On the British Narrow Gauge
To many, the narrow gauge belongs entirely to the past, to others it runs a poor second to the glamour and action of main line standard gauge steam. To such critics - and main gauge enthusiasts alike - this book is dedicated. For Michael Harris admits that he started out as a standard gauge man and was converted to the view that, in many ways, the narrow gauge is more alive than the steam standard gauge, is better suited to its surroundings, and has changed radically since the 1950s. For the narrow gauge has never died, even after the Lynton and Barnstaple, Leeh & Manifold and others had closed, there was the industrial narrow gauge. Then came preservation. Then much of the industrial motive power was used to create a new narrow gauge era still in the process of evolving in the stately homes and gardens, and along, even, the track beds of former standard gauge lines. The narrow gauge phoenix has risen again.
In On the British Narrow Gauge, Michael Harris explores the fascinating history of the narrow gauge. With many superb photographs he shows its true working face, both as passenger carrier, industrial motive power, and, finally, on the preserved tourist lines.
Hardback with dust jacket, numerous black & white photographs
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