SOUTHERN RAILWAY: Maunsell Moguls


SOUTHERN RAILWAY: Maunsell Moguls

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Southern Maunsell Moguls and Tank Engines describes the conception, design and construction of the two-and three cylinder 2-6-0's initially the 'Ns' constructed at the end of WWI, many a government initiative by the Woolwich Arsenal and their three-cylinder variants, the N1s. It also describes in similar fashion the Class K River 2-6-4 tank engines, their riding problems, and the decision to convert them as U two-cylinder moguls after the disastrous Seven Oaks derailment in 1927. The solitary K1 three-cylinder 2-6-4T was similarly converted as the prototype three-cylinder U1 with new build Us and U1s following in the early 1930s. Originally built by Richard Maunsell the moguls became the standard mixed traffic locomotive throughout the Southern Railway for virtually the whole of its existence and remained until near the end of BR Southern Region's steam stock in 1965-6. 300 black and white and 30 colour photographs showcase the allocation, operation and performance of these fine trains, their mixed liveries and even are photographed locomotives condemned and awaiting scrapping. We also look at the Class W for heavy cross-London interchange freight traffic, and the Z 0-8-0T for heavy shunting and banking work and the redesigns of some elderly LB & SCR E 1 0-6-0Ts for branch line work in rural Devon and North Cornwall, providing a radial axle as 0-6-2 T Class E1/R. Also covers Ireland and the freight tank engines for the Metropolitan Railway. A big lavish tribute, 235 glossy pages, colour and extra large format.
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ISBN 9781526732132
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