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By Anthony Burton

ISBN-10: 1473860458

ISBN-13: 9781473860452

Anthony Burton has traveled from the Highlands of Scotland, to the south west of britain in pursuit of his ardour for the steam engine in all its assorted kinds. He has traveled on slender gauge railways in Wales and loved the attractiveness of major line trips in the back of a few of the grandest locomotives ever outfitted. He has shoveled coal into the boiler of an outdated Clyde Puffer, whereas steaming down Scotland’s west coast, and luxuriated within the beauty of a Windermere steam release. He has marveled on the beauty of the nice Victorian pumping engines and their elaborately embellished engine homes – and spends time each year supporting to grease and varnish an outdated mill engine to get it able to obtain viewers. He has reveled within the enjoyable of the steam reasonable and shared a trip in a reproduction of Richard Trevithick’s striking steam carriage with a right away descendant of the nice engineer.

All those reviews and extra are introduced jointly during this vigorous narrative, within which the writer stocks his personal feel of pleasure and locations each one stopover at inside its old context. notably, this ebook is a tribute to all these nameless volunteers whose exertions and commitment have saved this nice culture alive.

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