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Steam Around Bristol By Patrick O'Brien

Steam Around Bristol by Patrick O'Brien

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This wonderful collection of photographs tells the story of the last days of the steam locomotive around Bristol.

Steam Around Bristol Summary

Steam Around Bristol: The Final Years by Patrick O'Brien

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.

About Patrick O'Brien

Patrick is a railway enthusiast and photographer who grew up in Bristol. He runs the website Bristolsteam64. David is a railway enthusiast and photographer with an interest in the Bristol area. He lives in Exeter.

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Steam Around Bristol: The Final Years by Patrick O'Brien
Used - Like New
Amberley Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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