British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and `60s

After the Second World War, the drive for the modernisation of Britain’s railways ushered in a new breed of locomotive: the Diesel. Diesel-powered trains had been around for some time, but faced with a coal crisis and the Clean Air Act in the 1950s, it was seen as a part of the solution for British Rail. This beautifully illustrated book, written by an expert on rail history, charts the rise and decline of Britain’s diesel-powered locomotives. It covers a period of great change and experimentation, where the iconic steam engines that had dominated for a century were replaced by a series of modern diesels including the ill-fated ‘Westerns’ and the more successful ‘Deltics’
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Greg Morse was instilled with a love of trains at an early age. Growing up in Swindon in the 1970s, he witnessed the end of the celebrated diesel hydraulics and the birth of the Inter-City 125s. He has written many articles on railway history and is now privileged to work for the industry he loves as an Operational Safety Specialist.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 64
Erscheinungsdatum 28.07.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78442-033-8
Reihe Shire Library
Verlag Bloomsbury Shire Publications
Maße (L/B/H) 150/210/7 mm
Gewicht 148
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