Chippenham From Old Photographs

Chippenham From Old Photographs

East End Born and Bled

East End Born and Bled

Devon Traction

Publication Date15th February 2020

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

A pictorial tribute to the railway scene of Devon that aims to bring back memories of traction once common, or not so common.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445680194
As the modernisation of the former British Railways moved forward into Railtrack and then Network Rail, various schemes to bring the West Country railway network up to date came – and went!

During the last forty or so years, Devon has seen a variety of locomotives: the famous HST, Class 57, Class 66, Voyagers, and Class 158 and 159 DMUs, among others. Now the West Country is seeing the Hitachi Class 800 electro-diesels displace the much-loved HST, with a hope that they will improve journey times. With re-signalling on hold, again, the present infrastructure will remain, for the time being.

This book aims to bring back memories of traction once common, or not so common, on the rails of Devon and will offer a visual comparison of what was once the mainstay of daily services through to the gradual modernisation of traction and rolling stock. Also included is a tribute to the HST in the West Country.
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