Steam's Camelot

Steam's Camelot

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by Jim Wrinn
     
 

Southern and Norfolk Southern excursion trains delighted enthusiasts for 28 years. Jim Wrinn writes the story, from the last run of Norfolk and Western (N&W) J No. 611 in regular service in 1959 and chronicles the lack of excursions in the early 1960s. He covers the beginning, and expansion, of steam excursions on the Southern under Graham Claytor, overviews the

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Southern and Norfolk Southern excursion trains delighted enthusiasts for 28 years. Jim Wrinn writes the story, from the last run of Norfolk and Western (N&W) J No. 611 in regular service in 1959 and chronicles the lack of excursions in the early 1960s. He covers the beginning, and expansion, of steam excursions on the Southern under Graham Claytor, overviews the endless stream of different "hired" steam locomotives from other railroads, and brings the story into the N&W era with the 611 and 1218. Superb color photographs and in-depth text tell the fascinating story of steam train operations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883089566
Publisher:
TLC Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2001
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.68(d)

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Steam's Camelot 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author of this book understands the magic of the steam locomotive as only a few can. The book starts with the last run of the N&W J 611 in 1959, and ends with the end of the NS steam program and last run of 611 in 1994. I too know why the chapter is called 'Deaths in the Family'. The book has great emotional moments like the little girl saying 'Goodnight 611' and the sign hanging from the cab window on that last run (A run done under black flags) that said 'I am the thoroughbred of steam....born to run....born to be free....Forgive them Lord for they know not what they do.' If you truly love steam locomotives, I can recommend no better book.