In August 1968 steam traction on BR officially ended. This new book will follows on from Paul Hurley and Phil Braithwaite's Remembering Steam, which revelled in beautiful imagery capturing the end of the steam scene on Britain's railways.
This new book takes the reader on a photographic journey across the transitional years, from the end of steam and into the diesel and electric eras. These contemporary photographs have never been published before and offer a unique window into the past, and into a time of enormous change, linking the steam age with the new one that followed.
75 colour and 168 b/w images
About the Authors
Paul Hurley is a freelance writer who began his career in the Royal Navy then spent 28 years in the British Police, including working undercover on the Regional Crime Squad. He has since written some 26 books and numerous articles.
Phil Braithwaite, a long-time railways enthusiast and photographer, served in the Merchant Navy before joining IBM as a computer engineer, then changing career and running safaris in South Africa, where he set up a road and rail steam preservation group. In the UK he now tours a restored 12-ton live steam road roller and has written a number of articles on steam.