Following on from his first book a couple of years ago, roving narrow gauge enthusiast and photographer James Waite has compiled another delightful picture book of narrow gauge railways - Narrow Gauge Panorama - Steaming Along The Rustic And Narrow.
The formula is just like the first book, packed full of high quality and beautifully composed photos from around the world featuring narrow gauge steam, and each with a detailed and informative caption with brief details of the locos and railways featured. While there are some typical loco portraits, most of the photos show trains in the landscape. The book works its way through 50 countries around the globe covering mainly preserved steam operations, although a few include working industrial railways. The hardback dust-jacketed book of almost 300 pages provides high quality reproduction for the photos on glossy paper.
So, as with the first book, this is a great addition to the library for those who enjoy steam railways and narrow gauge railways, whether as an attractive coffee-table distraction, inspiration for travellers or model makers, or indeed for the railway interest within.