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  • Steam Up [top]
    First published in 1949 in Great Britain by Ian Allan Ltd in hardback with dustjacket, 80pp, no ISBN

About this book/synopsis: Eric Treacy writes that he has produced this book for pleasure, for his and the reader's pleasure and he hopes that the book has a warmth and spontaneity as a result, even if that means it might be incoherent and tidy in places (a result of his penning his sheer enjoyment of steam locomotives). He also states that there is probably an imbalance between pictures of the locomotive classes or the various Regions of the railway network - for example, he knows there are a disproportionate number of pictures of re-built "Royal Scot" engines because they are to him the most beautiful of engines and he couldn't resist putting them in when he wrote the book. He also draws the reader's attention to the fact that there may be a disproportionate number of photos taken from the same spot, but points out that this is because for him it's the right spot and makes for the best pictures

Chapters:
1. For Pleasure
2. Midland on Merseyside
3. Studies in Malachite Green
4. Two L.M.S. Experiments
5. The Spell of the Railway
6. Means and Ends
7. Yorkshire Hotpot
8. Pacifics and Pullmans
9. Mixed Traffic
10. The Charm of the Station
11. The Fish That Got Away
12. Double-Headers
13. Fashions in Outline-1. The Old Look (Four-Coupled)
14. Fashions in Outline-II. The Old Look (Six-coupled)
15. Fashions in Outline - III. The Streamline Look
16. Fashions in Outline-IV. The New Look
17. Fashions in Outline-V. Chimneys
18. Over the Fells
19. With the Engine Crew
20. "What's in a Name?"
21. Border Country
22. Bon Voyage
23. Carlisle-Giants' Rendezvous
24. "Scot" on Shed
25. On the Footplate
26. Covering the Exchanges

Locomotives Photographed:
[Page Numbers, followed by detail]
p. 4., 46210, Lady Patricia, attacking the last stretch to Shap Summit on a Birmingham - Glasgow express
p. 5., 46117, Welsh Guardsman, rebuilt 4-6-0 "Scott" at Carlisle. Author Eric Treacy on extreme right with Driver Rose and Fireman Warr
Midland on Merseyside
p. 6., No. 6143 (46143, 4-6-0), The South Staffordshire Regiment, rounds Edge Hill curve, Liverpool with the pre-war Merseyside Express
p. 7., 5613 (45613, 4-6-0), Kenya, climbs away from Lime Street Station, Liverpool with a London Midland Region Express bound for London
p. 8., 45704 (4-6-0), Leviathan, Jubilee Class, setting out from Lime Street with a cross-country service bound for Hull
p. 9., 10412 (4-6-0), on a stopping train near Liverpool
p. 9., 6254 (46254, 4-6-2), Coronation Class City of Stoke-on-Trent gets last minute attention before setting off on a London-bound express at Liverpool Lime Street. Also shows Vulcan-foundry-built Stanier Black 5 No. 5025 (45025, 4-6-0) on the right of the picture
p. 9., 8813 (4-6-0), former LNWR experimental goods locomotive, mixed traffic, seen on goods duty at Wavertree
p.10., 5946, Duke of Connaught ("Claughton", express passenger design). Seen nearing Edge Hill with a train from Wigan. This engine was fitted with Caprotti valve gear
p. 10., 7002, an 0-4-0 saddle tank posing alongside 5704 Leviathan at Edge Hill
p.11., 5148 (45148, 4-6-0), an Armstrong-Whitworth built Stanier Black 5, pulls out of Edge Hill heading for Birmingham with an express passenger train
Studies in Malachite Green
p. 12., 21C139, West Country Pacific, Southern Region, on the 1 in 62 gradient out of Victoria with a passenger train full of holidaymakers for the Kent Coast
p. 13., unknown Battle of Britain class locomotive takes on water at Nine Elms shed
p. 13., 1773 (4-4-0), Class "L", a predecessor of the Bulleid Pacifics heads a main line passenger express out of Victoria to the Kent Coast
p.14., 901, Winchester (4-4-0) of the Schools Class climbing up to Sevenoaks with a Hastings to Charing Cross express
p. 14., 1584 (0-6-0), a "C" class locomotive on the 1 in 122 climb past Hildenborough with a freight train for HIther Green yard, S.E. London
p. 15., 1273 (4-4-0), a class "E" locomotive photographed near Weald with a Hastings train
p. 16., 854 (4-6-0), Howard of Effingham, a member of the "Lord Nelson" class of locomotive with a Dover boat train of the 1930s moving out of Victoria. The Lord Nelsons looked slightly different in the 1930s to later on (large-diameter chimneys were put on the class)
p. 16. 863 (4-6-0), Lord Rodney, Nelson Class, at 9 elms. The author points out that this photo was taken after the ungainly large-diameter chimneys were added
p. 17. 784 (4-6-0), Sir Nerovens, of the King Arthur Class, seen hustling a London express away from Salisbury
p. 17. 755 (4-6-0), The Red Knight, King Arthur Class at an unidentifed location. Shows how some of the King Arthur Class (e.g. #755) have received outsized chimneys and Lematire multiple-jet blastpipes
p.18. 6202 (4-6-2), of the Princess Royal Class, unusual because it used steam turbines instead of cylinders, is shown pre-war and pre-smoke deflectors pulling away from the Liverpool suburb of Mossley Hill with the up "Merseyside Express"
p.18. 10000 and 10001, the L.M.R. twin diesels rumbling out of Preston with a Perth-London express
The Spell of the Railway - no photos
Means and Ends - no photos

