An addition to the burgeoning series of
photographic studies based on images from the
collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based
photographer and authority on steam and diesel
locomotive types. This volume covers much of
the twentieth century through to the end of the
age of steam on railways in the counties of
Lancashire and Cheshire.
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by
the author, of main line locomotives and private
and industrial lines, many of which no longer exist.
Each is accompanied by the author’s own text,
unique reminiscences of the locomotives that once
ran on the region’s extensive rail system.
Now in his seventies, from a boy Maurice Dart
has travelled throughout much of Britain armed
with a camera, taking photographs of all things
railway. His collection, now numbering many
thousands of images, has been the source of many
small publications and has been used in countless
magazines and journals.
Here for the first time is a comprehensive look
at a major part of this unique collection –
a book that will become a classic.
Maurice Dart lives in St Austell,
Cornwall. His enthusiasm for railways
has been with him since he first
travelled with a camera back in the
1930s. His own photographs, each
meticulously recorded with locations
and dates, comprise the bulk of a
collection to which he as added rare
and important photographs from
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 056 5, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published July 2010.