|Statement||[compiled by] J. A. M. Vaughan.|
|Contributions||Vaughan, John A. M.|
|LC Classifications||TJ619 .W45|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||96 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||96|
|LC Control Number||78311922|
The British Rail Class 52 was a class of 74 Type 4 diesel-hydraulic locomotives built for the Western Region of British Railways between and All were given two-word names, the first word being "Western" and thus the type became known as r: Swindon Works (30), Crewe Works (44). A 'window hanger' that obviously wasn't around when these diesels ruled the Western Region of BR! Fair play to his Dad (or Uncle, I doubt it was his Mum!) for permitting this experience, we all know he's quite safe and probably going to keep this in his memory forever! West Somerset Railway. D and D I have all three volumes of the Western Maryland steam books with photos by William P. "Bill" Price. If you like trains, especially steam engines of the ss, then you need to get these books (with text by Deane Mellander and Bob Kaplan). I have a slight bias, because I was with Bill when he took many of the later photos in the book(s)/5(3). Buy Diesels on the Western 1st Edition by Welch, Michael (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(10).
The “Westerns” were always a little special, ever since their inception in , and were the final development of the Western Region diesels using hydraulic transmission. Other regions based their designs on electric transmissions utilising large medium-speed diesel engines. The technical design of the Western diesel hydraulic locomotives was taken from a German Railways built C-C locomotive type ML This locomotive was a stretched V B-B locomotive giving hp and weighed just tons. This group is just for the North British Class 22 locomotives. Introduced in , they were part of the WR of BR new hydraulic fleet of locomotives. Very unreliable when first introduced, but after teething troubles, they proved to be a decent little reliable locomotive. By only the first of the class started to be withdrawn, and at a steady rate over the next few years . Gilks, John Spencer Day of the Diesels Vol.2 , SLP, , pp Edited by Mike Esau. Large Format Hb. VG+/VG with a tiny nick in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. A follow-up to the Dawn of the Diesels Series in which John Spencer Gilks records the first flourishing of the true diesel age. £
The Western Region was a region of British Railways from The region ceased to be an operating unit in its own right on completion of the "Organising for Quality" initiative on 6 April The Region consisted principally of ex-Great Western Railway lines, minus certain lines west of Birmingham, which were transferred to the London Midland Region in and with Main Region(s): London, West of England, West . Bill was on a mission to document steam locomotives as he knew their days were numbered when the diesels came along--and there are some great photos of early diesels in this book as well. Look for the other two books, the B&O Steam Finale, volumes one and two/5. Western (BR Class 52) Diesel-Hydraulic Locomotives. Way back in the mists of time, post-nationalisation of Britain's railways, British Rail was trying out a truly vast range of new diesel and electric locomotive designs. The Western Region (formerly Great Western Railway, or GWR) went their own way as one might expect from the ex-GWR, and. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Class 40s at work, Diesels on the London Midland, Diesels on the Western, The rise and fall of British Railways main line diesel locomotives, The rise and fall of British railways, This is Paddington, Sunset of British steam.