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The Southern After Steam (ePub)

A Vision in Blue and Grey

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By Don Benn
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
File Size: 55.3 MB (.epub)
Pages: 184
Illustrations: 200
ISBN: 9781526700100
Published: 19th August 2019


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After the end of steam on the Southern in July 1967, the author concentrated primarily on recording the Southern scene, to start with in black and white and then from 1972 in colour. In so doing he built up a huge collection of slides for the period 1972 to 1988 concentrating on the lines close to his Kent home or in the London area but also with some images taken on the Central and Western Division main lines. The book contains more than 260 high quality colour images of second generation rolling stock set out by class of electric or diesel multiple units and locomotives, ranging from 4 SUBs and EPBs through Hastings Diesel units to Class 73 Electro-Diesels, a total of fifteen classes all told. The severe winters of 1985 and 1987 are also included and Departmental stock isn’t forgotten. Lovers of the Southern Region in the 1970s and 80s prior to the introduction of replacement stock will find much of interest in this book.

This book is a must for any Southern fan, and is a great addition if you are interested in the history of the railways.

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Rail Advent

Within its 182 pages, this album features locos, EMUs, DEMUs in all weather conditions including snow, as well as some performance tables of workings by EMUs and Class 33, 47, 50 and 73 traction. A fine album for those of a certain age!

West Somerset Railway Association

A good reference book for anyone interested in the Southern Region in my opinion with some interesting photos.

Diesel and Electric Modellers United, Issue 92

A most satisfying volume of photographs with a succinct introduction to each section.

Tenterden Terrier, March 2020

Modellers will delight in the wealth of material available in this book and will undoubtedly be inspired.

Railway Modeller, May 2020

A magnificent collection of photographs.

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Miniaturas JM

One of the newest additions to the outstanding series of railroading histories from Pen & Sword Books, "The Southern After Steam: A Vision in Blue and Grey" an informatively captioned compendium of beautifully reproduced images that will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to personal, community, and academic library British Railroading History collections and supplemental studies lists.

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Midwest Book Review

A great photographic compilation of the early years of the post-steam railway in the southern region of Great Britain, with excellent photographs accompanied by a lot of information about this important era on the British railways. To highlight the images of chapter nine, where the snow gives a very special touch to the photographs. A perfect complement to the book by the same author "The Twilight of Southern Steam" which features the last years of steam locomotives in the same region.

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Unes Cuantos Trenes Blog, Jorge del Valle

About Don Benn

The author was born in south London and developed a love for railways and steam locomotives at an early age. Most of his career was spent in the transport industry, both public and private sector, including ten years owning and running his own bus company. The author spent many hours covering the end of Southern steam and, following this, chased down the remaining steam in Europe between 1970 and the early 1980s. Since retirement he has worked part time for two transport companies and writes a monthly column for a railway magazine. He often travels across Britain and Europe in search of steam.

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