Continuing his series looking at the industrial locomotives and railways of England, Wales and Scotland, Gordon Edgar looks at Greater London and the counties of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, a region that rapidly expanded during the twentieth century around the traditional shipping routes into London's docklands and the numerous rail routes serving the capital, in particular from the north and west.
The period of time covered by this volume stretches from the early 1950s to the present day, with Gordon utilising his and other contributors' rare and previously unpublished photographs, both in colour and black and white, to document the fascinating history of industry in this region.
Gordon Edgar has been photographing railways since 1968 and has specialised in the end of main line and industrial steam in the UK. Having served for two decades in the Army Intelligence Corps, since retirement he has devoted his time to his archive of railway photographs. Gordon has contributed to two books on steam railways in China and his photographs have also appeared in several periodicals. An accomplished photographer, Gordon Edgar has written several railway books for Amberley Publishing.