Railway captured in all its seasons
A NEW book on a historic steam railway has hit the shelves. Author Hugh Nightingale has gathered more than 140 of his colour photographs, taken over 30 years, for the book, The Kent & East Sussex Railway, published by Halsgrove. Mr Nightingale, of Kingsnorth, Ashford, said: “The oldest photo goes back to September 1978 and they go right through to the spring of 2008. “Halsgrove, the largest publisher of regional books in the UK, wanted something that was fairly up to date.” The book, which took six months to put together, features a variety of photography – film and digital – and shows different aspects of the railway. Mr Nightingale, a trustee of the Terrier Trust which owns one engine outright and 80 per cent of another, said: “The book is the first all-colour album of the railway in the preservation/heritage era and features the railway in all seasons and various engines and hosting special events. “It will be of interest to enthusiasts, people who know the line and those who live in the area. “I didn’t want to just picture trains in bright sunshine, but capture the events that happen.”
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is published by Halsgrove and is priced £14.99. It is available from Waterstone’s, online and from the railway shop.
Train author Hugh Nightingale with his new book