The Last Days of Industrial Steam
This book is not necessarily the story of industrial steam as much as it is a photo album of these engines and the environment in which they toiled away. Nearly each page has two photos of industrial engines and chapters are divided by Narrow Gauge, Standard Gauge, and Preserved Engines.
The locomotives depicted were mostly photographed during the 1950s and 1960's. All photos were taken by the author, Eric Sawford, on his trips in which he visited each site, often getting permission beforehand to photograph the engines.
Not only do you see the engines, but you also get a glimpse of the industrial environments that the equipment operated in. Many of the engines are of course, grimy, but some operations did keep their motive power in tip-top condition. Captions for each photo give a condensed history of each locomotive, who the builder was, when it was built, and if it was sold during its lifetime.
Hardback with dust jacket, black & white photographs
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