Little Boxes: A tribute to a disappearing railway icon (Turntable Publishing)

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Little Boxes - A tribute to a disappearing railway icon is a railway book with a difference, where the author, Roger Elsom, has attempted to record the passing of an iconic institution – the wayside railway signal box. In decades past such structures, of all shapes and sizes, were to be found every few miles on the railway system, today however they are in danger of dying out completely, and will likely soon be gone forever.

As an enthusiast, artist and cartographer, Roger Elson made it his ambition to visit and draw many of the ‘Little Boxes’ found around Britain, adding maps and notes to each one. The result is a delightful record of past excellence, nowadays being swept aside in the name of modernisation. More than 30 locations have been described, together with heart-warming tales from the past and some personal observations and celebratons. ‘Little Boxes’ may be a personal tribute, but it is one that many will relate to.

37 illustrations, 31 maps and 14 black & white photographs. 112 pages.

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