Fowler's Fury is a long overdue and similarly awaited account of the solitary ultra high-pressure LMS steam locomotive of 1929.
Renowned for just one incident in which a member of the footplate staff was fatally burned, there is a considerable amount more to be told relating to the built up, construction, trails and ultimate abandonment of an experiment intended to introduce a new generation of more efficient steam locomotives.
The author, Ian Carney, has devoted many years studying the engine with the result that many previously believed notions will be exposed as folk-lore whilst the true facts surrounding the engine are revealed for the first time.
A fascinating and superbly written account.
Heavily illustrated with colour content throughout.
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The Vale of Rheidol Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft11 3/4 inches (603 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 113?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.
Until 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.
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