Lion: The story of the real Titfield Thunderbolt by Anthony Dawson

Lion: The story of the real Titfield Thunderbolt by Anthony Dawson

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Best know as the Titfield ThunderboltLion is one of the most beloved locomotives in railway preservation - transformed from humble luggage engine to film star, this is a Cinderella story. Built in Leeds in 1838 by Todd, Kitson & Laird, Lion is the only surviving locomotive built for the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester Railway. After a mainline working life of nineteen years, Lion was sold into industrial use in 1859. 

Drawing on extensive archival research and a detailed study of the original locomotive, this book explores the design and construction of Lion, as well as its career on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and eventual preservation and restoration, including her several film roles. Finally, the question is asked 'How much of Lion is original?'


Format: Paperback, 96 pages

Dimensions: 16.5 x 23.4 x 0.7cm

Publisher: Amberley

ISBN: 978-1-4456-8505-2


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