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By Laurence Waters

Churchward’s 2 cylinder Saint category 4-6-0s have been arguably probably the most vital locomotive advancements of the 20th century. The seventy-seven individuals of the category have been such a success that almost all of the opposite railway businesses during this state used a similar 2 cylinder 4-6-0 formulation within the layout in their personal combined site visitors locomotives. through the years the Saints observed a couple of transformations, with the various category passing into BR possession. The final member of the category, no. 2920 Saint Martin, used to be withdrawn from carrier in 1953 and was once unfortunately no longer preserved. even though, the good Western Society are actually developing a duplicate Saint at Didcot Railway Centre. Numbered 2999 it will likely be named woman of Legend.

In this booklet writer Laurence Waters charts the extraordinary historical past of the category from the building of the prototype Saint at Swindon in 1902, all through to the ultimate withdrawals in 1953. utilizing many formerly unpublished black and white photos, followed via informative captions, each one member of the category is illustrated. This publication may still attract these attracted to the background of serious Western Locomotive improvement in addition to modellers of the good Western and Western Region.

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