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Remembering Steam

The End of British Rail Steam in Photographs by Hurley, Paul Code: 60477 Format: Paperback / 168 pages Publication date: 01/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021 Price: AU $39.99
Commemorating the anniversary of the end of steam railway traction in Britain. Fifty years ago, main line steam in Britain ceased to exist, the last official date being 11 August 1968. At the time, British Railways' plan was that after this there would be no more steam traction although a special dispensation was given for Britannia Class 4-6-2 No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell to travel under its own steam into preservation on the 12th and 13th of that month. We now know that this was not quite the case, and that steam locomotives would eventually return to the main lines on highly popular 'specials'. With over 200 photographs, paired with fond and often amusing captions, this evocative book takes a look back at those days and years that led up to the end of steam on Britain's railways. 88 colour, 155 b/w illustrations
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021
Publisher: HISTORY PRESS
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 224.00mm X 245.00mm
Code: 60477