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First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:41 pm

Hi,

This is the list of published sources of information which I use when researching and then modelling first generation Diesel Multiple Units. If anyone would like to add to this list then please fire ahead. Parts of the Diesels Nationwide, Diesels and Electrics on Shed and Diesel on the Regions series also have DMU photographs with basic captions but are excluded from this list.

British Rail Fleet Survey 8. Diesel Multiple-Units – The First Generation by Brian Haresnape. Ian Allan 1985. ISBN 0 7110 1495 7.

A Pictorial Record of British Railways Diesel Multiple Units by Brian Golding. Cheona Publications 1995. ISBN 1 900298 00 7.

British Rail DMUs & Diesel Railcars by Brian Morrison. Ian Allan 1998. ISBN 0 7110 2629 7.

British Railways Diesel Multiple-Units 1977 compiled by Alan Williams and David Percival. Ian Allan 1977. ISBN 0 7110 0754 3.

British Rail Diesel Multiple-Units 1978. Ian Allan 1978. ISBN 0 7110 0853 1.

British Railways Locoshed Book 1977. Ian Allan 1977. ISBN 0 7110 0752 7.

The Coaching Stock of British Railways 1976 by P. Mallaband & L.J. Bowles. RCTS 1976. ISBN 0 901115 39 4.

The Coaching Stock of British Railways 1978 by P. Mallaband & L.J. Bowles. RCTS 1978. ISBN 0 901115 44 4.

The Heyday of the DMU by Alan C. Butcher. Ian Allan 1994. ISBN 0 7110 2319 0.

Motive Power Recognition : 3 DMUs by Colin J. Marsden. Ian Allan 1982. ISBN 0 7110 1201 6.

Motive Power Recognition : 3 DMUs (New Edition) by Colin J. Marsden. Ian Allan 1986. ISBN 0 7110 1570 8.

Multiple Unit Pocket Book First Edition by Peter Fox and Neil Webster. Platform 5 Publications 1980. ISBN 0 906579 02 3.

Diesel Multiple Units : Eastern England by S.E. Smithson. Becknell Books 1981. ISBN 0 907087 08 6.

The Diesel Unit Disaster by H.A. Williams. Railway World Annual 1978 pages 32-41. Ian Allan 1977. ISBN 0 7110 0813 2.

DMU & EMU Disposal by Ashley Butlin. Coorlea Publishing 1988. ISBN 0 948069 08 2.

The British Railcar by R.M. Tufnell. David & Charles 1984. ISBN 0 7153 8529 1.

DMUs Countrywide by P.J.Fowler. Bradford Barton 1976. ISBN 0 85153 238 1.

Trains in the Eighties 5 – Diesel Units. Ian Allan. ISBN 0 7110 1095 1.

British Multiple Units: Volume 1 DMUs and DEMUs by Ashley Butlin. Coorlea Publishing 2000. ISBN 0 948069 17 1.

Modern Branch Line Album by J.A.M. Vaughan. Ian Allan 1980. ISBN 0 7110 1030 7.

Branch Lines round Britain in the Diesel Era by J.A.M.Vaughan. Bradford Barton 1975. ISBN 0 85153 246 2.

British Rail Fleet Survey 9 - DMUS – The 2nd Generation and DEMUs by Brian Haresnape. Ian Allan 1986. ISBN 07110 1604 6.

British Railway Pictorial – First Generation DMUs by Kevin Robertson. Ian Allan 2004. ISBN 0 7110 2970 9.

British Railway DMUs in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by Gavin Morrison. Ian Allan 2010. ISBN 978 0 7110 3472 3.

British Railway First Generation DMUs in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by Stuart Mackay. Ian Allan 2006. ISBN 0 7110 3156 8.

British Railway Coaching Stock in Colour since 1960 for the Modeller and Historian by Robert Hendry. Ian Allan 2006. ISBN 0 7110 3151 7.

British Railway Coaching Stock in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by Robert Hendry. Midland Publishing 2002. ISBN 1 85780 145 8.

Cheers,

Richard
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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:47 am

Hi,

Looking for prototype inspiration for the recently-announced Heljan Class 128 DPU?

Try this site for DPUs allocated to Chester and Newton Heath in the 1970s:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59613544@N ... otostream/

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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:16 pm

Hi,

The following newly-published book should be added to the list of First Generation DMU sources :-

British Railways First Generation DMUs by Hugh Longworth. Published by OPC in 2011. ISBN 978 0 86093 612 1.

