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DMU and EMU Recognition Guide

Written by well-respected railway expert, author and enthusiast Colin Marsden, this recognition guidebook provides complete coverage of all types of DMU and EMU fleets.

In 1948 British Railways inherited a number of multiple-units, the vast majority of which were EMUs designed for operation on the electrified networks around London, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle. However, over the next decade there was a revolution in the provision of motive power with the first-generation DMUs coming into service in large numbers and with further extensions to the Southern's electrified network requiring additional stock.

A colourful companion volume for those who enjoyed the hugely popular Traction Recognition this book will also be perfect for anyone with a keen interest, particularly amongst the modelling fraternity, for comprehensive information about the multiple unit rolling stock operated by BR.

Autor:Colin J. Marsden
Ausführung:256 Seiten, 22 x 15 x 2.9 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:zahlreiche farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Ian Allan Publishing (GB, 2013)
EAN:9780711037403
Buch: DMU and EMU Recognition Guide

DMU and EMU Recognition Guide

Sprache: Englisch

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British Railways First Generation DMUs

First widely introduced from the early 1950s onwards, the diesel multiple-unit represented an attempt to produce a vehicle that would replace steam traction on the country's branch lines and secondary routes at a time when the railway industry was in desperate need of a cheaper alternative to steam in order to improve the finances of these increasingly unremunerative lines. Over 4,000 vehicles were ordered from both BR works and private manufacturers as part of the BR modernisation plan of 1955.

Following refurbishment from the early 1970s onwards, many first generation DMUs were to survive in service until the late 1980s and early 1990s. Although most were scrapped after withdrawal, a significant number of these vehicles have been preserved on the nation's heritage railways.

This updated and expanded edition of Hugh Longworth's classic book on the subject records the great variety of DMU types constructed as part of the programme. Each is covered in detail with information about construction, technical specifications, entry into service, formations, allocations, withdrawal and final fate.
This new edition makes full use of colour throughout with many additional photos included. The diagrams have been redrawn and a new section showing the unit formations has been added.

Autor:Hugh Longworth
Ausführung:296 Seiten, 29.5 x 21 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:200 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Crecy Publishing (GB, 2022)
EAN:9781800352537
Buch: British Railways First Generation DMUs

British Railways First Generation DMUs

Sprache: Englisch

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First Generation DMUs

In the 1950s, British Railways set upon the Modernisation Plan, which would set out the way British Rail would operate in the future. It was decided to replace steam with diesel, and so the idea of the diesel multiple unit was born.
From the mid-1950s onwards, thousands of power and trailer cars were built at various different places, from BR workshops to private manufacturers. All were given different class numbers, which ranged from the Class 100 to the Class 131.
By far the most numerous class were the 101s, built by Metro-Cammell in Birmingham, with over 600 cars built.

The multiple units helped eradicate steam, and also provided a low-cost operation for lightly loaded branch lines. A large number of the different classes would lead long lives, in particular the Class 101s and Class 108s, which were built at Derby.
Some units gave nearly fifty years' service, and most carried BR green livery, followed by BR blue and finally BR blue and grey. Upon sectorisation, many different liveries started to appear.

The final first generation multiple units were taken out of service in 2003, apart from one or two that came back into use with Chiltern Railways and Arriva Trains Wales, and a large number have entered preservation, being ideal for days that are lightly loaded.

Autor:Andrew Cole
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781445666402
Buch: First Generation DMUs

First Generation DMUs

Sprache: Englisch

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First Generation Scottish DMUs

From the mid-1950s diesel multiple units began to appear in Scotland, firstly on the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street and later on many secondary lines.
More DMU units began to appear from the early 1960s with the gradual withdrawal of steam locomotives.

Possibly the ultimate in the DMU development was the InterCity DMU, later numbered as Class 126. With the expanding motorway network, many branch lines could not be saved and the Beeching axe fell on many of them.
The first generation of Scottish DMU fleets never established the huge following and interest that the diesel and electric locos did.

Here, Colin J. Howat covers virtually the whole of Scotland and encompasses locations from Arbroath in the north to just south of the border in Carlisle. This book covers diesel multiple units from Metro-Cammell Class 101s up to and including Swindon InterCity Class 126s.

Autor:Colin J. Howat
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2019)
EAN:9781445691879
Buch: First Generation Scottish DMUs

First Generation Scottish DMUs

Sprache: Englisch

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Class 142 - The Bus That Became a Train

The British Rail Class 142 Pacer was an attempt to produce a cost-effective train to replace the worn-out and elderly first-generation BR Diesel Multiple Unit fleet that had been introduced in the late 1950s.
The Class 142 concept was a marriage of proven bus technology, traditional railway chassis and powertrain by utilising modular Leyland National Bus Bodies mounted on a substantial steel underframe and powered by conventional underfloor diesel engines.

