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THE HEYDAY OF THE WARSHIPS ISBN: 9780711032422

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THE HEYDAY OF THE WARSHIPS ISBN: 9780711032422


by: Hugh Dady

In January 1958, following on from the policy established by the Modernisation Plan of 1955, the first of the Western Region's new diesel-hydraulic class was delivered.
A press run was arranged for February 17, 1958, when D600 hauled a 340 ton train between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads with stops at Reading, Didcot and Swindon. D600 was the first of a pilot scheme of A1A-A1a locomotives that were then followed by a further batch of 71 B-B locomotives delivered between July 1958 and June 1962. With the locomotives named after, with two exceptions, ships of the Royal Navy, it was inevitable that the class became nicknamed the 'Warships'. The pilot scheme quintet proved to have relatively short lives, being withdrawn in 1967 (although one languished at Barry until June 1980) and the remainder of the type were withdrawn, as increasingly non-standard, between August 1968 and December 1972.

Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.8 inches
Hardback
80 pages
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing