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  • Book – pre-owned – The Power of THE 47s

    Covering the Brush/BR Sulzer Type 4 locomotives now known as Class 47, these versatile locomotives could be seen in many parts of the BR network hauling almost any kind of train. Several still operate on the mainline today, close to 60 years since their first introduction. The history of the class from inception to date of publication has been captured in just over 200 black-and-white photographs, plus some in colour, in this well-known book by Brian Morrison, published in 1980.

    This pre-owned first edition hardback book is offered for £10, the proceeds of which will go directly to the D1010 restoration fund.

    This copy is pre-owned and has been donated to the DEPG for the purpose of raising funds for the restoration of D1010. Please help our cause by purchasing this book. Thank you very much !

    If you have books or magazines that you want to donate to us, please email contact@depg.org or use the contact form so that we can provide a postal address to you. We appreciate your efforts to give us more items to sell to raise funds for the DEPG fleet.

  • Book – pre-owned – The Power of THE 50s

    This book by well-known author John Vaughan covers the first 12 years of the English Electric ‘D400’ Type 4s that were introduced to BR in 1967, initially on the West Coast Main Line and then later in the southwest of the UK where they attracted a huge following.

    This copy is pre-owned and has been donated to the DEPG for the purpose of raising funds for the restoration of D1010. Please help D1010 by purchasing this book. Thank you very much !

    If you have books or magazines that you want to donate to us, please email contact@depg.org or use the contact form so that we can provide a postal address to you. We appreciate your efforts to give us more items to sell to raise funds for the DEPG fleet.

  • Book – pre-owned – The Power of the DELTICS

    Covering the English Electric ‘DELTICS’, later known as BR Class 55, these 22 locomotives made their mark by being the first 100mph diesel locomotives on BR and they transformed services on the East Coast Main Line out of Kings Cross. The history of the class from inception to date of publication has been captured in just over 200 black-and-white photographs, plus some in colour, in this well-known book by John Whiteley and Gavin Morrison, published in 1986.

    This pre-owned first edition hardback book is offered for £10, the proceeds of which will go directly to the D1010 restoration fund.

    This copy is pre-owned and has been donated to the DEPG for the purpose of raising funds for the restoration of D1010. Please help our cause by purchasing this book. Thank you very much !

    If you have books or magazines that you want to donate to us, please email contact@depg.org or use the contact form so that we can provide a postal address to you. We appreciate your efforts to give us more items to sell to raise funds for the DEPG fleet.

  • Book – pre-owned – WR DIESEL-HYDRAULICS

    “WR DIESEL-HYDRAULICS” by Norman Preedy and G F Gillham, published by Bradford Barton in 1974.

    The book is one of a well-known series that was published at a time when books on diesels were not so readily available as they are now. This book is faded and discoloured on the jacket but the inside is still in very good condition and contains plenty of black-and-white photos covering all of the diesel-hydraulic classes of Type 2 and upwards through their halcyon days. This is one of the most sought-after books of this series.

    This pre-owned first edition hardback book is offered for £15, the proceeds of which will go directly to the D1010 restoration fund.

    This copy is pre-owned and has been donated to the DEPG for the purpose of raising funds for the restoration of D1010. Please help our cause by purchasing this book. Thank you very much !

    If you have books or magazines that you want to donate to us, please email contact@depg.org or use the contact form so that we can provide a postal address to you. We appreciate your efforts to give us more items to sell to raise funds for the DEPG fleet.

  • Book – The Beaten Track – Vol 1

    176 printed A4 pages filled with colour photographs covering the period 1970-1985.

    The Beaten Track illustrates a very different railway to that of today, when a multitude of railway locations, locomotive types and some longstanding practices were fast disappearing. It takes the reader to a variety of locations, many of which have now become long-lost extremities of the British railway network. The images show an assortment of traction types, very few of which can still be seen on the main line.

    All the photographs are in colour and all are accompanied by extensive captions, containing considerable historical and anecdotal information relating to the lines, stations and trains depicted.

    Click here to go to the BOOK REVIEW that has been kindly provided by DEPG member Neale Long.

    This is a new book, the proceeds from which will go into the General Loco fund . See also THE BEATEN TRACK – VOLUME 2 – released in September 2022

    Publisher : Platform 5 Publishing (2021)
    Language : English
    Hardback: 176 pages
    ISBN-13 : 9781909431881

  • Book – The Beaten Track – Vol 2

    Volume 1 of The Beaten Track was released in 2021. Its combination of outstanding colour photography, featuring superseded motive power and long-lost extremities of the British railway network received widespread critical acclaim and gave rise to a reprint within months.

    We’re now proud to present The Beaten Track Volume 2 – a second selection of the best colour photography from 1970–1985. More than 280 high quality images illustrate an assortment of traction types, very few of which can still be seen on the main line, many at railway locations that have long since disappeared or have changed out of all recognition.

    All the photographs are accompanied by extensive captions, containing considerable historical and anecdotal information relating to the lines, stations and trains depicted.

    Click here to go to the BOOK REVIEW that has kindly been provided by DEPG member Neale Long.

    This is a new book, the proceeds from which will go into the General Loco fund .

    Publisher : Platform 5 Publishing (2022)
    Language : English
    Hardback: 176 pages, A4
    ISBN-13 : 9781909431911

  • Book – Western Venture

    86 printed A4 pages filled with 120 photographs (all BW) covering each of the 74 members of this much-loved class of locomotives on a variety of workings across the Western region, from the late 1960s through to the withdrawal of the class in February 1977. The photographs are mostly those of Barry Nicolle and are mostly previously unpublished. This book combines the talents of the photographers and the subject knowledge of the authors and is essential reading for all fans of the class.

