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The Good Old Days
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The Good Old Days
The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

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The Good Old Days

Not that we realised back in the 1970s and 1980s but for many of us today, upon reflection they certainly were. Carefree days with a camera by the lineside or on station platforms without all the security and bother of today.
Instead, we still had interesting first-generation diesel & electrics to entertain us in those days just about everything was in blue or blue and grey, not that we minded as we enjoyed a diet of Deltics, Class 40s, Peaks and Class 25s along with a wide variety of other types all now passed into history.
Here we present one cameraman's passion to record the everyday scene as it was in the context of the fast-vanishing architecture and infrastructure of a traditional railway. As such these compositions are not your standard 3/4 front loco portraits, instead they reflect what we all wish we had recorded more of when we still had the chance.
The author describes how it really was being an enthusiast and spotter during the late 1970s into the mid 1980s vividly with the use of 100 carefully selected colour photographs along with informative and entertaining anecdotes within the captions.
If you reminisce for the latter part of the 1970s and the early 1980s then you will not want to miss this one.
96 pages in larger landscape format to display these superbly composed images on high quality glossy art paper in HARDBACK.

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Dave Glossop

Producing a book of fascinating individual photographs from the era when namings were forbidden, and everything had to appear in BR's corporate 'Monastral Blue' livery, is not easy.
But with expert photography and an inspired choice of varied locations, Ken has achieved exactly that with this excellent book.

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Peter Goodman

Sometimes, a trip down Memory Lane can be a disappointing, dampening experience.

When we press time’s rewind button, those vintage recollections of yesteryear have somehow lost their lustre. Nostalgia has cheated us, replacing awe and wonder with a sense of the ordinary.

There’s no such disillusionment, though, with Ken Gambles’ splendid book “The Good Old Days.”

Through quality photos, you can almost hear the wide variety of much loved locos from the 1970s and 1980s rumbling and roaring out of the pages and the book is a fine tribute to the days when these range-finders of the rails, some regal, some ragamuffins, transported people and materials to wherever they needed to go.

The spread of information in the photo captions is impressive, too, and Ken has done a fine job of recapturing the real essence of what to many enthusiasts really were “the good old days.”

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Phil Jennison
An excellent look at the Good Old Days of trains in the 70s and 80s

A wide selection of good photographs by Ken Gambles. There is a wide range diesel and electric trains at very different locations. I’m sure you will enjoy the book.

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Laurence Johnston

Very good book

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Stuart Hicks
Good old days

a varied collection of images of both diesels and dmus (and class 76s) from the blue era. Enjoyable and helps bring back memories of my travels at that time.

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