Green Diesels in View (Capital)

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By Michael Welch. An album of high quality colour photographs of diesel locomotives and multiple units in action between the mid-1950s and late 1960s. In the early 1950s, diesel locomotives were given the same black livery as steam locomotives at that time. In August 1956, diesel locomotives began to be outshopped in a more distinctive green livery, marking the beginning of the green diesel era. In fact, there were several variations applied to different classes of locomotive, including two-tone green for some classes. The green diesel era lasted until official policy changed in favour of corporate rail blue in 1965, although the change was only gradual and it was many years before green disappeared completely from the scene. Using some of the most evocative images available, this album rekindles memories of the era and provides an insight into the diesel railway of the time. Photographs are arranged into chapters covering each class of locomotive to carry the BR green livery of the period. An introduction to diesel traction during this time is included and each photograph is accompanied by an extensive caption. Hardback. 112 pages.

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