Steam Trains by Colin Garratt A world portrait with dust jacket 1989 240 pages
For countless people old enough to recall its powerful sights, sounds and smells, the passing of the age of steam is still a matter of some sadness; for those too young to have experienced steam in all its gloriously-varied forms, this part of our industrial heritage is one that holds a certain fascination. Living, breathing and sweating, steam locomotives have an animal quality that is unquestionably enthralling, and their undisputed attraction has for years fascinated world-renowned author and photographer Colin Garratt.
From Argentina to the Arctic Circle, the author has captured scenes of trains at work in collieries, hauling freight, transporting passengers, being serviced, and at rest in their rusty graveyards. Here there are the antiques that continue to earn their keep in the canefields of South America as well as the more recent monsters that pound the tracks of China's railways.
Backed by an authoritative and lively text, the pages of this book are filled with images that will quicken the pulse of all those who look with nostalgia on a mode of transport that shaped the modern world.
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