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The Trains Now Departed – and new book by Michael Palin

June 16, 2015 Blog


BY AN accident of geography, I happen to be a near neighbour in London of Michael Palin – a great railway enthusiast and  charming man. And, by another coincidence, both he and I have No 1. bestsellers on Amazon – he in ‘Railways Pictorial References’, with his book The Golden Age of Railway Posters http://amzn.to/1FZWPe4 and me with The Trains Now Departed, in ‘Railway History’ http://amzn.to/1xKrjzz

I’ve just enjoyed his delightful book of railway posters, which I can recommend highly! There is a famous railway poster on the cover of my book, too. It is of the famous Monsal Dale Viaduct in Derbyshire, from the poster by S. R. Wyatt, for the London Midland & Scottish Railway in 1931. The structure is still there today, although the line is sadly closed


S. R. Wyatt poster
From the cover of ‘The Trains Now Departed’ – the LMS poster from 1931 of a famous Derbyshire viaduct


June 16, 2015 Blog

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