Secret Chatham

Secret Chatham

1945 The Second World War at Sea in Photographs

1945 The Second World War at Sea in Photographs

Steam Around Bristol

The Final Years

Series: Steam Around ...

Publication Date15th August 2016

Book FormatPaperback

pages128

Illustrations200

Height234

Width165

This wonderful collection of photographs tells the story of the last days of the steam locomotive around Bristol.
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ISBN
9781445654881
British Rail’s Modernisation Plan was published in December 1954. One of the ways in which it aimed to improve Britain’s railway stations was by phasing out steam locomotives and replacing them with diesel or electric traction. This came into force from the late 1950s through to the end of the 1960s, and the last new steam engine, Evening Star, was built at Swindon in 1960. By early 1966, the Western Region was the first to have no steam locomotives at all.

In this book, Patrick O’Brien and David Nicholas use a stunning collection of black and white photography to look at the last days of steam in the Bristol area, covering the stations of Temple Meads, Lawrence Hill, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, Yate, Ashley Hill and Keynsham, as well as the area’s three engine sheds, primarily focusing on Barrow Road and St Philip’s Marsh.
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