The Duchesses

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William Stanier, chief engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, responded to the LNER's A4 Pacifics in 1937 with his Coronation-class locomotives, many named after Duchesses. The most powerful engines on the network, the first examples carried distinctive streamlined bodywork. Including the accounts of LMS railwaymen, this book tells the story of the Duchesses’ main-line service as well as examining the modern restoration of two locomotives.

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The Duchesses

The Duchesses

The Story of Britain's Ultimate Steam Locomotives

Aurum2015

Hardback256pp Illustrated204x134mm

9781781314975     Product Code: 504067

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William Stanier, chief engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, responded to the LNER's A4 Pacifics in 1937 with his Coronation-class locomotives, many named after Duchesses. The most powerful engines on the network, the first examples carried distinctive streamlined bodywork. Including the accounts of LMS railwaymen, this book tells the story of the Duchesses’ main-line service as well as examining the modern restoration of two locomotives.

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