Joint Railways: Midlands, Wales and the South West

Joint Railways: Midlands, Wales and the South West

Kent From the Air

Kent From the Air

Journey's End: Locomotives and Rolling Stock for Scrap in Great Britain

Publication Date15th November 2024

Book FormatPaperback





Stunning original photographs illustrate this document of locomotives and railing stock in the UK after their working life has come to an end.
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The storage and ultimate disposal of redundant or worn-out railway locomotives and rolling stock is a much overlooked subject, but is most certainly an important aspect of railway history, deserving documentation and photographic attention.

Subjects covered here include locomotives and rolling stock that had already been taken out of regular service, either present at motive power depots awaiting movement for disposal, abandoned at industrial installations, or simply languishing in sidings or yards, sometimes apparently forgotten about with nature gradually taking its course. Scenes of cutting up and disposal operations also feature. Partly dismembered hulks of locomotives can be seen, as well as rolling stock and multiple units awaiting burning and subsequent asbestos removal.

Packed with fascinating illustrations and commentary, Journey's End is a fitting coda to Gordon Edgar’s popular regional Industrial Locomotives & Railways series. This first volume focuses on rolling stock and locomotives in Great Britain.

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