In September 1962, the author started revisiting his boyhood trainspotting haunts at the London Terminals - this time armed with a newly purchased camera loaded with colour slide film.
A few days were thought adequate to record mainly steam at Kings Cross, Euston and Paddington but after many viewing sessions of the resulting slides over the winter, enthusiasm was gained for more visits in 1963.
So began a period over the next four years of travelling by train, via the London Terminals, all over the rail system to seek out steam.
Kings Cross, Paddington, Euston, Marylebone, Waterloo and Victoria all appear, as well as the author's `home' terminal, Liverpool Street.
Most of the photographs taken were at the country end of the stations, though some shots captured under the roof are also featured.
Although steam was the priority, diesels were not ignored - especially the early livery variants.
The decade finished up with several Specials being recorded from Kings Cross, leaving LNER-liveried Flying Scotsman as the only standard gauge steam loco allowed on BR.
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/07/2018
- Category: 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
- ISBN: 9781445677491