British Steam – Power & Glory by Keith Langston
This fascinating book celebrates the best of British Steam Locomotives and features over 170 excellent photographs, Including a focus on Mainline Steam workings during 2009, such as the wonderful Stanier Coronation Class 4-6-2 Pacifics Duchess of Sutherland & Duchess of Hamilton and BR Standard 4-6-2 71000 Duke of Gloucester,
It also looks at steam workings in Wales. featuring a fascinating article & fabulous photographs of 5972 Olton Hall (AKA Hogwarts Castle), Stanier Mogul 42968, Black 5 45407, 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, 4472 Flying Scotsman, Rebuilt West Country Pacific no 34027 Taw Valley, LMS Jubilee 4-6-0 5960 Leander and Jubilee 45596 Bahamas plus many others,
The book also looks at the oldest named train in the world “The Irish Mail” which was famously hauled by Royal Scot locomotives for 30 years, with such wonderful machines as BR Standard Class 70000 Britannia, Pacific 6201 Princess Elizabeth, Pacific 6203 Princess Margaret Rose and BR Standard 8p 71000 Duke of Gloucester all mentioned.
Awesome articulated Beyer Garratts are also featured in the book & the history and development of these amazing locomotives such as the factors that went into the design is also explained.
Steaming through Snowdonia looks at the route of the Narrow Gauge Festiniog & Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog through Snowdonia National Park, and looks at the motive power used such as Beyer Garratt & Fairlie Engines, including the wonderful double ended Fairlies that can often be seen working the route.
The book also looks at the wonderful work of Railway artist & Photographer Craig Tilley aswell as the delightful rural narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstable line, which is also remembered, looking at the history, the route, the locomotives and what happened
British Steam – Memories in Colour by Keith Langston
This book features a selection of wonderful images from a classic colour collection of Railway photographs. which celebrates the work of the Steam Locomotive within British Railways between 1948 and 1968 and uses exclusive images selected by the former proprietor of Colour Rail, Ron White, who has worked tirelessly for the past 30 years to bring together and preserve a photographic record of Britain’s Steam Railways as they were.
This volume contains colour images from all five regions of British Railways – Western Region, London Midland Region, Southern Region, North Eastern Region, and Scottish Region. and is a fascinating look at steam locomotives at work in all parts of the British Isles, with plenty of stunning photographs of many famous locomotives such as BR Standard 4-6-2 71000 Duke of Gloucester, glorious A4 Pacifics and many more besides.
The Inside Guide to the Steam Railways of Britain
From the publishers of Steam Railway Magazine, and in association with Allelys Heavy Haulage, comes this invaluable guide to all the Heritage Steam railways, both full size & Narrow Gauge currently operating in Great Britain.
All railways are listed alphabetically, & the address is given, with instructions & a detailed Ordnance Survey Maps showing you how to get there, by car, by rail & by bus. The Railway’s Websites are also listed, so you can have a look at the railway online before you go.
There is also a useful price guide to Train Fares, aswell as a guide to the facilities at each location and advice on the best photographic locations along each route. The Locomotive Stock at each Railway is also listed, as is advice on how to go about volunteering at a steam Heritage Railway and when each line is open.
There is also a picture of the last remaining Ivatt 4mt No 43106 (AKA The Flying Pig) Jon the front cover, which was taken during The 2009 Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala, Before the tender parted company with the rails at Hampton Loade