The Queen of British Steam Locomotives PT2

Recently I completed a proofread for Pen & Sword Books about the Princess Coronation Pacific steam locomotives of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. This took the story of the class from their beginnings to 1956. My most recent proofread was part two of the same story, from 1956 to the present day. Author David Maidment wrote about the sad decline of the class in BR service but also the three examples that have survived into preservation, in particular No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland which still flies the flag for the class on the national railway network. A fine book and a worthy addition to the many publications that have previously covered these locomotives – surely the ultimate in British steam locomotive design.

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