Railway Liveries 1923-1947 by Brian Haresnape soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Ian Allan, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Originally published in four volumes: Southern Railway, 1982; Great Western Railway, 1983; London Midland & Scottish Railway, 1983; London & North Eastern Railway, 1984.
From the cover: Railway liveries are one of the most hotly-debated aspects of railway history. Probably no other area is so ridden with speculation, contradiction and a lack of reliable evidence or records.
The Ian Allan Railway Liveries series, researched and written by the late Brian Haresnape, has justly enjoyed a fine reputation for the quality and depth of its coverage of the subject, and due to popular demand the Publisher is pleased to be able to issue the series as one volume.
Railway Liveries 1923-1947< /i>deals in turn with each of the Big Four railway companies, and describes in detail the liveries that were used, not only on locomotives, but also on coaching stock, wagons, and even on buildings and railway-owned commercial road vehicles. The book is illustrated with over 300 photographs and numerous line drawings. In addition, 16 pages of contemporary colour are included to show how the liveries actually appeared in service.
This is a book not to be missed by any student of Britains railway liveries, and will appeal to enthusiast and modeller alike.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. 9½” x 7¼”.