Spirit of the Somerset & Dorset Railway :: Alan Hammond soon to be presented for sale on the impressive BookLovers of Bath web site!
Bath: Millstream Books, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
A limited printing of 2500 copies of which this is number 830. Jacket illustration: Signalman Joe Crouchman, seen talking to driver Aubrey Pearce, and fireman Wally Moon enjoy the summer sunshine at Midsomer Norto on 3rd July 1961. Class 3F 0-6-0T No. 47316 (formerly S&DJR No. 25) pilots 7F 2-8-0 No. 53810 down to Radstock, its home shed. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: This is the third in the series of photographic records of the Somerset & Dorset Railway by Alan Hammond. As with his previous books, the emphasis is on images of railwaymen and women working on the line. Most of the photographs come from private collections and provide a fascinating insight into the day-today running of this much-loved line.
There are anecdotes, too. Eight personal memories enhance the story, with many a tale from Bath, Wincanton, Sturminster Newton, Blandford and Branksome, among…
Introduction by: Sir Richard Branson
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 11″ x 8½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Transport Rail catalogue?