On the Old Lines - Llocomotives around the World

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Cleaver-Hume Press 1958 - 2nd enlarged edition.

In the 1950s if you wanted to write a book on steam around the world, yo had either to be exceptionally wealthy, in the military, or have the right job. Peter Allen, the author/photographer of this book was in the latter category, being a Director of Imperial Chemical Industries.

Here he covers railways in over 40 countries, and whilst in many cases the coverage is fairly short, in the cases of Spain and Australia it is much longer.

It all makes for  a most pleasant read, rarely technical, and very much of the period.

192 pages. Around 170 B&W photographs. Hardbound.

CONDITION: Cover is well worn, but main book is good, with tight binding.