All too often, when observing our railways, focus falls entirely on the locomotives or multiple units that haul the many services that travel on them. Britain's railway wagons are equally deserving of attention, with many fascinating details of their own. Over the past three decades, there has been much change on the railways, and the wagons reflect this too. Covering an often neglected subject, John Dedman uses his fascinating collection of images to explore British railway wagons during this period. Featuring informative captions, and detailed images, this book will be interesting for both railway enthusiasts and modellers alike.
John Dedman was born in Lymington, Hampshire, and both his father and his grandfather worked for British Railways on the Lymington branch, at the Pier station and on the Isle of Wight Ferry. He went to school at Brockenhurst which was next to the railway by the station where all spare time was spent watching the trains. Once he got access to a camera trains became a natural subject and he has been photographing railways in most parts of the British Isles since the mid 1970s.