This lists all the Royal Scot Locomotive in BR use, with pictures, numbers and details of all the Royal scots that were in service with BR when the LMS was incorperated and where applicable, details of preservation. For anyone who wishes to detail or build a model of the locomotive, the line drawings an pictures are indispensible. A worthy addition to any steam enthusiast or (model) Railway society's bookshelf.
108 pages b/w photos - Little that is wholly new remains to be said concerning any major class of British steam locomotive, though of course there is still a lot to celebrate and illustrate. A similar point was made in the two preceding books of this series The Book of the BR Standards and The Book of the Coronation Pacifics. There are always a few nuggets to be had, and one or two particularly glistening ones have been introduced to the story of the Royal Scots.
Good book. Many good photographs supported by interesting text that never becomes too technical. It is a well-written historical account of a very important class of British Railways' steam locomotives.