STeam Train Magic
When I was a boy, I developed an obsession about steam trains. By the time I left school I had met up with others of like mind and between us we scoured the globe recording the might iron horse, often in its last days at various locations. “Where There’s Smoke” is a 2 volume series, showcasing the best of our efforts. Many of our photos have featured in books and magazines in several countries. Here we present many never before published images that represent the best of our work. We hope you will enjoy viewing them as much as we did “getting the shots”.
About The Book
Way back in the 1970s steam trains were quickly disappearing around the world. Much of Europe had little steam by the end of the 1960s, but it survived in China until very recently, although only in a coal mine! Over 50 years, our group travelled to remote parts of the world, often taking unreasonable risks top record the might steam loco in its natural habitat, using our photographic skills and resources to record high quality images of steam trains in regular action.
This book is produced in 2 parts, simply because we couldn’t fit everything in to the one publication. Part 1 covers Scotland to the Cape covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Part 2 ventures into ASIA, Latin America and Australasia. Click on the “Discover More” button to view a selection of the images.
Part 1 is 160 pages covering The UK, Europe, Middle East and Turkey and the dark continent of Africa. Part 2 is 192 pages covering Asia, Australasia and the Americas. All images are full colour and reproduced using the latest scanning techniques to bring them back to life. These are images that will take your breath away.
400 class Garratt South Australia 1969
UK, Portugal, Spain, France, West Germany, Italy, Austria
East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece
The Middle East
Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan
Sudan, Kenya, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa
South East Asia
Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam,
The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia
Soviet Union, China & Japan
Cuba, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, & Argentina
Thanks John, your fantastic book arrived yesterday, and I am enjoying taking my time
going through the various countries. Amazing photography by some of the all time great
steam enthusiasts travelling around the World. Once again, thank you for the opportunity
to purchase, regards,
Volume 1 covers 27 countries and volume 2 covers 26 countries. Special contributions from the legendary Charile Lewis in part 1 and Basil Roberts ion part 2.
About the authors.
The books are principally a product of Malcolm Holdsworth, Rags (Robert) Kingsford-Smith, John Allerton, John Gaydon & Mike Tyack
Our friendships started in Australia, and continued on a 4 month tour of Europe in a campervan, which included 4 of the authors. It has continued to this day.
African Steam Safari
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