This is a photographic tribute to the West Midlands Day Ranger, aiming to show how times have changed over the years in the West Midlands and surrounding areas. The area covered in this volume stretches from Crewe in the north, down to Northampton in the south. Also covered are the lines across to Hereford in the west, and as far east as Nuneaton.
There is a fascinating variety of traction that is covered in this volume - both loco-hauled as well as the multiple unit variety. The scenes are dated from the mid-1980s through to present day. Although not an in-depth, technical account of the traction involved, it aims to show the array on offer, from then and now, and also just how much the traffic has changed.
Andrew Cole has been interested in railways for over thirty years, sharing the hobby with his brother and late father, who ignited his interest. He has been lucky enough to see many different classes of loco. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and daughter, and has been employed by the railways for more than fifteen years.