This comprehensive book written by Brell Ewart and Brian Radford tells the full history and life of steam locomotive DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND. Individual chapters cover the comprehensive details of the design and building of the Princess Coronation Class locomotives followed by 6233’s service for the London Midland & Scottish Railway and British Railways.
Sequential chapters tell the story of how she came to be saved thanks to the persistence of a single enthusiast who kept writing to Billy Butlin and her purchase for preservation by Butlins and the move to Ayr Holiday Camp followed in later years by the subsequent moves to Bressingham and Butterley. Full chapters cover the overhaul and restoration carried out by the Trust and aided by grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The historic day the locomotive hauled the Royal Train, in June 2002, conveying Her Majesty The Queen, and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, has a whole chapter devoted to the event with all photographs in colour. The book has been three years in the writing and is marvelous value in both volume, quality, and content. It is printed on high quality paper using the very latest printing technology. It is the second one from these two authors, the first being 6203, Princess Margaret Rose the first production Stanier Pacific published in 1991.Superbly furnished with over 60 colour and 180 b&w photographs together with 13 technical appendices this is an essential book for disciples of Stanier locomotives and lovers of steam locomotives.
Hardback : 224 pages : 240 Photographs many in colour.
Published by: The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust