Title: 'How it Works': The Locomotive - Diesel and Electric
Author: David Carey
Illustrator: B.H. Robinson
Year: 1969 (First Edition)
Publisher: Wills & Hepworth Ltd.
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "Steam locomotives have virtually left the railway scene: modern diesel and electric locomotives have taken their place. How do these latest monarchs of the railways work? How do the men in the driving cabs control them? This book will give you many of the answers and make your future train spotting or travelling all the more interesting."
Beautiful full-page colour illustrations grace each facing page. Enthusiasts will particularly appreciate the wealth of locomotives in BR Blue livery with pre-TOPS designations – including a glorious painting of the Class AL6 (86) loco E3164. As an added bonus, there is an illustration of a Class AM3 (303) EMU. Front pastedown and endpaper depict a b&w labelled cutaway of a 'numberless' Class 47, whilst the rear contain a b&w labelled cutaway of a Class AL5 (85) electric loco, unit number E3056.
Matt pictorial boards are worn and rubbed along the front (refer to image), with some negligible soiling to the rear. Internally, the book is as new – pages are crisp, bright, unmarked, and free from all defect. Binding is very tight.
Genuine first edition: How it works—The Locomotive (Diesel and Electric) is the last title listed. Original price of 2′6 NET printed on verso.
Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.