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By Peter Tuffrey

** This digital version comprises 218 black-and-white photos **

On 22 could 1934 a zenith of locomotive development within the united kingdom was once reached whilst a tremendous new locomotive entered site visitors for the London & North jap Railway corporation. The awesome engine was once P2 category no. 2001 Cock o' the North and it was once painstakingly erected to the designs of eminent locomotive engineer H.N. Gresley (later Sir) on the company's sprawling Doncaster Works.Cock o' the North was once outfitted with variety of new and experimental positive aspects and this created particularly a stir within the hugely severe railway global and with the broader normal public. those gains incorporated; Kylala-Chapelon (Kylchap) double blastpipe and chimney, Lentz poppet valves and rotary cam valve apparatus, A.C.F.I feedwater heater, V-shaped cab entrance, streamlined steam passages and a 50 sq. toes firebox grate quarter. No. 2001 additionally had a 2-8-2 or 'Mikado' wheel association and, whereas it was once no longer the 1st engine in Britain to have such configuration (the Gresley P1 classification locomotives of 1925 have been the pioneers), Cock o' the North was once the 1st engine meant to be used on show passenger site visitors to be outfitted as a 'Mikado'.This ebook is the 1st one to add the total historical past of Cock o' the North as a unmarried topic. With distinctive examine and a striking collection of pictures it examines and illustrates many points of the locomotive together with: the identify derivation, development, trial runs, trial assessments, the debatable rebuilding through Gresley's successor, Edward Thompson, the involvement within the Balby Bridge crash, and ultimate withdrawal from provider. Locomotive advancements at domestic and overseas in the course of the first 1/2 the 20 th century also are chartered in addition to Nigel Gresley's upward push from nice Northern Railway corporation Locomotive Superintendent to LNER leader Mechanical Engineer. Having understood Gresley's motivation at the back of construction the locomotive, readers are then armed with sufficient details to invite themselves no matter if his daring scan of establishing the most important steam passenger locomotive Britain has ever noticeable used to be a hit and completed the intentions of its creator.

** This digital variation comprises 218 black-and-white pictures **

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