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Electric Locomotives on British Railways

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Prior to the completion of the West Coast Route electrification in 1966, electric locomotives were uncommon on Britain's railways, except for the Manchester to Sheffield service, which had been electrified since 1954. Although suburban systems around major cities and the south of England featured numerous EMUs, steam remained predominant.

The transformation began with British Rail's 1955 Modernisation Plan, targeting the replacement of steam locomotives with diesel and electric traction by approximately 1975. The plan aimed to electrify main lines and the busiest suburban services using a 25,000-volt overhead wire system, distinct from the third rail system on existing electrified routes.

In this book, George Woods presents predominantly unpublished color photographs showcasing various electric locomotive types deployed on the BR network since 1966 and the diverse trains they pulled.
The images capture the evolution following the electrification initiatives and the shift from steam to electric and diesel traction in line with BR's Modernisation Plan.

Autor:George Woods
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 25.5 x 18 x 2.1 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 Farbfotos
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2023)
EAN:9781398102019
Buch: Electric Locomotives on British Railways

Electric Locomotives on British Railways

Sprache: Englisch

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Electric Locomotives on Scottish Railways

Covers virtually the whole of the electrified network across Scotland. The first electrification took place on the north side of Glasgow from 1960 when the Airdrie to Helensburgh line and branches in between were done. This was followed closely by the south side of Glasgow when electrification spread to the Cathcart Circle, Neilston and Newton areas.
In 1967, the lines between Glasgow Central and Gourock along with the Wemyss Bay branch were added to the system. Progress throughout Central Scotland has been steady since, with approximately 40 per cent of the whole network now electrified.

One of the most popular electric locos on the network was the Class 86. These locos could be found working anything from small shunt moves in yards to express services until the mid-2000s when Virgin introduced Class 390 EMUs.
This book covers electric locos from humble Class 81s up to and including Class 92s, with images from 1974 until the present day.

Autor:Colin J. Howat
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.1 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781445676340
Buch: Electric Locomotives on Scottish Railways

Electric Locomotives on Scottish Railways

Sprache: Englisch

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British Railways AC Electric Locomotives - A Pictorial Guide (Modern Traction Profiles )

The genesis of 25kv overhead electrification began in the late 1960s on the West Coast Main Line, the 1980s for the East Anglian Main Line, and the East Coast Main Line in the late 1980s.
Development took place in stages culminating in fully electrified lines from London to Scotland on both East and West Coast lines, and from London to Norwich. The introduction of these lines required the construction of new motive power.

Initially five types were produced for the WCML, from which the second phase of loco design was developed, giving a higher level of reliability, as well as power output.
These newer designs were applied to the Anglian services, but the ECML plans required an updated design, ostensibly for mixed traffic, but hardly ever used on anything other than express passenger services, for which their 140mph potential enabled a major recast of the timetable.
The opening of the Channel Tunnel required a mixed traffic dual voltage locomotive, running on both 25kv and the Southern Region 750v third rail DC.

The locomotives are classified between 81 and 92 inclusive, and this book of photographs by David Cable covers all the classes in a variety of locations and duties.

Autor:David Cable
Ausführung:160 Seiten, 24 x 25 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:165 Farbfotos
Verlag:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781473896376
Buch: British Railways AC Electric Locomotives - A Pictorial Guide (Modern Traction Profiles )

British Railways AC Electric Locomotives - A Pictorial Guide

Sprache: Englisch

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BR AC Electric Locomotives in Colour

Promoted as part of the Modernisation Plan of 1955, the electrification at 25kV of the West Coast main line from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and ultimately Glasgow was one of the most ambitious schemes to emerge from the Plan.
Although there had been electrification of main lines before, such as the short-lived line from Newport to Shildon and the LNER proposals for the Manchester-Sheffield line via Woodhead, these routes had been selected primarily for freight purposes; the WCML plan envisaged the conversion, to the most modern standards, of one of the core main lines in the country.
The conversion was to establish the standard for future work on the ECML and the GER route to Norwich. Work started in the late 1950s and, although the first stretch was energized in 1960s, it was not formally opened until June 1961.

Gavin Morrison provides a record of the various types of 25kV AC locomotive constructed over the past half century. Some of these classes are now as much a part of history as the steam locomotives that they were destined to replace, whilst others remain at the forefront of main-line service.
The book also includes a historical examination of the development of electric locomotives, allied to the colour illustrations with detailed captions.

Autor:Gavin Morrison
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 28.5 x 22 x 1.3 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:zahlreiche Farbfotos
Verlag:Ian Allan Publishing (GB, 2013)
EAN:9780711035058
Buch: BR AC Electric Locomotives in Colour

BR AC Electric Locomotives in Colour

Sprache: Englisch

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Letzte Aktualisierung:21-05-2024