BR Standard Steam Locomotives Vol.3. The Tank Engine Classes
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

BR Standard Steam Locomotives Vol.3. The Tank Engine Classes

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BR Standard Steam Locomotives Vol.3. The Tank Engine Classes


From Penzance to Wick, the Standard tank classes were designed to modernise secondary route power. Railway enthusiasts throughout the land became familiar with their high running plates which gave the 230 engines of three types their "family" appearance. 

Author Paul Chancellor presents their full story, from their design origins, construction, modifications, allocation, use and liveries. whether these engines hauled you reluctantly to school - your reviewer's experience - or you only came across them in preservation, the Class 4‘s handsome curved tank sides will evoke many a nostalgic memory. 

With their construction at all six main workshops, local livery variations and national use, there is something for everyone to savour in this book, the second in the Society's BR Standard series. Diagrams of each design are included.
Page size 212 x 272mm, Casebound 189 photographs including sixteen in colour.


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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom

About Us

The Vale of Rheidol Railway (WelshRheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mmnarrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 11 3?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002. 

The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.

Geraint Roberts
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Park Avenue
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom

Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712


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