British Railways in Transition

The Corporate Blue and Grey Period 1964–1997

Jim Blake

This is a book about the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction on British Railways, covering a period from 1960-1970. The author Jim Blake, took a huge number of pictures during this period, covering all aspects of the railway and its operations, both in the London area, where he lived and also around the country. This book looks at
Date Published :
December 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
250 color photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526703163
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
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$49.95

Overview
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This is a book about the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction on British Railways, covering a period from 1960-1970. The author Jim Blake, took a huge number of pictures during this period, covering all aspects of the railway and its operations, both in the London area, where he lived and also around the country. This book looks at the railway scene in decline, trying to come to terms with the post Beeching, post steam era, before a change of political will, that has seen much rail investment in recent times. The volume, not only looks at locomotives and trains, but also the overall railway scene of that decade of great change the 1960s.

About The Author
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Jim Blake was born at the end of 1947, and he soon developed a passionate interest in railways, buses and trolleybuses. In 1961, he began transport photography, and throughout the 1960s and 1970s captured on film what are now very rare scenes of long-lost buses, coaches, trolleybuses and steam locomotives. These photographs have been published in various books and magazines over the past forty-five years, but there remains much unpublished material, which appears in his Pen & Sword books. Jim also started the North London Transport Society and, in conjunction with the group, he compiled and published a number of books on buses, trolleybuses and railways between 1977 and 2013, featuring many of the 100,000 or so transport photographs he has taken over the years.

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