Scotland's Last Days of Colliery Steam, by Tom Heavyside
Published by Stenlake in 2003, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4126P2)
Brand New Book
Long after steam engines disappeared from passenger rail lines, they were used extensively around Scotland's coal mines until as late as 1981. In this collection of 58 superb photographs, taken by the author during the 1970s, these engines are shown hard at work at collieries in Ayrshire, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire, Lanarkshire and the Lothians. Enhanced by informative captions detailing the history of the use of steam locomotives (affectionately known as 'Pugs' in Scottish mining circles), the collieries included are Barony, Bedlay, Cairnhill, Comrie, Dunaskin, Frances, Kinneil, Manor Powis, Mauchline, Minnevey, Niddrie, Pennyvennie and Polkemmet
The book thus provides a detailed pictorial history of steam in the country's mining industry, and is a must read/reference for anyone interested in this area of Scottish industrial heritage......
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