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NREA The Spotters Companion 2017 39th Edition 39th edition

NREA Spotters Companion 2017 39th edition
Recommended as a travelling companion and record book.
The National Railway Enthusiasts Association have been publishing a spotters companion guide to British mainline locomotives, coaches and unit trains for many years.

The book is kept to a thin A6 size book which can comfortably be carried in a jacket pocket while travelling. Technical data which can easily be found elsewhere is omitted, allowing a full listing of locomotives, coaches and multiple unit trains registered with Network Rail and expected to enter service in the coming year to be accommodated. 
The listings cover details of numbers, names, owner/operators, shed allocations and any specific differences between class members. Multiple unit train formations (early 2016) are shown, allowing unit numbers to be identified from individual car numbers. The small number of locomotive hauled passenger coaches and the fleet of HST coaches are listed with number, allocation and any previous numbers for vehicles modified/rebuilt/renumbered, plus detail variations from similar vehicles.
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Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2017 Combined Volume LCS17

Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2017 Combined Volume LCS17

The definitive guide to the rolling stock of Britains' mainline railways complemented with a comprehensive overview of Britain?s Railways System today, including details of the sphere of operation of all franchised train operating companies and major freight operators.

British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock contains a detailed listing of every locomotive and train class, including primary technical data, notes of the differences between sub-classes and operator specified options. The data section is followed by a listing of vehicles in service accompanied by owner, operator, livery and depot allocation notes for each vehicle.
Includes:

  • Locomotives
  • Diesel Multiple Units
  • Electric Multiple Units
  • Loco-Hauled Coaching Stock
  • On-Track Machines
  • Light Rail Systems
  • Service Stock
  • Vehicles Awaiting Disposal
  • Multiple Unit and HST Formations
  • Former Main Line Locos in Industrial Service
  • Lists of Depots and Workshops

    400 pages including 64 pages of colour illustrations. Hardback.


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    Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives 2017 Pocket Book BRPB1 17

    Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives 2017 Pocket Book BRPB1 17
    A complete guide to diesel and electric locomotives registered for operation with Network Rail in autumn 2016.
    The passenger locomotive fleet has declined over the last 10 years, however the heavy freight business continues to order new locomotives and several preserved locomotives are authorized for operation on Network Rail.
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    Platform 5 British Railways Coaching Stock 2017 Pocket Book BRPB2 17

    Platform 5 British Railways Coaching Stock 2017 Pocket Book BRPB2 17

    A complete listing of locomotive hauled and HST passenger coaches and parcels vans registered with Network Rail in autumn 2016.
    The book covers all individual passenger vehicles, many of which are now forming special tour trains. HST coaches are listed, together with the normal set formations and coaches formed into the measurement train.
    Preserved coaches which operate on the national network are also listed, including coaches used by heritage railways operating over Network rail tracks and steam locomotive support coaches.
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    Platform 5 British Railways DMUs & On-Track Machines 2017 Pocket Book BRPB3 17

    Platform 5 British Railways DMUs & On-Track Machines 2017 Pocket Book BRPB3 17
    A complete listing of diesel multiple unit trains and unit formations, as registered with Network Rail in autumn 2016.
    The book covers all diesel powered unit trains from the 4-wheel railbus types, conventional and second generation units to the Voyager and Meridian units.
    Details of trains, train formations and individual vehicle types are given, along with equipment changes from the standard fittings. The livery, owner and operator of each train are supplied, indicating in which areas each unit is most likely to be operating.
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    Platform 5 British Railways EMUs 2017 Pocket Book BRPB4 17

    Platform 5 British Railways EMUs 2017 Pocket Book BRPB4 17

    ** Includes the new Great Western & Virgin East Coast class 800 IEP D/EMU units **

    A complete listing of electric multiple unit trains and unit formations, as registered with Network Rail in autumn 2016.
    The book covers all electric-powered unit trains, overhead line collection units operated on the Midland and Eastern regions and third rail units operating principally on the Southern region. The listings are completed with details of the Eurostar trains and a secition covering light rail 'tramcars' on major light rail and street tramway systems.
    Details of train and individual vehicle types are given, along with equipment changes from the standard fittings. The livery, owner and operator of each train are supplied, indicating where each unit is most likely to be operating.
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    Loco Data File 2015 Brush Publications 2015

    A complete listing of all mainline diesel and electric locomotives operated by British Railways and British Rail, including prototype locomotives, current, store/withdrawn and scrapped showing the final disposal of each locomotive.

    The book also lists preserved/privately owned locomotives which may operate on the national network, principally private shunters authorised to access yards on Network Rail property.

    A5 format, sprial bound with soft card covers. 146 pages.


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    Platform 5 Preserved Locomotives of British Railways 17th edition PRES 17

    Platform 5 Publications Preserved Locomotives of British Railways 17th edition PRES 17

    The complete guide to all former main line steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units that are still in existence.
    Produced in a handy A5 format this book is a useful reference guide to preserved main line locomotives, steam, diesel and electric, plus multiple unit trains which can be seen today, working on Britains many heritage railways, hauling tours on the national network and exhibited in railway and industrial heritage museums.
    Each locomotive class is briefly described with principal dimensions followed by a list of exisiting locomotives with British Railways and previous numbers where applicable, current owner or location.

