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This is a lovely book. Written by an editor of country magazines who clearly knows how to set out a lavishly illustrated book, he has enlivened his narrative by interspersing it with extensive quotations from railway workers, at all levels, who ran the railways during the steam period. It is very good on the time of the steam "greats" between the wars and he also treats the demise of steam in the 60's with understanding if regret. I would recommend it to all readers who might be interested in ...more