Welcome to Bury Rossendale Rails - Railway and Tramway related local history books
Andrew Coward has written another book about the history of British Railways Class 86 AC electric locomotive E3137/86259 Les Ross, on behalf of the locomotives owner. Together in Electric Dreams tells the story of the locomotive throughout a 46-year period between 1966 and 2012, throughout its working life on British Rail and in preservation. The foreword for this book was written by Chris Tarrant OBE, who is a personal friend of Les Ross MBE - the owner of 86259. Together in Electric Dreams can be obtained from www.86259lesross.com for £17.50 including post and packing. All proceeds from the sales of the book go towards keeping the locomotive operational on the UK main line rail network.
First of the last tells the story of 50050 Fearless, the first member of the British Rail Class 50 fleet. Written by Andrew Coward, Ian Horner and Richard Thompson, it tells the story of the pioneer member of the class - told in the context of the whole class - from delivery in 1967, through to withdrawal in 1994 and its subsequent preservation. All funds from the sales of these books go towards the ongoing preservation of 50050 at the Yeovil Railway Centre. Copies of this book can be purchased from the D400 Fund at www.d400fund.org.uk