I wrote a few weeks ago about a new book on Portsmouth’s trolleybuses and what good value it was, even at £45.
Now I have seen an even better value book. It has 300 pages and more than 700 photographs and is a bargain at £25.
Yes, it’s a train book but there’s much more than simply pictures.
It is the third book by Geoff Burch following on from The Ramblings of a Railwayman and More Ramblings of a Railwayman. This one, Rambling Railwayman’s Recollections takes us up to Geoff’s retirement and his time when he passed from steam-hauled to electric locomotion. His time in the training school and many other outlooks on railway life over 50 years of service are recounted.
Several of the photographs are technical showing how controls in the cabs of different trains worked.
There are some marvellous views out of the driver’s window pointing out what to look for as the train passes through urban and rural landscapes.