Surrey Steam: Scenes from the Fifties and Sixties
Despite its modest size and early electrification of many routes, the county of Surrey continued to offer enthusiasts a wide selection of steam operated lines well into the 1960s. The Southern Region's last stronghold of steam traction - the Waterloo to Bournemouth line - passed through the county, which also boasted steam on the scenic Reading to Redhill line. The Oxted line, a very busy commuter route, was one of the most heavily graded outer suburban routes in the London area. Regular visitors from other regions included Western Region 'Manors' and, during the summer months, London Midland Region 'Black Fives' on seaside excursions to the South Coast. Using high-quality colour transparencies, taken by some of the country's most accomplished railway photographers, this evocative album looks back at the final ten years or so of the steam era in Surrey.
Softback, 80 pages, colour photographs
Condition: Very Good
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