An album of photographs of British steam trains. The cloth-bound album (200 x 275 mm) contains 96 original gelatin silver photographs (each 62 x 85 mm) loosely inserted four-to-a-page behind window mounts on 12 double-sided leaves. An original photograph, trimmed to approximately 40 x 60 mm, has been mounted on the front cover. All bar 12 photographs are identified or captioned in some way in ink on the mount below the image
A typical caption is '4912 'Berrington Hall' Penzance' but about half of them have added detail, not least the date (all 1935 to 1937). The covers are a little bowed, but essentially the album and its contents are in fine condition. Offered together with a copy of 'The Early Years of Western Region Steam - an Album of P.M. Alexander's Photographs' by P.B. Whitehouse (Wild Swan, 1983). The contents of the album complement nicely the material in the book, which is mainly from 1948 to 1952.