On 4th August 2018, 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 launch of 'Transition' will coincide with an exhibition of photographs to be held at Kidderminster Railway Museum between 4th and 19th August depicting the last few years of British Railways steam. Colin will be in attendance at the event on 4th August to sign copies of his book.