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Ian L. Allen

Midland Counties Pubns.

4 Watling Drive, Hinckley,. Lecis. LE10 3EY, YK

Three wonderful, diverse transportation titles will appeal to a wide audience of car and rail fans, and are strongly recommended picks. Peter Swinger's MOTOR RACING CIRCUITS IN ENGLAND THEN AND NOW (0711031045, L15.99) provides a fine pairing of vintage photos and memorabilia and historical discussion of motor racing circuits in England. Most notable is the equal blend of photos to written word, making this as much a history as a photo tribute. Alan C. Butcher's RAILWAYS RESTORED 2005 (0711030537, L13.99) appears in its 26th edition to present a completely revised guide complete with timetable supplement to Britain's restored railways. Special events, memberships, museum notes, web sites, phones: everything's there to plan your trip. Hugh Longworth's BRITISH RAILWAY STEAM LOCOMOTIVES 1948-1968(0860935930, L35.00) covers the production of British rail steam locomotives from 1948-58, representing years of personal research by author/enthusiast Hugh Longworth. Don't expect coffee-table casual here: extensive technical data includes charts with names, date of construction modifications, and more, juxtaposing tables and statistics with vintage illustrations of many of the classic trains. A recommended pick for the avid enthusiast.

Diane C. Donovan

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Title Annotation:Motor Racing Circuits in England: Then & Now (Driving); Railways Restored 2005, 26th ed.; British Railway Steam Locomotives 1948-1968
Author:Donovan, Diane C.
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 2005
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