Following on from the author's widely acclaimed Edward Thompson Wartime C.M.E. published in 2021, we now turn our attentions to his predecessor's work and designs in a totally new work across 460 pages.
Using fresh sources primary information compared alongside previously conceived and published research we can see in a fresh light the real achievements and innovations he led the way in for the railway industry as a whole.
In addition, we examine all of Gresley's designs and those of other engineers he modified during his tenure, and how he encouraged and nurtured others who would ultimately succeed him.
All of this is fully supported with a wealth of references, tables, graphs and a fabulous array of photographs, many of which have never been in print before, as we utilise the resources and archives of the Gresley Society.
If you have ever wondered or admired any of his great designs and their rightful place in history such as 4472 Flying Scotsman and 4468 Mallard, then this is the book for you.
Introduction: The Use of Engine Power
Chapter 1: Early Life and Influences
Chapter 2: The G.N.R.
Chapter 3: G.N.R. Locomotive Designs
G.N.R. 536 Class (L.N.E.R. Class J6) 0-6-0 (1911)
G.N.R. Class H2 (L.N.E.R. Classes K1 and K2) 2-6-0 (1912)
G.N.R. Class O1 (L.N.E.R. Class O3) 2-8-0 (1913)
G.N.R. Class J23 (L.N.E.R. Class J51 and later J50) 0-6-0T (1914)
G.N.R. Class O2 2-8-0 (1918)
G.N.R. Class H4 (L.N.E.R. Class K3) 2-6-0 (1920)
G.N.R. Class N2 0-6-2T (1920)
G.N.R. Class A1 4-6-2 (1922)
Chapter 4: Stepping up on the L.N.E.R.
Chapter 5: L.N.E.R. Locomotive Designs
L.N.E.R. Class P1 2-8-2 (1925)
L.N.E.R. Class U1 Garratt 2-8-0+0-8-2 (1925)
L.N.E.R. Class J38 0-6-0 (1926)
L.N.E.R. Class J39 0-6-0 (1926)
L.N.E.R. Class A3 4-6-2 (1927)
Flying Scotsman: The Centenarian's Adventures
L.N.E.R. Class D49 4-4-0 (1927)
L.N.E.R. Class B17 4-6-0 (1928)
L.N.E.R. Class W1 4-6-4 (1929)
L.N.E.R. Class V1 2-6-2T (1930)
L.N.E.R. Class P2 2-8-2 (1934)
L.N.E.R. Class A4 4-6-2 (1935)
L.N.E.R. Class V2 2-6-2 (1936)
L.N.E.R. Class K4 2-6-0 (1937)
L.N.E.R. Class V3 2-6-2T (1939)
L.N.E.R. Class V4 2-6-2 (1941)
L.N.E.R. No. 6701 Bo+Bo Electric Locomotive (1941)
New Builds, Rebuilds & Conversions
Chapter 6: Gresley's Carriage & Wagon Designs
Chapter 7: The Development of Streamlining
Chapter 8: Gresley's Legacy
Chapter 9: Epilogue
Chapter 10: Strengths and Limitations of the Study
Bibliography & References
460 Pages in a large format portrait copiously illustrated throughout with a wealth of archive colour and black & white photographs from the steam era, tables & graphs and printed on high-quality glossy art paper.