abc British Railways Locomotives 1954 (Crecy)

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A reprint of the Ian Allan Publishing abc Combined Volume for 1954. This famous series contained lists of numbers of all the locomotives in service at time of publication and gave rise to the phenomenon of `loco-spotting’ in the 1940s.

1954 was a particularly interesting period in the development of the BR steam locomotive fleet. Venerable pre-grouping classes were still very much in evidence, with thousands of locomotives built or designed by the Big Four still in service, but by 1954 all of the British Railways Standard classes were in production, including the unique Class 8 Pacific No 71000 Duke of Gloucester and the first of the 9Fs which entered service that year.

abc British Railways Locomotives Combined Volume 1954 is divided into four separate sections, each covering a locomotive numbering series approximating to the former grouping companies. Electric multiple units in service are also listed. The pages are reproduced exactly as in the original volume, with the exception that a high quality art paper and modern binding techniques have been used to provide modern production values.

abc British Railways Locomotives Combined Volume 1954 contains a nostalgic snapshot of a railway scene which has long since disappeared. A welcome addition to this long-running series of reprints. Contains around 100 black & white illustrations. 280 pages. Hardback.

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