Locomotive Names: An Illustrated Dictionary - Jim PikeStroud: Sutton Publishing, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Tables; List of abbreviations; Frontispiece; Photographic lining papers; Appendices (3);
From the cover: “This comprehensive dictionary of locomotive names will be an invaluable reference work for every railway enthusiast. Jim Pike’s meticulously compiled and authoritative book is a mine of information for anyone researching railway history. It is also an entertaining guide for all those with a more casual interest in the names and basic specifications of thousands of locomotives.
As well as alphabetically listing engine names, the author provides details of the number, the class or wheel arrangement, the date of introduction and the identity of the railway company that owned the locomotive. In addition he records incidental historical details — the gauge, changes in ownership, secondary names and nicknames, and, where possible, the location of the engine if it has been preserved.
Photographs of some of the most famous and some of the most unusual locomotives are included, as are concise definitions of the technical terms employed and notes on the various classes of locomotive concerned. The wide-ranging coverage includes named engines from the first pioneering days of steam and the high-tech locomotives of the present day.
Locomotive Names is essential reading and reference for enthusiasts of every region and period of railway history.”