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ISBN: 9780857042651
AUTHOR: Maurice Dart
Images of Home Counties Railways
Images of Home Counties Railways
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In this new volume of photographs from the Maurice Dart Collection the author covers the railways in the area widely known as the Home Counties which for this volume take in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Oxfordshire together with north and west London. The inner city is not included.

Locations of places in each county are as recorded in the RCH Handbook of Stations from 1938. As this book features images from the author’s personal collection, the layout follows the order in which the collection is arranged.This follows locomotive wheel arrangement and types from the largest downwards in decreasing order of size, with a few exceptions.

It is a system that was used in the past by several notable authors that presents a markedly different layout to the now standard practice of following routes geographically.

As wide a variety of locations as possible is included to cover the locomotive scene on the main line, on branch lines, in goods yards and at locomotive sheds. In this way the book will appeal not only to railway enthusiasts but also to those seeking photos of local areas and will help readers to recall the magic and nostalgia of the sight of working steam locomotives.

Maurice Dart was born in Plymouth and, apart from a period in Gibraltar, he has lived in Devon and Cornwall for all of his life. The interest in railways was bred into him almost from birth and has stayed with him. He was educated at Sutton High School, Plymouth followed by Plymouth & Devonport Technical College and worked as a chemist in the China Clay industry for thirty seven years. Through his work connections he gained an intimate knowledge of the Lee Moor Tramway and of China Clay railway operations by the main line railway companies. Following retirement he works as a volunteer on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway mainly in the shop or escorting visiting enthusiasts around the railway

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 265 1, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published May 2016.

Images of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset RailwaysImages of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset Railways - £19.99
Now in his seventies, from a boy Maurice Dart has travelled throughout much of Southern Britain armed with a camera, taking photographs of all things railway. His collection 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 of Westcountry steam.
Images of East Anglia RailwaysImages of East Anglia Railways - £19.99
The photographs in this album have been largely selected from Maurice Dart's renowned collection of many thousands of railway scenes. Together they present an overall view of many of the types of locomotives which have worked in East Anglia since late in the nineteenth century.
Images of Wiltshire RailwaysImages of Wiltshire Railways - £19.99
Another book in this popular and growing series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, authority on Westcountry railways.
Images of Lancashire & Cheshire RailwaysImages of Lancashire & Cheshire Railways - £19.99

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.

Images of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways - DevonImages of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways - Devon - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author, Maurice Dart of these important local lines which served ports, military installations, industrial sites and aspects of tourism in Devon.
Images of Hampshire and Isle of Wight RailwaysImages of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Railways - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author Maurice Dart, 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 westcountry’s extensive rail system.
Web Price: £19.99
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