Books, Parts of Books, Pamphlets and Academic Theses on the History and Description of Public Transport in the British Isles Published Up to the End of 1995, with Corrigenda and Addenda to the Entries in the Previous Volumes
In this volume, Eric Sawford uses a selection of photographs to tell the story of the last days of steam power on the Eastern Region. His pictures show that, while steam locomotives were not withdrawn from the Eastern Region until the mid 1960s, the 1950s was their swan song. The author's photographs document the range of motive power that could be seen on the track in that era. Locomotives are depicted in action and at rest, on the express routes, shunting or being repaired. Also recorded are neglected locomotives during their declining years, when they were used on secondary duties or were laid up before being scrapped.
An Evocative Tribute to the Last Days of Steam Trains
Author: Colin Garratt
Category: Steam locomotives
"This book is the finest visual tribute to the steam locomotive ever published. Colin Garratt's text and photography reflect his unique odyssey to document in pictures and word the last steam locomotives of the world. With hundreds of matchless photographs, this book vividly portrays real working steam eking out its final moments amid the great landscapes of the world"--Dust jacket.