Life on the Somerset & Dorset Railway
Not another book on the Somerset & Dorset, surely? Yes, indeed, and an unashamed photographic record of England's favourite branch line at that. What makes this book special, though, is that as a result of Alan Hammond's previous three books of memories of the line he has gathered together a remarkable collection of photographs of hundreds of people who once worked on the S&D. Stations, signalboxes and locomotives all feature, inevitably, but the bulk of the photographs concentrates on people - people working, relaxing, posing, celebrating.
The illustrations are spiced with seven short memories from various people involved with the line in different ways - a driver, two firemen, a guard, a signalman, a porter and a passenger.
The foreword has been written by Bill Pertwee, Patron of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust.
Hardback with dust jacket Softback, pages, black & white and colour photographs
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