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The Last Years of West Midlands Steam


By Peter Tuffrey
Foreword by Pete Waterman

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Bringing together around 5,000 square miles of land, the West Midlands region boasted a diverse system of railways. These ranged from the main lines connecting the north and south of Britain to small branches, as well as cross-country routes and local lines.

The Last Years of West Midlands Steam records this area in the 1948-1967 period – using nearly 250 superb colour and black-and-white images – when the days of steam reached their peak.

The book covers the smaller West Midlands county, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Several cities in the area appear: Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

There are also a number of large towns included, such as: Burton-on-Trent, Dudley, Kidderminster, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stourbridge, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, etc.

With lines formerly operated by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway and Great Western Railway, many locomotives of these companies are present, alongside the Standard Classes of British Railways.

With a rich industrial heritage in the region, a number of privately owned locomotives appear at work on several sites, such as breweries and collieries.

The West Midlands was a bustling and vibrant place for steam enthusiasts to observe and record locomotives at work. In doing so, a lost era has been captured and this collection has been assembled to celebrate those bygone days.                      

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Weight 697 g



246 x 178mm

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