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Tracking Down Steam: A Personal Journey Through the Final Days of Steam

Tracking Down Steam: A Personal Journey Through the Final Days of Steam (Hardback)

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August 11 1968 was the final day of scheduled BR steam, and this delightfully personal account takes a look at the period leading up to this date. Featuring hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, this book covers the main-line steam locos of BR and the 'Big Four' - GWR, SR, LMS and LNER - and their predecessors, and follows them through many different environments, including trains on the main line, nationwide shed visits, locos under repair, antique steam-age rolling stock on the Isle of Wight, rare colour photos of long-gone museum pieces, privately-owned locos on the main line, memories of farewell train journeys, former main-line locos working in industry, locos awaiting cutting for scrap, and visits to the North-West as steam was being wound down.

TransportTrains & railways: general interest Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd Publication Date: 22/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780857332363  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peter Nicholson's lifelong railway passion was nurtured as a youth through all the experiences he recounts and illustrates in this book. Throughout his adult life he has worked in publishing, variously as a writer, editor and publisher. Between 1987 and 1997 he was employed at Haynes, initially running railway publishing under the OPC imprint and then working for the PSL imprint. Today he retains links with Haynes as a consultant on railway publishing and is well-known throughout the railway world as a long-time columnist for The Railway Magazine.

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