Paddington to Weymouth: The Route in the 1950s (IR290)
Product No.: IR290
Title: Paddington to Weymouth: The Route in the 1950s
Author(s): Phillips, Derek
Publisher: Irwell Press
Binding: Laminated Pictorial Boards
Dust Jacket: None
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 2012
Features: 148 Pages with Black/White Photos.
This book depicts steam locomotives at work on the route between Paddington and Weymouth as it used to be in the age of steam before the advent of mass closures of branch lines and stations and before dieselisation. The author became entranced with the railway from his first boyhood 'skool' trip from Paddington to the coast and later worked on the footplate at Yeovil engine shed.
This is the essential (Great) Western Region of the 1950s; a journey from London to Weymouth with innumerable observations and descriptions along the way, celebrating the classic Victorian seaside holiday town with its boarding houses and donkey rides. So come on the trip, and meet Dick Emery when you get there! You are awful...