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Type 4 Locomotives of British Rail

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Author: Andrew Walker, John Walker

The six principal classes of diesel locomotive that once made up the ‘Type 4’ classification – the 40, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 50 – were the survivors of a wider group that can trace its origins to the British Transport Commission’s ‘Modernisation Plan’ of 1955. Designating a power output of between 2,000 and 3,000 hp, the type once contained representatives of several non-standard and one-off prototype builds, including the Warship and Western diesel-hydraulics, which between them originally numbered over a hundred examples. The scrapping, exporting or accidental writing-off of the numerous Type 4 prototypes in the 1960s and early 1970s – with the exception of the ten ‘Peak’ Class 44s – left a cohort of over nine hundred diesel-electrics that became the real backbone of the BR fleet, including the most numerous single mainline class ever built in Britain, the ‘Brush 4’ – or Class 47, as it later became.

This pictorial collection presents a wide-ranging selection of images of Type 4 locomotives from the late 1970s to the present day, photographed and compiled by Andrew Walker with contributions from fellow photographers John Walker and Vaughan Hellam.

Book ISBN 9781445680095

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Aug 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Available on: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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