Yorkshire Hotpot

p.23. 60851 (2-6-2), an Eastern Region mixed traffic engine makes her way across the tracks to exit York on the second stage of the journey southward from Newcastle to King's Cross
p.23. the lower photograph on page 22 is a very atmospheric photograph of locomotives standing quietly round the turntable in York shed with sunlight streaming down through the glass in the roof
p.24. 60120 (4-6-2), an Eastern Region A1 Pacific backs onto a London express at Leeds Central
p.25. 60119 (4-6-2), an Eastern Region A1 Pacific framed by a signal gantry making her way through the southern suburbs of Leeds
p.25. 45705 (4-6-0) Seahorse; and 45567 (4-6-0) South Australia double-head a cross-country express from Newcastle to Liverpool leaving Leeds City Station
p.26. 8080 (2-8-0), class "8F", wheeling a heavy freight northward past Marley Junction
p.26. Photo below shows permanent way men on maintenance work
p.27. 2392 (4-4-0), an express engine of Class "D20" shown leaving York with a North Eastern region stopping train to Harrogate
p.27. 484 (4-4-0), an ex-Midland Railway takes a short freight through Airedale
p.28. 60056 (LNER #2555, 4-6-2), making a smooth exit from Leeds Central with a midday express to King's Cross
p.28. a picturesque setting in York shed showing an A2 Pacific, a V2 2-6-2, an A1 Pacific and two B16 4-6-0s awaiting servicing
p.29. 60061 (LNER #2560, 4-6-2) - cab photo showing driver Anderson of Gateshead at the regulator of Eastern Region A3 Pacific Pretty Polly with a King's Cross to Edinburgh service
p.29. 60025 (LNER #4484, 4-6-2) - A4 Pacific 'Falcon' passes Marley Junction signalbox near Keighley on a northbound service; this was an unusual route for this train to take heading the Flying Scotsman service. It was diverted onto the Leeds-Carlisle main line for two days during the 1948 flooding of the East Coast Region

Pacifics and Pullmans
p.30. 21C154 Lord Beaverbrook, Battle of Britain Class storms out of Victoria hauling the Thanet Belle
p.31. 60047 (LNER #2546, 4-6-2) Eastern Region A3 Pacific Donovan pulls the southbound express "The Yorkshire Pullman" up the stiff gradient from Beeston to Ardsley
p.31. 21C20 Bibby Line of the Merchant Navy class sets out from Waterloo for the West Country with a Southern Region Luxury train "The Devon Belle"
p.32. 1731 (2-6-0) - an Eastern Region old-style mogul of the K2 class pulls its passenger train at a brisk pace on a Lincoln-Doncaster train, seen near Grantham
p.32. 6406 (2-6-0) - a new light mogul of the LMR seen performing duties normally expected of an 0-6-0, shunting a van and carriage at Leeds City. The author forecasts that these new moguls may take the place of an 0-6-0 entirely in the future (1949 onwards)

