Bulleid Pacifics

Author: Nigel Kendall
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445682281
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A stunning collection of mostly previously unpublished photographs of one of the most iconic locomotives of all time - the SR Merchant navy class, better known as the Bulleid Pacifics.

Bulleid Pacifics

Author: John Scott-Morgan
Editor: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781844259540
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Echoing the format and character of the Haynes Great Cars Series, this new, highly detailed, colorful series dealing with individual and important classes of steam locomotive. This is it to be the ultimate book for lovers of these iconic locos with their distinctive ‘air-smoothed’ form. As well as detailing the history of the class, the book will also take a very close look at the surviving examples and use extensive close-up and scenic imagery of them.

The Power Of The Bulleid Pacifics

Author: Stanley Creer
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ISBN: 9780860930822
Size: 19,29 MB
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A classic title of particular interest to all Southern Railway enthusiasts, the latest reprint in the popular 'Power Series'. Covers the Bulleid Pacific locomotives - temperamental, troublesome, expensive to run and complete with many well-documented shortcomings, the Pacifics were still magnificent machines in action.

Winston Churchill And The Bulleid Pacifics

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ISBN: 9780957678835
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The Bulleid Pacifics Of The Southern Region

Author: Cecil John Allen
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The Modified Bulleid Pacifics

Author: Tim Hillier-Graves
Editor: Locomotive Portfolios
ISBN: 9781526721662
Size: 17,43 MB
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Oliver Bulleid's Pacifics were perhaps the most controversial steam locomotives ever built in Britain. They seem to been loved and loathed in equal measure and the debate over their strengths and weaknesses took on a new dimension when BR decided to modify them in the 1950s. It was argued that they were too costly to operate and maintain, by comparison to other types available. Their time out of service, due to breakdowns, was also increasing to an unacceptable level, and some of Bulleid's innovations were believed to be more hindrance than help. Rightly or wrongly BR were faced with a costly scrap and build programme or seek to make the engines more reliable. To Ron Jarvis, an engineer of note, fell the job of saving Bulleid's enigmatic locomotives in a bid to satisfy the demands of the service. And he displayed a master's touch in the programme that followed, saving the best of Bulleid's work and adopting other established design principles. What emerged was described by Bert Spencer, Gresley's talented assistant, as taking a swan and creating a soaring eagle'. This book explores all the elements of the lives of these Pacifics and their two designers. It draws on previously unpublished material to describe their gradual evolution, which didn't start or finish with the 1950s major rebuilding programme. AUTHOR: Tim Hillier-Graves was born in North London in 1951. On leaving university he served with the Royal Navy seeing wide service on land and sea. For much of this time he specialised in weapons development projects, specifically missiles and heavyweight torpedoes, and worked alongside BAe, Marconi Space and Defence Systems and McDonnell Douglas in the process. In support of this work he undertook prolonged periods of study and research at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham. Late in his career he changed specialisms and focussed on Human Resource Management and outsourcing, then as an Assistant Director took on responsibility of housing for military personnel. He retired in 2011 to concentrate more fully on writing and has had a number of books and articles on the Navy, railway engineering, aviation and military history published since the 1970s. All the royalties from his books have been and will be donated to Cancer Research UK in memory of his many relatives and friends who have succumbed to these illnesses.

Bulleid S Pacifics A Pictorial Appreciation

Author: Don Benn
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542874885
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This 106 page book is a pictorial appreciation of Bulleid's pacifics featuring the 31 such locomotives which have survived scrapping and are now either active or are awaiting restoration or overhaul. This is my personal contribution to the 50th anniversary of the end of Southern steam in July 1967 and as such is limited to my own collection of images plus a few from Bob Randall ranging from black and white or colour shots of each of the engines in service in the 1960s through to colour slides or black and white shots of them of them in subsequent years and finally digital shots in the post 2005 era.

Bulleid Pacifics

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Southern Railway Lord Nelson Class 4 6 0s

Author: Tim Hillier-Graves
Editor: Pen and Sword Transport
ISBN: 1526744740
Size: 10,52 MB
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The Lord Nelson Class has come to be viewed as an ‘also ran’ amongst express locomotives and is largely overlooked for that reason. It had the misfortune to be sandwiched on Southern metals between the classic and much revered King Arthurs and Schools and by Bullied’s controversial Pacifics. In such company any design might suffer by comparison. And yet when first appearing they attracted plaudits from railway professionals, including the footplate crew, and the public alike. But with only 16 being built their impact was muted and any faults in their design were magnified beyond their actual impact. In truth they deserved far better than this and were, in fact sturdy, reliable performers that served the company well on the heavy boat trains for which they were designed and across their other passenger services for 30 years and more in peace and war. Much has been written about these locomotives but no story is ever complete, with new information and photographs emerging to deepen our understanding of them. This book provides an in depth view that re-examines these impressive engines using, new material, eye witness accounts, contemporary assessments and more than 200 photographs and drawings.

Giants Of Steam

Author: Jonathan Glancey
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782395660
Size: 11,94 MB
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The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service: a story of invention, skill and passion, Giants of Steam reveals how the true advocates of steam's glory days pushed its design and performance to remarkable limits, taking these powerful and beautifully designed machines to new heights against a backdrop of the political upheavals and military conflicts of the mid twentieth century. Glancey tells the stories of the greatest of the 'steam men', the charismatic engineers who designed these machines and put them to use. Giants of Steam also reveals how steam design has continued to progress against the odds in recent decades, while enthusiasm for the steam locomotive itself is far from burning out.