Ian Allan 2008
Hardback 96pp Illustrated 292x215mm
9780711032750   Product Code: 16467
The British Railways Modernization Plan of 1955 set in motion substantial investment across the 'great' Western Region and, amid regional boundary changes and line closures, steam was gradually phased out and replaced by diesel-hydraulic (unlike anywhere else in Britain) and then diesel-electric locomotives. With an extended introduction reviewing the changes that took place across the region, this photographic survey includes over 180 colour images from the 1950s to the mid 1980s.