STEAM’S LAST STAND: A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The End Of British Railways Steam by Mike Esau
This book can often be difficult to track down, but it is worth getting your hands on a copy if you are a steam enthusiast and enjoy full-colour photography of steam-trains.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the end of regular timetabled steam-hauled trains on British railways, Mike Esau has selected an evocative collection of his photographs recorded during the last decade of steam in the North West of England.
Featuring such iconic locations as the Settle & Carlisle line, Shap and Grayrigg, and the industrial landscapes of Warrington, Wigan and Manchester, these atmospheric images recall the dying days of steam.
The enthusiasts were chasing steam like people possessed in those last few months, with steam at rest on shed and in glorious action out on the few remaining lines still graced with steam haulage.
Mike’s evocative pictures will bring all the drama flooding back to those fortunate enough to have been on those heady ‘steam safri’s’. For those who were not, this is a book that will provide a fascinating look at a significant period in transport history. Publication is tied with the 40th anniversary of the final day.
- 128 pages
- 213 b/w and 11 colour photos