The Complete UK Modern Traction Locomotive Directory
First published over 30 years ago the Locomotive Directory, compiled by Colin J. Marsden, The Railway Centre provide readers with the 4th imprint of this title, The Complete UK Modern Traction Directory This is the only title to have ever been published which lists every diesel, electric and gas-turbine locomotive to have operated over the main line network of Britainâ€™s Rail system, including prenationalisation, British Railways and privatised operators. Now taking up over 350 landscape pages this book allocates one line to every Locomotive and quotes, all numbers carried, all names carried, builder details, works Numbers, dates delivered, depots of original allocation, date withdrawn from service, depot of final allocation, full disposal details including if reused, broken up or converted. Dates for disposals are also given. For locomotives exported, full details of their overseas service is given. Each class is covered in a separate section, including technical details with text covering the history of the class and its operations. Each class entry is complemented by illustrations. A complete numeric cross-reference table between the different number series carried by locomotives. This is a must-have title for anyone interested in modern traction and contains the largest amount of class details ever made available in one publication.