Volume 1 of Railway Breakdown Cranes was a runaway success and achieved widespread praise from book reviewers and the general public. It covered smaller cranes, many of which were still in service well into the 1960s and even beyond. Now retired Civil Engineer Peter Tatlow looks in detail at the larger cranes of 36 tons capacity and upwards. A total of fifteen chapters cover all the technical development of breakdown cranes, followed by comprehensive coverage of all the cranes provided for the four pre-Nationalisation companies as well as BR which followed later. Also detailed are the cranes provided for the Ministry of Supply. Printed on high quality art paper, and illustrated in both colour and black and white, with numerous drawings and scale plans included, this is a perfect companion to Volume 1 which will delight all enthusiasts.