Specials In Steam
- Specials In Steam
- Rail touring by enthusiasts began as long ago as 1938 with a special train run by the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society from Kings Cross to Peterborough hauled by a restored Stirling Single, but it is during the last 15 years (1960s) that the vogue for enthusiasts specials has reached its peak.
- Since 1938 well over 500 specials in steam have been run and every one of them must have been photographed hundreds of times. presented here is a short representative selection of the photographs the authors like best. In just over 200 pictures it is impossible to show every special train and the book is not therefore a comprehensive illustrated history of rail tours, but as many locomotive types as possible have been illustrated.
- Although not arranged chronologically, some order is necessary and the theme of the book takes the form of the geographical tour of the British Isles.
- 1968, Hardback, 128 pages, 7¼" x 9¾"
- Ian Allan Publishing
- ISBN-10 0711000182
- ISBN-13 9780711000186
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