English Electric Class 40s: A Pictorial Appreciation
This volume is a sequel to 'Class 40's In Action' which was compiled for the Class 40 Preservation Society and published in October 1982. Using some 200 photographs. primarily black and white. Martin Buck retraces the routes and areas on the London Midland, Scottish and Eastern Regions where the Class have seen their main turns of duty since being introduced in 1958. A further aim is to illustrate the changing role they have played over the years and the versatility they have shown in their workings. During their lifespan they have worked every type of train from the crack named expresses to local pick up freights and this diversity is due largely to the changes we have seen on BR over the years. When steam was being phased out the Class 40 had a virtual monopoly of the main line expresses, only in time to be ousted by more powerful diesels. Ultimately, with the introduction of A.C. electrics and IC125 units they found less work on expresses and were confined to freight and parcels traffic and some secondary passenger train workings, especially in the summer months. Now the elder statesman of BR's diesel fleet, the class have become one of the most popular diesels amongst rail enthusiasts and considered useful all-rounders by the operating authorities. Although they have been regarded as overweight and underpowered, their record speaks for itself and they have provided a sterling service; a fact which should always be recorded in the annals of railway history.
Hardback with dust jacket, 96 pages black & white and colour photographs
Most orders are dispatched within two-three working days of receipt of cleared payment. If there is going to be a significant delay (more than 10 working days), we will contact you and, where possible, give you an estimated dispatch time.
Please be aware that advance orders will be sent as soon as the relevant book has been published.
When placing your order, please ensure that you add the correct full shipping address to your order. This includes house number, street name, zip code/post code. If parcels are returned on account of an incorrect shipping address we will contact you to seek the correct address and also ask that you pay a contribution towards posting the parcel to you a second time.
All orders over £20.00 are post free to all UK addresses. For orders of £20 or less, a £1.50 postage fee will be added. These are normally sent via Royal Mail 48 Hour (the business equivalent of 2nd class mail) which is not tracked. If you require tracking for your, tracking options are available for a small fee. If the service that you require is not shown, please get in touch with us and we can quote for your desired service.
Large, bulky or high value orders may be split in to multiple consignments or sent via courier. There is no additional charge for this and you will be advised at the order fulfillment stage if this happens.
Overseas orders are charged based on weight, and postage will be automatically calculated at checkout. For a postage quotation, please add the items you want to your cart and proceed to the checkout. All orders are usually sent via Air Mail - this is not tracked. If you required your order to be tracked or sent by a different service, please contact us, preferably before checkout.
Royal Mail will only accept parcels up to 5kg in weight (2kg for Canada). If you are ordering multiple items that exceed these limits, please contact us first so that we can advise you of the appropriate shipping rate.
Due to the high volume of parcels going missing, we are no longer able to send untracked orders via third party mail handling services such as Parcel Motel. We are able to send untracked parcels to bona fide PO Box addresses, friends and family members and to work addresses.
Some countries charge import taxes and we suggest that in these cases, you asked for your order to be tracked so the local taxation authorities can trace your parcel.
Please note that courier services are unable to deliver to PO Box addresses. If you usually use a PO Box address, you will need to supply an alternative address if you require shipping by courier.
Updated: 1 June 2020