Southern Way Special Issue 16

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Much has been written about the end of steam, but what came after has received rather less attention and yet, while the electrification scheme was carried out 'on the cheap', it was ground-breaking in many ways, not least in representing the first example of high speed push-pull operation of passenger trains in the UK. Just over 50 years has passed since the start of electric working. The original rolling stock has been replaced twice and many places on the route now have service frequencies undreamt of in 1967. This book looks in detail at the electrification scheme from 1964 onwards, the implementation of electrification concurrent with maintaining the existing service, rebuilding and modernising infrastructure and, of course, the original electric and trailer sets as well as the pull-push operation beyond Bournemouth. In addition, changes subsequent to the original 1967 electrification are covered in relation to liveries as well as replacements for the original rolling stock in the ensuing 50 years.
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Stock Code CR891.0
ISBN13 9781909328914
Height(mm) 273
Width(mm) 215
Page Count 96
Pictures 120
Publication Date 29 Oct 2019
Publisher CRECY
Publication Status Available