On Tour For Steam
A Pictorial Railway Journey Across Britain in the 1960s
Imprint: Pen and Sword Transport
112 Pages, 8.5 x 11.1 in, 200 Mono integrated illustrations
- June 2023
- In Stock
Visits to certain parts of Scotland, the North East of England and parts of Lancashire, could be achieved in a day, using a day return ticket.
More distant parts of Britain, would require more planning usually using an all lines rail rover ticket, these visits and trips could be done on an individual basis or with a group of like minded friends, or even with a railway club or society.
The benefits of visits with railway society's or clubs, were that such organizations could arrange group shed permits, where as individuals had to arrange such things by themselves.
As the 1960s progressed time started to run out for the photographer to capture the last embers of steam across the country and things became ever more urgent, with the end in sight.
This book depicts visits to many locations undertaken during this period when time was running out for steam traction.
We traveled from Aberdeen to Weymouth to record the dying days of a form of traction that served the railways of Britain, from the 1820s through to the late 1960s.