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Class 47 Diesel Locomotives (Hardback)

Transport History Photo Books Colour Books Trains and Railways

By David Cable
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Series: Modern Traction Profiles
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781473864450
Published: 8th November 2017

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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 colour schemes than any other type, and these are well portrayed in this volume.

The class 47 was truly the maid of all work on the British Rail system for the forty-odd years since their inception in the early 1960s, and certain members of the class are still in daily use.

All types of traffic from major expresses to coal trains were worked by these engines, and this full colour album illustrates many examples of an engine that could be seen in almost all parts of Great Britain from Inverness to Penzance and Dover to Holyhead.

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 David Cable

About David Cable

David Cable (1929-2017) was interested in trains from a very early age, and this developed into an interest in train photography in 1947. David was the author of many photo albums, covering modern traction in the UK since the 1960s, as well as volumes based on his visits to other countries over the last 40 years. During his life he travelled throughout Europe, North America and Australia, as well as some Far Eastern countries and Morocco.

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