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Seventies Spotting Days

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Seventies Spotting Days around the Scottish Region

The short lived heydays of the Claytons and NBL D61xx are given special attention in this edition of this collectable series. We take a journey back through decade to shed bash Scotland and enjoy haulage behind Class 26s and 27s as we make our way around the country, couple this with some evocative memories drawn form the time of the music, television, sport, news and personalties to bring the captions to accompany the superb photographs to life.

This is a book you will not want to put down. Featured locations include: Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, East eld, Polmadie, Stirling, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ayr, Ardrossan, Stranraer, Dundee, Wick & Thurso and many more.

Approximately 150 colour photographs within 96 pages, HARDBACK.

“Great stuff ” - Rail Express September 2010


Seventies Spotting Days around Yorkshire & the North East

In this volume we explore the once busy and diverse number of locations to be visited by our intrepid cameramen in the 1970s, including Doncaster, Sheffield, Wath for the Woodhead electrics, Tinsley, Heally Mills, Leeds, Holbeck, Yorks, Thornaby, Gateshead, Newcastle and Ashington etc.

Back then we could enjoy Deltics on the ECML and an absolute raft of coal and freight trains everyday. There are at least nineteen different classes of diesel & electric locomotives to be seen plus a wide range of DMU classes almost all now departed from our rails.

Approximately 150 colour photographs within 96 pages, HARDBACK.

“There is plenty to feast the eyes” - Railway Modeller July 2012


Seventies Spotting Days around the North West

We turn our attention to the host of great locations for spotters that existed back then around Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, North Wales, the WCML and the Settle & Carlisle. A varied diet of motive power to be enjoyed including Class 50s, 40s, Peaks, 47s, 24s and 25s, WCML Electrics and a host of DMUs and EMUs including the Altrincham & Merseyside Electrics and of course the Woodhead route.

Approximately 150 colour photographs within 96 pages, HARDBACK.

“A fantastic evocation of the railway and life in the 70s which I remember well, in beautiful colour photographs the quality and variety of which I struggle to remember seeing anywhere else.” - David Baxter-Smith West Midlands

“Great enjoyment poring over page after page of superb images” - Railways Illustrated April 2013


Seventies Spotting Days around the Midlands

Do you recall how busy it was in the 1970s with loco hauled passenger and freight workings through the Midlands, not to mention all the engines to be enjoyed either on shed or in works during visits back then? Join us as we revisit those days once more in this volume within this expanding series that is proving to be very popular with the over forties...

Locations included in this volume: Burton, Derby, Birmingham, Bescot, Crewe, Toton, Shirebrook, Westhouses, Barrow Hill, Kettering including Cohen’s Scrapyard, Leicester etc

Approximately 150 colour photographs within 96 pages, HARDBACK.

“Splendid albums to add to the bookshelf, and at a reasonable price too” - British Railways Modelling May 2011


Seventies Spotting Days Chasing the Westerns

We recall the demise of the Class 52 Westerns from 1974 into the latter 1970s, with superbly evocative images taking in their final few years with some of the finest colour photographs available, truly stunning and one not to miss with a limited print run of 1000 copies only of which at the time of printing this catalogue over 850 have already been sold, so be quick to avoid disappointment.

Locations visited include: Swindon, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Dawlish, Taunton, Penzance, Reading, Slough, Cardi , Paddington, Swansea, Truro, Paddington, Old Oak Common, York, Kings Cross and lots more too.

Approximately 150 colour photographs within 96 pages, HARDBACK.


Seventies Spotting Days around London & the Home Counties

A fascinating journey around the capital’s large number of depots and stabling points along with the often impressive terminal stations as they were in the 1970s.

Visits to Old Oak Common, Southall, Reading, Willesden, Euston, Watford, Bletchley, Hitchin, Finsbury Park, Kings Cross, Hither Green, Stewarts Lane, Waterloo, Victoria, Selhurst, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Broad Street, Ripple Lane and the list goes on.

Approximately 150 colour photographs within 96 pages, HARDBACK.

“These books will bring back great memories” - Railways Illustrated April 2013


Seventies Spotting Days around the West Country

The allure of Western Region hydraulics whether it be Westerns, Warships, Hymeks or Class 22s together with the magnificent Devon and Cornwall mainlines drew many new cameramen to record the scenes throughout the 1970s. Even when the hydraulics had passed we had Peaks, 50s and 47s to enjoy with a supporting cast of Class 25s, 31s and 33s.

We make no apology for the high picture count of hydraulics in this album as we feast on how things were in the early 1970s.

Approximately 150 colour photographs within 96 pages, HARDBACK.

“It is hard not be nostalgic when you settle down and peruse the pages” - Railway Modeller September 2011