British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and `60s Paperback / softback
by GREG MORSE
Part of the Shire Library series
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'.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages, 73 col
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 28/07/2016
- Category: Industrialisation & industrial history
- ISBN: 9781784420338