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British Railways The First 25 Years Volume 5: The South West

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The fifth volume in a series of books examining the first twenty-five years of British Railways, which will eventually cover the whole of Great Britain. Following on from Volume 4, which dealt primarily with the lines in Devon, this volume covers the south west of England from Plymouth westwards into Cornwall, with emphasis on that interesting transitional period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Included here are the North Devon lines of the Southern Region which had much in common with their Cornish counterparts. The atmospheric photographs cover steam and diesel traction, express, freight and shunting engines. 'Kings', 'Castles', 'Counties', '14xx' and 'Prairies' contrast with Bulleid Pacifics, 'M7's, 'T9's and 'N' Class Moguls, whilst pre-TOPS diesels including the heavyweight North British 'D600' Type '4's and the smaller Type '2' 'D6300's are also featured. This volume expands our coverage of the lines in the south west of England and complements previous volumes in the series.
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