The National Railway Museum in York is one of the countrya??s most successful and popular Museums and is home to one of the worlda??s greatest national collections of railway locomotives, covering the full history of traction from the earliest days of steam through to the most modern high speed trains. This new book provides a photographic portrait of some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring exhibits. While some of the views, particularly of the oldest exhibits portray the locomotives in static conditions, the vast majority record the locomotives doing what they were designed for a?? in operation either before they were secured for preservation or under the aegis of the NRM. Detailed and informative captions provide a comprehensive history of each of the locomotives featured. This exceptional colour exploration of the National Railway Museuma??s treasure trove will appeal to all those who have visited the Museum and would like a lasting record, as well as all those requiring graphic evidence of Britaina??s great railway and engineering heritage.