Memories of Steam: Reliving the Golden Age of Britain’s Railways by Tom Quinn

Memories of Steam: Reliving the Golden Age of Britain’s Railways by Tom Quinn lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Transport Rail section.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs;

From the cover: The true flavour of the glory days of steam is brought to life in this richly illustrated collection of tales and first-hand accounts from passengers and railwaymen across Britain. From the glamorous drivers on the great mainline locomotives to everyday commuters and train spotting schoolboys, the engaging stories give a real glimpse into the lives of those who lived and worked in the steam era.

Hundreds of glorious photographs featuring trains, stations, staff and passengers truly transport the reader back to this lovingly remembered age of transport . Special feature spreads interspersed throughout the book focus on some of the most visually striking aspects of the railways during this time, such as extreme weather, record-breaking trains and the artworks used to decorate the carriages.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Matching Pictorial boards. 251 pages. Index. 11″ x 8½”.

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