British Steam Lives

British Steam Lives

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This full colour book is both a joyous celebration of Britain's success and pre-eminence in railway pioneering and a magnificent record of the surviving British steam locomotives that can be found around the world. Colin Garrett has taken his skilled and patient lens around the British Isles and beyond, lovingly capturing the history and power of the great steam age. Full of personal memories, facts and amazing photographic spreads, this book should form a key part of any enthusiast's more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 196 x 260 x 12mm | 512g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753728680
  • 9780753728680
  • 2,137,256

About Colin Garratt

Colin Garratt lives in a small Leicestershire village overlooking the bridge from which he watched his first steam train in 1949. That bridge was the starting point of his world wide travels recording in words and on film the survivors of the steam age. He has already covered some thirty countries and is still running a desperate race against time, as every country in the world has declared against steam traction and many have already eradicated it. Colin undertakes an annual season of lectures for the Pentacon Praktica manufacturers of cameras and lenses, and his personal lectures and slide tape portfolios - based on his travels - are popular with schools and societies. He also takes photographic classes and contributes to various more