This is the first of two volumes celebrating over fifty years continuous service for English Electric built Diesel locomotives between Chester and Holyhead. This publication covers the period between the first sighting of EE traction on the route in 1959, through to 1983. This means classes 20, 37, 40 and 50.
|The book is broken down into a number of parts, each representing a section of the line between Chester and Holyhead including the routes between Llandudno and Trawsfynydd, Menai Bridge and Caernarfon and Gaerwen and Amlwch. A number of exceptionally rare workings are covered such as the first class 20 to visit the route in 1961, the experimental gas turbine locomotive GT3 during the same year plus early class 37 duties and some class 40/50 combinations! Finally, there are of course numerous images included of class 40s, the most popular EE motive power to work the route during the period in question. Hardback and A4 in size, this volume contains over 200 images, the majority in colour and a number dating back to the 1960s which have never been published before.