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Great Western Halls and Modified Halls

by Laurence Waters
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: Transportation
Pages: 160 pages
ISBN 13: 1783831456
ISBN 10: 9781783831456
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Synopsis : Great Western Halls and Modified Halls written by Laurence Waters, published by Pen and Sword which was released on 2015-08-31. Download Great Western Halls and Modified Halls Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. ... at Swindon between September 1926 and July 1946, and were used on a variety of Great Western classes. They carried 6 tons of coal, and weighed in at 22 tons 10cwt empty and 46 tons 14cwt full. The first batch of Modified Hall nos. -- The gradual growth of the railways in Britain during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in both passenger and freight traffic, saw the requirement for a more powerful and versatile type of motive power _ mixed traffic locomotives. The construction of Great Western Halls and Modified Halls gave the Great Western a superb all round locomotive, and for thirty-six years they operated passenger and freight services over the Great Western, and later Western Region. The Hall class were among the largest mixed traffic steam locomotives that ran throughout this country, and this is the first serious volume to focus on them in fifty years. The book charts the history of both classes, from their construction and withdrawal, to their design, development and eventual scrapping. With over 200 black and white, and colour photographs, accompanied by informative captions, each member of the classes is excellently illustrated. It will appeal greatly to those interested in the history of Great Western Locomotive development.

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