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ISBN: 9780857100726
AUTHOR: John Hannavy
Preserved Steam-Powered Machines
Preserved Steam-Powered Machines
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Preserved Steam-powered Machines celebrates the steam preservation movement. Preserved steam railways have been part of Britainís heritage landscape now for more than half a century, preserved steamships for more than a century. This book may, in part, be nostalgic, but it is primarily a celebration of the diversity of preserved steam in the second decade of the 21st century, and the skill and perseverance of the volunteers who have ensured that steam will never die.

Steam railways, of course, are celebrated, but so are the steamboats and steamships which have escaped the breakers, and many of the industrial steam engines which have survived well beyond their usefulness in Britainís mills, factories and mines. Traction engines, and the annual rallies they are driven to, are also covered.

The book contains a gazetteer of major attractions throughout Britain, giving contact names, addresses and website details.

Illustrated throughout in colour, this handy hardback is the essential guide to where the mighty machines of Britainís industrial greatness can still be seen and enjoyed.

John Hannavy is a writer and photographer, and an unashamed steam enthusiast, and has written extensively on the subject. Until retirement, he was Professor of Photography and Photographic History at the University of Bolton. His work appears in many leading magazines, and this is his 37th book.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 072 6, hardback, 210x148mm, 144 pages. Published August 2012.

Dorset in the Age of SteamDorset in the Age of Steam - £24.99
An important and very well illlustrated study by Peter Stanier of the working past of Dorset. Great photographs evoking the age of industrial power.
Last Days of Steam Southern RegionLast Days of Steam Southern Region - £14.99
Over 150 photographs by Roger Malone appear in the book taken at locations in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset and Hampshire, and includingWeymouth, the Isle ofWight, Bournemouth, Corfe Castle, Eastleigh, Launceston and the Exeter area. A section contains photographs taken at the famous Barry scrapyard where so many locomotives ended their days.
The Great Dorset Steam FairThe Great Dorset Steam Fair - £14.99
This unique album from the acclaimed Paul Stratford which was shot over a period of years from 1989 to the present day, captures in over 140 captivating and nostalgic images the excitement and intensity that makes the Great Dorset Steam Fair a totally unique and much loved event.
Traction Engines Preservation & PowerTraction Engines Preservation & Power - £19.99
Paul Stratford has captured the magnificence of these superb machines, often in settings that look much the same as they did fifty or a hundred years ago. He evokes an atmosphere of a happier time when faith in British engineering and pride in skilled work well done were hallmarks of working life, and when the pounding of these stupendous mechanical beasts was a regular occurrence in the fields, fairs and highways of England.
Spirit of Narrow Gauge SteamSpirit of Narrow Gauge Steam - £4.99
Robin Jones looks at the finest of Britainís narrow gauge steam today. In more than 60 images and with a sharp and incisive text, Spirit of Narrow Gauge Steam is the ideal brief guide, in Halsgroveís new collectible, pocket-size format.
Victorian SteamVictorian Steam - £4.99
Expert Robin Jones looks at the engines that made Victorian Britainís railways the envy of the world. In more than 60 images and with a sharp and incisive text, Victorian Steam is the ideal brief guide, in Halsgroveís collectible, pocket-size format.
Classic Traction EnginesClassic Traction Engines - £16.99
This large format pictorial album by Paul Stratford is intended as a tribute the traction engine manufacturers and to those who have laboured long and hard to preserve and restore some of these remarkable engines.
Last Days of Steam on the Midland RegionLast Days of Steam on the Midland Region - £14.99
Over 150 photographs appear in the book including photographs taken at the famous Barry scrapyard where so many locomotives ended their days. Anyone with an interest in railway history will be fascinated by this unique pictorial memoir.
Letting off SteamLetting off Steam - £19.99
Letting Off Steam is a celebration of David Westonís atmospheric paintings of the era and of the locomotives that have inspired his work. Treasured by all who share the artistís passion for railways, the book will be enjoyed also for its insight into the life and work of this remarkable artist.
Malcolm Root's Railway PaintingsMalcolm Root's Railway Paintings - £19.99
In this evocative book Malcolm Root,, aided by a sparkling commentary from Tom Tyler, presents an amazingly accurate record of the days of steam on Britain's railways, from the mighty express locomotives racing one another to the north, to the quiet byways of the railway system where aged engines potter along almost forgotten branch lines.
Norfolk & Suffolk in the Age of SteamNorfolk & Suffolk in the Age of Steam - £19.95
Most people regard the steam age as starting at some time in the late Eighteenth Century and drawing to a close between the introduction of the practical internal combustion and diesel engines in the early Twentieth Century. Steam on the railways of course continued into the 1950s. The aim of this book by Howard Stephens is to look at that period when steam was the only effective alternative to the horse or to wind-power. It takes a snapshot of Norfolk and Suffolk in that period Ė a time that was to change the face of the region more quickly and more dramatically than ever before.
Somerset in the Age of SteamSomerset in the Age of Steam - £19.95
This copiously illustrated book by Peter Stanier examines the great range of Somerset's steam and water-driven industries and many other aspects of Somersetís history in the industrial period, while the archaeology illustrates how the physical remains of industry are a fascinating legacy of Somersetís past, whether in town or country.
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