by: Dickinson, Peter
availability: in print £6.00 (members £4.00)
binding: soft cover
description: Total pages (A4 portrait format) - 30 plus inside front and back covers.
Photographs: 28 colour and 1 black and white.
General Arrangement Drawings: 2 - one each on the inside front and back cover.
published: 2011 by Historical Model Railway Society
The author, Peter Dickinson, firstly outlines the various trial and demonstrator vehicles that were the predecessors of the Class 142. He chronicles the early lives of the 142. The book then covers their utilisation under privatisation, the class today and their operation. The story ends with details of a selection of accidents that 142s were involved in including at Winsford when 142008's body became detached from its underframe due to 87027 colliding with it and 142003. The book also supplies other useful information such as general arrangement drawings, on train bell signal codes, Scottish route codes and technical date including current operator allocation.
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