Locomotive Profiles
[Wild Swan]

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Claughton & Patriot 4-6-0s Locomotive Monographs No.3

G. Toms & R. J. Essery    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2006]    Softback    124 pages

Whilst not as detailed as the "LMS Profile" series from Wild Swan, this is nonetheless a pretty comprehensive description and account of two classes of 4-6-0 locomotives the Claughton being more or less the predecessor of the Patriot. Additional interest in this subject has arisen through the ongoing project to build a brand new "Patriot". Progress is steady and the new locomotive is to be named "The Unknown Warrior".

LMS Loco Profiles No. 3 The Parallel Boiler 2-6-4 Tank Engines

David Hunt, Bob Essery and Fred James    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2002]    Softback    64 pages

This book covers the Derby designed locomotives that appeared in December 1927 under the auspices of the LMS. Designed for suburban passenger traffic, they formed a successful class that laid the foundations for the later taper boilered classes. Based upon research from material held by the National Railway Museum this is a detailed history featuring comprehensive photography and good quality drawings.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 4 The Princess Royal Pacifics

David Hunt, Bob Essery and Fred James    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2003]    Softback    112 pages

A fully detailed study including extensive works drawings of Stanier's first Pacific for the LMS, which followed the "Royal Scot" class chronologically in the move away from the Midland's "small engine" policy which had hampered the early years of LMS.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 4 The Princess Royal Pacifics Pictorial Supplement

John Jennison, David Hunt & Bob Essery    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2011]    Softback    96 pages

A pictorial supplement to the main book, good comprehensive coverage of the class including detailed views and more general shots from both pre and post War periods.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 5 Mixed Traffic Class 5s Pictorial Supplement

John Jennison & David Clarke    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2003]    Softback    72 pages

Published with modellers in mind, this is a detailed photographic survey of the first batch of the ubiquitous Stanier "Black 5" locomotives.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 6 Mixed Traffic Class 5s Nos. 5225-5499 & 4658-4999

David Hunt et al    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2004]    Softback    128 pages

Effectively part two of the Black Five story, covering those class members built with a sloping throat plate but excluding the Caprotti geared locomotives with are in Profile Seven. As in other books in the series, there is comprehensive photographic coverage together with extensive works drawings and a detailed commentary on technical developments.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 6 Mixed Traffic Class 5s Part 2 Pictorial Supplement

John Jennison & David Clarke    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2004]    Softback    64 pages

A photographic addition to the main book on sloping throat plated Black Fives, excellent photographic coverage for modellers.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 7 Class 5 Caprotti Valve Gear Engines & Class Summary

David Hunt et al    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2006]    Softback    96 pages

The Caprotti geared black Fives, all of which were produced after the War, are here described and discussed in great detail, works drawings being included as usual for this series.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 8 The Class 8F 2-8-0s

David Hunt et al    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2005]    Softback    136 pages

Chapter and verse on Stanier's magnificent 8F, built in large numbers by several companies and sent abroad during World War 2, they were a familiar sight on freight operations on the steam railway. Extensive works drawing accompany a detailed account of development and lots of photographs.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 8 The Class 8F 2-8-0s Pictorial Supplement

Jennison et al    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2005]    Softback    80 pages

Detailed and more general photographs of the Stanier 8Fs, put together with modellers of the subject in mind.

LMS Loco Profiles No. 9 Main Line Diesel Electrics Pictorial Supplement

David Hunt & Adrian Ford    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2013]    Softback    72 pages

Arising from a chance meeting between David Hunt and Adrian Ford at a model railway exhibition, this book differs from other supplements in the series in containing a lot of additional information on its subject in addition to further photographs. This is because Adrian has worked on and made a study of the two twins and the level of detailed information contained in this book is consequently very impressive, imparted through photographs, sketches, plans, a detailed text and a reprint of the driver's handbook.

LMS Loco Profiles No.10 Standard Class 4 Goods 0-6-0s

David Hunt, John Jennison, Bob Essery & Fred James    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2007]    Softback    126 pages

Extensive works drawings, detailed photographs and a full discussion and description of the merits or otherwise of the LMS built 4Fs, a straightforward continuation of a rugged and simple Midland Railway design that has come in for some criticism over the years.

