In many ways the 1980s was the 'Golden Age' of diesel locomotive-hauled trains on British Railways. By that period, for the many railway enthusiasts born in the 1950s and '60s, travel behind steam traction was a faint memory, now well supplanted by ...
the thought of seeing Deltics or Class 40s, to name but two of the popular classes that still operated in the early 1980s. Although the Deltics ceased to run in 1982, many popular classes would carry on throughout the decade, making the 1980s an Indian Summer for many of the first generation of British diesel locomotives. This was also a time when many changes took place in the infrastructure of the railways - and these developments are also captured here. Roger Siviter illustrates this decade with a series of photographic essays, including A Day at King's Cross and St Pancras in 1981, Seaside Days, City Stations, North of the Border, Freight Workings, Signal Boxes - and much more. Any enthusiast who remembers this time of change on the railways will enjoy this trip down memory lane.
Number of pages: 144
Date of publication: 23/03/2006
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