Lner Class P2

Lner Class P2

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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 P2 was a class of 2-8-2 steam locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for working heavy express trains over the harsh Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line. As they were to serve on Scottish expresses, they were given famous names from Scottish lore. Introduced in 1934, the first locomotive of the class - No.2001 Cock o' the North - was built with Lentz rotary-cam poppet valve gear and was tested in France where a modern locomotive-testing facility was available; no such facility existing within the UK at that time. The class (except No. 2005) featured a Kylchap-type blastpipe / chimney system to aid efficiency, which was designed to take different fittings to allow experimentation with this then new exhaust arrangement.show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136663139
  • 9786136663135