THE DIESELS DELIVER - Diesels on Goods, 1960s - 1990s
THE DIESELS DELIVERED in the last century and though many traditional traffics had disappeared before the end of steam – fish, livestock, to recall just two – much remained in more or less traditional working patterns. Many diesel classes, it is sobering to reflect, did not last as long as some of the freight workings depicted in these pages! Half a century on, almost all have vanished from our national network. The era of diesels on goods, from fully braked oil trains to clunking and clanging loose-coupled four wheeled coal wagons, to the humblest branch pick-up is a neglected yet rewarding one, as this book sets out to demonstrate. The pictures are courtesy Colour-Rail, who have a message: We hope you enjoy this selection of images from the Colour-Rail collection, those seen here being just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of our collection. Colour-Rail has been supplying images to both enthusiasts and publishers for books and magazines for 40 years and of course its roots were in the era of steam nostalgia, but like everything else we have to keep up with user’s interests and so the Colour-Rail collection has grown to include as much modern traction as we have steam and there are now over 100,000 of our images on line. But we want to continue to grow the collection of images both old and new so if you have or know of a collection, even of just digital images, that is looking for a good home please let us know. Help us save images today for others to enjoy tomorrow.
80 Pages lavishly illustrated SOFTBACK