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Evesham at Work

Evesham at Work

East Anglia and the East Coast Railways

The Late 1940s to Late 1960s

Publication Date15th November 2020

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

Stunning previously unpublished photographs documenting the end of steam railways in the East Anglia area.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445699660

The 1950s and 1960s was a time of profound cultural and technological transformation. With images and vivid recollections, we journey back to post-war East Anglia and the East Coast Main Line with many locations changed beyond recognition. Trackside, at busy stations, and in and around depots, an evolving mood is revealed in pictures.


In the 1950s, railway pride and optimism overcame staff shortages; returning locomotives to pre-war performance and introducing modern BR standard classes. By the 1960s, fiscal efficiency and the dawning diesel era turned pride to neglect of steam. Sparkling steel, brass and tallow gave way to dust, rust and flaking paint. Heroic workhorses were lost to scrap. As the mood turned to melancholy, just a few of these great workhorses became pets – polished, loved, and cared for by dedicated railway workers and a growing band of enthusiastic volunteers.


People, machines and landscapes are crystalized on film for future generations; reawakening memories for those who lived through this time of change and offering a fascinating insight for those who are too young to have been trackside during this intriguing period of railway history.

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