Fascinating examination of the whys and wherefores of the railway depots and sheds that once served British steam locomotives, providing a clear look at how steam railways "really" worked. Chapters cover how coal was loaded onto the engines, disposal of ashes, water for the boilers, repairing boilers, inspection and maintenance, depot and shed layouts, personnel, breakdowns, and snow plowing. There is also a section on preserved depots such as Steamtown in Carnforth (now closed) and the former Great Western depot at Didcot (now the Didcot Railway Centre). Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and diagrams. 128 pages.
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Book Description Ian Allan Ltd., 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 128pp, not price clipped, no inscriptions illustrated. Slight rubbing to edges of wrapper but no tears, loss or fading. Excellent condition copy internally with virtually no wear, no marks or turned over page corners, appears only very lightly read. Heavy book, please inquire for postage outside the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 023082
Book Description Ian Allan London, London, 1983. Cloth. Book Condition: Fiine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First. 128pp b/w illustrations. excellent review/reference. fine copy in like d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 020119