This really is a very special colour album.
Renowned wild life and railway artist David Shepherd has granted Noodle Books complete access to his amazing collecting of colour slides taken around the very end of steam on the Southern Region.
These were compiled to create a record of the sights associated with the steam engine, not the clean highly-polished examples, but instead the work-worn, tired and rusty machines.
Accordingly what this book portrays is the dying age of steam seen through the eyes of the artist. The colours, dirt and debris associated with steam and in particular in its home environment of the steam shed.
Covered are the depots at Nine Elms, Guildford and Fratton, as well as the later graveyard at Salisbury.