This slim and modestly priced book provides a nostalgic look back to the Isle of Man in 1977, when the Douglas - Port Erin railway was still privately owned and before rationalisation of the Douglas station area took place. as well as the (then) green liveried Beyer Peacock 2-4-0 tank locomotives, this book also takes a brief look at the Manx Electric Railway, the Douglas Horse tramway, the Snaeffel Mountain railway ......... in essence, it is what it's title proclaims it to be. But unlike most railway nostalgia books, it is all available today .... but, somehow, these days back before it was all promoted as a tourist operation, adds a bit more of a :real deal" feel.
The rear cover features a 'crossing shot' of two horse drawn trams, surely a first in a railway book?
A well known South African Railway Photographer, Dennis Moore is the author / photographer of two best selling books on South African steam locomotives , ' The Sunset Of Steam' and 'The Shimmer of Steel' . He has also published 35 (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 and summaries are included. All Blurb books may be viewed (preview), in full, and for free. To contact the Author, phone+27 (0)11 764 5425 or e mail at .... Moore3450@mweb.co.za
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