The Gresley Pacifics by O. S. Nock

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot [Eng.] .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • London and North Eastern Railway.,
  • Locomotives -- Great Britain.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: v. 1, p. 140.

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Statement[by] O. S. Nock.
SeriesDavid & Charles locomotive monographs
Classifications
LC ClassificationsT603.4 .G72 L666
The Physical Object
Paginationv.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5086030M
ISBN 100715363360
LC Control Number74157265

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Fascinating history of Sir Nigel Gresley's magnificent "Pacific" locomotives, written by noted railroad author Cecil J. Allen who fell in love with them on the day he chanced upon the first one that had been brought to London for display to the Great Northern Railway's : Cecil J Allen.

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Authoritative and detailed history of the development by Sir Nigel Gresley and his successors of one of the most famous steam locomotives ever to run the rails. The original design was developed on the Great Northern Railway and blended the best of the large boilered Doncaster Atlantics and the three-cylinder Moguls of Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.

1st. pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, charts, tables, diagrams, reproductions, text is a companion and continuation of volume 1 in the history of gresley pacifics, volume deals with changes, innovations, and much more fromprevious owner's gift inscription on inside front end page.

The Class A4 is a class of streamlined steam locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley for the London and North Eastern Railway in Their streamlined design gave them high-speed capability as well as making them instantly recognisable, and one of the class, Mallard, holds the world record as the fastest steam -five The Gresley Pacifics book the class were built to haul express passenger Builder: LNER Doncaster Works.

Covering the period from the early days of the MNA through to‘Never Again’ will include such giants as the Stanier and Gresley Pacifics, well-known passenger classes such as Jubilees, Castles, and Manors, and of course V2s on the Waverley route.

Edward Thompson (25 June – 15 July ) was an English railway engineer, and was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway between and Edward Thompson was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire on 25 June He was the son of an assistant master at Marlborough was educated at Marlborough before taking the Mechanical Science Born: 25 JuneMarlborough, Wiltshire, England.

THE GRESLEY PACIFICS: OMNIBUS EDITIONS COMBINING PARTS 1 & 2. by Nock, O.S. Seller Greener The Gresley Pacifics book Ltd Published 01/01/ Condition Used; Good Edition New omnibus ed.

com ISBN Item Price £. Gresley's sudden death in and an unsympathetic successor, Edward Thompson, did not help matters in this respect.

In Thompson took the opportunity to rebuild the first of Gresley's A1 Pacifics, Great Northern, to the LNER Class A1/1 specification with divided drive and separate valve gear for the inside cylinder. Thompson intended to rebuild to this configuration all the Gresley A1s Builder: Doncaster Works (59), North British Locomotive.

The A1 and A3 Racehorses. The majority of Gresley's A3 Pacifics were named after racehorses. Kevin Knight of the N-Gauge Listserver has been kind enough to provide the following list of the A3 Pacific racehorses and the races which they won.

Gresley had some drawings of a pacific that was just a stretched atlantic, likely # and in a particular drawing was made followed by several redrafts.

I have copies of these and I have decided I wanted to make every combination possible, partly because I like odd engines and partly because I believe the A0 also formed the basic for the Railway Series characters Gordon and Henry.

Below are the names and numbers of the steam locomotives that comprised the LNER Class A1/A3, that ran on the Great Northern and latterly the London and North Eastern Railway network.

They represented Nigel Gresley's attempt to standardise steam design. The class names mainly denoted various racehorses; there were seven exceptions, detailed at the end. The Gresley Pacifics.

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Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: O S Nock. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Pt. 1: the book of the a3 pacifics The story of the development of steam traction on the East Coast Route must be one of the best known and documented stories in steam locomotive history, if not the best.

The rapid enlargement of steam locomotives under the leadership of Henry Ivatt was followed by the long tenure of Nigel Gresley, culminating in his magnificent Pacifics, Green Arrows and Mikados, and. Some Pacifics started as Class A1s but were eventually rebuilt to Class A3 specifications.

Others were built as A3s from the outset. Suffice to say the A3s underwent a number of significant alterations during their lifetime extending from to the mid s. Gresley's A3s documents many members of the class in well-researched captions/5(11).

