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Re: New Books

Postby Ian Prince » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:07 pm

British Rail Scene; The 1970s and early 1980s in photographs.
Andy Sparks
The History Press
ISBN978 0 7509 7013 6

This soft back book is the third in the author's series, and kept me enthralled throughout. Not least because it was in an era I knew very well. Such nostalgia!

Well written and accurate captions from the time, with more than just an emphasis on the motive power, but on the whole changing scene. All photos in B&W, but that somehow adds to the feel of the book.

Very well recommended to those active in that era.

(A further collection of photographs on the same theme is due to be published in April 2018; Amazon and Wordery already taking pre orders)
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Re: New Books

Postby RichardCoulthurst » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:07 pm

Two more books from Graffeg in their Lost Lines of Wales series have arrived.

Bangor to Afon Wen 978 1 91221 311 5
Rhyl to Corwen 978 1 91221 310 8

The authors are Paul Lawton and David Southern.

They are both hardbacks (laminated boards), 64 pages, 150 x 200mm, with monochrome and colour photographs.

The cover price is £8.99 for each book.

The books are available from your local bookshop or on-line from the publisher http://www.graffeg.com.

Later this year Graffeg will be publishing two more titles in the series: Conway Valley Line and The Heads of the Valleys Line and next year plan to publish Newport to Hereford, Hereford to Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury to Chester in a new series called Lost Lines of England and Wales. Also forthcoming next year will be Swansea to Llandrindod Wells and Llandrindod Wells to Craven Arms.

For those interested in trams Graffeg are also publishing an new series called Lost Tramways of Britain which will include titles such as Cardiff, Swansea and Mumbles, North Wales and South Wales and the Valleys. Check the publisher's website for the latest information.
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