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DIESEL HYDRAULICS a colour retrospective
DIESEL HYDRAULICS a colour retrospective
DIESEL HYDRAULICS a colour retrospective
DIESEL HYDRAULICS a colour retrospective

DIESEL HYDRAULICS a colour retrospective

£23.95

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 DIESEL HYDRAULICS

a colour retrospective

Is the first in a new series from Wild Swan of all colour landscape hardback books intended to celebrate reflect and record different aspects of the British railway scene.
The author is Andrew Vines, a photographer and enthusiast for all things hydraulic who authored Diesels in the Highlands for Ian Allan in 2006. In this book Andrew draws upon various research sources and authorities on the subject to give the reader a comprehensive and well-informed account of this all too brief era of Western Region traction. Few of the photographs will have been seen in print before including those from the author, his father and those of other established cameramen of the day.
There are some unusual views and locations included together with scenes more familiar of the time as all the different classes are covered.
The captions have been extensively researched and thoughtfully written providing a wealth of information on the locomotives, the trains being worked along with the traffic being carried and the locations served.
Also included are interesting observations on various aspects of the subject, together with thoughtful reflections upon some of the issues faced by the railways some fifty or so years ago.
Produced in a larger landscape format to make the most of these priceless colour photographs from an almost lost era.
128 Pages Colour Photographs HARDBACK


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Customer Reviews

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Iain Waller
Diesel Hydraulics a colour retrospective

A very good book slightly let down by too many unnecessary close up shots. I know what the locos look like, I would rather have seen more action shots than locos posed in stations or sheds.
Having said that, the rest of the images are excellent, some different locations and plenty of interest on view in those locations shown reminding us of how much of interest has been lost on the railway scene over the last few decades.
I would still recommend this book though as it offers a reminder of those lovely trains and settings that have gone forever.
I hope this will be the first in a series of books covering many more classes of locos.

T
The Machman
Good

Most photos well reproduced, and only a small number previously published. A worthy addition to any hydraulic fan’s bookcase.

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Paul Soane
Hydraulic love

Anything to do with these fantastic machines gets top marks for me

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Adrian Roberts
DIESEL HYDRAULICS - Review

Top notch book with quality photos.

R
Richard Hargreaves
Diesel Hydraulics A Colour Retrospective

Superb book and full of stunning photographs from the golden age of UK diesels. Don’t miss out on adding to your collection.

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