Renaissance From Rust: King George V (1968-1973) by G.C. Wood

1st Edition

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good 1973. 6000 Locomotive Assn. 1st Edition. Stock Image. Illustrated.

Dust Jacket price clipped and with small tear in back.

King George V was built by the Great Western Railway at Swindon in 1927, withdrawn from service 1962 and restored in 1968.

Throughout the working life of this famous locomotive and on into retirement, wherever people came together and discussed railways it was not unusual for the name King George V to be brought into conversation. Somehow its name set it apart from other locomotives.

In 1962 she was retired, destined for a museum - but financial restrictions kept her idling for six years until a private enteriprise became involved and restored her in 1968. She set out on a journey of newfound fame. At the time no-one could have remotely anticipated what lay ahead for the locomotives and to what new heights she would climb during the next five years.