The Broad Gauge Engines of the Great Western Railway Part 2: 1840-1845


Whilst it only covers four groups of locomotives - the ‘Fire Fly’, ‘Sun’, ‘Leo’ and ‘Hercules’ classes, this also covers Daniel Gooch’s approach to locomotive design, notably standardisation of components, the builders of the locomotives up to 1842, and innovations in construction and production techniques.

The ‘Leo’ class were the first 0-4-2s and the ‘Hercules’ the first 0-6-0s, indicating the need for increased

power. More photos than Part 1, drawings by E.T. Lane and also more scale drawings and reproductions of works originals. 144 hardbound pages.

See also: Part 1 of this work