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PLUS Diesel Decades Book British Railway DMUs in Colour
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This book is an interesting follow-on to Green Diesel Days and Blue Diesel Days and will provide a vivid pictorial record of the diesel scene on Britain's railways during the decade that saw the most significant changes to the nation's railway industry for more than 50 years.
A familiar sight on Britain's railways for more than half a century, the diesel multiple-unit (or DMU) was introduced in volume from the mid-1950s, when the type was seen as a cost-effective means of replacing steam locomotives and outdated rolling stock on non-electrified branch lines and secondary routes. Construction of this first generation of BR DMU stock continued into the early 1960s, but contraction of the railway network meant that these units, comprising more than 1,200 trainsets, were to suffice for more than 20 years. By the early 1980s, however thoughts had turned to their successors, and the latter years of BR saw large numbers of 'Sprinter'-type units entering service, not only replacing most of the earlier generation but also taking over many main-line services that had hitherto been locomotive-hauled. The boom in DMU construction continued after railway privatisation in the 1990s, which also resulted in an explosion of new liveries as new operators sought to stamp their individual identities on the trains they ran - a situation which, with the seemingly endless reorganisations of franchises, continues today.
Diesel Decades Book
British Railway DMUs in Colour
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