Rex Conway's Steam Album
By (author) Rex Conway
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Rex Conway's Steam Album by Rex Conway
Book DescriptionThis is the first glimpse of a remarkable archive of railway photographs that has remained unpublished for over thirty years. Rex Conway's first three books were published in the mid-1970s, and since then his archive has been gathering dust. Through this selection of 200 outstanding photographs, we find out how Rex became interested in railways, and accompany him on the numerous expeditions he undertook around the UK during the golden years of steam. This first selection can only scratch the surface - and will leave any railway enthusiast wanting more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750946261
(263mm x 194mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rex Conway
Rex Conway's Southern Steam Journey, Hardback (April 2011)
This book takes the reader on a steam-hauled journey on the Southern Region throughout its journey around south-eastern England.
Rex Conway's Eastern Steam Journey, Hardback (March 2010)
A steam-hauled journey on the Eastern Region, starting at Peterborough during the golden age of steam, through places such as Grantham, Doncaster, York, Scarborough, Darlington and Newcastle, with many diversions along the way. It features images of engine sheds, stations, signal-boxes, and a selection of engines and railway staff.
Rex Conway's Great Western Album, Hardback (May 2009)
With over 250 photographs, this album delves into the history of the GWR before 1948 - the year that British Railways came into existence following the nationalisation of the 'Big Four' railway companies. It features a plethora of engines such as 'Saints', 'Stars', 'Halls', 'Castles', 'Kings' and 'Bulldogs'.
Rex Conway's Midland Steam Journey, Hardback (February 2009)» View all books by Rex Conway
Takes the reader on a steam-hauled journey on the Midland Region from Crewe, to Manchester and the industrial heartland of Lancashire, and through Cumbria to Carlisle during the golden age of steam, with many diversions along the way.
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Author Biography - Rex Conway
Rex Conway started work in 1952 with the Bristol Evening Post as a trainee photographer. After three years as an RAF photographer with Coastal Command he rejoined the Post, remaining with the paper until the 1980s when he became a freelance photographer. From the 50s to the 80s Rex took approximately 25,000 railway photographs; since then he has added other collections - so his archive now numbers over 65,000 images, with the earliest dating from 1900. Rex published three railway books in the mid-1970s, but a busy freelance career interfered with his publishing plans. Now he has retired he intends to devote much more time to books that draw on his archive.
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