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Platform 5


Publishers Platform 5 began bringing these out in 1980, and still continue today. I've featured just the years up to 2000 here. They were mainly annual, other than a years when there were two editions.

For a more in-depth look at the full range of Platform 5 stock books, Dave Rowland's site is highly recommended.


Multiple Unit Pocket Book

Containing DMUs and EMUs

1980 platform 5 cover

1980

Published in May 1980.

1981 platform 5 cover

1981

Released in June 1981.

1982 platform 5 cover

1982 (Winter)

Released February 1982. Cover date was just 1982, when the next issue was released - Summer 1982, the first extra bi-annual edition - it noted to consider the 1982 edition as a winter one.

Summer 1982 platform 5 cover

Summer 1982

The first extra bi-annual edition published in July 1982.

Spring 1983 platform 5 cover

Spring 1983

From February 1983.

1984 platform 5 cover

1984

Although not reflected in the cover date, it was released in the Spring.

1985 platform 5 cover

1985

Released in Spring 1985.

Spring 1986 platform 5 cover

Spring 1986

Published in February 1986.

Summer 1986 platform 5 cover

Summer 1986

Published in July 1986.

Spring 1987 platform 5 cover

Spring 1987

Published in February 1987.

Summer/Autumn 1987 platform 5 cover

Summer/Autumn 1987

Published in June 1987.

Winter 1988 platform 5 cover

Winter 1988

Published in December 1987.

Summer 1988 platform 5 cover

Summer 1988

Published in June 1988.


Diesel Unit Pocket Book

Now only diesel units, the electrics getting their own edition.

1989 platform 5 cover

1989

Published in March 1989.

Spring 1990 platform 5 cover

Spring 1990

Published in December 1989, a return to the bi-annual edition.

Summer 1990 platform 5 cover

Summer 1990

Published in March 1990.

Spring 1991 platform 5 cover

Spring 1991

Published in December 1990.

1992 platform 5 cover

1992

Published in December 1991.

1993 platform 5 cover

1993

Published in December 1992.


DMUs & Channel Tunnel Stock

Channel Tunnel vehicles have been added.

1994 platform 5 cover

1994

Published in December 1993.

1995 platform 5 cover

1995

Published in December 1994.


DMUs & Light Rail Systems

Channel Tunnel vehicles have been swapped for Light Rail Vehicles.

1996 platform 5 cover

1996

Published in December 1995.

1997 platform 5 cover

1997

Published in December 1996.

1998 platform 5 cover

1998

Published in February 1998.

1999 platform 5 cover

1999

2000 platform 5 cover

2000

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