The Somerset and Dorset: Then and Now
On 6 March 1966 one of Britain's best loved railways closed to traffic for ever. Fortunately, in so far as the camera can capture the character of the past, the Somerset & Dorset Line had been documented in its heyday by such accomplished railway photographers as Ivo Peters, Derek Cross and Dick Riley.
Until now many of their best pictures of the line had not been published, but here they may be seen in an entirely new light - directly compared with the same scenes today. Mac Hawkins has followed, as literally as is possible, in the steps of earlier photographers of the line and produced an astonishing collection of images that will enthral railway enthusiasts, earn the admiration of photographers and fascinate all lovers of the English countryside.
Hardback with dust jacket, 224 pages, black and white photos, maps
Condition: Very Good
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