Not that we realised back in the 1970s and 1980s but for many of us today, upon reflection they certainly were. Care free days with a camera by the lineside or on station platforms without all the security and bother of today.
Instead we still had interesting first generation diesel & electrics to entertain us in the those days just about everything was in blue or blue and grey, not that we minded as we enjoyed a diet of Deltics, Class 40s, Peaks and Class 25s along with a wide variety of other types all now passed into history.
Here we present one cameraman's passion to record the everyday scene as it was in the context of the fast vanishing architecture and infrastructure of a traditional railway. As such these compositions are not your standard 3/4 front loco portraits, instead they reflect what we all wish we had recorded more of when we still had the chance.
The author describes how it really was being an enthusiast and spotter during the late 1970s into the mid 1980s vividly with the use of 100 carefully selected colour photographs along with informative and entertaining anecdotes within the captions.
If you reminisce for the latter part of the 1970s and the early 1980s then you will not want to miss this one.
Hardback, 96 pages, colour photographs