Limited Edition, published by Transport Treasury Publishing.
160 sides, casebound heavyweight art paper. Available January 2020. £27,50.
This is a specialist railway book unusually aimed at three distinct and separate markets.
The name of George Heiron will certainly be known to the railway market as a man whose high quality photographic images were complimented by his skills with the paintbrush.
But this new book is no combination of photographs and paintings, instead it depicts just one medium; the photographs, and in so doing showcases some of the best examples of Geroge Heiron’s skill with the lens. The subject is is steeped in romanticism; the steam era railway scene on the lines of the late Great Western Railway and in a way probably no other photographer has achieved. In this respect its appeal is certainly not just for the railway enthusiast although the compilers detailed captions portray the technical information should that be required.
Instead it is also a book for the photographic connoisseur. For someone who enjoys seeing how art can be created from everyday scenes, trains, structures, people – indeed from the very fabric of everyday life.
Finally it is a book for the coffee table. To be dipped into and savoured at leisure, for be sure once picked up it will prove a hard book to replace