Working Wagons Volume 1: 1968-1973
David Larkin is well known for his extensive collection of over 17,500 black and white photographs of the B.R. wagon fleet taken over a period of some 25 years. David commenced his photographic mission in the late 1960s having at first been inspired by the work of Don Rowland, now President of the Historical Model Railway Society.
Today, his collection is probably the most comprehensive and wide-ranging private collection of the subject anywhere and is backed up by many hundreds of hours of devoted research undertaken at such places as the B.R. Rolling Stock Library at Derby, the National Railway Museum and the Public Records Office.
What is particularly unique about David's work is that it illustrates the railway wagon fleet in its everyday working role, showing the daily wear and tear, weathering and patch-work maintenance that wagons endured.
Working Wagons brings his collection to a wider audience and provides ideal reference material for both railway modellers and railway enthusiasts in general. The aim of this book, and the others in preparation, is to illustrate the various constructional, lettering, livery, weathering and traffic differences of wagon types in everyday use during a given period in the history of B.R.
All the material is drawn from David's own collection and is supported by his extensive subject knowledge. With 172 photographs and authoritative captions covering over 40 wagon types in service between 1968 and 1973, Working Wagons is a valuable and first-rate work of reference for everyone wanting to model, research or study the BR wagon fleet.
Softback, 96 pages, 172 black & white photographs
Condition: Good/Very Good
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