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The Stirling Singles

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Published 1965. David & Charles Locomotive Monographs.

Wear and marks to jacket. Some small tears to edges. Price clipped jacket.

The single-wheeler was a common spectacle on the railways of Britain in the earlier days of steam. But while many of the locomotive engineers in the mid-nineteenth century had abandoned the idea of single-drivers and turned their attention and skill instead to the designing of express passenger engines with coupled wheels, Patrick Stirling stayed resolutely faithful to the idea that a large diameter single driving wheel would give adequate adhesion. Stirling's first Great Northern 8-foot Single, No. 1, appeared in April 1870; and from then onward until almost the end of his career, singles appeared at intervals, each batch being an improvement on its predecessor.

Item details

Author(s):
Leech, K. H. ; Boddy, M. G.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
10" X 7.75"
Edition:
1965
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
David & Charles
Title:
The Stirling Singles

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Published 1965. David & Charles Locomotive Monographs.

Wear and marks to jacket. Some small tears to edges. Price clipped jacket.

The single-wheeler was a common spectacle on the railways of Britain in the earlier days of steam. But while many of the locomotive engineers in the mid-nineteenth century had abandoned the idea of single-drivers and turned their attention and skill instead to the designing of express passenger engines with coupled wheels, Patrick Stirling stayed resolutely faithful to the idea that a large diameter single driving wheel would give adequate adhesion. Stirling's first Great Northern 8-foot Single, No. 1, appeared in April 1870; and from then onward until almost the end of his career, singles appeared at intervals, each batch being an improvement on its predecessor.

Author(s):
Leech, K. H. ; Boddy, M. G.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
10" X 7.75"
Edition:
1965
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
David & Charles
Title:
The Stirling Singles

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