Further Along the Tracks: More Reflections of a London Locospotter
In Further Along the Tracks, the author describes his experiences from the late '50s to the early '60s, including station visits, lineside observations, and official trips to depots and works—often with the RCTS. Bannister offers a spotter's-eye view of the changes to British railways at the time: the final steam locomotives arriving; the increasing impact of the Modernisation Plan; and seeing elderly locomotives at work or at the end of their service life on scrap lines. After 1958, when he acquired his first camera, it was used regularly to build up a library of photographs. With black and white photographs, his records cover visits to locomotive sheds, works, and time at stations and the lineside, finally rounding off his reminiscences with modern colour views of locomotives that made it to preservation.
Softback, 192 pages, black & white and colour photographs
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