To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the last regular steam working on British Railways, Colin Gifford's latest book called 'Transition' will be published.   The book concentrates on the period from the late 1950s to the end of steam traction on British Railways in August 1968 and Colin has captured on camera this changing scene where diesel and electric traction was being increasingly used at the expense of the steam locomotive. 

Colin's pictures of this transition period are taken in his usual evocative, atmospheric and artistic style.  The book contains 180 pages and 257 photographs nearly all of which show more than one form of motive power, but always with steam to be seen somewhere on the image.  It is a hard back book with a dust jacket.  The cost is 30 plus postage.

The book is expected to be delivered in the near future (dates hopefully confirmed by the 24th August), and updates will be reported on this page at regular intervals.  Anyone wishing to express an interest in purchasing a copy of the book, please email us on