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By Don Benn

Railway Anthology is a suite of in most cases formerly unpublished articles and brief tales, protecting a lifelong curiosity in railways. It spans a large spectrum through the years, from the early days in Kent in 1960, throughout the many hours at the lineside at the Surrey Hills line and the South Western major line, to the final frantic years of steam at the Southern, and the present steam scene, in addition to the privileged and fascinating occasions spent using at the footplate of steam locomotives.

It majors at the author’s major railway passions of steam locomotives, educate working functionality, together with smooth cause strength and all issues Southern. Locomotive functionality in Europe and a tramway also are incorporated, as is an interesting minor- and little-visited slender gauge railway in Southern England, plus historical past traction at the London Underground.

The e-book contains nearly 350 illustrations, many in color, in addition to modern timetable extracts and copies of pc pages, which conceal shed visits in Scotland. Fifty teach working logs are integrated, including a few targeted documents of days spent through the linesides of railways whilst steam was once nonetheless the main cause energy in elements of the south.

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