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British Railways in Transition (Kindle)

The Corporate Blue and Grey Period 1964–1997

Transport Trains and Railways

By Jim Blake
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
File Size: 69.5 MB (.mobi)
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Pages: 155
Illustrations: 250
ISBN: 9781526703170
eBook Released: 23rd October 2018

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This is a book about the years following the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction on British Railways, covering a period from 1964-1997. The author Jim Blake, took a huge number of pictures during these years, covering many aspects of British railway and bus operation, both in the London area, where he lives, and also around the country. This book looks at the railway scene in decline, trying to come to terms with the post Beeching, post steam era, before a change of political will, that has seen much rail investment in recent times. The volume not only looks at locomotives and trains, but also the overall railway scene of these years of great change since the 1960s.

As featured by Diesel & Electric Modellers United

Kelly Harding, June 2019

Each entry has a detailed commentary explaining what is going on and just by looking at the photographs you will be taken back to a time when things were a little more simple and the railways were perhaps more interesting than they are today.

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Branch Line Britain

A very interesting image file.

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Miniaturas JM

A must-have book, not only for English railway fans, but for all railroad fans for their high-quality photographs.

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Unes Cuantos Trenes Blog, Jorge del Valle

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Evergreen, October 2018 (Autumn)
 Jim Blake

About Jim Blake

Jim Blake was born in December 1947, just before the nationalisation of Britain's railways and London Transport, born and brought up in Canonbury in today's London Borough of Islington, he lived in the heart of London's legendary trolleybus system and also had North London's last trams, which served Kingsway Subway, on his doorstep.


This ensured a life long interest in buses, trolleybuses and trams, as well as railways, which most young lads had in the 1950s.


He begun transport photography in 1961, subsequently taking over 100,000 still pictures and went on to cover transport subjects with his cine camera in colour during the late 1960s and 1970s.


Since 1977 he has had a considerable number of books published covering bus and railway subjects across the country, looking at a wide number of fleets and operations.


Much of his work encapsulates a time of great change in the world of transport, with many types of vehicle and chassis types diminishing owing to standardisation.


The operators were in themselves also changing and his books reflect the changing transport scene of this interesting period, showing the social changes as well as that of the corporate.

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