They came at a time when the network was lacking in investment, and when first introduced from 1985 onwards, they presented a fresh, bright and clean image, breathing new life into many suburban and rural services.
Unfortunately, soon after introduction, there were serious reliability problems, which necessitated much re-engineering and design issues. However, the British Rail Class 142 Pacer became a familiar sight across the network.
With the remaining ninety-four trains now all past their thirtieth birthday, the fleet is due to be retired by 2020.

Autor:Martyn Hilbert
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:141 Farbfotos
Verlag:Fonthill Media (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781781558232
Buch: Class 142 - The Bus That Became a Train

Class 142 - The Bus That Became a Train

Sprache: Englisch

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Class 150 Sprinters

Since their introduction in 1984, the Class 150 series of 'Sprinter' diesel multiple units have plied their trade across the UK - from Cornwall to Scotland and many places in between - replacing large numbers of aging 1950s-built rolling stock. The backbone of many regional and rural services in the UK, the 'Sprinters' are a common sight on the modern railway network.

Lifelong railway enthusiast and photographer Andrew Cole takes a look at the 135-strong fleet and the routes they operate in a series of rare and unpublished images, covering a broad geographical area.

Autor:Andrew Cole
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781445682075
Buch: Class 150 Sprinters

Class 150 Sprinters

Sprache: Englisch

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Class 156 DMUs

The Class 156 (Super Sprinter) is a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) ordered by British Rail and built between 1987 and 1989 by Metro-Cammell to replace the aging first-generation 'Heritage' DMUs.
A total of 114 of these units were produced at the Washwood Heath works in Birmingham and have enjoyed wide and varied careers across the UK, from Scotland to East Anglia and South Wales.

Here, author Rich Mackin utilises his wide-ranging collection of photographs to celebrate a unit still seen on the railways today. Featuring members of the class in a variety of locations, this is an essential pictorial tribute to one of the great mainstays of the last thirty years of traction in Britain.

Autor:Rich Mackin
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781445671413
Buch: Class 156 DMUs

Class 156 DMUs

Sprache: Englisch

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Class 158 and 159 DMUs

In the early 1990s, British Rail introduced the 182-strong Class 158 fleet, followed by the 22-strong Class 159s. These units heralded a new era in long-distance travel at the time, replacing 1950s-designed locomotive-hauled coaches on long secondary and inter-city routes
With all 204 units still in service today, this title aims to examine their varied operations, from Scotland to the south-west, from Wales to East Anglia, where they can still be found all across our rail network.

With unpublished photographs celebrating Class 158 and Class 159 DMUs, this book examines their varied operations, from Scotland to the south-west and Wales to East Anglia.

Autor:Andrew Cole
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 Farbfotos
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2021)
EAN:9781445682136
Buch: Class 158 and 159 DMUs

Class 158 and 159 DMUs

Sprache: Englisch

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Heritage DMUs - The Final Years

The Sprinter revolution of the 1980s led to the mass withdrawal of British Rail's vast fleet of first generation Diesel Multiple Units. However, a need was identified for a small number of DMUs of certain classes to be kept on beyond their notional lifespan, under the official title of heritage units. Some of these units later made it through the privatisation process and into the twenty-first century.

In this book, Roger Marks looks at the heritage units used by First North Western, Scotrail, First North Eastern, Silverlink, Chiltern Railways, Arriva Trains Wales, South Central and the units that went into departmental service.
In addition to some superb shots of the heritage units, he also takes his camera inside the cab and saloon interiors, as well as exploring the technical side of the DMUs.

Autor:Roger Marks
Ausführung:96 Seiten, 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.9 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:180 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781445640204
Buch: Heritage DMUs - The Final Years

Heritage DMUs - The Final Years

Sprache: Englisch

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Andere Bücher in dieser Kategorie:

Second Generation DMUs

Second Generation DMUs

John Jackson

Englisch | kartoniert | 96 S. | 2019

Second Generation Scottish DMUs

Second Generation Scottish DMUs

Colin J. Howat

Englisch | kartoniert | 96 S. | 2021

The Pacer

The Pacer

Rich Mackin

Englisch | kartoniert | 96 S. | 2018

The Pacer Family: End of an Era

The Pacer Family : End of an Era

Fred Kerr

Englisch | gebunden | 120 S. | 2018



Letzte Aktualisierung:21-05-2024