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- Features a wealth of previously unpublished images from Michael Clemens’ private collection
- Features extended commentaries from the author, which are rich in detail
- Of interest to train enthusiasts, local historians and modellers
Michael Clemens’ holidays with his parents in the 1950s and 1960s were as much, if not more, about railways than ‘normal’ holiday pursuits; however, with the decline of British steam by the mid-1960s, thoughts turned to further afield.
From 1965 until 1969, family summer holidays became two weeks in either Spain or Portugal: 1965 – Sitges, about 25 miles to the south of Barcelona, Spain; 1966 – Benidorm, about 30 miles to the north of Alicante, Spain; 1967 and 1968 – Ofir, about 30 miles to the north of Oporto, Northern Portugal; and 1969 – Tarragona, about 60 miles to the south of Barcelona, Spain.
1960s Iberian Railway Holiday explores Iberian broad- and narrow-gauge railways with an emphasis on steam, but diesel and electric power are also covered plus trams and trolleybuses. All colour and mono photographs were taken by the author and his late father, virtually all of which have never previously been published.
A captivating time capsule from over fifty years ago from the private collection of an internationally renowned authority on steam locomotives and their history.
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||248 x 172 mm
||20 April 2023
||194 black-and-white and colour photographs
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Michael Clemens and his late father in the 1950s and 1960s lived in Worcestershire, but travelled all over Britain, from Penzance to the north of Scotland, filming many now long closed railways and the steam locomotives that worked on them. The movie film collection, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been released by the author on thirty videos starting in the 1990s. The author’s website can be visited at www.michaelclemensrailways.co.uk and contains many hundreds of pages of railway memorabilia. This is his first book for Fonthill Media. Other titles in the series include: The Last Years of Steam Around Central Wales and The Last Years of Steam in Shropshire and the Severn Valley – all published by Fonthill Media in 2013.