Steam in Scotland

A Portrait of the 1950s and 1960s

Kevin McCormack

 
Date Published :
November 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
170 color photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526702173
Pages : 168
Dimensions : 7.5 X 9.5 inches
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$49.95

Overview
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Kevin McCormack has written a large number of transport books mainly using previously unpublished material, much of it sourced from the Online Transport Archive. This, his latest colour album, covers the railways of Scotland in steam days and concentrates as much as possible on depicting older types of locomotives. Consequently, this volume contains a large amount of rare 1950s colour images, often depicting areas of the Scottish railway system that were later closed or cut back during the Beeching era. The pictures in this book, were taken by enthusiasts who had the good fortune to be able to afford colour film, at a time when such luxuries, were very expensive, to the average enthusiast. All the photographers concerned, travelled far and wide in Scotland with their cameras, at a time, just before most of the lines closed, between 1953-1967\. The result of all this effort, is a fine collection of very rare images, depicting a lost period of railway operation, in a beautiful and picturesque part of Britain.

About The Author
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Kevin McCormack is a life-long railway enthusiast. He began with spotting books and later gravitated to photographing trains and eventually to railway preservation. Since 1973 he has owned a Victorian Great Western Railway saloon carriage, which he keeps at Didcot Railway Centre in Oxfordshire. He has written thirty-four Transport books so far.

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