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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:24 pm

Hi,

Thanks are due to new Fred member eyebright2mm for alerting me to this forthcoming book:-

Lightweight DMUs, by Evan Green-Hughes. Published by Ian Allan. ISBN-10: 071103463X, ISBN-13: 9780711034631

Due for publication in 2012

Publisher's Synopsis
Prior to the decision in the 1955 Modernisation Plan to develop the DMU as a replacement for steam haulage on branch lines and secondary routes, British Rail had introduced a number of DMU vehicles to gauge the impact of this type of rolling stock on revenue and expenditure over routes that were potentially threatened with closure. These units were introduced to service in several parts of the country with considerable success. As non-standard types, the units were largely withdrawn by the late 1960s but a number saw subsequent service in departmental use. A handful of the types survive in preservation. This book examines the units in detail, accompanied by scale drawings and informative text on the construction, operation, and history of the units. It will also contain an appendix detailing the history of each individual vehicle (date of introduction, allocation, withdrawal, fate, etc.). Highly illustrated, this will be sought after by enthusiasts nationwide.

The book can be pre-ordered now from all the usual sources.

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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Hi,

The following book is now available:-

Lightweight DMUs, by Evan Green-Hughes. Published by Ian Allan. ISBN-10: 071103463X, ISBN-13: 9780711034631

Also available, by the same author is:-

BR First-Generation Diesel Railbuses by Evan Green-Hughes. Published by Ian Allan. ISBN-13: 9780711036352

Publisher's blurb states:-

This new volume written by rail expert, Evan Green - Hughes provides readers with everything they need to know about the BR First Generation Diesel Rail buses. The railway industry in the mid-1950s faced a number of challenges. One of these problems was the rapid introduction to service of large number of new diesel and electric locomotives and multiple-units, many of which were untried and untested, whilst at the same time facing a rapid deterioration of the industry's finances as passenger and freight traffic declined. Whilst there had been limited line closures from the 1920s onwards, this was still the period before the Beeching report when wholesale line closures were not on the agenda and thus the railways sought a solution, using modern traction, for the most lightly-trafficked lines. The answer was the small four-wheel diesel rail bus. Thus, in the late 1950s, a total of 22 units were acquired for passenger service (plus three for departmental use)from no less than six different manufacturers (including one based in Germany)for these lines. The units were allocated to the Eastern, Midland, Scottish and Western regions, where they saw service on a number of lines, including Cambridge to Mildenhall, the Saffron Walden branch, the Braintree branch, Crieff to Gleneagles, Bedford-Northampton, Hitchin-Bedford, Ayr-Kilmarnock, Tetbury-Kemble, Beith-Lugton, Padstow-Bodmin Road and Yeovil Town to Yeovil Junction. Many of the lines for which they were built were to close, many a result of the Beeching 'axe', and thus the rail buses had a relatively short life. All the passenger vehicles were withdrawn by the late 1960s, although no fewer than six survive in preservation (including four of the German-built examples); two of the departmental units also survive in preservation. This new reference guide includes information on allocation history, livery variations, coupling codes, under frame detail, number sequences and a whole host of other information. Illustrated throughout with 150 mono and colour photographs it will also include scale drawings of the main types. A must have on every rail enthusiasts book shelf!


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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby chrisf » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:46 am

You might consider adding "The Allocation History of BR Diesel Multiple-Units" by Roger Harris, published by the author. Vol 1 came out last year. The author thanks the RCTS for permission to quote from the Railway Observer but a spot check reveals that he has apparently not heeded some of what it said. In spite of that the book is an heroic effort given the absence of official allocation records in the early years.

There is also a book by Jim Grindlay of Modelmaster fame but I do not recall its title: my copy is out on loan!

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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:49 am

Hi Chris,

chrisf wrote:You might consider adding "The Allocation History of BR Diesel Multiple-Units" by Roger Harris, published by the author. Vol 1 came out last year. The author thanks the RCTS for permission to quote from the Railway Observer but a spot check reveals that he has apparently not heeded some of what it said. In spite of that the book is an heroic effort given the absence of official allocation records in the early years.

There is also a book by Jim Grindlay of Modelmaster fame but I do not recall its title: my copy is out on loan!


You're right - it's an obvious omission, especially considering we had a separate Fred thread on it last year and my copy is sat within reach of me. I'll update the whole list with recent additions and re-post it.

I can't see a Jim Grindlay title which covers/includes DMUs so would be interested to know which it is.

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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby chrisf » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:22 pm

Richard

I've checked on the Modelmaster website. The book is called "British Railways Motive Power Allocations 1948-1968, Part 7, diesel railcars and multiple units". The publisher is given as Transport Publishing, the cover price is £11.95 and the ISBN is 978 0 9544264 7 7.

I found it quite a useful book but there are some clangers. For example, the author has assumed that some WR power cars were spare vehicles although they carried set numbers. As with the Roger Harris book, it is best read in conjunction with the Railway Observer. Having said that, any list of dmu allocations is a formidable undertaking given the sketchy nature of the available information and Jim Grindlay is a braver man than I will ever be for tackling it at all!

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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi Chris,

chrisf wrote:I've checked on the Modelmaster website. The book is called "British Railways Motive Power Allocations 1948-1968, Part 7, diesel railcars and multiple units". The publisher is given as Transport Publishing, the cover price is £11.95 and the ISBN is 978 0 9544264 7 7.


Thanks - I'll add it to the list. I looked on Amazon and couldn't see it.

