Robin Jones is the founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, a monthly title devoted to railway prreservation. A railway enthusiast since his early years, he was taken trainspotting at Widney Manor station in Solihull - on the Western Region route from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa - during the last years of British Railways steam locomotives. Robin has had many books published, on subjects ranging from railways to history and travel.
The name 'Great Western Railway' immediately conjures up images of Stars, Castles and Kings, the legendary express passenger locomotives that were the envy of the world in their day. This book details the history and development of all the classes of pannier tanks, from mid-Victorian age to the end of London Underground steam locomotives in 1971.