Reviews: First of the Last – the life and times of 50050 Fearless
Published 2 April 2012, 16:34
Coward, Horner and Thompson
978 0 9566107 0 6
This is a 140 page A4 perfect bound soft back book detailing the life of the first Class 50 off the production line, D400 – later 50050 Fearless. It has been published to raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the loco.
Some may question such a weighty book detailing the life of just one loco, but in truth it is way much more than just 50050’s life, although Fearless does, obviously take the lion’s share of the copy, there is plenty of reading to enjoy about Class 50s in general.
It is very well researched and put together, with some great archive pictures of the loco at all stages of its life, plus plenty of pictures of other Class 50s throughout the years.
It will appeal to all Class 50 followers, not just those who liked 50050! A very entertaining read and a good value for money product. (PD)
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