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Re: First Generation DMUs - sources of information

Postby Richard Oldfield » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:54 pm

Hi,

In view of recent additions here is a re-stated list of sources of information for first generation DMUs (and their immediate predecessors):-

This is the list of published sources of information which I use when researching and then modelling first generation Diesel Multiple Units. If anyone would like to add to this list then please fire ahead. Parts of the Diesels Nationwide, Diesels and Electrics on Shed and Diesel on the Regions series also have DMU photographs with basic captions but are excluded from this list.

British Rail Fleet Survey 8. Diesel Multiple-Units – The First Generation by Brian Haresnape. Ian Allan 1985. ISBN 0 7110 1495 7.

A Pictorial Record of British Railways Diesel Multiple Units by Brian Golding. Cheona Publications 1995. ISBN 1 900298 00 7.

British Rail DMUs & Diesel Railcars by Brian Morrison. Ian Allan 1998. ISBN 0 7110 2629 7.

British Railways Diesel Multiple-Units 1977 compiled by Alan Williams and David Percival. Ian Allan 1977. ISBN 0 7110 0754 3.

British Rail Diesel Multiple-Units 1978. Ian Allan 1978. ISBN 0 7110 0853 1.

British Railways Locoshed Book 1977. Ian Allan 1977. ISBN 0 7110 0752 7.

The Coaching Stock of British Railways 1976 by P. Mallaband & L.J. Bowles. RCTS 1976. ISBN 0 901115 39 4.

The Coaching Stock of British Railways 1978 by P. Mallaband & L.J. Bowles. RCTS 1978. ISBN 0 901115 44 4.

The Heyday of the DMU by Alan C. Butcher. Ian Allan 1994. ISBN 0 7110 2319 0.

Motive Power Recognition : 3 DMUs by Colin J. Marsden. Ian Allan 1982. ISBN 0 7110 1201 6.

Motive Power Recognition : 3 DMUs (New Edition) by Colin J. Marsden. Ian Allan 1986. ISBN 0 7110 1570 8.

Multiple Unit Pocket Book First Edition by Peter Fox and Neil Webster. Platform 5 Publications 1980. ISBN 0 906579 02 3.

Diesel Multiple Units : Eastern England by S.E. Smithson. Becknell Books 1981. ISBN 0 907087 08 6.

The Diesel Unit Disaster by H.A. Williams. Railway World Annual 1978 pages 32-41. Ian Allan 1977. ISBN 0 7110 0813 2.

DMU & EMU Disposal by Ashley Butlin. Coorlea Publishing 1988. ISBN 0 948069 08 2.

The British Railcar by R.M. Tufnell. David & Charles 1984. ISBN 0 7153 8529 1.

DMUs Countrywide by P.J.Fowler. Bradford Barton 1976. ISBN 0 85153 238 1.

Trains in the Eighties 5 – Diesel Units. Ian Allan. ISBN 0 7110 1095 1.

British Multiple Units: Volume 1 DMUs and DEMUs by Ashley Butlin. Coorlea Publishing 2000. ISBN 0 948069 17 1.

Modern Branch Line Album by J.A.M. Vaughan. Ian Allan 1980. ISBN 0 7110 1030 7.

Branch Lines round Britain in the Diesel Era by J.A.M.Vaughan. Bradford Barton 1975. ISBN 0 85153 246 2.

British Rail Fleet Survey 9 - DMUS – The 2nd Generation and DEMUs by Brian Haresnape. Ian Allan 1986. ISBN 07110 1604 6.

British Railway Pictorial – First Generation DMUs by Kevin Robertson. Ian Allan 2004. ISBN 0 7110 2970 9.

British Railway DMUs in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by Gavin Morrison. Ian Allan 2010. ISBN 978 0 7110 3472 3.

British Railway First Generation DMUs in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by Stuart Mackay. Ian Allan 2006. ISBN 0 7110 3156 8.

British Railway Coaching Stock in Colour since 1960 for the Modeller and Historian by Robert Hendry. Ian Allan 2006. ISBN 0 7110 3151 7.

British Railway Coaching Stock in Colour for the Modeller and Historian by Robert Hendry. Midland Publishing 2002. ISBN 1 85780 145 8.

British Railways First Generation DMUs by Hugh Longworth. Published by OPC in 2011. ISBN 978 0 86093 612 1.

Lightweight DMUs, by Evan Green-Hughes. Published by Ian Allan in 2012. ISBN-10: 071103463X, ISBN-13: 9780711034631.

BR First-Generation Diesel Railbuses by Evan Green-Hughes. Published by Ian Allan in 2012. ISBN-13: 9780711036352.

British Railways Motive Power Allocations 1948-1968, Part 7, Diesel Railcars and Multiple Units by Jim Grindlay. Published by Modelmaster Publications in 2008. ISBN 978 0 954426 47 7.

The Allocation History of BR Diesel Multiple Units, Part 1 by Roger Harris. Published by Roger Harris in 2011. ISBN - not given.

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