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Diesel & Electric Traction Worldwide

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Allen, Geoffrey Freeman  The World's Fastest Trains: From the Age of Steam to the TGV, PSL, 2nd edition 1992, pp192.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  An absorbing account of 100 mph plus rail travel.  3.95

Avery, Derek  Modern Locomotives, Wordsworth Editions, 1994, pp96.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A worldwide survey of diesel and electric motive power combined with an illustrated story of the development of today's powerful and efficient locomotives.  1.95

Hand, Victor and Edmondson, Harold  The Love of Trains: Steam and Diesel Locomotives in Action around the World, Octopus Books, 1974, pp80.  Very Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Stunning colour pictures from Java, the Andes, Japan, Spain, America, South Africa, Mexico, France and Australia.  3.95

Harris, Ken  World Electric Locomotives, Janes, 1981, pp160.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive survey of 140 loco classes from 40 countries, each with a photograph, brief history and technical details.  4.95

Herring, Peter  Ultimate Train, Dorling Kindersley, 2000, pp168.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  Fine/VG.  A comprehensive history of the development of rail traction - steam, diesel and electric - throughout the world.  Lavishly illustrated throughout.  4.95


Hollingsworth, Brian and Cook, Arthur  The Great Book of Trains, Salamander, 1996, pp414.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A directory of the major locomotives from the 1820s to the present day, well-illustrated throughout in both colour and black & white. The first half of the book deals with steam locomotives, while the second half considers diesel and electric traction.  3.95

Hollingsworth, Brian and Cook, Arthur  Modern Locomotives, Chartwell Books, 2000, pp192.  "Fully illustrated featuring 150 locomotives and over 300 photographs and illustrations."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Covers the development and working histories of 150 of the word's most famous diesel and electric locomotives.  4.95

Hughes, Murray  Rail 300: The World High Speed Train Race, D&C, 1988, pp192.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  High-speed railway developments in Japan, France, Germany, Italy and elsewhere.  3.95

Johnston, Howard and Harris, Ken  Jane's Train Recognition Guide, Collins, 2005, pp491.  Pb.  Very Good+.  A worldwide guide to modern diesel and electric traction, with a colour illustration and brief technical details of each locomotive type.  2.95

Ransome-Wallis P  The Concise Encyclopaedia of World Railway Locomotives, Hutchison, 1959, pp512 with 16 colour plates and 128 black and white illustrations.  With contributions by G. Freeman Allen, P. Ransome-Wallis, H. M. Le Fleming, David P. Morgan, J. M. Doherty; C. R. H. Simpson, S. O. Ell, O. S. Nock and F. J. G. Haut.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  Slight foxing to the front endpaper and to the page edges, one-inch tear to the rear top edge of the dust wrapper.  A very substantial study of world traction written during the transition period from steam to diesel and electric traction.  Chapters on: Diesel Railway Traction, Diesel Traction in North America, Electric Motive Power, The Reciprocating Steam Locomotive, Modern Steam Locomotives, Testing of Locomotives, The Steam Locomotive in Traffic, The Organization of a Steam Motive Power Depot, Unconventional Forms of Railway Motive Power, and The Gas Turbine in Railway Service.  5.95

Whitelegg, John; Hulten, Staffan and Flink, Torbjorn  High Speed Trains: Fast Tracks to the Future, Leading Edge, 1993, pp240.  Pb.  Very Good+.  Analyses and evaluates the development of high-speed trains in Europe, Japan and the United States.  3.95

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