Southern Steam: January - July 1967 - pr_147645

Southern Steam: January - July 1967

Countdown to Extinction

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At the beginning of 1967 the writing was clearly on the wall for Southern Steam, with the intention of eliminating it altogether on the 18th June of that year. From the 2nd January, with the Brush type 4s working many main line trains including the Bournemouth Belle , steam was reduced to thirteen departures from Waterloo, three of which were in the early hours. From the 3rd April this was further reduced to just five day and three night time departures. However, by this time it was realised that due to late delivery of the new electric stock, the deadline for the demise of steam was put back to the 9th July and an interim timetable introduced from 12th June. Using information gathered from many sources, Countdown to Extinction chronicles the events of 1967, with the final five weeks in detail, including events that formed the background to the time. AUTHOR: Alan Goodwin is a retired railwayman living in East Sussex. He is a lifelong railway enthusiast, admits to using a Duffle bag in his train spotting days and still has a penchant for cheese and pickle sandwiches. He has never liked Tizer. 180 colour and b/w photographs and network maps

Product code: 9781473891135

ISBN 9781473891135
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW172
No. Of Pages 232
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Full rundown of the last seven months of operation