There were several hundred classes of steam locomotive in action during the BR era and, although large numbers were preserved, many classes were withdrawn with no examples saved for preservation and restoration - effectively, that means they have now become extinct. This book is a comprehensive tribute to the steam locomotive classes that have been lost to our railway heritage.
Release on 1960 | by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Hearings Before a Subcommittee ... Eighty-sixth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 4292, a Bill to Repeal Section 13a of the Interstate Commerce Act; H.R. 5596 and H.R. 9742, Bills to Amend the Interstate Commerce Act, as Amended, So as to Strengthen and Improve the National Transportation System, Insure the Protection of the Public Interest, and for Other Purposes; H.R. 5866, a Bill to Amend Section 13a (1) of the Interstate Commerce Act, as Amended, Relative to the Discontinuance Or Change of the Operation of Certain Trains Or Ferries and Similar Bills. March 1, 2, 4, April 6, 7, 8, May 3, 4, 6, and 10, 1960
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Considers H.R. 5596 and 28 related bills, to amend the Interstate Commerce Act to require formal ICC hearing for each railroad and ferry boat passenger line earmarked for abandonment where more than one state is involved.
This book was a must have for all engineers and designers of steam engines. It explains in word and picurtes almost every detail of the constrution of railway locomotives and still does provide unique and very useful information to all lovers of historic railways.