Get this from a library. The Gresley Pacifics. Part 1, [O S Nock]. Gresley Pacifics (A Foulis railway book) Tufnell, R. Published by Haynes Publications () ISBN ISBN Used. First Edition. Quantity Available: 1. From: Better World Books Ltd (Dunfermline, United Kingdom) Seller Rating: Add to Basket.

£ Townend, P.N. The LNER Pacifics. The Colour of Steam Vol. Colour photo album with very detailed captions. (pb) Atlantic,unpaginated, isbn 0 14 1. VG £1. Tufnell, R.M. Gresley Pacifics. Super Profile. (hb) Haynes/Foulis,pp56, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 5.

VG £1. THE BOOK OF THE A1 and A2 PACIFICS. In this book dealing with the principal steam express locomotives of the LNER and its nationalised successor, we consider the Pacifics that followed those of Sir Nigel Gresley, finishing with the last, and perhaps by post-war railway operational standards, the most successful steam design, the A1 Pacific of Arthur Peppercorn.

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A finale to the book is a section on the Flying Scotsman – a world-renowned engine that started as an A1 but was subsequently converted to A3. The engine has recently undergone a major overhaul and brought crowds out in their thousands when it appeared on an inaugural run.

This is surely testament to the longevity of Gresley’s great. The story doesn't end with Gresley's retirement: his successors Thompson and Peppercorn continued to experiment and innovate and developed the final range of LNER Pacifics, Peppercorns Al' and 'A2 classes.

To cover such a kaleidoscope of brilliant designs requires an author of authority and experience: P. Townend is just that.

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Sir Nigel Gresley's V2 Class locomotive was developed during a period of great success for the London & North Eastern Railway company. The A3 Class and A4 Class Pacifics were breaking records and creating headlines across the globe when the first V2 appeared in /5(2).

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4). Chapters: LNER Class A4, Locomotives of the London and North Eastern Railway, LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3, List of LNER Class A1/A3 locomotives, LNER Class A3 Flying Scotsman, LNER Peppercorn Class A1, LNER Thompson Class B1, LNER Class V2, LNER Class B17, LNER Peppercorn Class A2 Blue Peter, LNER Class U1, LNER Pacifics, LNER Class K4, LNER.

Get this from a library. The Gresley Pacifics. Part 2, [O S Nock]. The Gresley Pacifics. Omnibus Edition Combining Parts 1 & 2 by O S Nock. Hardback with dust cover some wear to jacket with some fading a minor tear on the spine.

Blue board. Inside pages clear and readable. Fully bound. The Gresley Pacifics of the L.N.E.R. The section on Gresley Pacifics in British Pacific locomotives () is a slightly expanded version of this monograph.

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Disambiguation: LNER Class A1 LNER Class A1/A3, LNER Peppercorn Class A1 The LNER Class A1/1 consisted of a single "Pacific" express passenger locomotive rebuilt in from an A1 class locomotive, by Edward Thompson.

It was intended as the prototype of a new design of pacific locomotives improving the A4 design of Thompson’s predecessor Sir Nigel er: Edward Thompson. • Al Staufer and Ed May, Thoroughbreds, Staufer Railroad Books • O.S. Nock, The Gresley Pacifics, David & Charles Again another interesting but not covered area is the history of the makers or brands of the toys and models described here.

Acknowledgements Thanks. Gresley's sudden death in and an unsympathetic successor, Edward Thompson, did not help matters in this respect. In Thompson took the opportunity to rebuild the first of Gresley's A1 Pacifics, Great Northern, to the LNER Class A1/1 specification with divided drive and separate valve gear for the inside cylinder.

Thompson intended to. The boiler barrel was of the design used on Gresley Pacifics, fitted to a larger firebox. The front end design was of the same form as the Class W1 locomotive, No.derived from Dr.

Dalby's wind tunnel research, and the attached tender was of the standard design used on Gresley Pacifics. Buy Peppercorn's Pacifics by Tuffrey, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(7).This story is very well told by Nock in his book of how the Pacifics were able to rapidly realise their potential as soon as the LNER people were able learn from "industrial espionage" of the GWR Castles apparently carried out in the dead of night on one of the visiting engines (I'm sure the GW people turned a blind eye, but they weren't going to give it to them on a plate).

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