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The Inter-City 125 was the brand name of British Rail's High Speed Train (HST) fleet, which was built from 1975 to 1982 and was introduced into service in 1976. The Inter-City 125 train is made up of two Class 43 power cars, one at each end of a set of carriages (the number of carriages varies by operator). The train operates at speeds of up to 125 mph in regular service, making it the fastest diesel-powered train in the world, a record it has held from its introduction to the present day. After four decades, most of the HST fleet is still in front-line service, with various UK train operators. This fascinating Inter-City 125 High Speed Train Owners' Workshop Manual looks at the evolution and anatomy of the Inter-City 125, along with details of the operation and servicing of the trains, views from drivers, and details of how the trains were modernised for the 21st century. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785212666 • Author: Chris Martin • Publisher: Haynes • Format: Hardback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.7 x 1.7cm

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From stalwart little locomotives of topographical necessity to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines! Join Chris Arnot on a journey setting out to explore idiosyncrasy, enthusiasm and eccentricity, from the south coast to the mountains of north Wales and the mining land of the Scottish borders. Discover these little trains with their big tales of Britishness! Product Information: ISBN: 9780749578497 Author: Chris Arnot Publisher: AA Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 x 3.5cm

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The iconic 'yellow digger' that is the JCB Backhoe Loader is the distinguishable icon because of its front shovel and rear backhoe attachment. Focusing on the classic 3C Mk III Backhoe Loader, first appearing in 1977, delve into the story of its history of models that preceded the introduction of 3C Mk III. Produced with full cooperation of JCB, technical illustrations, photographs and unique detail, this book provides a fascinating insight into how it was built, developed and used. Including expert advice on buying and restoring a machine as well as looking at how a restored example is maintained and operated today. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785210723• Author: Julian Carder• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 156• Dimensions: 28 x 22 x 1cm

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A celebration of the world's finest cars, from stylish classics to the latest jaw-dropping models, as chosen by the style experts at GQ. From the magazine synonymous with style comes the ultimate guide to the greatest cars the world has ever seen. With imagery from the world's greatest car photographers, plus British GQ's knowledgeable in-depth reports, the cars in this book represent the pinnacle of driving style and performance. From classics of the 1950s to the very latest machines, featuring sultry Italian supercars, classic British engineering, pure American muscle and much more besides, GQ Drives is an indispensable handbook of automotive excellence. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784725990 • Author: Paul Henderson • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 26 x 20 x 2.2cm

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Whether it's your childhood memories of car journeys or the cars we drive and desire today, this AA Guide to Car Marques tells the stories behind the emblems!Explore all those that have represented automobile manufacturers... over the last 120 years! Including annotations of the designs, detailed information about their origins and evolution, delve into this invaluable resource for graphic designers, logo enthusiasts or motoring aficionados! The perfect gift for all car enthusiasts! Product Information: ISBN: 9780749579197 Author: Simon Heptinstall Publisher: AA Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 19.5 x 14.5 x 2cm

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The Haynes Spirit of St Louis Manual covers the amazing personal story of Charles A. Lindbergh and his epic transatlantic flight in 1927. This fantastic new book features the design and construction of the original Ryan Monoplane Spirit of St Louis, including full technical details of its airframe and engine; the story of building the replica Spirit of St Louis by SOS2, supported with plenty of photographs to illustrate the achievement; a personal account of crossing the Atlantic in the replica Spirit of St Louis 85 years on; and flying and maintaining Spirit of St Louis. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785211683• Author: Simon Forty• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 180• Dimensions: 28 x 22 x 1.5cm

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Cars are one of the most significant human creations. They changed our cities. They changed our lives. They changed everything.  But in the next thirty years, this technology will itself change enormously.  If Google get their way, are we all going to be ferried around in tiny electric bubble-cars? Or will we watch robots race a bionic Lewis Hamilton? And what about the future of classic cars? In Autopia, presenter of The Gadget Show and former executive producer of Top Gear Jon Bentley celebrates motoring's rich heritage and meets the engineers (and coders) who are transforming cars forever.  From mobile hotel rooms to electric battery technology; from hydrogen-powered cars to jetpacks, Autopia is the essential guide to the future of our greatest invention.  Fully designed with illustrations and photographs, this will be the perfect Christmas gift for car and technology enthusiasts everywhere! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786496348 • Author: Jon Bentley • Publisher: Atlantic Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 21.7 x 15.7 x 2.8cm

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Discover the legend that is the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, introduced by the Royal Naval Ar Service in 1914! Used for shore patrols, modified versions were still in service with the British Army's 11th Hussars in the North African desert in 1940-41. Explore everything there is to know on this beauty - even it's policing duties between the wars by the Royal Air Force in Iraq, Egypt and India. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785210587• Author: David Fletcher• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm

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There is nothing more instantly recognisable than the traditional Black Cab that is synonymous with London and British culture for more than half a century. First appearing on the streets in 1958, it has survived through sheer necessity to become an icon with origins dating back to the Hackney carriage. Join expert author Bill Munro as he follows the evolution of the taxi through the early 20th century designs and provides a breakdown of its construction and mechanical systems. From cab trade to enthusiast tips on buying, running and maintaining one today, explore everything there is to know on the Black Cab.Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857331267• Author: Bill Munro• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 156• Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1.5cm

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Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring! From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on our roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers’ hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars. Product Information: ISBN: 9781849539289 Author: Stephen Barnett Publisher: Summersdale Format: Hardback Pages: 128 Dimensions: 18.5 x 24.6 x 1.7cm

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Henry Ford jump-started the age of the automobile with the first assembly-line car in 1908: the Model T. Over the next century the automobile evolved from chugging workhorse to tail fin era showboat to sleek status symbol, complete with sleek hood ornament. Initially a novelty item, the car grew into a necessity of the modern age, and a vector of freedom on the open road. 20th Century Classic Cars offers a lush visual history of the automobile, decade by decade, via 400-plus print advertisements from the Jim Heimann Collection. Using imagery culled from a century of auto advertising, this book traces the evolution of the auto from horseless carriage to rocket on wheels and beyond. With an introduction and chapter text by New York Times automotive writer Phil Patton, as well as an illustrated timeline, this volume highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers and dealers, historical events, and influence of popular culture on car design. Product Information: ISBN: 9783836546157 Author: Phil Patton Publisher: TASCHEN Gmbh Format: Hardback Pages: 592 Dimensions: 20.4 x 16.2 x 4.4cm

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