William Stroudley, Craftsmen of Steam
- William Stroudley
- Craftsmen of Steam
- by H.J.Campbell Cornwell
- Although the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway was one of the smallets of our main line companies, its locomotive department for longheld a special place in the affections of an influential body of southern enthusiasts. Its admireers included men like G.F.Burtt and Lionel Brailsford who helped to found the Institution of Locomotive Engineers and the Stephenson Locomotive Society.
- Much of the mystique of the Brighton locomotive department stemmed from the personality and craftmanship of William Stroudley. Although he did not institute major advances in locomotive design comparable to those brought about by Churchward or Gresley, he quickly became renowned for the originality of design and the quality of workmanship exhibited by his locomotives. Gold medals and professional honours came his way and engines closely based on his own practice were built for countries as distant as Egypt and Australia.
- This book describes Stroudley's background, early struggles and rise and fame, but it is principally concerned with his achievements, not only in locomotive affairs, but in marine engineering, naval architecture and human relations. It is based on original research undertaken over a long period and is fully illustrated.
- 263 pages, 1969, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715342568
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, very good, some dust cover creasing and wear
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