Great Western Album

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Great Western Album


R C Riley


A visit to the local Oxfam book shop is usually rewarding. This weekend I came across this splendid little Ian Allan book,

The book was first published in 1966. My hardback copy (no jacket) is the third reprint of December 1968 and was originally owned by The Model Railway Club in London.

Full of great ‘action’ and workshop B&W photos, many of named locos, dating back as far as the early 1930s. They show interesting information on passenger coaches and freight wagons. Most of the photos provide the date taken and who took them.

I’d show an extract but fear the wrath of the copyright rules.

There are several copies available on Amazon from 96p + postage if the book is new to any GWR fans. My very clean (no foxing) copy cost me £1.49.

Reviewed by

Dave G