Variety on the Southern 1948 to 1968
Door Hugh Davies
|Rubriek||Treinen, Trams, Autobussen & Openbaar Vervoer|
|Titel||Variety on the Southern 1948 to 1968. Photos from the Fifties Collection|
|Auteur||Davies, Hugh (compiled by)|
|Jaar van uitgave||2011|
|Samenvatting||The Photos from the Fifties collection features new locomotives and rolling stock intermingled with the products of yesteryear, the latter often relegated to secondary or special workings. This is a wonderful variety of images of the Southern Region in the days before the words ? corporate and bland? became appropriate to describe a railway operation that is certainly more clean, efficient, and reliable than it used to be, but lacks the fascination that it once provided in full measure. Witness the special workings, but also the regular freight and passenger traffic that could provide surprises of its own; the author recalls a typical week in the 1950s when his regular morning train to Waterloo was hauled by a different class of locomotive every day of that week. A time when life was perhaps taken at a slightly slower pace and there was the time to stand and stare.|
Onze gebruikte boeken verkeren in goede tweedehands staat, tenzij hierboven anders beschreven. Kleine onvolkomenheden zijn niet altijd vermeld.