About the Book
VERY LARGE LANDSCAPE FORMAT 33cm x 28cm. From one of South Africa's leading rail photographers comes this massive 288 page book (hardcover, dustjacket) that showcases the all too brief resurgence of steam on the Cape Western system of South African Railways, particularly the 1990s and a final 'swansong' period in 2001. The very last glimpses of 'real' steam are included and they may surprise you. The core of the book centres around fantastic charter operations. The Cape main line, various scenic branch lines and the Worcester - Riversdale secondary line. Beautiful landscapes are a special feature. For stunning railway photography, look no further. Sir Lowry's Pass , Caledon, Bitterfontein, Franschhoek, Ceres, Simon's own, they are all here.
This very large format album is truly impressive. However, realising that print on demand books are unavoidably a little on the expensive side, the Author has also prepared a smaller 120 page book "Steam Byways : Cape Western" in standard landscape format that is very affordable. This utilises highlights of the branch and secondary line charter activity from 'Cape Western Steam' and is complete in its own right.
But if you want the fully comprehensive picture, including main line action, and the sheer impression that only a very large format volume can deliver, then 'Cape Western Steam' is for you.
Both books are available for complete free preview. Have a look.
Please feel free to contact the Author Moore3450@mweb.co.za or +27 (0) 11 764 5425 for any other information regarding the many steam titles that are available.
Postage and packing are the same for several books , as for a single book. So please consider other titles in the Author's BLURB catalogue, and / or get together with like minded friends to combine an order.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Apr 27, 2012
- Language English
- Tags Blurb, Kalahari, Amazon, Dennis Moore Steam Locomotives Western Cape Cape Town Garratts Sir Lowrys Pass Caledon Main Line Branch Photography landscape Steam Safaris Engines Trains Railways stunning Mountains South Africa travel 19D 19C 24 GMA GO 15F S.A.R. South African Railways T.H.F. Transnet heritage foundation preservation
A well known South African Railway Photographer, Dennis is the author of two best selling books on South African steam locomotives , ' The Sunset Of Steam' and 'The Shimmer of Steel' . He has also published 40 (mostly very large) landscape format books on www.blurb.com. For a complete list and full details simply go directly to www.blurb.com/user/store/red3450 (India, China, Zimbabwe, East Germany, U.K. industrial are among the titles as well as the most extraordinary coverage of all things 'South African steam'). Magnificent photographs and design abound.. A well known exponent of night, silhouette and glint photography,the Author includes many examples of such work,but the scope is broad, covering the conventional and unusual approach to Steam photography. Lively anecdotal text, expanded captions, maps etc are included. All Blurb books may be viewed (preview), in full, and for free. To contact the Author, phone +27 21 879 0308 or e mail him at Moore3450@ictmail.co.za