The Locomotives of Sir Nigel Gresley

A book perfect for train enthusiasts, Gresley is one of Britain's greatest steam locomotive engineers of all time and here are some of the masterpieces he designed and built.

Author: O. S. Nock

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473387409

Category: History

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A book perfect for train enthusiasts, Gresley is one of Britain's greatest steam locomotive engineers of all time and here are some of the masterpieces he designed and built.
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Cock O the North

The impressive engine was P2 Class no. 2001 Cock o' the North and it was painstakingly erected to the designs of eminent locomotive engineer H. N. Gresley (later Sir) at the company's sprawling Doncaster Works.

Author: Peter Tuffrey

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ISBN: 1781556830

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On 22 May 1934 a zenith of locomotive construction in the UK was reached when an enormous new locomotive entered traffic for the London & North Eastern Railway Company. The impressive engine was P2 Class no. 2001 Cock o' the North and it was painstakingly erected to the designs of eminent locomotive engineer H.N. Gresley (later Sir) at the company's sprawling Doncaster Works.Cock o' the North was equipped with number of new and experimental features and this created quite a stir in the highly critical railway world and with the wider general public. These features included; Kylala-Chapelon (Kylchap) double blastpipe and chimney, Lentz poppet valves and rotary cam valve gear, A.C.F.I feedwater heater, V-shaped cab front, streamlined steam passages and a 50 sq. ft firebox grate area. No. 2001 also had a 2-8-2 or 'Mikado' wheel arrangement and, while it was not the first engine in Britain to have such configuration (the Gresley P1 Class locomotives of 1925 were the pioneers), Cock o' the North was the first engine intended for use on express passenger traffic to be built as a 'Mikado'.This book is the first one to feature the entire history of Cock o' the North as a single subject.With detailed research and a remarkable selection of photographs it examines and illustrates many aspects of the locomotive including: the name derivation, construction, trial runs, trial tests, the controversial rebuilding by Gresley's successor, Edward Thompson, the involvement in the Balby Bridge crash, and final withdrawal from service.Locomotive developments at home and abroad during the first half of the 20th century are also chartered as well as Nigel Gresley's rise from Great Northern Railway Company Locomotive Superintendent to LNER Chief Mechanical Engineer. Having understood Gresley's motivation behind building the locomotive, readers are then armed with enough information to ask themselves whether his bold experiment of building the largest steam passenger locomotive Britain has ever seen was a success and achieved the intentions of its creator.
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Loco Spotter s Guide

... steep gradients and tightcurves, so Nigel Gresley set about designing a more
powerful version of the A3, with a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement and a larger boiler.
The first locomotive, No. 2001, was built in 1934 and it was designated Class P2.

Author: Stuart Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472820495

Category: History

Page: 128

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Since the 1800s locomotives have steamed, chugged and sparked their way into the nation's affections. These powerful engines were the drivers of the Industrial Revolution, and to the present day carry passengers and freight to every corner of Britain. But do you know your Locomotion from your Rocket, or your Gresley Class A4 from your Princess Coronation Class? How heavy is the Flying Scotsman? And who designed the Britannia Class? The Loco Spotter's Guide answers all of these questions, with first-class illustrations portraying more than 60 of the most important steam, diesel and electric designs, including all-important specifications and technical details to aid any would-be loco spotter.
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L M S L N E R Steam Locomotives

Towards the end of the steam era, a number of these 'Class A1' locomotives,
along with other passenger steam engines, were often seen ... LNER Thompson
design 'Class A2/2' locomotives (Rebuilds of Gresley 'Class P2' locomotives).

Author: Malcolm Clegg

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526778635

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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L M S & L N E R Steam Locomotives, is the result of over two decades of photographing steam locomotives in action in many parts of Britain covered by the former LMS and LNER Railway Companies. They were the two largest of the ‘Big Four’ Railway Companies which operated in Britain between 1923 and 1948. The majority of the photographs were taken during the British Railways era between 1948 and 1968. Although the author Malcolm Clegg has a sizeable collection of steam locomotive photographs taken during this period, the photographs which appear in this book are from the private collection of his lifelong friend and family relative, Mr Peter Cookson (a retired school-master), himself a railway historian, author and amateur photographer, who has kindly provided the photographs for publication in this book. Many of the photographs selected are rare and unusual for a variety of reasons which should appeal to railway historians and steam enthusiasts alike.
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The Train Book

uLNER Class P2, 1934 Wheel arrangement 2-8-2 Cylinders 3 Boiler pressure
220psi (15.46 kg/sq cm) Driving wheel ... Sir Nigel Gresley's Class P2
locomotives hauled heavy express passenger trains between London and
Aberdeen.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241428726

