Double-headed Trains 1: South (Derek Cross) lands on the shelves of my shop.
Shepperton: Ian Allan, 1979, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: What was the fascination of a double-headed train to the onlooker or photographer? Such things certainly had no charm for those who ran a railway, rather they were an expensive luxury. Neither were they the sign of absolute power, rather the reverse. The use of two engines on a train was more often than not because axle load limitations and clearances imposed the need for two smaller engines to workloads that, given more space, one engine could have handled perfectly.
Yet the inherent fascination of a pair of steam locomotives tackling …
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned with a small sticker scar to the upper panel with the price clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 9½” x 7¼”.