The incredible Darjeeling 'B’ Class


First introduced on the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway in 1889, the ‘B’ class 2 foot gauge 0-4-0 tank locos are still in regular use today. Building of successive developments of the class, from a number of builders, continued until 1927.

If you want large numbers of detail drawings, The Darjeeling Garratt and the engine it tried to replace is better; whilst this book does have some drawings it is the detail photographs of many of the ‘B’ Class, that will make this superb book invaluable to the modeller.

For the historian or railway enthusiast, there are good descriptions of each engine, plus photographs, a chapter on the class’s background, and on the attempts to fit oil firing etc. Tremendous and a very well produced 128 page paperback.