Category: Transportation

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This glorious visual celebration of train travel keeps you on the right track with stop-offs at the most important and incredible rail routes from all over the world. Your first stop in The Train Book is the groundbreaking steam locomotives of the 19th century and your final destination is the high-speed bullet trains of today. From the Union-Pacific Railroad to the Trans-Siberian Railway, you'll cross the continents to experience epic journeys and staggering scenery. You'll pick a seat on the most iconic locomotives, including the Orient Express, the Blue Train, and the Eurostar. You can also inspect the engines of famous British trains, such as Rocket, Mallard, and Javelin, and international trains, such as India's Palace on Wheels and America's Thatcher Perkins. You'll meet the true pioneers of train and track, including "Father of the Railways" George Stephenson, engineering legend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Métro maestro Fulgence Bienvenüe. For train-spotters and transport enthusiasts everywhere, this is your trip of a lifetime.
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London and North Eastern Railway

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 123063830X

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 88. Chapters: Former London and North Eastern Railway stations, LNER constituents, London and North Eastern Railway locomotives, Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway, People of the London and North Eastern Railway, LNER Class A4, Locomotives of the London and North Eastern Railway, Great Northern Railway, LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3, LNER locomotive numbering and classification, List of LNER locomotives as of 1947-12-31, LNER Peppercorn Class A1, List of LNER Class A1/A3 locomotives, Melton Constable Railway Works, LNER Thompson Class B1, British Rail Class 76, George Leeman, Great Central Railway, LNER Class D40, Alexander Henderson, 1st Baron Faringdon, Great Eastern Railway, LNER Class B17, LNER Class V2, Route availability, Nigel Gresley, LNER Class U1, Railways in Ely, Edward Thompson, LNER Pacifics, LNER Class W1, LNER Peppercorn Class A2, LNER Class J94, M&GN Class C, LNER Class K4, Roding Valley tube station, GNR Class J23, Colne Valley Railway, GNR Large boiler Class C1, Cecil J. Allen, Watton-at-Stone railway station, North British Railway, Coaches of the London and North Eastern Railway, Steam diesel hybrid locomotive, GER 'Claud Hamilton', LNER Tyneside electric units, LNER Class V1/V3, GNoSR Classes Z4 & Z5, LNER Thompson Class A2/3, LNER Thompson Class A1/1, Great North of Scotland Railway, LNER Thompson/Peppercorn Class K1, Hertford North railway station, Dundee and Arbroath Railway, LNER Thompson Class A2/2, Brookmans Park railway station, LNER Thompson Class B2, GNR Class H4, H&BR Class A, LNER Class O6, LNER Class A2, Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway, LNER Class D49, LNER Class O4, Aylesbury and Buckingham Railway, Arthur Peppercorn, Brundall Gardens railway station, LNER Class P2, GNR Class L1, LNER Thompson Class L1, GNR Class N2, George Dow, LNER Class...
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How Steam Locomotives Really Work

of the gradients , and a second controlling ' locomotive was used for this purpose
. ... There was a much larger facility at Vitry in France , and Gresley sent the first of
his Class P2 2 - 8 - 2s , Cock o ' the North , there for tests in 1934 / 35 .

Author: Peter William Brett Semmens

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UVA:X004417206

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

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"Steam locomotive design may have started in the UK but it quickly developed parallel and sometimes diverging techniques in other countries leading to many distinct developments that contribute to the national characteristics of some locomotives. The authors embrace this diversity and railway enthusiasts from around the world will find this book fascinating."--BOOK JACKET.
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Express Steam Locomotive Development in Great Britain and France

When Gresley was informed he came over to France and visited Chapelon in his
Design Office , where he showed him the plans of the engine and asked for his
advice . Chapelon , COCOEN E 2 LNER Class P2 2 - 8 - 2 Cock o ' the North .

Author: Hugh Cuthbert Basset Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043294433

Category: Locomotives

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The Railway Magazine

... £14.99 Maunsell Locomotives £14.99 Heyday of Stewarts Lane and its
Locomotives £14.99 Southern Around London: ... 84 Classes Vol. 9 Gresley 01,
02, PI, P2 ill! Classes Vol. 10 Gresley 049 S J38 Classes Vol. 11 Gresley J39
Class Vol.

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ISBN: UOM:39015058768238

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Power of the A2s

No 60532 Blue Peter was to avoid the scrapyard and is the only example of the class to survive/ In his latest contribution to the highly-successful 'Power of' series, Gavin Morrison turns his attention the 'A2' Pacifics.

