Steam & Railway Image Library - The Alan Ledger Collection

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Chasing Steam in 1966 by By Keith Widdowson

This is a book which tells an interesting story of a railway enthusiast about the same age as me during the final days of steam in Britain. “The steam locomotive was, in 1966, entering its death throes. Withdrawals were being carried-out at a frenetic pace, the slightest defect dispatching them to the cutters torch. This teenaged author made it his mission to travel throughout the UK in a quest to obtain runs behind as many as possible before their impending

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