The Locomotive Exchanges


Slight discolouration to the cover and page edges, but overall in good condition.

In the first section of this book, Cecil J. Allen describes in full detail the exchanges of locomotives which have taken place on the railways of Britain between 1870 and 1948, with tables of running times and speeds. Many of these exchanges were covered by the Author personally, particularly the extensive series of 1948, on which Mr. Allen travelled some 10,000 miles with the test trains.

The second portion of the book is devoted to a commentary on the official report of the Railway Executive on the 1948 exchange trials.

The volume is fully illustrated, with a magnificent series of action shots of the "strangers" at work, by the leading express train photographers.