Tim Maddocks of Network Rail has been working with railway author John Stretton and Silver Link Publishing (The Nostalgia Collection) to produce a new pictorial record of the Oxford to Worcester line. In common with other books in the popular ‘Past and Present’ series, this new book will show views of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway (OWW) line taken during three distinct periods: pre-singling (before 1971) / the ‘single track’ era (1971 to 2011) / and the newly-redoubled route post-June 2011.
Many of the latter-day photos have been taken from the same viewpoint and angle as the older views, enabling the reader to see with great clarity how the line has changed over the years. There are also photos taken during the key redoubling blockades in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Two editions/versions of this book are planned. The standard version is due to be published towards the end of September 2011 and will feature a soft-back cover with over 200 black & white and colour illustrations. It will cost £19.99 (plus P&P), available from any good bookseller or alternatively directly from the publisher:
The NOSTALGIA Collection
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