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Steam Still at Work after August 1968
11th.August 1968 was the final day of main line steam traction on British Railways. A steam ban existed. Only the narrow gauge "Vale of Rheidol" survived. There appeared to be a "wilderness" without standard gauge steam until the return to steam in October 1971 with Bulmer's Pullmans and King Class No.6000 "King George V".
But were we really bereft of standard gauge steam? Most certainly not and this series seeks out pockets of steam both in industrial use and the early preservation era plus some snippets of steam on the continent where steam still survived for a while longer.
It is a fascinating series especially to people of my generation who just missed the main line steam. For us this is all we had to fire the enthusiasm and it certainly did!
The series was originally intended to be called "Return to Steam". And some copies of the first part were released with that name. However many thought it refered to the events after 1971 rather than between 1968 and 1971 and confusion reigned! For that reason the first part was quickly renamed to "Steam still at Work after August 1968" and all subsequent parts have carried that main title. (Just in case you ever wondered why I sometime accidentally call it the "Return to Steam" Series.. this is why!!)
For the convenience of our customers, I have placed shortcuts to the corresponding B & R volumes in this section......