IM­AGES 2019: WORLD STEAM IN CAM­ERA

Steam Railway (UK) - - CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE -

• MIKE TYACK

Beau­ti­ful im­ages. Noth­ing of note.

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Mainly taken in the 1970s and

1980s, this var­ied se­lec­tion por­trays the de­clin­ing years of steam in places far off the beaten track, such as Bo­livia and the South Mait­land Rail­way col­liery sys­tem in Aus­tralia. Even in bet­ter-known ter­ri­tory such as In­dia’s Nil­giri Moun­tain Rail­way, it of­fers a dif­fer­ent view­point – and makes even a bunker-first en­gine look good!

As beau­ti­ful as the pho­tog­ra­phy is, how­ever, the cap­tions add the fi­nal flour­ish – of­ten telling the en­ter­tain­ing sto­ries be­hind the lineside chases that re­sulted in the pic­tures. (TJ)

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