A brand new quarterly ‘bookazine’ from Warners called ‘Smoke & Steam’ is published on 30th April. It features some of the most famous – and not so famous – routes, featuring locomotive legends. With in-depth articles, including a few Southern related, explaining some of the most important moments of Britain’s railway history from a variety of eras and regions, accompanied by rare or never-before printed photography.
- Following the Flagman – Dover’s seafront railway – Paul Isles
- Forgotten Railways – The Peak District mainline – Graham Nicholas
- Iconic stations: Exploring Salisbury – Graham Muspratt
- Travelling in style: The Cornish Riviera Express – Adrian Vaughan
- Mallard: A Pictorial Journey – Tony Wright
- Semaphore Signalling – Why the GWR was different – Mike Romans
- There’s only one Edinburgh Waverley – Ian Lamb
- Restoring an SR Merchant Navy – Graham Muspratt
- Goods locomotives of Buckingham – Tony Gee
- Moving Into BR – the GWR becomes the Western Region – Mike Romans
- Modelling coal and how to weather a locomotive – Phil Parker
Available digitally or on high-quality paper, Smoke & Steam should make an ideal coffee table companion.
It will be on sale from 30th April – you can pre-order your copy here. Initially, this bookazine will only be available mail order, but once things start to return to normal in the news trade, it should be appearing in good newsagents.
Despite including my articles, having had the opportunity to review some of the excellent other contributors articles from which I have already learnt new things (everyday is a school day) I think it will be a cracking publication.