We are thrilled that our first book has sold out in just 131 days. So now we are pleased to offer a softback 2nd revised edition published on December 8th 2017.
John Bird has written three previous books on the subject, SOUTHERN STEAM SURRENDER, SOUTHERN STEAM SUNSET AND WATERLOO SUNSET, all long out of print, but each described as the definitive works on those exciting but ultimately sad events in the mid-1960s. Few who were alive at the time can forget those days of mixed emotions when steam gave way to electric and diesel traction, going out in a blaze of glory with a large following of enraptured enthusiasts.
SOUTHERN SUNSET '67 is very different to its predecessors-it is a pictorial tribute to every one of the 122 main line steam locos that survived on January 1st 1967, as well as those on the Isle of Wight and in Departmental Service, backed up with plenty of factual information, informative captions and a special feature on the last weekend of steam, the aftermath and ultimate survival of some of those locomotives.
With around 300 top quality photographs, the majority never seen in print before, this book represents amazing value and will make a wonderful gift to any railway enthusiast.
144 glossy 150gsm pages, Softback, size 11" x 8.5".
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