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By Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton has traveled from the Highlands of Scotland, to the south west of britain in pursuit of his ardour for the steam engine in all its diverse types. He has traveled on slim gauge railways in Wales and loved the attractiveness of major line trips at the back of a few of the grandest locomotives ever outfitted. He has shoveled coal into the boiler of an previous Clyde Puffer, whereas steaming down Scotland’s west coast, and luxuriated within the beauty of a Windermere steam release. He has marveled on the beauty of the nice Victorian pumping engines and their elaborately embellished engine homes – and spends time each year assisting to grease and varnish an outdated mill engine to get it able to obtain viewers. He has reveled within the enjoyable of the steam reasonable and shared a experience in a reproduction of Richard Trevithick’s amazing steam carriage with a right away descendant of the good engineer.

All those reports and extra are introduced jointly during this vigorous narrative, during which the writer stocks his personal feel of pleasure and locations every one stopover at inside its historic context. particularly, this booklet is a tribute to all these nameless volunteers whose labor and commitment have stored this nice culture alive.

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