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Class 50 (Hardback)

A Pictorial Journey

Transport History Colour Books Trains and Railways

By David Cable
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Series: Modern Traction Profiles
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781473864412
Published: 15th May 2017

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Class 50: A Pictorial Journey is an album of photographs, mainly taken by David Cable, a well-regarded author of a number of picture albums, covering trains both in the UK and in many countries worldwide.

The class 50 was an express locomotive built in the late 1960s and withdrawn at the beginning of the 1990s. Nicknamed hoovers because of their distinctive noise, they were a favourite class of many railway enthusiasts, resulting in several having been preserved.

The photos demonstrate the many areas of operation and duties undertaken by these locomotives, initially in the North of England and Scotland, and then regular duties on the Western region and finally the Southern lines from London to Exeter.

The author offers an interesting collection of 191 color photographs, mostly made with his own camera and page size that will delight all lovers of diesel locomotives.

A very well documented piece of history.
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José Manuél Rico Cortés (Mister JM) - Miniaturas JM
 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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