  • All steam locomotives of British Railways, the ?Big Four? and their predecessors that are still in existence.
  • Former War Department locomotives, replica and new build steam locomotives.
  • Diesel and electric locomotives, multiple units and railcars of BR and pre-nationalisation companies.
  • Currently carried number, former numbers, names, build dates, builder and home locations for every locomotive and multiple unit.
  • A comprehensive list of preservation sites and heritage railways with OS grid references.

    A5 softcover. 160 Pages. Over 90 colour illustrations.
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    Platform 5 Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives of Great Britain & Ireland by Peter Nicholson NGSL01

    This completely new book from Platform 5 Publishing is the complete guide to all narrow gauge steam locomotives known to exist in Great Britain and Ireland of track gauges 1ft 6in to 4ft 6in. It fills a gap between 'Preserved Locomotives of British Railways' which contains details of standard gauge locomotives, and the Miniature Railways book which predominantly covers circular model engineers and park trains (note, the 15in Romney and Ravenglass lines are in the miniature railways book).

    Locomotives are listed by builder so that it can be easily seen how many of each type or builder are in existence. For every locomotive details of builder?s number, year of manufacture, type, class, gauge, current location and running number/name are provided. Detailed footnotes provide further information about each locomotive?s origin and history.

    The information contained has been collated over many years of personal observation and correspondence since the mid-1960s. Also includes 64 colour illustrations, a locomotive names index and a full list of heritage railways, museums and collections where locomotives can be observed.
    80 pages.


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    Platform 5 Miniature Railways of Great Britain and Ireland MIN01

    The miniature railway now occupies an important role in the overall railway scene, with many superb and high quality layouts to delight the discerning enthusiast. This new book from Platform 5 contains details of all commercial miniature railways of gauges from 21in to 7.25in and model engineers club tracks that open regularly to the public.

    For every railway a brief description of the line/circuit is provided, together with details of location, address, gauge, line length, and contact details including web addresses. Also included is a detailed listing of the resident locomotive fleet for all commercial railways and most club tracks including details of:

  • Locomotive Numbers and Names Carried
  • Type of Locomotives (steam, battery, diesel, petrol)
  • Transmission type
  • Wheel Arrangement
  • Builder & Date of construction

    From well known popular lines like the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, to much smaller single locomotive operations in public parks, this book contains details of a remarkable 200 different railway undertakings and well over 1000 different locomotives.

    A5 size. 128 pages, including over 60 colour illustrations


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    Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2015 Combined Volume LCS15

    Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2015 Combined Volume LCS15
    British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2015 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Briatins' mainline railways. Widely used as a source reference throughout the railway industry the combined volume is an excellent home record book detailing the numbers and classes of all mainline rolling stock, including details of liveries, modifications and differences between vehicles within the same class.

    Contents
  • Overview of Britains' railway system, operators, owners and franchises.
  • Classification and numbering schemes
  • Owner and operator information
  • 64 pages of colour illustrations
  • Named vehicles
  • List of depots and workshops

    A6 size hardback. 384 Pages.


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    Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives and Coaching Stock Combined Volume 2014 LCS14

    British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2014 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain?s mainline railways.

    ? Overview of Britain?s Railway System
    ? Classification and Numbering Schemes
    ? Owner and Operator Information
    ? 64 pages of colour illustrations
    ? Named Vehicles
    ? List of Depots and Workshops

    Widely used as a source of reference throughout the railway industry. A useful home reference and record book for enthusiasts and spotters.

    A5 size, 384 pages, hardback


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    Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives and Coaching Stock Combined Volume 2012 combined 2012

    British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2012 contains a complete listing of all locomotives, coaching stock and multiple units that run on Britain?s mainline railways with full owner, operation, livery and depot allocation information for every vehicle. Also includes the fleets of the UK?s light rail systems and on-track machines used to maintain Britain?s railways.

    Contains the following:
    ? Overview of Britain?s Railway System
    ? Classification and Numbering Schemes
    ? Owner and Operator Information
    ? Livery Details
    ? 64 pages of colour illustrations
    ? Named Vehicles
    ? List of Depots and Workshops
    ? Multiple Unit Formations
    Plus a wealth of useful technical data for every class of vehicle.

    Widely used as a source of reference throughout the railway industry, British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock has achieved an unrivalled reputation as the definitive guide to rolling stock on Britain?s railways.
    A5 format, 384 pages. Hardback.
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    Platform 5 British Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock 2011 Combined volume combined

    The annual Platform 5 combined volume for 2011.

    A complete guide to all locomotives, multiple units and coaching stock registered for operation on Network Rail, Eurotunnel and major Light-Rail systems in the spring of 2011.

    A brief description and technical details are provided for each class or type of vehicle, followed by a listing of the individual vehicles by number with any detail variations, current livery, owner and operator information togther with depot allocations. A full listing of codes used is provided as an appendix. 


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