Book Title: BR AC Electric Locomotives in Colour
Author: Monisha Rajesh
Format: Hardback | 96 pages
Publication Date: 07 May 2013
This all-color album follows a similar style to the hugely successful in the Colour for the Modelling and Historian series, and covers the history of electric locomotives in Britain. Gavin Morrison fills a gap in the market for literature on these specific locomotives with this new title. Promoted as part of the Modernisation Plan of 1955, the electrification at 25kV of the West Coast main line from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, and ultimately Glasgow was one of the most ambitious schemes to emerge from the plan. Gavin Morrison provides a record of the various types of 25kV AC locomotive constructed over the past fifty years. Some of these classes are now as much a part of history as the steam locomotives that they were destined to replace, while others remain at the forefront of main-line service. The book also includes a historical examination of the development of electric locomotives, allied to hundreds of color illustrations with detailed captions.