Mixed Traffic
p.33. 12619 (0-6-0), an old ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway locomotive trundles southwards near Preston with a mixed freight
p.34. 45323 (4-6-0), a London Midland Region Class "5" heading purposefully up Shap summit with a northbound freight. An unidentified locomotive is providing banking assistance
p.34. 60880 (Class V2, 2-6-2, Eastern Region) on the left; and 45068 (4-6-0, London Midland Region) at Leeds Central. 60880 is pulling out of the station with the 12.45pm express to King's Cross
p.35. 2876, a Fowler-designed Mogul of the London Midland Region, pulling an up empty stock train near Farington Lancashire
p.36. 1216, an Eastern Region B1 waits at a signal outside York station
p.36. 611115 leaves Leeds City station with the 1pm train for Harrogate
p.37. 5508 (4-6-0), a London Midland Region Patriot Class locomotive, takes a freight train south beyond Preston
p.38. 49291 (0-8-0), a London Midland Region freight locomotive, is pressed into service to head a passenger train on a summer excursion through the beautiful country near Bangor
p.38. 40209 (2-6-2) starts the day at Llandudno Junction Shed

The Charm of the Station-no photos
The Fish That Got Away-no photos
About the photos that the author did not take, hence the title. The author talks about the times he reached a shot too late; or forgot to take out the dark slide from the camera; took the wrong container and found he had shoes and polish but not his camera; and the time a slide broke in his camera jamming the mechanism

Double-Headers
p.43. 653 (4-4-0), Class 2P, fitted with an unsightly Dabeg feed water heater apparatus and an unidentified Jubilee Class engine (4-6-0) pull out of Penrith with a Glasgow-Liverpool express in LMS days
p.43. 2951, an LMR Mogul type of Stanier design coupled with (extinct by 1949) ex-London and North Western Railways engine 25376 named "Snipe" of the George V type of engine. They are seen heading a Liverpool to Holyhead passenger train near Edge Hill
p.43. 44713 (4-6-0) a class 5 locomotive, double-heads with Royal Scot class loco 6153, The Royal Dragoon. They head the 5.5p.m. Holyhead express and are seen leaving Euston


Page 44's photos don't fit into either the preceding or following chapters:
25310 "Precursor" 4-4-0, scrapped by the time this book was published, is quite characteristically LNWR in outline and can be seen in LMS days with a Liverpool-Holyhead train near Wavertree
p.44. Photo showing the catch points on the southern slope of Shap

Fashions in Outline-I: Old Look (Four-Coupled)
p.45. 4417 (4-4-2), an Ivatt Atlantic, tops the rise at Potters Bar with an up express from Cambridge in LNER days
p.45. 1081 (4-4-2), a Midland Compound speeds past Marley Junction, Keighley with a Morecambe-Leeds express of the London Midland Region
p.46. 60061 (LNER #2560, 4-6-2) emerges from Peascliffe Tunnel near Grantham with a down Leeds and Bradford express
p.46. 6028 (4-6-0), King George VI at Old Oak Common shed

Fashions in Outline-II: The Old Look (Six-Coupled)
p.47. 46212 (4-6-2, previously 6212) Duchess of Kent of the Princess Royal Class tackles Shap Summit pulling a Birmingham-Glasgow express
p.47. photo of ground signals at Chester, LMR

Fashions in Outline-III: The Streamline Look
p.48. 60008 (LNER #4496, 4-6-2) Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of Nigel Gresley's classic A4 Pacifics gathers speed after easing the down "Flying Scotsman" through York station. Eric Treacy comments on the removal of the valances from these steamlined locomotives, expressing the opinion that it has not improved their look
p.49. 6223 (4-6-2, later 46223) Princess Alice of the Stanier-designed Princess Coronation Class can be seen here in original blue and white livery (before the streamlining was removed) backing down from Edge Hill shed heading towards Liverpool Lime Street where it was to head a London-bound train
p.49. 46222 (4-6-2, previously 6222) Queen Mary of the Princess Coronation Class attacking Shap Summit with the pre-second world war "Coronation Scott"
p.49. 46227 (4-6-2, previously 6227) Duchess of Devonshire -photograph taken from the footplate approaching Runcorn Bridge with a Liverpool-London express
p.50. 60535 (4-6-2), Hornet's Beauty, of the Arthur Peppercorn A2 Class leaves York with a parcels train
p.50. 60130 (4-6-2), an A1 Class locomotive waits at the South end of York station to take on a south-bound express

Fashions in Outline-IV: New Look
p.51. 34005 (4-6-2) Barnstaple (the first of the West Country class to be rebuilt interestingly) seen here at Nine Elms shed with 34017 Ilfracombe. Both locomotives are seen here in their unrebuilt states: "airsmoothed"
p.51. 46227 (4-6-2, previously 6227) Duchess of Devonshire picks up speed after passing Preston with a Perth-London express. The photo shows well the sawn-off aspect of the firebox crown which is a tell-tale sign that a locomotive was formerly streamlined