Author: Gavin W. Morrison

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ISBN: 0860935884

Category: Steam locomotives

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In 1941 Sir Nigel Gresley died still in harness as the CME of the LNER; his successor was Edward Thompson. Thompson's reign, however, was to be relatively short as he retired in 1946, to be succeeded by the last CME that the LNER employed before it was Nationalised in 1948 - Arthur Peppercorn. Under these two individuals, the LNER's policy of express locomotive design reached its ultimate in the 'A2' class of Pacific. The origins of the class, however, antedated Thompson's appointment and were the result of Gresley's desire to construct a powerful class for services on the East Coast main line from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. The result was the six members of the 'P2' class of 2-8-2s constructed between 1934 and 1936. Graced by highly evocative names, such as Wolf of Badenoch and Cock of the North, the first two were radical in their design although this was later modified so that all six ultimately were streamlined in a style similar to that of the 'A4' class. Following Thompson's appointment, it was decided not to build further 'P2s' but to convert the sextet into conventional Pacifics and construct a new class to follow on from them.The resulting 'A2' Pacifics eventually numbered 40, including the six converted from the 'P2' class and 15 to the later design of Peppercorn, although further examples were planned but cancelled by BR after Nationalisation. The locomotives were predominantly associated with Scottish Region, gaining considerable fame towards the end of steam in the region on Aberdeen-Glasgow services, but were destined to have a shorter working life than the Gresley-designed classes as a result of the Modernisation Plane. Following an appeal, backed by the eponymous children's TV programme. No 60532 Blue Peter was to avoid the scrapyard and is the only example of the class to survive/ In his latest contribution to the highly-successful 'Power of' series, Gavin Morrison turns his attention the 'A2' Pacifics. Setting the scene by examining the 'P2' 2-8-2s, he then portrays each member of the 'A2' class through a remarkable selection of photographs, recording each individual locomotive's development during its operational career. Drawing upon his own collection and those of other notable photographers, the author provides a superb pictorial tribute to this stylish class of locomotive.
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Locomotives of the L N E R

APPENDIX I TABLE OF L . N . E . R . LOCOMOTIVE CLASSES CLASS Tender or
Tank ( T = Tank ) BUILT ( Company ... 225 40 , 318 L . N . E . R Gresley 1936 L .
N . E . R . Thompson 1944 Rebuild of 2 - 8 - 2 " Cock o ' the North " ( P2 ) class .

Author: Oswald Stevens Nock

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035198592

Category: Locomotives

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British Steam Railways

There the “ Atlantic ” engines of the former North British Railway had been able to
cope reasonably well until new luxurious ... then loads had increased to such an
extent that even Gresley ' s own “ Pacifics ” were unable to tackle the heaviest
trains . ... run in this country , the “ Cock o ' the North " , or “ P2class of 2 – 8 – 2 .

Author: Oswald Stevens Nock

Publisher: London : A. & C. Black

ISBN: UOM:39015021049674

Category: Railroads

Page: 326

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The Gresley Influence

190m2 : n - 6 : 9 - Tore 711 Hose fost Tomas LUMTH OCE T . 70A Ev Moraine
case Early outline of " P2 ' , April 1933 . ... the most powerful passenger
locomotive class to be built for service in Britain before steam gave way to other
forms of ...

Author: Geoffrey Hughes

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ISBN: UOM:39015001743403

Category: Locomotive engineers

Page: 160

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150 Years of British Steam Locomotives

Un- design was to reduce tube length below the useless til Gresley's 1000 - class
Mogul of 1920 no parallel 23ft of Great ... from the general non - GWR maximum
of 200psi to ( 1941 ) 4-6-2s , and LNER class P2 Mikados ( 1934 ) 220-250psi .

Author: Brian Reed

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210979857

Category: Locomotives

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Railways

Both Gresley and Stanier had projects for bigger engines to uplift the average
speed of their heavier , conventional ... In 1934 , however , Gresley had produced
Britain ' s only eightcoupled express passenger type , his Class P2 2 – 8 – 2 .

Author: Geoffrey Freeman Allen

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ISBN: UOM:39015008418454

Category: Railroads

Page: 303

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An exploration of railroading from the earliest locomotives to the modern high-speed trains of Japan and France.
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Gresley and Stanier

Some passenger and freight locomotives of GER design had been fitted with
Lenz poppet valves in the 1920s and these ... valve gear MORFE 2001 LNER 41
Gresley's greatest step forward - Class P2 2–8–2 express passenger locomotive
No ...

Author: F. J. Bellwood

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105036631310

Category: Locomotive engineers

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Gresley and Stanier

50 Gresley Class D49 4-4-0 No 365 The Morpeth fitted with infinitely variable
rotary Cam Poppet valve gear . 51 Gresley's greatest step forward - Class P2 2-8-
2 express passenger locomotive No 2001 Cock o ' the North as built at Doncaster
 ...

Author: John Bellwood

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ISBN: NYPL:33433086542960

Category: GRANDE-BRETAGNE

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The Engineer

The new locomotives class , a degree of “ zoning ” has been introduced in the
allocation of locomotives to have three ... on the new engines they have given
good had reached no more than 54 m.p.h. on from the GresleyP2class 2–8–
2s ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105001417224

Category: Engineering

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Locomotive Railway Carriage and Wagon Review

2 - 8 - 0 Type Locomotive , Trujillo Railway , Peru T HE accompany illustration
shows a 2 - 8 - 0 The cylinders are 18 } in . dia . by ... safety valves , top feed clack
“ Pacific " type locomotive , built to Sir Nigel Gresley ' s debox fed by two Gresham
& Craven No . ... engine with a “ P2class boiler , like the “ Mikado " Klinger
reflex pattern water gauge and three type coal engines working at 250 lb . per sq
. in .

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ISBN: UOM:39015080132858

Category: Locomotives

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