R H N Hardy's A Life on the Lines: The Grand Old Man of Steam PDF

By R H N Hardy

in the course of a lot of his early occupation, from 1944 via to the early Sixties, Richard Hardy took hundreds of thousands of images of lifestyles at the railways and the boys he knew and labored with every day, utilizing his trusty Brownie 620 field digicam. those targeted backstage pictures shape a desirable and highly evocative portrayal of england on the top of the period of steam, through the time of the 'Big Four', and after 1947 while the sprawling nationalised community referred to as British Railways got here of age.

The moment variation comprises many new unseen photographs which catch the railways in wartime, supplying a worthwhile social list of the country at conflict. furthermore there's a series of infrequent images of French engines, railways and railwaymen, delivering an excellent distinction to the British rail community (it speedy turns into obtrusive that the British rail process ran on tea, while the French approach ran on wine). nice characters are the unifying subject matter of the photographs, and so they comprise recognized figures linked to the railways, reminiscent of the poet John Betjeman.

This splendidly illustrated booklet units Richard's own photos and textual content along a delicately collated choice of ephemera, artistic endeavors and images drawn from the nationwide Railway Museum in York. jointly those photographs and artefacts inform the tales of the good brotherhood of railwaymen, brilliantly evoking the rate, warmth and mud of the footplate.

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