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Big Freight The Book

 

Nick Meskell

Publisher: Videoscene

978 1 907648 02 1

£19.95

This is an impressive 80-page A4 landscape hardback full colour book looking at the current freight scene using pictures form some of the country’s best photographers.

Although not split into chapters as such, the book’s layout is well structured, staring with the Class 60s, then the EWS 37s, 66s, 67s before moving onto other operators such as Freightliner, DRS, GBRf, Colas, Fastline, Advenza and Serco and finally the recent developments with Class 20s.

All manner of traffic is included, including test trains. Captions are good and well written and the quality of images is excellent.

Although published by TrainCrazy, this is joint venture with Booklaw which has taken half the risk on the publication. That should not be much of a risk because this is an excellent book, and in any other month may well have been the product of the month.

The cover is a bit naff, with an American style masthead, and while some may think it’s not cheap at just under £20, that said, the quality justifies the price.

An excellent book and one that highlights there is still plenty to point your camera at in this day and age, whatever the older men may tell you. (PD)

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