Western Region Engine Sheds (Steam Memories No.26)
This album contains the work of three photographers who all had a passion for railways and recorded some memorable images which we today can enjoy and hopefully travel back in time to a period when steam locomotion still ruled on British Railways. The photographers are Don Beecroft, David Dalton and Keith Pirt and the subject covers Western Region engine sheds and their motive power. The compiler has tried to cover, geographically, the whole of what became the Western Region of British Railways but such was its size it is impossible to represent every corner and nook and cranny in an album of this stature. That said, we have plenty of variety from the typical branchline to the huge roundhouses. The Cambrian lines have been represented by images captured by Keith Pirt during his lifelong affection for the area. Our other photographers have managed to leave us with some stunning views of which most, if not all, are previously unpublished. After looking through the album and digesting the captions the reader might ask themselves one thing 'Where has it all gone?' They are images from the past, so enjoy them but be warned, they are full of memories and nostalgia!
Softback, 72 pages, black & white photographs
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