These two exciting volumes lavishly illustrate the Southern Electrics from 1948 to 1972 (last running of the Brighton Belle).
Each of these superb 160 page volumes has been compiled using what we believe are all new black and white photographs previously unpublished. The format is generally one picture to the page in the same style as our popular STEAM'S LAMENT series, combining both first class picture reproduction with the large format to bring out the details.
We have selected the very best photographs to show the subjects in a wide variety of locations and duties from the many thousands that were submitted over many years.
Volume 1 covers the pre-war built stock, 2-NOL, 2-BIL, 2-HAL, 4-LAV, 2-SL, 2-WIM, 4-SUB, 6-PAN, 6-PUL, 5-BEL, 4-COR, 4-BUF, and the early departmental units.
Volume 2 covers the post-war builds and the locomotives, 4-SUB, 2-HAL, 4-DD, 4-EPB, 2-EPB, 2-HAP, 4-CEP, 4-BEP, 4-CIG, 4-BIG, 4-VEP, 4-REP, 3-TC, 4-TC, 8-VAB, MLV, 7-TC, 6-TC, VECTIS, Waterloo & City, also the locomotive Classes 70, 71, 73 & 74.
Each 160 page HARDBACK volume will be limited to 500 copies and priced at £34.95 and will be sure to be a winner with anyone with a soft spot the Southern's EMU fleet.
"I have just recently purchased several of your books regarding Southern Electric trains and I have been suitably impressed by each of them especially in the clarity and quality of the photographs. I was a Southern Electric Driver for a number of years and have an interest in the old slam door trains so your publications have brought back many happy memories.
It has been so gratifying to see these old trains in what I believe have been unpublished photographs and I hope that, perhaps in time, you may develop further publications as there now appears to be a growing interest in these old Southern EMUs.
I was also impressed by the speed of delivery especially in connection with the Southern Electric scrapbook volume II which duly arrived today.
Thanks for a first class service and excellent quality publications."
Trevor Harris by email