About the Book
Presented in approximate geographical order, on an 'Around the Country' basis, there is extensive coverage of the last S.A.R. lines worked by the mighty GMA/M class - the World's most numerous Garratt type - the last of which was only withdrawn from regular S.A.R. service as late as 1985.
Also extensively featured is the amazing Indian summer of S.A.R. Garratt operation, facilitated by the return to service of at least one, sometimes several locomotives, of six different classes : GB, GEA, GF, GL, GMA/M and GO; as well as a pair of Zimbabwean locomotives. The Author participated in many specialised private photographic charters and also provides thorough coverage of all other contemporary Garratt activity that continued well into the new millennium. This book is also available in a very large landscape format, albeit at a higher price.
A companion volume "Garratts Galore" is also available, with all different content, and presented in chronological order.
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 47 (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