    This is a new book, the proceeds from which will go into the D1010 restoration fund (by agreement with Roger Geach).

    Publisher : Budleigh (03 Sep 2021)
    Language : English
    Softcover : 86 pages
    ISBN-13 : 978-0995566521

    Click here for the book review page.

  • Booklet – D1010 – From Merehead to Minehead

    72 printed pages of A4 filled with the story of the DEPG’s Class 52 ‘Western’ D1010 ‘WESTERN CAMPAIGNER’ from BR days through to preservation, initially by Foster Yeoman at Merehead Quarry, then by the DEPG at Didcot and Williton. This booklet covers the restoration and rebuild efforts that have made this locomotive a firm favourite with visitors to the DEPG and the West Somerset Railway. Plenty of detail, plenty of photographs (64 x colour, 8 x BW), many of which have not been published before, all backed up with interesting text. Definitely a must-read.

    AVAILABLE NOW !!! Proceeds go to the D1010 restoration fund

  • Booklet – D1013 WESTERN RANGER

    In 2018, Class 52 ‘Western’ number D1013 “WESTERN RANGER” celebrated 40 years on the Severn Valley Railway. This booklet covers her journey from the last days of service on BR to her long and successful life in preservation.

    Published by the Western Locomotive Association, this booklet runs to 36 pages of glossy A4, with plenty of photos and interesting write-ups. Buying this booklet supports both the DEPG and the WLA.

    See our special offer of a reduced price for the combined purchase of both the D1013 and the D1062 booklets.

  • Booklet – D1062 WESTERN COURIER

    In 2018, Class 52 ‘Western’ number D1062 “WESTERN COURIER” celebrated 40 years on the Severn Valley Railway. This booklet covers her journey from the last days of service on BR to her long and successful life in preservation.

    Published by the Western Locomotive Association, this booklet runs to 36 pages of glossy A4, with plenty of photos and interesting write-ups. Buying this booklet supports both the DEPG and the WLA.

    See our special offer of a reduced price for the combined purchase of both the D1013 and the D1062 booklets.

  • Booklet – HYMEK D7018

    64 pages of A4 filled with the story of the DEPG’s ‘HYMEK D7018’ from BR days through to preservation at Didcot then Williton and the 24-year restoration and rebuild effort that culminated in a return to service in 2019. Plenty of detail, plenty of photographs, backed up with interesting text. A very good read !

  • Booklet Pair – D1013 and D1062

    In 2018, Class 52 ‘Westerns’ D1013 “WESTERN RANGER” and D1062 “WESTERN COURIER” celebrated 40 years on the Severn Valley Railway. These booklets cover their journey from the last days of service on BR to their long and successful life in preservation.

    Published by the Western Locomotive Association, each booklet runs to 36 pages of glossy A4, with plenty of photos and interesting write-ups. Buying these booklets supports both the DEPG and the WLA.

  • Cap – D1010 WESTERN CAMPAIGNER

    This high quality size-adjustable cap features “D1010 WESTERN CAMPAIGNER” in bold embroidery. Available in maroon or blue to celebrate the liveries that were carried by D1010 when in service on BR.

    Caps featuring the DEPG logo and other members of the DEPG fleet are also available. Please email contact@depg.org if you can’t find what you want online.

  • Cap – DEPG logo

    This high quality size-adjustable cap features the DEPG logo in bold embroidery. Available in maroon, green or blue to celebrate the liveries that were carried by our locos when in service on BR and also available in black to match the DEPG house colour scheme.

    Caps featuring locos of the DEPG fleet are also available. Please email contact@depg.org if you can’t find what you want online.

  • Card – Crompton approaching Williton – pack of 3

    This pack of 3 high quality multi-purpose cards feature a print of a painting by Wendy Howard, derived from an original photograph by Josh Brinsford, with Class 33 ‘Crompton’ D6575 (33 057) approaching Williton, with the beauty of the Quantock Hills in the background. These cards are blank inside (plain envelopes are also included).

    These items have been kindly donated by a member and are for sale to raise funds to allow us to continue the restoration of our fleet of heritage locomotives. Thank you for your support.

    Also available individually.

  • Coaster – Set of Six

    This set of six printed and coated hard-backed coasters feature each of the locomotive classes that are represented in the DEPG fleet. Buying as a set of six offers a quick and easy way to collect all six and provides a useful saving. The set includes D1010, D1661, D6566+D6575, D7017, D7018 and D9526.

    Mug designs featuring each of the locomotive classes of the DEPG fleet are also available. Please email contact@depg.org if you can’t find what you want online.

  • DEPG keyring LED torch

    This useful item comprises a bright LED torch that conveniently attaches to your keyring. The internal LR44 button-cell batteries are very long lasting and the torch has a proper on-off switch so it can be easily controlled. The body is aluminium, making it robust, but lightweight. Available in five colours, each with the DEPG logo laser-etched onto the surface: Red, Blue, Black, Gunmetal or Purple.

  • Hat – DEPG Beanie

    This high quality one-size beanie hat features the DEPG logo in bold silver thread embroidery. This hat is the ideal attire for cold days.

    Baseball Caps and other garments featuring DEPG logos and D1010 are also available in colours black, blue, green and maroon. Please email contact@depg.org if you can’t find what you want online.

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