The Privatisation Classes

A Pictorial Survey of Diesel and Electric Locomotives and Units since 1994

David Cable

Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Modern Traction Profiles
Illustration :
160 color photographs
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473864375

Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 264
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Post Privatisation Diesels and Electrics is an album of photographs taken by David Cable, a well-regarded author of several books covering trains throughout much of the world.

This book looks at the types of locomotives and multiple units that have been introduced into the UK since 1994, when the government privatized British Rail into a series of privately operated franchises.

An incredible forty-one classes have been, or are shortly to be introduced, the majority being passenger units. The book shows these classes in a variety of colour schemes adopted by the franchisees.

Photographs, in the main, are taken in the South East of England, which is where the great majority of these new trains operate, with the surroundings being given as much prominence as possible.

About The Author

David Cable was born in 1929, and lives in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. He has had an interest in trains since the age of three, which developed into an interest in train photography in 1947. David is the author of many photo albums, covering modern traction in the UK since the 1960s, as well as volumes based on his visits to the other countries over the last 40 years. He has visited countries throughout Europe, North America and Australia, as well as some Far Eastern countries and Morocco.


“A wonderfully entertaining and impressively informative browse from cover to cover, "The Privatisation Classes" is a 'must' for the personal collections of dedicated railroading buffs, and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to both community and academic library Railroading History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.”

- Midwest Book Review, January 2018

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