Railways Remembered: Images from the Derek Cross Collection
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
One of the foremost names in railway photography in the second half of the twentieth century was that of the late Derek Cross. He was an acknowledged master of his art and whether working in colour or black and white, through his technical ability and his acute eye for composition, he was always able to convey the splendour of the railway in the landscape.
Over the years, his photographs have graced the pages of many magazines and several photographic albums featuring his work have been published, recalling railway scenes which have changed radically in the space of a few short decades
Drawing upon his extensive collection of colour images taken from the late 1950s through to the early 1980s, this new collection of the photos of Derek Cross focuses on those years which saw the elimination the steam locomotive and its replacement by the first generation diesel and electric traction, a period which is of so much interest for many railway enthusiasts
The photos are arranged geographically and whilst they range across many parts of Britain, many were taken in those areas with which is work is synonymous including the south-west of Scotland, the Somerset & Dorset line and Kent and the south east.
The book will include more than 200 colour photos and has been complied by Derek Cross’ son David who has also written the captions. These that have been compiled drawing on his father's notes. This new album is a visual delight and a fitting tribute to one of the great railway photographers of his era.
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