LMS Loco Profiles No.10 Standard Class 4 Goods 0-6-0s Pictorial Supplement

Bob Essery, John Jennison, Fred James & David Hunt    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2007]    Softback    72 pages

Extensive pictorial coverage of the LMS built 4F freight locomotives, old fashioned at their introduction, class members nonetheless more or less survived until the end of BR steam operation.

LMS Loco Profiles No.11 The Coronation Class Pacifics

David Hunt, John Jennison, Bob Meanley, Fred James & Bob Essery    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2008]    Softback    174 pages

Chapter and Verse on Stanier's magnificent machine, from development through manufacturing to operation and in service alterations, right down to an appendix of individual records for each class member. In addition to excellent photographic content this book contains a series of clearly reproduced works drawings covering all aspects of the locomotives, including full details of their streamlined incarnations. I do not think this collection of information will ever be bettered, an unimpeachable source of reference for would be model makers.

LMS Loco Profiles No.11 The Coronation Pacifics Pictorial Supplement

John Jennison et al    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2009]    Softback    118 pages

More pictures and details of Stanier's magnificent Pacifics, including some additional drawings and unusual shots of locomotives under construction.

LMS Loco Profiles No.12 The Diesel Electric Shunters

David Hunt and John Jennison    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2009]    Softback    122 pages

A very full description of the origins, development and technical details of the diesel shunting units that the LMS pioneered before the war and which went on to provide the basis for the 950 plus standard diesel shunters of British Railways. Both jackshaft and twin motored varieties are fully covered, comprehensive photographic coverage and numerous plans and scale drawings included.

LMS Loco Profiles No.13 The Standard Compounds

Hunt, Jennison & Essery    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2011]    Softback    174 pages

Chapter and verse on the good looking and powerful "Compounds", full drawings and technical details of construction, variations and performance . With their origins being with the Midland Railway and overshadowed by later designs they nonetheless make an interesting subject.

LMS Loco Profiles No.14 Standard Class 3 Freight Tank Engines

Hunt, Essery & Jennison    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2010]    Softback    90 pages

The ubiquitous standard shunting tank with its origins in an earlier Midland design. Universally known as"Jinties" but not apparently during their service lives, they will be familiar to many of us through models produced by Triang. Another thorough and fascinating study, including the examples built for the S&DJR by Bagnalls as late as 1929.

Midland Engines No.1 Bogie Passenger Tanks

James, Hunt & Essery    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  1999]    Softback    52 pages

A monograph on the 1833 and 2228 bogie tanks, hugely detailed drawings and newly researched information. Produced in conjunction with the NRM this book was the first of a new series, later issues of which were treated to laminated covers - which this first one wasn't.

Midland Engines No.2 The Class 3 Belpaire Goods Engines

Hunt, Essery & James    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2000]    Softback    64 pages

This book covers the Belpaire firebox rebuilds of earlier class three locomotives and those that were built new. Known as "Bulldogs" on the Somerset and Dorset Railway, they seem to have been appreciated much more by crews and observers than the descendant Superheated class four locomotives.

Midland Engines No.3 Class 2 Superheated 4-4-0s (483 Class Rebuilds)

Hunt, Essery & James    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2000]    Softback    56 pages

Photographs and extensive works drawings covering the "Midland 2P" as they were latterly known. As with all things Midland they were a mixture of locomotives with differing origins that all became one through progressive rebuilding and development. This class was one of the most elegant locomotives running into BR days I think and seems to have been remarkably sure footed and successful given its relative antiquity and wheel arrangement.

Midland Engines No.4 The 700 Class Double-Frame Goods Engines

Hunt, Essery & James    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2002]    Softback    102 pages

Originally built by Kirtley and one just surviving to wear a BR livery, this was a large class of elegant locomotives that almost went back to the beginning of the Midland Railway itself. As ever, extensive photographic coverage and a good selection of useful works drawings.

Midland Engines No.5 Johnson 2441 Class Goods Tank Engines

Hunt, Essery & James    [Publisher:  Wild Swan  2004]    Softback    78 pages

A detailed record of the Midland's version of the "Jinty" tank built in large numbers by the LMS. Extensive photographic coverage and a good range of works drawings are included in this book which forms an invaluable reference for modellers of these locomotives.