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First Generation Diesels in East Anglia

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I can thoroughly recommend this book. All B&W photos but a fine work depicting the area in the early days of diesels. A few blue ones make an appearance but mainly shown are green diesels , a lot without even warning panels. I think (haven't checked) all the photos are credited to Dr Ian C Allen, a quite a few have been seen previously in his 1980s book Diesels in East Anglia. This is a bit of a treasure trove for a much neglected area in railway photography. There are great shot of a loco hauling just a couple of wagons, an this is brilliant inspiration for the railway modeller.

 

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I quite agree. Picked up a copy a few weeks ago having seen it at a local show.

Excellent book and as mentioned a great source of inspiration.

 

Regards, Cliff.

 

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The interesting thing about the GE section of the Eastern Region is that it was extensively dieselised well before the Beeching cuts. This meant it had a great selection of the various 1st gen mainline locos and also a healthy variety of various shunters.

For a brief but happy period for modellers, it was a traditional "common-carrier" railway.  We're fortunate that Dr. Ian Allen was around to capture it.

A good DVD on traditional freight operation in the region is this:
https://transportvideo.com/product/pick-up-freight/
 

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On 22/03/2020 at 09:52, 2mmMark said:

The interesting thing about the GE section of the Eastern Region is that it was extensively dieselised well before the Beeching cuts. This meant it had a great selection of the various 1st gen mainline locos and also a healthy variety of various shunters.

For a brief but happy period for modellers, it was a traditional "common-carrier" railway.  We're fortunate that Dr. Ian Allen was around to capture it.

A good DVD on traditional freight operation in the region is this:
https://transportvideo.com/product/pick-up-freight/
 

Mark

Funnily enough Mark that's one of my favourite DVDs.

 

Tony

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