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Steam Railways in Industry

Steam Railways in Industry

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By the very nature of their locations industrial steam railways lend themselves to exciting camera work and there is no-one better qualified than Cohn Gifford to provide such photography. This is a book which faithfully records the twilight of the industrial steam locomotive and does so with studies which are evocative and imaginative.

None of these photographs has previously been published and they represent the best work of a fifteen-year case study by the photographer. Geographically the text and illustrations range from Wemyss Private Railway in Fifeshire to the industrial dockside at Falmouth and the china clay workings at Par. Technically the coverage extends from Andrew Barclays through Hudswell Clarkes to Manning Wardles.

In these 141 photographs the camera captures both the toil and the charm of this aspect of industrial transport. The illustrations are complemented by Horace Gamble's authoritative and sympathetic text, which gives working histories of most of the locomotives and, where known, their final destination.

Hardback with dust jacket, 96 pages, 141 black & white photographs

Condition: Very Good

ISBN: 9780713431551

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