Cornwall's Railways Remembered (Hardback)Stephen F. Heginbotham (author)
Hardback Published: 06/09/2010
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As an engineer responsible for the maintenance and installation of railway infrastructure, that is the machinery governing the safe transit of traffic on the railways, Frank Sperritt had become an acknowledged authority whose personal reputation had spread far beyond the borders of his native Cornwall. As new types of signals took over from the old, Frank recognised that landmark brick-and-mortar features of the old railways were being lost forever, with once familiar signal boxes, level crossings and country stations all disappearing as a result of modernisation. Thus, armed with a camera, Frank began to capture the last months of these aspects of the old railway system in Cornwall and it is from this collection the book is compiled. A small selection of Devon photographs is also included. This book came about following Frank
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 16 mm
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