Working Wagons Volume 3: 1980 to 1984
Working Wagons Volume 3 is the third and penultimate title in David Larkin's pictorial review of freight stock on the B.R. system between 1968 and 1991.
This volume specifically covers the years 1980 to 1984 when most surviving traditional wagon stock was seen in its final years of operation and the variety in the newer air braked types reached an all time high.
As with the earlier works in this series, the material is drawn from the author's own unique collection of photographs which has the distinction of presenting the vehicles in their everyday working state. Again, the various constructional, lettering and livery conditions of well over 40 different wagon types in use at that time are covered in depth.
Overall, Working Wagons Volume 3 provides a fascinating study into the latter day evolution of the British railway wagon and an indispensable source of reference material for modellers of the period who seek complete historical authenticity.
Softback, 96 pages, black and white photos (captions assist with livery details)
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