With this weekend being a bank holiday, with so far some typical overcast weather (at least it's not raining yet...), I thought I would provide some light reading based on my trip away, with the 35011 General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society last weekend, to some of Yorkshire's railway attractions where I was able to … Continue reading And now for something different… Southern related influences up t’north… some bank holiday reading
Following on from the excellent Steam's Lament - Bulleid's Light Pacifics is the next title provided to me by my friends at Strathwood Publishing being Steam's Lament - Bulleid's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader and Other Works . This follows the same wide landscape format and contains 208 pages often with multiple black and white photographs … Continue reading The next Steam’s Lament book from Strathwood Books Merchant Navys, Q1, Leader and other works
#onthisday 25th April 1970 Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid died, aged 87. He was the Southern Railway Chief Mechanical Engineer between 1937 and nationalisation in 1948. He is best celebrated for the development, under wartime conditions, of his Merchant Navy Pacifics which incorporated a host of novel ideas including the enclosed oil bath for the novel … Continue reading #onthisday 25th April 1970 OVS Bulleid died
The latest books hot of the press from my good friends at the Irwell Press are firstly two new publications in the excellent hardback "Book of the" series to cover the Southen Railway Moguls. The two volumes cover the initially ex South Eastern and Chatham and later Southern Railway, Richard Maunsell designed and produced 2-6-0 … Continue reading New ‘Moguls’..’The book of the’ from The Irwell Press join the ‘Q’
Hornby have today announced their full range for 2017. As with the range for 2016 new tooling announcements fro 2017 have already been made during the last year via their informative Engineshed blog and a presentation /launch at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. These from a Southern Railway perspective has already included the announcement last … Continue reading Hornby announce full 2017 range; a Southern Railway / Southern Region related roundup [updated 16/01/17]
During the second world war the need for a goods locomotive with wide route availability at a time of scarce raw materials and labour was to provide Bulleid with a challenge. He has already voiced his dislike of the Maunsell Q class 0-6-0 (appartently stating he would have cancelled the build if he had taken … Continue reading Talking Stock #21 – Bulleid’s Q1 ugly duckling or powerfully out of the ordinary?