English Electric Traction Chester to Holyhead. Volume 2. 1984 to 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9552354-6-7


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Here is the second of two volumes celebrating over fifty years continuous service for English Electric built Diesel locomotives on the route between Chester and Holyhead. This publication covers the period between 1984 through to the present day in 2012. As with volume one I have made the decision to include only those mainline locomotive classes produced by English Electric. This means classes 20, 37, 40, 50 and 55 along with the single visit to the area by class 73’s. Once again the print run will be limited to only 750 copies.

In common with volume one 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 to Trawsfynydd and Gaerwen to Amlwch. A number of rare workings are covered including “firsts” and “lasts” for a number of them.

Hardback and A4 in size, this volume contains over 200 images taken by some of North Wales’ best railway photographers with many views from unique vantage points. The vast majority of these are in colour and have never been published before. Either on its own or when combined with volume one this publication will act as an invaluable reference document to any railway enthusiast and a reminder of a time when British Built Diesel locomotives reigned supreme in North Wales.

Note, a limited number of copies of volume one are still available for purchase, just follow the link which can be found in the area dedicated to the first volume and obtain a discount if both volumes are purchased at the same time.

As mentioned above, the book is split into several sections, some sample pages can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

  • Part 1, Chester to Rhyl
  • Part 2, Rhyl to Llandudno Junction
  • Part 3, Llandudno to Trawsfynydd
  • Part 4, Llandudno Junction to Bangor
  • Part 5, Bangor to Holyhead
  • Part 6, Amlwch branch
  • Part 7, Holyhead

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