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Tribute to the Deltics - Tom Heavyside

David & Charles, 1982, Hardback.
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Knocked at the bottom corner of the upper board. Occasional age-tanning throughout.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The Deltic diesel locomotives now being withdrawn have been among the most detested and best loved by enthusiasts; detested because in the early 1960s they ended the long reign of the Gresley Pacifies on East Coast express duties and loved because they were soon putting up performances between Kings Cross, Leeds and Edinburgh never possible in steam days. The 22 production Deities were not only the most powerful BR diesels of their day but were the first to run at 100mph day in, day out, and gave East Coast partisans something to shout about in response to their electric West Coast rivals.

Tom Heavyside, a leading photographer of the modern railway scene, has assembled a first class display of prints, mostly of his own, taken over most of the working period of the Deltics on top line East Coast main line duty. All 22 production Deltics are illustrated in this tribute, showing them on regular services and special trains.”

Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Pictorial boards. 48 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.