By Laurence Waters
In this booklet writer Laurence Waters charts the outstanding historical past of the category from the building of the prototype Saint at Swindon in 1902, throughout to the ultimate withdrawals in 1953. utilizing many formerly unpublished black and white photos, observed through informative captions, each one member of the category is illustrated. This e-book should still entice these drawn to the historical past of significant Western Locomotive improvement in addition to modellers of the nice Western and Western Region.
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