The Modernisation era of the 1950s saw a wholesale changeover from steam to diesel traction. Amongst these new trains were more than 4,000 railcars, or Diesel Multiple Units, which were to revolutionise travel and, in the process, vastly increase passenger numbers. Lasting in some cases for more than 40 years, these trains, which came in many different variations, were to become an integral part of the British Railways period. Author Evan Green-Hughes is an acknowledged expert in the field of these trains and brings that expertise to the fore with 166 black and white images, mostly previously unseen. Information captions incorporating both historic, technical and local information complete what is a worthy addition to the book shelf.
Softback, 112 pages, 152 black & white photographs