Synopses & Reviews
This new title, produced by expert Kevin Robertson, concentrates on the coaches of the GWR in great detail. There has been a renewed interest in the rolling stock of the old Great Western Railway in recent years. While several books exist describing the history of the stock, this is the first title produced illustrating the subject in color. Wherever possible, individual vehicles are seen, none in preservation, and all the carriages depicted either built by the Great Western, from companies absorbed by the GWR, or to a GWR design. Because of these deliberate limitations, the illustrations are particularly appealing and include Hawksworth and Collett stock, with a feature on the Super Saloons, special duty vehicles, the Toplight design, restaurant cars, auto trailers, as well as camping coaches and a limited number of former passenger vehicles in departmental use. This new title includes carefully researched captions as well as diagrams and lot and running numbers.