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Western Diesels in Camera - J. A. M. Vaughan

Ian Allan, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper faded at the spien.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “When they were born towards the end of the British mainline steam era, the ‘Western’ diesel-hydraulic class was for the majority of steam enthusiasts just another box on wheels. But within a decade they had won over a vast army of enthusiasts, so that at the end of their days they were attracting as fanatical a devotion as any of the famous BR steam classes. Thousands filled the coaches of the special excursions run to mark the end of their career and thousands more lined the tracks to watch them pass. Universally regarded as the most striking in appearance of any BR diesel design, the ‘Westerns’ were distinctive in sound, styling and in their romantic names. This handsome pictorial record is a fitting tribute, compiled by a photographer with a particular devotion to the class, which traces their career from birth to the final scrapyard.”
Size: 9½" x 7"
Number of Pages: 96
ISBN: 0711008310

£6.50