The Steam Railway: Volume 5 - Birmingham to Wolverhampton
Part of a series of books dealing pictorially with the steam railway in different areas and centres taken through the cameras of an enterprising and creative photographer. In no sense are they intended as a comprehensive record of area railway activity but attempt rather to show the remarkable character of the steam railway and how it affected different environments and something of the lives of those who operated it. While the geo-graphical and technical features of each area are present they are often incidental. The emphasis is placed firmly on the picture.
The steam railway was quite unique. Its construction, engineering and much of its design was of a quality and standard that is unlikely to be required again let alone matched. Dominating all was the locomotive. No industry ever possessed a more powerful and thrilling advertisement and in this age of mass production and built-in obsolescence it is hardly surprising that the passing of a machine of such magnificence should be mourned by so many. The author makes no apology for allowing his own admiration to overflow.
Hardback with dust jacket, 64 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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