Industrial Steam in Britain (Amberley)

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Covering industrial steam throughout the British Isles over several decades, the photographs featured here, captured by David Letcher, document a period of our industrial history that is now long gone. Steam-powered workhorses helped turn Britain into an industrial powerhouse, and these photographs show these locomotives in a variety of settings – a long way from the steam heritage railways of today.

Published for the first time here is a selection of David's photographs, curated by transport author Stephen Heginbotham. The photographs offer a richly rewarding and nostalgic tribute to the final years of steam on our industrial railways.

Photographs are presented in two-per-page format with an informative caption accompanying each. The book is divided into two main chapters; one covering the Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST and the other covering a selection of other industrial steam locomotives. An introduction to industrial steam in Britain is also included. 96 pages.

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