Chasing the Flying Snail, by Anthony Burgess

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Chasing the Flying Snail, by Anthony Burgess
Published by Colourpoint in 2005, 64 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 20cm by 24cm (N6847)

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From the rear side cover: In the early 1950s the railways operated by Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) in the Republic of Ireland had the appearance and atmosphere of a working museum. That, of course, was part of the undoubted charm which attracted many railway enthusiasts.

In this book, the first in a new Colourpoint series showcasing the work of photographers of Irish railways, Tony Burges takes us on a trip around the CIÉ network, using photographs taken during his visits in 1953 and 1957. He visited many parts and captured CIÉ operations at locations such as Rosslare, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Tralee, Dromod, Portarlington and Dublin. He photographed not only the rolling stock but also the stations, many of which have long since disappeared or been converted to other uses.

The title 'Chasing the Flying Snail' comes from the logo used by CIE in the 1950's, which because of the way it looked was nicknamed 'The Flying Snail'!

Please note their is a price printed and a small price sticker on the rear side cover