This image is the cover for the book Rails Across Britain

Rails Across Britain

A collection of full-size color photographs of trains that have operated in Great Britain over the last thirty years from a well-regarded railway expert.

Rails Across Britain brilliantly illustrates the various classes and the huge myriad of color schemes that have been used throughout the years, from the great days of the British Rail to the era of Privatization. The contrast between the cash-strapped British Rail from an almost universal blue and grey color scheme, to the well-funded privatized multi-colored system seen today, is well portrayed in this comprehensive album, in which more than one photo of a class is shown.

This selection of photographs has been specifically chosen to demonstrate an undeniably wide range of locations from Fort William in Scotland to St. Austell in Cornwall, and, of course, in a variety of British weather conditions. The emphasis is, therefore, on the beauty of the train in its surroundings.

David Cable

David Cable was born in 1929, and lives in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. He has had an interest in trains since the age of three, which developed into an interest in train photography in 1947. David is the author of many photo albums, covering modern traction in the UK since the 1960s, as well as volumes based on his visits to the other countries over the last 40 years. He has visited countries throughout Europe, North America and Australia, as well as some Far Eastern countries and Morocco.

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