53808 A Somerset & Dorset Engine


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A second and updated edition of this popular book first published over 30 years ago, bringing the history of the locomotive up to date.

New photographs have been added to accompany many of the originals and the text updated as appropriate. However it still retains the historic chapters by John Barber, Mike Palmer and Donald Beale.

48 pages, A5 size. Printed on high quality silk paper with laminated card cover.


1. The History of 53808 – by David Milton

2. From Bath to Evercreech with the Goods – by John Barber

3. Rescue and Restoration – by Mike Palmer

4. 53808 back in steam

5. 53808 after restoration

6. How to drive the ‘Big-Uns’ – by Donald Beale

Sample pages available – click on the thumbnails below the cover image to see inside the book.