Russian Locomotive Types, by J.N. WestwoodSmall rectangular spiral bound booklet, published by W. Norman in 1960 - c.12.5cm by 18cm. 86 pages. (S8085WSOU3)
From the preface: This book describes all locomotives likely to be encountered on the Soviet state railways, excepting a few foreign-built types, narrow-gauge engines, and industrial locomotives. The method of presentation is designed to make the best use of the material available. Absolute uniformity of content and quality was found to be impossible, because while some locomotive types are more than fully documented, others are not. This is true not only of the technical descriptions, but also of the diagrams and photographs. It would seem that this is the first book ever to appear on this subject in the West. And even in the U.S.S.R. itself there does not exist a similarly concise locomotive handbook. This year of 1960, when there still survive engines which pulled the trains of seventy years ago, and new locomotives are coming into service to haul the trains of the next three decades, seems an appropriate time to supply this, want.
The condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs, and considerable yellowing, but the spiral bonding is intact, and all pages are intact and bound. There is further yellowing to the inside pages throughout