The Life and Times of a Duke


by Martyn J. McGinty



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781456777944
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781456777968
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781456777951

About the Book

This is the story of a quarter-century struggle to rebuild from scrap condition a unique locomotive, it being an essential part of the British engineering heritage. It covers the unusual and efficient Caprotti valve gear in depth and solves the mystery of why the locomotive did not work properly in service. It was never improved until it was restored and its secrets revealed with a surprising conclusion.

About the Author

A good education, a 5-year apprenticeship in heavy engineering, a sense of humour and a lifelong passion for the simplicity and reliability of steampower, have all assisted the author in this study of steam locomotive operation in preservation. He lives in Bath, his home for 55 years. Now retired, he is able to indulge his other interests in literature, music and cookery.