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British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guide

Author : Pip Dunn
ISBN : 9781847976420
Genre : Transportation
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British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guide identifies the major detail differences and livery variations that have appeared on all British Rail, ex-British Rail and privatized railway diesel and electric main line classes from 14 to 92. The book provides a record of the main specifications of each class of locomotive, and details of variations, including: numbers, liveries, headcodes, headlights, wheel arrangements and bogies, brakes, names and - where appropriate - details of refurbishment programmes.Diesel locomotives are a relative newcomer to the railway enthusiast and modelling scenes, and this book brings together information on detail changes in a coherent reference form for the first time, illustrated with photographs of major changes. A useful resource for modellers and those with an interest in the differences that have occurred to the British Rail fleet. Superbly illustrated with around 300 colour photographs.

British Rail Class 20 Locomotives

Author : Pip Dunn
ISBN : 9781785000997
Genre : Transportation
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The first of the English Electric Type 1 design, what we now know as the Class 20s, appeared in June 1957. With their distinctive 'chopper' engine sound, these single-cabbed locomotives soon gained a reputation for rugged reliability brought about by their simplicity and use of tried and tested components. British Rail Class 20 Locomotives looks back at the operations of these fine locomotives since 1957, covering their varied workings and duties, regional use and railtour operations. The book also covers the technical aspects and specifications of the locomotives, including liveries and detailing. This book will be of great interest to all railway and diesel loco enthusiasts. Fully illustrated with 195 colour photographs.

British Rail Class 60 Locomotives

Author : Edward Gleed
ISBN : 9781785001505
Genre : Transportation
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During the mid-1980s, in a drive for greater efficiency, British Rail required another heavy freight locomotive, some of the earlier Type 5 freight locomotives being outdated and no longer regarded as suitable for heavy freight duties. The new Class 60 locomotive was to be constructed using lessons learned from the Classes 56 and 58. Six organisations were invited to tender but only three did so. The contract was awarded to Brush Electrical Machines (today, Brush Traction, part of the Wabtec Rail Group) for a powerful 60mph Type 5 Co-Co design, which resulted in an order being placed for one hundred Class 60 diesel-electric locomotives. Using original research from the National Archives, British Rail Class 60 Locomotives is a high illustrated guide that explores the commissioning of the Class 60s and their construction, testing and running. It undertakes an in-depth technical appraisal of the class and details names, liveries, modifications and preservation and includes the 'Super 60' refurbishment programme and acquisition of ten Class 60s for Colas Rail UK, bringing the timeline to the present day. Of interest to all diesel loco enthusiasts and railway modellers, thie book is lavishly illustrated with 280 colour and black & white photographs, many previously unpublished.

North American Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9781610586856
Genre : Transportation
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Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.

Modelling The East Coast Main Line In The British Railways Era

Author : Tony Wright
ISBN : 9781785003172
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Modelling the East Coast Main Line in the British Railways Era follows the construction of an East Coast Main Line layout in 00 gauge, based on the Little Bytham prototype. Little Bytham, nestled in rural Lincolnshire, is the station nearest to where the fastest steam exploits in the country were achieved. Nearby, the Flying Scotsman became the first steam locomotive to reach 100 miles per hour, Papyrus broke the world speed record for a non-streamlined locomotive, and Mallard set the current world speed record for a steam locomotive. This practical guide escorts the reader through all aspects of constructing an East Coast Main Line layout and topics include baseboard construction, track laying and ballasting; wiring and making signals; modelling scenery, buildings, locomotives, carriages and wagons and how to plan an operation sequence.The book also covers research, planning and preparation; constructional procedures, methods and techniques applicable to all scales, gauges, and time periods, and is a practical guide to all aspects of constructing an East Coast Main Line layout. Lavishly illustrated with over 600 colour photographs including step-by-step sequences.

National Directory Of Commodity Specifications

Author : United States. National Bureau of Standards
ISBN : UOM:39015086486456
Genre : Specifications
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Belles And Whistles

Author : Andrew Martin
ISBN : 9781782830252
Genre : History
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In the heroic days of rail travel, you could dine on kippers and champagne aboard the Brighton Belle; smoke a post-prandial cigar as the Golden Arrow closed in on Paris, or be shaved by the Flying Scotsman's on-board barber. Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous 'named trains' and aspired to ride aboard them. In Belles and Whistles, Andrew Martin recreates these famous train journeys by travelling aboard their nearest modern day equivalents. Sometimes their names have survived, even if only as a footnote on a timetable leaflet, but what has usually - if not always - disappeared is the extravagance and luxury. As Martin explains how we got from there to here, evocations of the Golden Age contrast with the starker modern reality: from monogrammed cutlery to stirring sticks, from silence on trains to tannoy announcements, from compartments to airline seating. For those who wonder whatever happened to porters, dining cars, mellow lighting, timetables, luggage in advance, trunk murders, the answers are all here. Martin's five journeys add up to an idiosyncratic history of Britain's railways, combining humour, historical anecdote and reportage from the present and romantic evocations of the past.

Loco Spotter S Guide

Author : Stuart Black
ISBN : 9781472820501
Genre : History
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From its development in the 1800s the locomotive has had a huge impact on all aspects of British life, as it carried travellers and freight across the country. Beyond its impact on the nation's economy and daily commute the loco also spawned a new enthusiasm Â? train spotting. The perfect pocket guide to aid any would-be train spotter, this book portrays over 60 of the important locomotive designs that have graced British rails over almost 200 years, covering everything from Stephenson's Rocket and the Flying Scotsman to the BR Class 68 trains of 2013. Beautifully illustrated and with informative text this book is the perfect companion to an afternoon spent on a windy, rainy, platform or railway museum.

Railway Track Engineering

Author : J. S. Mundrey
ISBN : 9780070680128
Genre : Railroad engineering
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Railway Track Engineering presents conventional methods of track construction, maintenance and monitoring, along with modern sophisticated track machines. It also comprehensively covers design details and specifications of important track componentsChanges in the revised edition include:Explanation of the hitherto little understood phenomenon of rolling contact fatigue in rails and practical steps to deal with it. New technology of alumino-thermic rail welding. New guidelines for ultrasonic rail flaw detection. Ballastless track for metros, mainlines and washable aprons. Track standards for ultra high-speed lines in India. Track structure for Dedicated Freight Corridors. Technology of fully mechanized track construction with the deployment of simple track laying equipment to highly sophisticated track-laying trains.Richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will be useful to professionals and students.

How Steam Locomotives Really Work

Author : Peter William Brett Semmens
ISBN : 0198607822
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The technology underlying steam trains was one of the foundations of the industrial revolution in the 19th Century, and although it has since been replaced, steam trains can still be found all over the world, preserved in railways and museums. This book describes their components, and how they work, and considers their development over 150 years, all over the world.

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