Following the success of part 1, covering the western hemisphere from Scotland to the Cape, we are pleased to announce the second book in the series, covering steam operations in the rest of the world.
Spanning all parts of ASIA, Australasia and Latin America it represents many thousands of miles of travel to remote locations utilizing bicycles, motor cycles, taxis, cars, guides and other ways to get the shots. We were obsessed with discovering and recording steam operations, especially in the scenic areas of the Himalayas, Andes and New Zealand Alps.
With 192 pages of stunning images selected from thousands of slides, it is sure to please anyone who remembers the days of the iron horse. Those who braved the cold, humidity, unfriendly officials and masses of people were amply rewarded for their effort.
Unusual, ancient & modern locos operated throughout South East Asia, from Three Cylinder Pacifics in Malaysia through Thailand, Mallets in Indonesia, Shays in the Philippines and Garratts in Burma.
We searched far and wide for excellent photos taken in all states of Australia back over 50 years ago when regular steam operations were in place. Many of the railway lines are now closed, and only a few locos survive in museums.
While New Zealand proved to be magnificent, South America, with the Andes as a backdrop also rivalled as the best locations on earth for steam train photos.
There are many more images on the website, to give you an idea of the quality and content of a book we are very proud of.