Issue No. 17 is the next installment in the Southern Way series; this is the first of the four regular volumes for 2012 and starts with a definite first: a detailed feature in color on permanent way.
Regular features on this subject have proven to be one of the most popular items and the reader is in for a definite treat this time.
The mundane is not forgotten either, with a very readable, and at times most amusing, piece on luggage labels!
The more serious is not forgotten either, with more on locomotive design by Phil Atkins.
This new addition to the series also includes some of the items left out of Issue No. 16, namely the Catford Loop and the hilarious reminiscences of a former lamp-lad turned fireman from Andover/Salisbury.
Full to the brim with informative text and a variety of photographs, this issue will not disappoint-a definite must have for any Southern rail devotee.