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Date: 10/27/23 14:23
Books on British Rail diesels
Author: yooperfan

Is there a good book that describes all of the BR diesel locomotives up to privatization? 

Thank you

 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/23 10:48 by yooperfan.



Date: 10/27/23 14:38
Re: Books on British Rail diesels and London Terminals
Author: exhaustED

You could try the 'diesel and electric loco recognition guides' by C.J.Marsen? 

Actually there was a series of large softback books called 'British Railways Fleet Survey' and no. 3 in the series covered types 1-3. These are really good books... can all be found on the web.

(Originally, ealry diesels were put into 'types' depending on power... type 1 up to 1000hp, 2 10001-1500, type 3 up to 1999 hp, type 4 2000-2999, typ3 5 3000+). This was a bit imprecise so later they were given specific class numbers under a system known as TOPS. So BRCW type 2s became classes 26 and 27. Apologies if you know this already...



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Date: 10/27/23 15:21
Re: Books on British Rail diesels and London Terminals
Author: 86235

exhaustED Wrote:
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> Actually there was a series of large softback
> books called 'British Railways Fleet Survey' and
> no. 3 in the series covered types 1-3. These are
> really good books... can all be found on the web.

Seconded, they're a really good series to have in your collection. The one about the myriad types of DMUs is excellent.

In terms of stations London Termini by Alan A Jackson is a good place to start. Out of print but available on Amazon.



Date: 10/27/23 15:34
Re: Books on British Rail diesels and London Terminals
Author: exhaustED

86235 Wrote:
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> exhaustED Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Actually there was a series of large softback
> > books called 'British Railways Fleet Survey'
> and
> > no. 3 in the series covered types 1-3. These
> are
> > really good books... can all be found on the
> web.
>
> Seconded, they're a really good series to have in
> your collection. The one about the myriad types of
> DMUs is excellent.

There was one in the series about diesel shunters and another one about mainline electrics, both really excellently detailed.
 



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