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Increasing affluence and a second-hand car allowed the author a geographical range previously denied to him and with various pals he embarked in the 1970s and 1980s on a number of expeditions to various parts of the country, to photograph diesel locomotives, then still running in abundant numbers and variety.

There were busy main line centres to be explored – York, Doncaster, Crewe and the rest but also obscure corners that could only be found by recourse to maps, sometimes inquiring of locals with barely understandable dialects, something after the fashion of Victorian explorers. Nowadays there are very few locomotives at work in this country and computer apps enable anyone to locate their whereabouts as easily as those actually responsible for operating them – something of course unimaginable back in the 1970s.

Back then there were still considerable numbers of locomotives working major traffic flows across the country – most notably coal and steel – on a scale undreamed of today. Diesel locomotives on freight traffic ran more often than not at night so had to be tracked down in their daytime lairs, at depots often located in out of the way places.

Then there was the problem of entry which could normally be negotiated with sympathetic staff in an age less concerned with health & safety, legal liabilities, terrorism and the like. There follows a tale of chasing what was then a huge variety of locomotive types in unsung, unknown corners of the kingdom, bump-starting successive wheezing cars, unsavoury B&B establishments and the more benign forms of trespass. A rollicking tale of an altogether more innocent railway age from the acclaimed author of so many of the Irwell Press Book of series.

104 Pages lavishly illustrated in both colour and Black & White SOFTBACK


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ISBN: 9781911639671

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B
Brian Hudd
Excellent

Very good read

H
HARRY BARKER
SHED BASHING DISAPPOINTS

A bit disappointed in this book. It is simply a spotters' record of various car trips round sheds and detailing what diesels were there. In a number of captions the engine numbers were not recorded which I find strange. I am used to the Diesel Dawn series having detailed information about the particular class - e.g. Diesel Dawn 7 Western 0-6-0-s where there is a wealth of information, I suspect much new to even the experienced enthusiast.

T
Tim

Another one for the modeller as it includes many excellent depot shots

B
Bernard

Very nostalgic and brought back some great memories.

S
Stephen

To Strathwood
Pleased with purchase ,Great historic Bookazine about the Dawn of Diesel Traction in the 1960s to the 1980s before Privatisation and when British Rail had Push Pull Traction Express and Goods trains whizzing through the UK ,Nowadays its health and safety 🦺⛑️ issues concerning those who see Passangers or rail buffs trying their luck to take down the Number or identifying what was a Past time thing ,Loved the sound of EE Traction to Sulzer Type Locomotion,Hoovers ,Tractors to the first Generation of DMUs before Sprinters to the next Generation of trains operated by Network Rail .
Bring back the good old days before alot of the country was replaced by Electrication ,Alot of the UK looked beautiful before Electrification also like the Countryside where trains pass through and The Classic Semophore signals were still a thing along with Signal boxes that have disappeared,Only Railway Preservation society's still operate these Classics.
Kind regards Mr Stephen Powell.

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