The Eastern Region in the 1970s and 1980s

Publication Date15th April 2019

Book FormatPaperback





Previously unpublished images of the British railway, with this volume focusing on the Eastern Region during the 1970s and 1980s.
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Travelling around the Eastern Region in the 1970s and 1980s meant Deltics and then HSTs on the East Coast Main Line; long and slow freight trains crawling across an industrial landscape; rattling DMUs running between large grey cities or picturesque villages. It meant locomotives and stations alike covered in a layer of brake dust and grime. For author Andy Gibbs, travel on the Eastern Region at first involved trips to London’s Liverpool Street and King’s Cross stations; a Student Railcard allowed trips to Peterborough; British Rail staff tickets and passes meant travel even further afield – York, Doncaster and Leeds, among many other places.

With a range of evocative and previously unpublished photographs taken during the 1970s and 1980s, Andy Gibbs offers a portrait of the Eastern Region during this time, allowing the reader to enjoy this interesting period in British railway history in all its grubbiness.
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