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Traction Times: An Early BR Traction Miscellany

1-978-1913251-09-3

£14.50

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Traction Times: An Early BR Traction Miscellany

Take yourself back to the early days of the first generation of diesel & electric traction as new locomotives and stock were being delivered every month and our Ian Allan ABC had no chance of staying up to date.

Modernisation of British Railways commenced in earnest in the post 1955 era. New diesel designs were rushed off the drawing board into service from various manufacturers and with varying results. Some types were destined to work as planned from the start, others after a degree of modification whilst others were, frankly nothing short of abject failures. In this new book traction enthusiast and former professional railwayman Andrew Royle takes a clinical look at these early diesel types, discussing their strengths and weaknesses and illustrated with images most of which will never have been seen before.

Through some of the best black & white photographs from the era we take you back to those days of new green liveries with 158 hand picked images.

112 Pages SOFTBACK

Traction Times: An Early BR Traction Miscellany

Take yourself back to the early days of the first generation of diesel & electric traction as new locomotives and stock were being delivered every month and our Ian Allan ABC had no chance of staying up to date.

Modernisation of British Railways commenced in earnest in the post 1955 era. New diesel designs were rushed off the drawing board into service from various manufacturers and with varying results. Some types were destined to work as planned from the start, others after a degree of modification whilst others were, frankly nothing short of abject failures. In this new book traction enthusiast and former professional railwayman Andrew Royle takes a clinical look at these early diesel types, discussing their strengths and weaknesses and illustrated with images most of which will never have been seen before.

Through some of the best black & white photographs from the era we take you back to those days of new green liveries with 158 hand picked images.

112 Pages SOFTBACK

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