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A Celebration of GRESLEY A1 and A3 PACIFICS

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HARDBACK, 

Second in a series which has but a simple aim, to use

top quality photographs reproduced at the largest

possible size to celebrate some of the best-loved steam

classes. Full-page shots are presented in a landscape

format and are backed up by comprehensive captions.

A class first emerging from Doncaster Works in 1922,

the non-streamlined Pacifics were the LNER’s principal

express passenger engines for more than a decade. The

design underwent continuous development during its

early years, particularly the introduction of long-travel

valve gear and higher pressure boilers in the

transformation from A1 to A3 class. Although put into the

shade from the mid-1930s by the streamlined A4s they

remained the backbone of the LNER passenger fleet,

but were ousted from many of their former duties after

the second World war as new Thompson and Peppercorn

Pacifics were built. However, the A3s were to enjoy a

real Indian Summer from the late 1950s, their

performance transformed by the fitting of Kylchap double

chimneys.

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Product Code: IPN656

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