The Last Days of British Steam: A Snapshot of the 1960s

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Although the 1960s may not have been the finest years in the history of Britain’s railways, largely due to the far-reaching financial repercussions of the Second World War and successive governments’ transport policies, but they are fondly remembered by many as a time when steam locomotives could still be seen in active service on the main line.

The Last Days of British Steam: A Snapshot of the 1960s looks at steam’s final decade and illustrates many different types of locomotive at locations all across the country. Author, Malcolm Clegg, has selected some of the best images of his own photographs and drawn on the collections of other contemporary railway photographers to present this collection of high quality images.

The book begins with a brief introduction and overview to the railway scene in the 1960s and includes an explanation of British Railways’ locomotive power classification system. This is followed by around 200 black and white images, all accompanied by detailed informative captions.

The final section of the book, comprising 34 pages, is a chapter containing technical detail and information relating to every locomotive illustrated in the book. For most entries this includes details of the specific class member illustrated as well as anecdotal information about that class of locomotive. 144 pages. Hardback.

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