Built in Britain


Very readable and erudite book about the rise of Britain's independent locomotive manufacturers (IE not railways) during the nineteenth century.

It is a story of continued growth, amalgamation, survival, and failure in a number of cases.

This is not a Gazeteer of the various companies, but a look at the locomotive building industry as a whole, and the factors which contributed to success and failure.

197 photos, drawings and ephemera, mainly in black and white. 221 pages. Nicely produced hardback.