• Railway Breakdown Cranes. The Story of Steam Breakdown Cranes on the Railways of Britain Volumes 1 & 2 (Tatlow)

Volume 1: A concise and detailed history of Railway Breakdown Cranes in Britain. There are few railway subjects which have not been published in detail in recent years. One however, is that of Breakdown Cranes. Possibly this omission is in part due to the technical nature of the subject and as such the ideal person to compile such a work would be an engineer. Such is the case now with this new work by respected railway author and former BR Civil Engineer, Peter Tatlow. In what will build into a two-volume history, Peter has taken the subject from its early days through the time of the short-jib cranes to more recent history and the introduction and use of the long-jib variant. Even so, many of the older types continued in use well into the late 20th century. As well as descriptive and informative text, included are numerous photographs and scale plans. Illustrations of breakdown cranes in both static and working mode complete this standard work of reference on the subject.  Volume 2: Peter Tatlow looks in detail at the larger cranes of 36 tons capacity and upwards. A total of fifteen chapters cover all the technical development of breakdown cranes, followed by comprehensive coverage of all the cranes provided for the four pre-Nationalisation companies as well as BR which followed later. Also detailed are the cranes provided for the Ministry of Supply. Printed on high quality art paper, and illustrated in both colour and black and white, with numerous drawings and scale plans included, this is a perfect companion to Volume 1 which will delight all enthusiasts. 

Noodle Books 2012 and 2013. Laminated Pictorial Boards VG Condition.  552pp total. Please note this price is for BOTH VOLUMES.   NOS-STM-CRN

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Railway Breakdown Cranes. The Story of Steam Breakdown Cranes on the Railways of Britain Volumes 1 & 2 (Tatlow)

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