The Book of the Black Five

Part 4 in the 5 part series detailing the history of this famous class of mixed traffic locomotives.

The Book of the BLACK FIVES – LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 1 45000-45074

Covers the 1934 batch from Vulcan Foundry and the 1935 engines from Crewe.

Price: £23.95

The Book of the BLACK FIVES – LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 2 45075-45224

Similar to those built at Vulcan Foundry and Crewe, Part 3 covers the 1935 build at Vulcan Foundry and Armstrong Whitworth locomotives, of which the KWVR locomotive 45212 is one example. Black 5s 2aPrice: £24.95

The Book of the BLACK FIVES – LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 3 45225-45471

Deals primarily with what came to be the largest batch of ostensibly identical locomotives to run on the LMS. These ‘Mark 2’ Armstrong Whitworth locomotives may have started life all the same but there will be sufficient for the engine picker to work with, and the final twenty pre-war engines also covered in this volume introduce plenty of subtle differences. Black 5s 3aPrice: £29.95

The Book of the BLACK FIVES – LM Class 5 4-6-0s Part 4 44800-44996, 45472-45499

Part 4 deals with the war-time and immediate post-war LMS batches
Black 5s 4a

Price: £28.95