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Malcolm Root's Railway Paintings [Hardcover]

Tom Tyler , Malcolm Root
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Book Description

Oct 2004
Malcolm Root is fast becoming one of Britain's
most respected railway and transport artists.
While his originals are much sought-after by
collectors, his prints and books sell many thousands
of copies to those who appreciate the
artist's passion for recreating scenes as they were
in the halcyon days of steam.
This book, for which Malcolm has created many
original works, presents a wonderfully evocative
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. TomTyler's light
touch adds a perfect narrative to each scene.
Such is the detail of Malcolm's paintings that once
again enthusiasts and railwaymen alike will be
able to rekindle their memories of steam. But
there is more than just accuracy here. Because of
his understanding and love of railways, Malcolm's
paintings are imbued with the very atmosphere
of railway life; the bustle and roar, the smell of hot
oil and steam combined, and the sound of
approaching exhaust-beats on a clear calm day.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Halsgrove; 2nd edition (Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841143669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841143668
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 24 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Malcolm Root was born in 1950 just in
time to enjoy the last years of steam.
Having been born and bred in north
Essex he was always going to have a soft
spot for the Great Eastern and
especially the old ColneValley Railway.
On leaving school he joined the printing
trade, and left to become a professional
artist in 1981. During his childhood he
played football on the fields adjoining
the local railway. Sadly his playing days
are over, and Saturday afternoons are
spent watching Colchester United from
the terraces.Today Malcolm's original
paintings hang in many private and
public collections, while also appearing
on greetings cards, calendars, collectors'
plates and jigsaw puzzles.

TomTyler was born in South Devon just
before the SecondWorldWar and
within earshot of the GreatWestern
Railway expresses labouring up Dainton
Bank fromTotnes. Many childhood
hours were spent on station platforms
cadging visits to locomotive cabs, and
hanging over bridges breathing in large
quantities of smoke and steam. The
model railway with the Duchess of Atholl
was his favourite toy. Now in second
childhood, the model railway continues,
and he takes a great interest in the
many preserved railways around the
country, and in railway-related jigsaw

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable. 12 Nov 2008
It gives me great pleasure to agree with M. Wilkinson's review. I now own
four of Malcolm Root's books, and have been most agreeably impressed by the paintings, and thoroughly enjoyed the presentation which accompanies
each of them.

(And so have a lot of other people surely, some books seem to be available for only short periods of time at amazon).

Malcom's ability to portray fog, snow and rain are worth a special mention.

And somewhere in all my four books is the story of the icy road, the car that wouldn't start and the three or four rugby players, one of my favorite's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb pictures 17 July 2008
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Yet another superb volume of first class pictures, both from the point of view of content, description and quality. Extremely well put together, with a very god narrative. If Railways and/or art are your thing, then this could be just for you. It is extremely difficult to put this book down once you have started to read/view it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Class 4 Feb 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Yet another supeb example of railway art at its' best. Again, I found this book rather difficult to put down once I had started it. In the end I decided to just review a few pages at a time. The colour plates are extremely well produced and the narrative, provided by Tom Tyler, allows one to almost relive the experience as if it were happening right there and then. I can thoroughly recommend this book to both art followers and railway enthusiasts alike, I really doubt you will be disappointed and is equally as good as his earlier book with no duplications of plates.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Malcolm Root's Railway Paintings 5 Jun 2012
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Lovely book, Excellant paintings of different period English Locos and Locations, plus an informative background to each painting, a later day Painter in the vein of Terence Cuneo, well worth the asking price.
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