An appealing personal look at the end of the steam age. Superbly illustrated, with nearly half of its 400 photographs in colour. All photographs previously unpublished. Coverage of main-line steam - BR, GWR, SR, LMS and LNER and their predecessors - keeps the content centred on topics of broadest enthusiast interest. A unique look at BR steam locomotives in a variety of environments.
Peter Nicholson's lifelong railway passion was nurtured as a youth through all the experiences he recounts and illustrates in this book. Throughout his adult life he has worked in publishing, variously as a writer, editor and publisher. Between 1987 and 1997 he was employed at Haynes, initially running railway publishing under the OPC imprint and then working for the PSL imprint. Today he retains links with Haynes as a consultant on railway publishing and is well-known throughout the railway world as a long-time columnist for The Railway Magazine.