Lner Class K4

Lner Class K4

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The London and North Eastern Railway Class K4 is a class of 2-6-0 steam locomotives designed by Nigel Gresley for the steep grades of the West Highland Line. The North British Railway West Highland line to Mallaig via Fort William, presented a combined triple operating challenge of: steep gradients; severe curves; and restrictive axle loading limits. Having used D34 'Glen' 4-4-0s, increased loads led to regular double-heading. Locomotive engineers proposed use of LNER Class K3, but they would not have been permitted to operate between Fort William and Mallaig.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135739387
  • 9786135739381