Western Region Non-Passenger Trains – Images from Dick Riley and Peter Gray Collections
Think of any railway but the (Great) Western Region in particular and thoughts will invariably turn to trains like the ‘Cornish Riviera’ or ‘Cheltenham Flyer’. But these and others like them were only one small part of the scene with the majority of services made up of lesser passenger workings and even more of freight. In this new book, respected Great Western and Western Region author Jeremy Clements has cast aside the prestige workings and instead concentrates on everything from parcels to coal and milk and from through freight and pick up workings to branch line services and even freight train banking. Over 120 images the work of renowned photographers Dick Riley and Peter Gray make up what is an excellent example of Non-Passenger workings as they used to be also depicting locomotive classes from the largest through to the humble branch line engine. Most of the former WR network is featured, reproduced on quality art paper and with detailed and informative captions of the type the author is renowned for.
Softback, 112 pages, 165 black & white photographs
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