The Power of the A4s
|author:||Brian Morrison (1978)|
|date read:||30 December 2021|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
Good collection of photos of these trains, taken from a variety of locations and angles. I especially enjoyed the photos of them looking grimy or worn down – a stark contrast to the glamour shots I usually see. Plus I finally know how the boiler fits into an A4! (A hatch under the front slope that reveals a conventional boiler.)
The photos anterspersed with a few interesting facts, like their blackout paint for wartime or the fake photographs that were staged (to make it seem like Britain had more steam engines, maybe?).
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