BR First-generation Diesel Railbuses

BR First-generation Diesel Railbuses

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This new volume, written by rail expert Evan Green-Hughes, provides readers with everything they need to know about the BR first-generation diesel railbuses. The railway industry in the mid-1950s faced a number of challenges. One of these problems was the rapid introduction to service of a large number of new diesel and electric locomotives and multiple-units, many of which were untried and untested, while at the same time facing a rapid deterioration of the industry's finances as passenger and freight traffic declined. While there were limited line closures from the 1920s onward, this was still the period before the Beeching report. The answer was the small four-wheel diesel railbus. This new reference guide includes information on allocation history, livery variations, coupling codes, under-frame detail, number sequences, and other information. Illustrated throughout with 150 mono and color photographs, it also includes scale drawings of the main types. A must have on every rail enthusiasts book shelf!
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 208 x 280 x 8mm | 381.02g
  • Ian Allan Publishing
  • Addlestone, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0711036357
  • 9780711036352
  • 566,803

About Evan Green-Hughes

Railway writer and consultant Evan Green-Hughes began his career on weekly newspapers in Yorkshire before progressing to television news, radio, and public relations. Now writing regularly for Hornby Magazine and Railways Illustrated magazine, he also undertakes consultancy work, particularly in the fields of railway rolling stock and economics, as well as writing books and technical manuals. Involved in railway preservation for many years as a volunteer, he has a particular interest in multiple units, is chairman of a charity that specializes in restoring such trains, and has project managed award-winning restoration projects. Qualified as a train driver, he can often be found driving multiple units in his spare time.
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