Each issue included a colour frontispiece of the railway’s crest, a full page colour print of one of the company’s passenger carriages, and a stunning double page spread of a locomotive. In this case a Reid Atlantic “Aberdonian”. It seems that having committed to 12 issues, some of the smaller railways had to be combined into one. Apart from this one, the Great Central and Lancashire and Yorkshire shared an issue, as did the Caledonian and the Glasgow and South Western. The pagination in this book is a little confused, as it was a “Sweeper-up” for bound volume 2, with index and other material not relevant to these three Scottish railways. “Our Home Railways” was also issued as a two volume set, but these and two modern single volume reprints were less than satisfactory, in that for production reasons, the colour plates had to be “grouped” together, divorced from the text relating to their railways. One of the modern reprints even produced the colour plates in black & white… Worth having for the colour plates alone!
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