Lost Diesels, Lost Lines (Transport Treasury)

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An album of archive black & white photographs illustrating diesel locomotives operating on lines which were to close in the aftermath of the Beeching Report in 1963. Following the Modernisation Plan of 1955, British Railways began replacing steam with diesel locomotives and multiple units. By the late 1960s, many rural branch lines were to close, leading to the withdrawal of some of the more unsuccessful diesel locomotive types which had only been introduced a decade earlier.

This book contains photographs of many of these short-lived diesel locomotive types (as well as more successful types which remained in service much longer) operating on lines which are no longer open. Photographs are divided into chapters, each covering a type of train or location. Each photograph is accompanied by an extensive caption, providing details about the location and the locomotive pictured. 112 pages.

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