By Anthony Burton

ISBN-10: 1473860458

ISBN-13: 9781473860452

Anthony Burton has traveled from the Highlands of Scotland, to the south west of britain in pursuit of his ardour for the steam engine in all its assorted types. He has traveled on slender gauge railways in Wales and loved the beauty of major line trips in the back of many of the grandest locomotives ever equipped. He has shoveled coal into the boiler of an outdated Clyde Puffer, whereas steaming down Scotland’s west coast, and luxuriated within the attractiveness of a Windermere steam release. He has marveled on the beauty of the good Victorian pumping engines and their elaborately embellished engine homes – and spends time each year assisting to grease and varnish an previous mill engine to get it able to obtain viewers. He has reveled within the enjoyable of the steam reasonable and shared a trip in a reproduction of Richard Trevithick’s outstanding steam carriage with an instantaneous descendant of the nice engineer.

All those reports and extra are introduced jointly during this full of life narrative, during which the writer stocks his personal feel of pleasure and areas each one stopover at inside its ancient context. specifically, this ebook is a tribute to all these nameless volunteers whose labor and commitment have saved this nice culture alive.

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