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Published by: Irwell Press
Author: John Jennison

A Celebration of BR Standard Pacifics - Britannias, Clans and The Duke of Gloucester

Third in a series which has but one 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.

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.

Hardback, 144 pages, black & white photographs