British Railway Standard Steam Locomotives: The Railway Photographs of RJ (Ron) Buckley - Brian J. Dickson (Paperback) 02-11-2023
The twelve British Railways Standard Locomotive Classes were all constructed incorporating Belpaire fireboxes, rocking grates, self-emptying ash pans and self-cleaning smoke boxes to allow easy access for both daily maintenance and running needs. The first to enter service during January 1951 from Crewe Works was Class 7 4-6-2 No. 70000 Britannia, with the last coming out of Swindon Works in March 1960, a Class 9 2-10-0 No. 92220 suitably named Evening Star. Working for British Railways in Derby, Ron Buckley was fortunate to be able to witness and photograph the many Standard locomotives that were constructed in or passed through Derby works for repair and maintenance. British Railway Standard Steam Locomotives is a compilation of some of the best images from this time, as well as from his many travels with enthusiast groups throughout the country.