British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and '60s (Paperback)

Greg Morse

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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'.


Product Details

  • Product code: AZCXT
  • ISBN: 9781784420338
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.0cm x 21.0cm
  • Pages: 64
  • Publish date: Thu Jul 28 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 7

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