Railway Breakdown Cranes – Volume 2
The second volume of the old man’s book on Railway Breakdown Cranes was published last week.
This substantial tome is full of high resolution photographs and drawings of all the breakdown cranes built for the railways in the UK. It deals with cranes that have relieving bogies, which means mostly cranes from the mid 1930s. Volume 1 deals with the earlier cranes that did not have relieving bogies (although there was a period where both types were built).
I know I am biased, but it is a really good book. Available from Noodle Books (http://www.noodlebooks.co.uk/index.htm) and I understand that 190 were sold in the first weekend! I also understand that something like 1700 of the first volume have been sold, so there are only 300 left of this!
At the moment this will be the end of the series as the two volumes cover all of the breakdown cranes built in the UK. There is a slight chance that there will be a volume 3 on permenant way cranes though – perhaps, maybe!