Railway Memories books use high quality photographs to illustrate the 1950s and 60s railway scene. As well as steam and early diesel trains. they are packed with pictures of stations. goods yards. engine depots and all kinds of railway structures before they were rationalised or swept away altogether Beeching and the relentless purging which followed. The whole lot is brought to life by the reminiscences of people who knew and worked on the railways at that time. Also included are track layouts. operating instructions. timetables and the ever-popular Short Memories - diary snippets about events occurring on the area's railways at the time.
The latest book from Bellcode Publications takes a look at the North west of England , mainly in the 1950s/1960s, and no later than the British Rail era, with separate chapters for Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire & Cumbria. With over 260 black & white photographs of steam and vintage electric trains throughout the North West, there are also a few classic diesels as well. 67 different classes of main steam locomotive are featured in this album.
Softback, 128 pages, black & white photographs