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Confessions of A Steam-Age Ferroequinologist

By Keith Widdowson

9780750991971

ISBN: 9780750991971

Published: 01-10-2019


Confessions of A Steam-Age Ferroequinologist

By Keith Widdowson

ISBN: 9780750991971

Published: 01-10-2019

About This Book

Having detailed is search for steam-hauled trains elsewhere in Britain, Keith Widdowson turns his attention to their final habitat, the BR London Midland region. From exploratory journeys into the unknown to the dispiriting days of diesel substitutions, he describes the scenario he came across during those final years leading to the end of steam in 1968. His self-imposed mission of riding behind as many iron horses as possible led to many hours of nocturnal travel, extended periods of inactivity in waiting rooms, missed connections and fatigue. This was compensated by great camaraderie with like-minded individuals doing the same. This illustrated book will appeal to all those who witnessed the scene at the time, or who simply long for a bygone age.

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