In defense of OS Nock

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Re: In defense of OS Nock

Post by Captain Cuttle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:04 am

Does anyone know of the book Giner mentioned? I can't find online a Nock book in landscape format called Locomotives Of The LNER, but I'm interested in getting a copy of a book with drawings & official of LNER locos as Giner described.

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Re: In defense of OS Nock

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:22 pm

I have a copy that fits the bill. You may wish to PM me


Re: In defense of OS Nock

Post by Mickey » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:03 pm

Not what you are referring to Captain Cuttle but I have an old paperback condensed size copy of a O.S.Nock book that I bought back in the early 1970s called LNER STEAM that features a rather nice colour picture on the front cover of the front end of a Gresley Pacific that is carrying the Flying Scotsman headboard possibly at Peasecliff north of Grantham.

See the original hard back copy below- ... B0006BVS1S

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Re: In defense of OS Nock

Post by JASd17 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:34 pm


The illustration of 4476 is north of Peascliff Tunnel. With the Up Flying Scotsman.

There was a signal box at one time, called Belton I think.



Re: In defense of OS Nock

Post by Mickey » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:11 am

Thanks John. Yes I remember looking at that illustration and thinking (and guessing?) that it was possibly in the Peasecliff area north of Grantham as it's shown as being on a double-track section but my route knowledge of the GN/LNER/BR(ER) has always become a bit sketchy once north of Peterborough North station.

Belton. Yes I have seen an old photograph of Belton s/box with the box it's self being situated along side the Up line on the double-track section.

With regards to O.S.Nock himself I personally always liked his railway books, that man knew a great deal about railways without a doubt and I also remember hearing of his death back in 1994 (or 1995?).

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