Heritage Traction in Colour - Volume 2: The Peaks
As part of the British Transport Commission's plan to help modernise Britain's railways in the late 1950s, several Type 4 designs were chosen. Among these designs were engines that were later to become known as classes 44, 45 and 46, collectively nicknamed as Peaks after the 'mountain top' names that were bestowed upon the first ten members of the class to be delivered.
This volume, the second in the Heritage Traction In Colour series, charts their careers and liveries during their service lives with British Rail. It goes a little deeper too, giving the history behind the names given to some of the engines in this 193-strong class. The pictures have been individually selected by Kevin Derrick from the Strathwood Picture Library, and represent some interesting and unusual aspects of all three classes of Peaks. Starting with photographs of all of the original named Peaks and those bearing regimental names, and then passing through the different variations in appearances and liveries over the years. In addition to those who are interested in the real life members of the class, 17 of which have been preserved, the book is also an ideal source of reference for railway modellers who wish to re-create the Peaks in miniature! So join with us in this Nostalgic look from 1959, through the 1960s and 1970s, down to the latter years of the Peaks in the late 1980s.
Softback, 60 pages, colour photographs
Condition: Very Good
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