930s by the streamlined A4s they
remained the backbone of the LNER passenger fleet,
but were ousted from many of their former duties after
the Second World War as new Thompson and Peppercorn
Pacifics were built. However, the A3s were to enjoy a
real Indian Summer from the late 1950s, their
performance transformed by the fitting of Kylchap double
chimneys.

HARDBACK 128 Pages Black & White Photographs

A Celebration of GRESLEY A1 and A3 PACIFICS

Second in a series which has but a simple aim, to use
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.
A class first emerging from Doncaster Works in 1922,
the non-streamlined Pacifics were the LNER’s principal
express passenger engines for more than a decade.

The
design underwent continuous development during its
early years, particularly the introduction of long-travel
valve gear and higher pressure boilers in the
transformation from A1 to A3 class. Although put into the
shade from the mid-1930s by the streamlined A4s they
remained the backbone of the LNER passenger fleet,
but were ousted from many of their former duties after
the Second World War as new Thompson and Peppercorn
Pacifics were built. However, the A3s were to enjoy a
real Indian Summer from the late 1950s, their
performance transformed by the fitting of Kylchap double
chimneys.

HARDBACK 128 Pages Black & White Photographs

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