Locomotive Practice and Performance in the Twentieth Century :: Cecil J. Allen

Locomotive Practice and Performance in the Twentieth Century :: Cecil J. Allen soon to be presented for sale on the marvellous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1950, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd (revised) impression, first edition 1949. Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables; Frontispiece; Title page vignette;

From the cover: As a writer for forty years continuously on this subject, the author is recognised as one of the greatest living authorities on locomotive performance. By setting out in detail all the famous runs which have made locomotive history since the beginning of the century, he has presented the most comprehensive survey of locomotive work ever collated in a single volume, made doubly interesting by the inclusion of gradient profiles of all the British main lines to which reference is made.

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Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Sunned at the spine of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 302 pages. Index. 9″ x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Transport Rail catalogue?


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