British Railways First Generation DMUS, by Longworth, Hugh
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- ISBN: 9780860936121 | 0860936120
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 6/20/2011
First introduced in the early 1950s, the diesel multiple unit (DMU) 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 expensive lines. Hugh Longworth now turns his attention to all of the first-generation DMUs constructed. Each type is covered in detail with information given about construction, technical specifications, entry into service, withdrawal, and its fate. Alongside the detailed tabular material, the book also includes some 125 mono illustrations recording the great variety of DMUs constructed as part of the program. Comprehensive in its coverage, this new addition to the OPC list will be sought after by all those modelers, preservationists, and historians seeking a detailed reference work on the history of these first-generation DMUs.