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Liveries of the WR Diesel Hydraulics (Paperback)

P&S History > British History Transport > Trains & Railways

By Russell Saxton
Imprint: Key Publishing
Series: Britain's Railways
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781802820386
Published: 5th October 2022
Last Released: 25th April 2023



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The WR diesel hydraulic locomotives have always exercised a special fascination for the modern traction enthusiast. One of the most interesting aspects of their history was the wide variety of different color schemes they appeared in over the comparatively short period they were in service, which encompassed almost every permutation of the old British Railways of the 1950s and 1960s, and post-1965 corporate image British Rail liveries. This book looks in detail at the liveries of these locomotives during the diesel hydraulic era from 1958 to 1977, illustrating every major and most minor variations. With over 150 images, it is an invaluable reference for the railway modeller and railway historians, and a feast of nostalgia for all fans of the glory days of diesel locomotives.

"This book is highly recommended and is well priced at £15.99."

West Somerset Railway Association

About Russell Saxton

Russell Saxton was a professional rock musician with a lifelong interest in railways. He wrote articles for many of the leading railway magazines in the UK, as well as for several music publications including Classic Rock and Rock Candy. He was a member of the Phoenix Railway Photographic Circle, which has published several books of progressive railway photography and includes some of the UK’s best-known photographers.

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