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This is one of the books produced by Finial Publishing

'From Nine Elms to Waterloo'
Compiled by William T File
ISBN 1-900467-03-8
Softback. 170 x 240mm (approximately)
Full colour cover pictures.
Text: 48 pages with 25 colour photographs and 22 historic black-and-white photographs/diagrams illustrating all the major events.

Available by post from Mrs S. Payne
Associate Membership Secretary
Drummond Locomotive Society
Swan Lodge
122 Kings Road West
Swanage
Dorset BH19 1HS
£5.50 inc p&p

Or in the US, send a check for $10.00 to:
Richard Payne
P.O. Box 286
Jaffrey N.H.
03452

'From Nine Elms to Waterloo' may also be purchased at the shop at Swanage station, price £4.95 + £1.50 P&P.

Produced by Finial Publishing on behalf of the Drummond Locomotive Society, this fascinating publication tells the story of M7 Class 0-4-4 tank engine No.30053 (or 53 as the locomotive was originally numbered by the London & South Western Railway). Designed by Dugald Drummond, No.53 was built at the LSWR's Nine Elms Locomotive Works in 1905. Of the 105 Class M7 engines built, two remain in preservation today, Nos.53 and 245, the latter as a static exhibit at the National Railway Museum in York. At the demise of steam in 1964, No.30053 languished at Eastleigh until, in a surprise move, it was purchased for display at the Steamtown Railway Museum, Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA, departing British shores in April 1967. Purchased by the Drummond Locomotive Society, No.30053 again crossed the Atlantic in April 1987 when restoration commenced and eventually the locomotive moved under its own steam again in April 1992. Based now at the Swanage Railway in Dorset, where it once worked in pre-preservation days, this unique locomotive is now active on both main line rail tours and many of the UK's preserved railways.
Expicitly told in words and lavishly illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs taken over the years (most never published before), the book, as well as providing a detailed history, describes the efforts that went into the repatriation of the locomotive from the USA and the huge amount of effort required to bring the locomotive up to main line running standards.

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