Fashions in Outline-V: Chimneys
p.52. 3 locomotives in this picture: 50630 (2-4-2), an ex-Lancashire and Yorkshire tank; a standard class 4F 0-6-0 (unidentified); and 46117 Welsh Guardsman, a rebuilt "Scott" with double-chimney. All these are London Midland locomotives gathered together at Holbeck shed, Leeds
p.52. 5075 (0-6-0), an L.N.E.R. Class J10 locomotive is seen near Edge Hill, Liverpool, pulling a Cheshire Lines freight and sporting a rather unsightly chimney addition
p.53. 6018 (4-6-0) King Henry VI in this picture is a good example of the decorative effects of the copper ring beneath the rim of the chimney. Seen here, the locomotive is "abroad" heading the 7.50pm Leeds-King's Cross (Eastern Region) express past Beeston Junction during the 1948 Locomotive Exchanges
p.53. 60022 (4-6-2, formerly 4468), Mallard - seen at Nine Elms shed during the 1948 locomotive exchanges shows off her double chimney standing alongside a Southern Region 4-6-0 Lord Nelson class locomotive which has a large diameter chimney crowning a multiple-jet blastpipe. In the background the slender stack of a Southern Region K10 class 4-4-0 locomotive can be seen

Over the Fells
p.54. 46233 (4-6-2) Duchess of Sutherland of the L.M.S. Princess Coronation Class restarts a down express from stop at the colour-light signal in the background of the picture whilst tackling the steep ascent of Shap bank
p.55. 8499 (0-6-0) "Cauliflower" (called a cauliflower because it's a colloquial name for the LNWR Company's coat of arms which was said to resemble this vegetable) trundles away from Penrith on a Keswick train
p.55. 7478 (2-4-0), this former Great Eastern locomotive (Eastern Region Class E4 when this was published) is about to join the Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle line on a Penrith to Darlington service
p.56. 2424 and 2404, two LMS 2-6-4 tanks take a rest at Shap summit before returning to Tebay to provide banking assistance for another train up the gradient
p.56. 6101 (4-6-0, later 46101) Royal Scots Grey of the Royal Scot class braces itself for the last lap of the climb to Shap summit. This rebuilt Scot is seen moving out of Shap station after a brief stop with a Carlisle to London express
p.57. 6109 (4-6-0, later 46109) Royal Engineer of the Royal Scot class begins to climb the most gruelling section of the southbound climb to Shap summit at 1 in 125 near Clifton and Lowther in charge of an up express from Perth and Aberdeen
p.57. photo of a lineside box on Shap
p.58. 44833 (4-6-0, formerly 4833), mixed traffic LMS Stanier Class 5 gets to grips with Shap summit from the south side
p.59. 2396 (4-6-0) LMS tank gives assistance at the rear of an unidentified goods train

With the Engine Crew-no photos

"What's in a name?"
p.63. 6157 (4-6-0, later 46157) The Royal Artilleryman, an LMR Royal Scot breasts a switchback near Wavertree with a Liverpool to the West of England express passenger service
p.64. No. 73 (2-6-2), an LMS tank on a Llandudno to Bangor 4-coach train at Bethesda Junction
p.64. 4076 (4-6-0), Carmarthen Castle, of the GWR Castle class waiting for its next duty at Chester station

Border Country
p.65. 44742 (4-6-0), London Midland Region Class 5 waits at Llandudno Junction station. The engine is adorned by overly large steam pipes which have resulted from the fitting of Caprotti valve gear
p.65. 45402 (4-6-0, formerly 5402), LMS Stanier Class 5 sets off from Holyhead with a relief to the London Midland Region "Irish Mail" boat train
p.66. 6340 (2-6-0), a Western Region Mogul emerges from the tunnel mouth at Chester with a freight train
p.67. 46112 (4-6-0, formerly 6112), Sherwood Forester, a rebuilt Royal Scot locomotive entering the tunnel beneath Chesters's ancient city walls with the down "Irish Mail"
p.67. 46146 (4-6-0, formerly 6146), The Rifle Brigade, a rebuilt London Midland Region Royal Scot emerging from the tunnel beneath Chester with the up "Irish Mail"
p.68. 1017 (4-6-0) County of Hereford, one of the GWR County Class, builds up speed near Saltney with the Birkenhead-London express
p.69. 46132 (4-6-0) The King's Regiment, a rebuilt LMR Royal Scot; and a Western Region Hall Class 4-6-0 (unidentified) proceed neck and neck from Chester. The Royal Scot is on the down LMR Irish mail; whilst the Hall is on an up Western Region Birkenhead to Paddington service
p.69. Picture of Conway Tubular Bridge with Conway Castle to the left
p.69. 4013 (4-6-0) Knight of St. Patrick, a locomotive of the Western Region "Star" class moves off from Chester with a Birkenhead-Ruabon service
p.70. 61337 (4-6-0, formerly 1337) Class B1 pulls out of York after an intermediate stop with a Scarborough to Leeds train

