Robin Jones, editor of Heritage Railway magazine, takes a look at some of the world’s finest engines in his new bookazine Legendary Locomotives.
There was a time when every ground-breaking or record-breaking feat by a new-type locomotive would see the footplate crew, designer and the machine itself feted as heroes.
Names such as City of Truro, Mallard and, arguably the most famous of them all, Flying Scotsman, were known in every household up and down the country and provided a source of ready inspiration to generations. These, and others, were the locomotives that shaped the modern world.
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In Legendary Locomotives, author Robin Jones selects a line-up of the world’s finest engines – those locomotives that stand head and shoulders above the rest – and explains why they can now truly be regarded as legends.
Among the engines featured are the Stourbridge Lion, the fabulous Fairlies – Royal Scot, Stepney, Clun Castle, Tornado – and more.
Find out facts you may not have known about some of the most iconic locomotives, explore the unknown origins of the most well-known and distinguished locomotives of today and browse through stunning photos from across the archives.
This is the story of the locomotives which stand head and shoulders above the rest, and how they did it.
The bookazine is available to buy for just £5.99 from: https://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/product/5567/bookazine-legendary-locomotives
Mortons Media Group, publisher of Heritage Railway, other leadings rail magazines and an ever-growing series of rail-themed bookazines, has this year added books to its repertoire.
Mortons Books is committed to producing quality publications on a range of topics – from railway, military and aviation history to consumer issues, hobbies, crime and politics.
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