Diesels and Electrics in Action
- Diesels and Electrics in Action
- A Picture History of British Rail
- 20 years after the British Railways modernisation plan was launched which culminated in the end of regular steam traction in 1968. The forecast end of enthusiast interest in a non-steam system happily did not prove correct and a new generation of railfans has grown up with just as much enthusiasm for the modernised BR network with its 100mph expresses as their elder brothers and fathers had in the heyday of steam. Initial locomotives orders brought such a variety of types which helped to maintain that rivalry so beloved by enthusiasts who now extolled the merits of Deltics, Westerns, Peaks and AL6s, just as much as their A4, King and Duchess predecessors.
- This book looks at the progress of a modernised British Rail from the pioneer diesels and electrics, through the types inherited at nationalisation in 1948 to the present time, when the door is opening on next generation trains with trial runs already beyond the 150mph mark in readiness for production units to enter service in the 1980s.
- 96 pages, 1976, Case bound, 6¾" x 10"
- David & Charles Publications
- ISBN-10 0715371681
- ISBN-13 9780946537037
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