Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Yorkshire People and Railways

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Author: Peter Tuffrey

As a collector of old photographs, particularly those depicting railways, well-known Yorkshire writer Peter Tuffrey has always been aware of the vast photographic archive lurking in the depths of the Yorkshire Post newspaper. Renewing his contact recently with an old acquaintance, Peter Charlton, now Editor of the Yorkshire Post, Peter has been able to select some of these photographs for use in his new book Yorkshire People & Railways. Under various chapter headings - Views from the Lineside; Staff; Crashes; On Shed and Works; Preserved Railways; Railway Stations - we see the many different ways Yorkshire people have been involved with railways, particularly in the days of steam, in their own county.

Some of the lineside pictures are pin-sharp, having been scanned from large format glass plate negatives. But that is not to detract from the other pictures in the book, which have been carefully composed and taken over the years by the Yorkshire Post's own reputable staff photographers. The picture captions are well researched, informative and refl ect Peter's eye for the unusual and eccentric.

Yorkshire People & Railways not only provides interest for the real enthusiast but also for the social historians among us who want to look back and get a feel for how it really was in the days when steam was King.

Book ISBN 9781445605142

Book Format Paperback

pages 128 pages

Publication Date 30 Jun 2011

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 236

Regular Price: £12.99

Special Price: £11.69

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