Comprehensive coverage of railway infrastructure during the last days of steam, with all photographs fully captioned. Stations and platform furniture. Parcels and freight traffic. Lineside industries, bridges, tunnels and cuttings. Signals, signal boxes and level crossings. Rolling stock, loco sheds and loco crew. Glossary of abbreviations.
Alan Postlethwaite is a Chartered Engineer who took early retirement to become a railway author, and is a lifelong lover of railways. He was a prolific photographer during the last days of steam and has had a number of pictorial titles published by Sutton as well as Adventurous Model Railway Plans by Haynes/PSL. He lives at Stroud, Gloucestershire.