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Alpine Thunder: When the KB Class Ruled the Midland Line
   

Alpine Thunder: When the KB Class Ruled the Midland Line (Paperback)

By Shingleton, Jonathan

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Finally, the complete story of NZR's most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer... X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound loads were governed by EO haulage capacity through the Otira tunnel, the manufacture and bedding in of the KBs, their daily operation, the booster operation and maintenance, trialling of KB operations out of Dunedin, a proposal to transfer all KBs to the North Island, and their eventual displacement onto the Main South Line. Detail of the KB operations are neatly interspersed with crew accounts of operating the KB class; the firemen, drivers and fitters. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era.
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ISBN 9780995138506
Published NZ 21 Jun 2021
Publisher New Zealand Railway & Locomoti
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780995138506
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher New Zealand Railway & Locomoti
Imprint New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society
Published 21 Jun 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Shingleton, Jonathan
Category History
Transport Industries
History
Transport Industries
Railway Technology & Engineering
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Pasifika
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 295mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
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