Railways in Camera: The Archive Photographs of the Great Age of Steam from the Public Record Office, 1860-1913 :: Robin Linsley soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd printing, first published 1996. Includes: Statistical tables; Black & white photographs; Frontispiece; Appendices (2); List of abbreviations;
From the cover: Hundreds of striking photographs of the great age of steam are preserved for posterity in the archives of the Public Record Office (PRO) in London. The range of imagery is vast, both in terms of the subject matter and its geographical spread, covering British, Irish and foreign railways as far afield as Switzerland, India and South Africa.
The variety of these rare photographs extends from a panorama of the GWRs mixed gauge track at Penzance station in 1870, to Queen Victorias funeral train in 1901; and from the terrible accident that befell the Sunday School excursion train near Armagh in 1889, to a 0-4-OT negotiating one of the single loops of the Darjeeling Railway in 1909.
Many of these photographs were taken …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Matching Pictorial boards. (xi) 244 pages. Index. 10½” x 7¾”.
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?