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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 varied kinds. He has traveled on slender gauge railways in Wales and loved the elegance of major line trips in the back of a number 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 attractiveness of a Windermere steam release. He has marveled on the beauty of the good 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engines and their elaborately embellished engine homes – and spends time each year assisting to grease and varnish an outdated mill engine to get it able to obtain viewers.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 trip in a reproduction of Richard Trevithick’s notable steam carriage with an instantaneous descendant of the good engineer.

All those studies and extra are introduced jointly during this vigorous narrative, within which the writer stocks his personal experience of pleasure and areas every one stopover at inside its ancient context. especially, this e-book is a tribute to all these nameless volunteers whose exertions and commitment have stored this nice culture alive.

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