The Xpress Locomotive Register: Volume 1 - Southern Region 1949-1961
Containing something like two hundred thousand separate items of information this book may constitute something of a record in terms of railway history. More Importantly it should also provide the reader with a useful source of research by listing the movements of all mainland Southern Region locomotives during the 1950's. (To allow a 'buffer zone' the decade has been stretched In almost a year in each direction.)
In addition to Southern Railway classes the tables also Include BR main line diesel and electric engines,. standard locomotives, LMS classes produced and used by the SR, Austerity 2-8-0 and others brought under SR control during the period.
Because of the difficulties imposed by the SR numbering system, entries have been ordered by wheel arrangement; the general principle being that smaller locomotives are listed towards the front of the book with the larger further back.. BR and LMS locomotives are given in the rear together with a summary of diesel shunting engines.
Softback, 208 pages, black & white photographs
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