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The Early Years of Western Region Steam
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The Early Years of Western Region Steam

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The photographs in this album are mainly concentrated between 1948 and 1952, a time when the former Great Western continued much as before under the guise of the newly formed Western Region. Philip Alexander's photographs naturally feature the last survivors of some of the older locomotive classes and some of the various liveries carried, but most of all they capture the atmosphere of the railway at the time.

This album includes views of the main lines west from Wootton Bassett, the main line through the West Country with an impressive sequence on Dainton Bank, and various views around Reading, Llanvihangel, Abergavenny Junction, Talyllyn Junction, Machynlleth, etc.

Hardback with dust jacket Softback, 92 pages, black & white photographs

NB Imperfections to front end paper

ISBN: 9780906867136

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