SOUTHERN SUNSET '67 - buy now for Christmas and help two special charities- stock running out fast!!
Update: November 2018
SOUTHERN SUNSET '67 by John H Bird - We were thrilled that the hardback version of our book sold out in just 122 days. So we reprinted it as a softback and now we are coming to the end of that edition too, so if you would like to own a copy act quickly..... before they are all gone!
....and, in the spirit of the season of giving and goodwill, if you order direct from ourselves we will donate the full purchase price less postage, packing and handling charges to our two favoured charities, the British Lung Foundation and SENDACOW. That means each copy sold between now and Christmas will generate at least £12 to be divided between two very worthy causes.
To buy a copy now (maybe the ideal Christmas present for a railway enthusiast) and help two worthy causes, please click on the book cover logo below.
You can also purchase the book direct from Ian Allan bookshops in London and Birmingham, from Bill Hudson booksellers the Alton Model Railway Shop and from Heritage Railway bookshops including those at Alresford (Watercress line), Havenstreet (Isle of Wight Steam Railway), Swanage, Tenterden, Sheffield Park (Bluebell Railway), Bridgnorth (Severn Valley Railway) or from Amazon (Prime customers get free postage)
John Bird has written three previous books on the subject, SOUTHERN STEAM SURRENDER, SOUTHERN STEAM SUNSET AND WATERLOO SUNSET, all long out of print, but each described as the definitive works on those exciting but ultimately sad events in the mid-1960s. Few who were alive at the time can forget those days of mixed emotions when steam gave way to electric and diesel traction, going out in a blaze of glory with a large following of enraptured enthusiasts.
SOUTHERN SUNSET '67 is somewhat different to its predecessors-it is a mainly pictorial tribute to every one of the 122 main line steam locos that survived on January 1st 1967, as well as those on the Isle of Wight and in Departmental Service, backed up with plenty of factual information, informative captions and a special feature on the last weekend of steam, the aftermath and ultimate survival of some of those locomotives.
With around 300 top quality photographs, the majority never seen in print before, this book represents amazing value and will make a wonderful gift to any railway enthusiast.
144 glossy 150gsm pages, Softback, size 11" x 8.5".
Price £16.99 -ORDER NOW DIRECT FROM OURSELVES carefully packed and sent by 1st class post FREE.