Gresley's Class P2 Locomotives
Gresley's impressive 2-8-2 locomotives built for the LNER have long held a fascination for railway enthusiasts. In particular, No 2001 Cock 'o the North was arguably one of the most impressive steam locomotives ever to run on Britain's railways when it entered service in 1934. However, despite their huge engineering and historical significance, none of the P2 Class survived into preservation.
This comprehensive new history looks at the design, construction and testing of the P2s, along with their life in traffic, rebuilding and scrapping. The book also includes coverage of the two new-build P2 Class locomotives currently under construction by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and the Doncaster P2 Locomotive Trust.
Written by Andrew Hardy, the Archivist of the P2 Steam Locomotive Company, this is the most complete and authoritative history of the P2 class ever to be published.