Bon Voyage
p.70. Picture of station clock at Llandudno Junction, labelled "The Enemy"!
p.71. 60133 (4-6-2), A1 LNER Peppercorn Class A1 seen at King's Cross at a quarter to ten (day not given!) before setting off for the north with the Flying Scotsman service
p. 71. 61633 (4-6-0, formerly 2833) Kimbolton Castle, class B17, a.k.a the "Sandringham" or "Footballer" class, here seen at King's Cross at a quarter to Six taking London workers back home on the evening commute

Carlisle - Giants' Rendezvous
p.72. 6117 (4-6-0, later 46117), Welsh Guardsman, an LMS rebuilt "Scott" draws out of Carlisle Citadel station with a Euston to Glasgow express of the London Midland Region
p.73. 60099 (4-6-2, formerly 2795), Call Boy, an LNER A3 Pacific backs onto a Waverley route train at Citadel station
p.73. 6223 (4-6-2, later 46223) Princess Alice, a London Midland Region member of the Princess Coronation Class takes on a van to add to her express from Carlisle to the North

Scot on Shed
p.74. Three studies of 46127 (4-6-0, formerly 6127) Old Contemptibles, a London Midland rebuilt Scot being prepared at Holyhead shed for the Irish Mail service. Shows a young chap under the locomotive performing checks, a view towards the front of the loco along the right side; and again looking at the same side of 46127 are pictured the driver (?) polishing the nameplate and a smartly dressed gentleman oiling or checking the motion
p.75. 46132 (4-6-0, formerly 6132) The King's Regiment Liverpool, a rebuilt Royal Scot locomotive, shows off its valve gear (right side) in the top photo. Location unknown
p.75. 46146 (4-6-0, formerly 6146) The Rifle Brigade, a rebuilt LMS Royal Scot simmers gently outside Holyhead shed in this frontal and right side view of the engine, which has quite clearly been cleaned. It is waiting to take on the Irish Mail service
p.75. 46132 (4-6-0, formerly 6132) The King's Regiment Liverpool - a closeup of the nameplate. Location unknown
p.76. 6103 (4-6-0, later 46103) Royal Scots Fusilier, a rebuilt LMS Royal Scot thunders Northward with a Glasgow express on the Midland mainline of the London Midland Region near Keighley
p.76. 6133 (4-6-0, later 46133) The Green Howards, a Royal Scott class member tackles the climb over the Pennines and approaches some gangers near Settle with a down L.M.R express from St. Pancrass to Scotland

On the Footplate
p.77. 44755 (4-6-0), Caprotti-valve gear fitted LMS Stanier Class 5 is seen in the heart of the Pennines on the way over Ais Gill Summit between Leeds and Carlisle
p.77. 44755 (4-6-0), Caprotti-valve gear fitted LMS Stanier Class 5 is seen from the lineside this time near Keighley heading a Leeds-Glasgow express. The Caprotti valve gear and double-chimney noticeable features on this locomotive
p.78. 46108 (4-6-0, formerly 6108) Seaforth Highlander - view from the footplate looking ahead near Hellifield on the journey Northward with a London Midland Region express to Glasgow
p.78. 46133 (4-6-0, formerly 6133) The Green Howards; this middle picture shows driver Dransfield of Leeds keeping a steady eye on the track ahead
p.78. 46108 (4-6-0, formerly 6108) Seaforth Highlander - view back along the train from the engine

Covering the Exchanges - no photos



Streamlined Locomotives


Pacific Locomotives


Atlantic Class Locomotives


Steam Locomotives - photographs


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Western Region Steam


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