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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 / Fine. An absorbing account of 100 mph plus rail travel. £4.95
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
in a VG
Ken World Electric Locomotives,
Janes, 1981, pp160. Hb.
in a VG
wrapper. A comprehensive
survey of 140 loco classes from 40 countries, each with a photograph, brief
history and technical details. £5.95
Haut F J G The History of the Electric Locomotive, George Allen and Unwin, 1967, pp147 plus 258 illustrations of electric traction. Large Format Hb. VG/Fair+. Dust wrapper internally re-enforced at the head & base of the spine. A comprehensive history of the development of electric rail traction from the middle of the 19th century. £10.50
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
in a Fine
of 150 of
Hughes, Murray Rail 300: The World High Speed Train Race, D&C,
1988, pp192. Hb. VG+
in a VG+
railway developments in Japan, France, Germany, Italy and elsewhere.
Johnston, Howard and Harris, Ken Jane's Train Recognition Guide, Collins, 2005, pp491.
Pb. Very Good+. A worldwide guide to modern
electric traction, with a colour
and brief technical details of each locomotive type. £2.95
P The Concise Encyclopaedia of
World Railway Locomotives, Hutchison, 1959, pp512 with 16 colour plates and
128 b/w plates. 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.
Wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine, plus three of the
corners have been internally repaired. 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.
Whitelegg, John; Hulten, Staffan and Flink, Torbjorn
High Speed Trains: Fast Tracks to the Future, Leading Edge, 1993,
Very Good+. Analyses and
evaluates the development of high-speed trains in Europe, Japan and the United