The Birth of the RT



By Tony Beard

This book covers the design of RT 1, the 2RT2s and the 3RT3s. When RT 1 entered service in 1939,
no-one would have imagined that the type would be in London passenger service until 1979, almost
double the life of its immediate predecessor, the STL. As with the RM, the type’s early years in service
were not without a number of mechanical problems and initial production was cut short by the outbreak
of war. By the time production recommenced in 1947 numerous design changes had been made,
all of which are detailed here.

Hardback 96 pages

ISBN 978-1-85414-351-8