Diesels on the London Midland (Capital)

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By Michael Welch. An album of high quality colour photographs of diesel locomotives and multiple units at work around the London Midland Region between the 1960s and 1980s. The headlong rush to modernise Britain’s railways following the 1955 Modernisation Plan, resulted in a plethora of different diesel designs, built by various manufacturers. Some of these stood the test of time well, while others were inherently unreliable and caused endless headaches both for maintenance staff and the operators alike. Using the best available archive images this album looks back at the bewildering assortment of diesel locomotives and units that could be found on the London Midland Region. A wide variety of locomotive and multiple unit types are photographed at locations from all around the London Midland Region. An introduction to diesel traction on London Midland lines is included and each photograph is accompanied by an extensive caption. Hardback. 120 pages.

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