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The North British Type 2 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric Classes 21 & 29 (Hardback)

Design, Development and Demise

British History Transport Photographic Books Colour Books 20th Century Trains and Railways

By Anthony Sayer
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Series: Locomotive Portfolios
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781526742773
Published: 30th August 2019
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This book provides an in-depth history of the North British diesel-electric Type 2 locomotives which were constructed by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow during the late-1950s / early-1960s for use on the Eastern and Scottish Regions of British Railways.

"Despite efforts to improve their poor performance in traffic, by both engine refurbishment or complete replacement, these locomotives were all withdrawn from service by the end of 1971.

"Using significant quantities of previously unpublished material, dramatic new insights are revealed about both the original Class 21s and the rebuilt Class 29s, including detailed research into the whole rebuilding decision-making process, as well as providing fully dated information about works visits, periods in storage, detail difference modifications and livery changes.

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About Anthony Sayer

Anthony Sayer is a life-long railway enthusiast with an interest in the history of the early diesel and electric locomotive classes. This is the first of several books taking an in-depth look at this subject. Anthony lives in the north-east of England and has now retired from the steel industry after a career of over 35 years.

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