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The Cape Eastern main line was dieselised by 1966, and steam traction was eliminated from the last shunting and branch line activities by October 1983. Given that the Author only emigrated from the United Kingdom to South Africa during May of the previous year (and lived far from this area) it is fortuitous that more than a third of this books coverage is devoted to everyday 'real steam'. That was - of course - not to be the end of the remarkable steam activities in this System, and comprehensive coverage is provided of a number of steam era recreations that were - with difficulty - possible until the death knell rang out in 2001.
Landscape format : 25 x 20cm, fully 364 pages with more than 500 photographs. Please note this book is also available in a very large landscape version 33cm x 28cm. Please see separate entry in catalogue for details.
A well known South African Railway Photographer, Dennis is the author of two best selling books on South African steam locomotives , ' The Sunset Of Steam' and 'The Shimmer of Steel' . He has also published 47 (mostly very large) landscape format books on www.blurb.com. For a complete list and full details simply go directly to www.blurb.com/user/store/red3450 (India, China, Zimbabwe, East Germany, U.K. industrial are among the titles as well as the most extraordinary coverage of all things 'South African steam'). Magnificent photographs and design abound.. A well known exponent of night, silhouette and glint photography,the Author includes many examples of such work,but the scope is broad, covering the conventional and unusual approach to Steam photography. Lively anecdotal text, expanded captions, maps etc are included. All Blurb books may be viewed (preview), in full, and for free. To contact the Author, phone +27 21 879 0308 or e mail him at Moore3450@ictmail.co.za