Rail Blue Hardcover – 6 May 2010
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About the Author
Paul Shannon currently lives in Chester and is the author of a number of Ian Allan Publishing titles.
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On the plus side the geographical spread of photographs is excellent and where necessary the author has not hesitated to use the work of other photographers to fill any gaps. The infrastructure illustrated in many of the photographs is sufficient to produce plenty of nostalgia of what is already a bygone era. The captions are well written and are neither too short or too long and contain plenty of data. The book is divided into train type, which restricts it to five chapters. Several of the photographs are master shots, although see next paragraph.
On the minus side, although there are some excellent shots overall there are perhaps just a few too many full frame conventional 'front three quarters' views. Although taken many years ago, possibly on a range of different film emulsions, my copy of the book was, overall and with some exceptions, a bit on the 'dark' side. Finally (and this is the publishers fault not the authors) I thought only 96 pages in a casebound book somewhat on the stingy side, especially when the same publishing house produces 160 page products for £3 more. So value for money-wise there is a question mark - although at Amazon prices it is a real bargain!
Would I buy it - yes. Also great to see a book dedicated to the Author's Mum - there's nobody more important!
A superb collection of photographs.
Well worth the money and highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great photos and memories for those who grew up watching BR locos in this era.Published 13 months ago by Andrew Kenwright
it was purchased for a friend and he hasn't complained so I assume this is OK, arrived on time, no problemsPublished on 27 April 2014 by W
Many good quality colour photographs of locomotives & units in 'rail blue' Excellent value for money if a pictorial reference of this era is required.Published on 23 Feb. 2014 by Mr H