Twilight of the Grids


Twilight of the Grids

The British Rail Type 5 Class 56 locomotives, or Grids, as they became known amongst the enthusiast fraternity, gained an almost cult like following, especially during their final years in EWS ownership. This book is quite simply Mark Allatt’s own photographic record of the class in action during their final years of service in and around West Yorkshire, but primarily as the title suggests around the area of Healey Mills depot, Wakefield. 

The images featured were captured using various digital cameras of all makes and sizes, covering the period from 1998 to 2004, (most previously unpublished) when the surviving members of the class were prematurely retired by EWS as ‘non standard’. 

This collection shows the class hard at work in all aspects of their duties, in a plethora of liveries right up until the final train on 31st March, 2004 and includes all manner of work from the coal traffic they were primarily designed for, through to enterprise workings, fuel oil trains, ‘Binliners’, railtours etc.

Softback cover (250gsm)
100 Pages (170 gsm)
22.5 cm x 19.5 cm
Perfct Bound
114 Colour Photographs
 Informative & Interesting Captions

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