Hydraulic vs Electric: The Battle for the BR Diesel Fleet

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This latest title explores the history of the standard classes that emerged after the victory of the diesel-electric school. The follow up to the author's Diesel Pioneers, Hydraulic vs. Electric provides significant primary research into official records accompanied by 175 mono illustrations. As British Rail approached modernisation of its locomotive fleet in the mid-1950s, there were two competing means of using diesel engines in main-line locomotives-hydraulic and electric. The former was preferred by a number of railway operators, most notably DB in Germany, as the technology was considerably lighter than that required for diesel-electric locomotives of a comparable power. Following the Modernisation Plan, British Rail acquired both diesel-hydraulic and diesel-electric locomotives. Gradually the proponents of electric transmission, aided by the improvements in design which ultimately led to a considerable reduction in the weight of diesel-electric locomotives, won the day and the hydraulic classes were ultimately to be withdrawn, in many cases well before the types were retired from service.

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David Clough has a long-standing association as an author and writer on modern traction topics, with several books ranked as definitive studies about the BR diesel fleet. His research has been from original sources, either railway personnel directly involved or more recently by accessing files now open for inspection in the National Archives. This has meant new material has been brought into the public domain and helped to correct many misunderstandings that have found their way into railway folklore.

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Descrizione libro 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. This latest title explores the history of the standard classes that emerged after the victory of the diesel-electric school. The follow up to the author's Diesel Pioneers.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 160 pages. 0.798. Codice libro della libreria 9780711035508

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