The Class 52s - A Tribute to the Westerns
Fine detailed study of the Westerns with locomotive data, allocations and railtour workings. Fine photographs throughout, including colour and detailed aspects. Drawings cover construction, engine and transmission, liveries, names and numbers.
The WR Diesel-Hydraulics
Rail Portfolios 10
Fine all colour photographs of the Western Hydraulics taken from introduction to the 1980s. Well presented in landscape format with detailed captions. In a series of seventeen modern traction volumes (see separate listings under 'Rail Portfolios').
Department of the Environment
Railway Accident - Report on the Derailment that occurred on 19th December 1973 near West Ealing in the Western Region British Railways
Report on the accident involving 1007 "Western Talisman" on a Paddington to Oxford service. A locomotive battery box door was insecurely fastened, fouled the points and caused the derailment in which ten passengers died.
Looking back at Western Region Hydraulics
Fine all-colour pictorial featuring all Western hydraulic types from their introduction to demise. Includes many early images of the various livery schemes applied.