I'm afraid that it would be impossible for me to do complete justice to this book on this site as it is 194 pages long and containing many images and diagrams of parts of locomotives. It is, however, interesting because it basically describes the operation of Britain's last generation of steam locomotives. Further, it would have been issued to Britain's last generation of Steam Engine drivers, as by this time the first moves were being made towards modernisation. Thus, it is one of the last paper relics from the era of steam. It does, however, show how far steam engine technology had developed up until that point.