Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mountain Engines

A long time ago, before a TV series bought them into the big time, i read and loved the Railway Series of books by the Rev. W. Awdry, Thomas the Tank Engine et al. I had all of the original series books, as well as some audio book versions which were recorded by Johnny Morris. The books might be in my parents' attic somewhere but i decided to buy a couple of the series anyway to have a bit of a nostalgic hit.

The first one i have got is Mountain Engines, set on a rack railway that climbs the mountain Culdee Fell. As i read it the memories came flooding back, lovely stories to grasp a childhood imagination and i was reminded of how beautiful the original artwork was by Gunvor and Peter Edwards.

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