BR Blue No.3: Freight in the 1980s *Limited Availability*

ISBN: 9781906419431

Book Details

Following on from the huge success of the first two volumes of the BR Blue series; ‘Southampton and the New Forest’ and ‘Western Region South and West’, eminent railway author John Dedman now turns his attention to freight workings during the later part of the Blue liveried era through the 1980’s. With country wide coverage, this volume examines everything from large marshalling yards to smaller depots as well as the trains themselves, as seen on both main line and freight only routes. Contrary to popular belief, this was a period of much diversity in working, including ‘Speedlink’ mixes-freight, Petroleum, Coal, Steel, Departmental, Freightliner, Stone and Cement. Some of these are seen here as heavy block trains whilst others are short formations of just one or two wagons. A wealth of illustration featuring contemporary locomotive types of the period is certain to delight modellers and all keen railway historians. Today, very few of these types are still in regular service, making this book an invaluable reference source for railway modellers interested in this period, and the train formations and wagon types used. This is a marvellous record of a golden era which has now disappeared almost entirely, making this album a must-have purchase.

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