Locomotives of the LNER Part 1 – Preliminary Survey

by E V Fry (series editor)

Not technically a GNR Title but it will no doubt have a few ex-GNR locos  – has been republished combining the parts A & B into one volume

Publisher’s Notes

The LNER existed between 1923 and 1947. It was formed in the aftermath of the 1914-18 War by grouping seven leading companies that operated railways along the eastern side of the island of Great Britain. The centenary of its creation is 2023.

Locomotives of the L.N.E.R. was a unique voluntary endeavour by a team of researchers and writers under the dedicated leadership of Eric Fry. At the time Part 1 was published in 1963 as the Preliminary Survey, there were still a few ex-LNER engines in operational service. It was envisaged that 10 volumes would be sufficient to complete the series:

“Within the compass of these ten volumes an attempt will be made to describe in detail the history of the 10,000 or so locomotives owned at one time or another by the L.N.E.R. and the work they have done. The articles on individual locomotive classes will be on a uniform basis covering the full history of all engines, including details of origin, leading dimensions, dates of construction, rebuilding and withdrawal of each engine, together with sections covering detail variations, classification, engine diagrams and allocation and work. Photographs of each class and variations will be included.

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