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Overhead electrification began in the late 1960s on the West Coast Main Line and in the 1980s for the East Anglian Main Line with the East Coast Main Line following in the late 1980s.
Initially five types were produced for the WCML with newer designs for East Anglian services and further developments for the ECML and the Channel tunnel. This book covers all the locomotives classified between 81 and 92.
British Railways Standard Class 5 by David Clark relates the history of this class, one of the 12 standard designs introduced by the newly nationalized British Railways. Based on the LMS 'Black 5' and for service in all regions. This history includes both colour and black and white photographs.
British Type 3 Diesel Locomotives covers Classes 33, 35 and 37 and upgraded Class 31, comprising over 200, mainly unpublished, full sized colour photographs of classes developed in the earlier years of the Modernisation Plan. The Type 3 included four classes of locomotive of medium power output, undertaking a wide range of duties from mainline and local passenger services to various freight duties and departmental work.
This photographic album showing the class 47 diesel locomotives has been compiled by a well-established author of similar titles, David Cable. More examples of this class were built than any other design of modern traction. They also carried more varieties of color schemes than any other type, and these are well portrayed in this volume.
With the full co-operation of the National Railway Museum. Flying Scotsman gets the Haynes treatment giving a unique perspective on what is involved in maintaining, operating and restoring this famous locomotive. This manual is highly detailed and is based around 4472's last overhaul and subsequent return to main-line operation.
Castle Class locomotives were the pride of the GWR when introduced in the mid-1920s, and were heralded as Britain's most-powerful express passenger locomotives. Eight examples have been preserved to survive today and the core of this manual is based around the restoration of Pendennis Castle by the Great Western Society at Didcot.
Midland & LMS Compounds is an Illustrated history of these famous LMS steam locos, no. 1000 of which is preserved as part of the national collection.
From the Booklaw (no. 48) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series.
The Book of the West Country & Battle of Britain Pacifics. Introduced by the Southern Railway this book retells the story of the West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics, a class that lasted until the very end of steam on the Southern Region of British Railways
The Western Class 52's from the 'British Railway Diesel Memories' series of paperbacks, no. 84 in the Booklaw Series.