In Yorkshire Railways: Featuring images from the Yorkshire Post acclaimed local historian Peter Tuffrey has hand-picked a unique collection of photographs that beautifully capture Yorkshire’s proud railway heritage. The images have been expertly enhanced from the glass plate originals, revealing life on the railways, especially the days of steam, in astounding clarity. There are pictures of locomotives, stations, sheds, works, and staff, at times of commercial and industrial triumph, in the midst of decline, at the scenes of tragic accidents, and in loving preservation.
Peter Tuffrey has matched the diligence of the Yorkshire Post photographers with his research in libraries and a host of newspaper archives. As well as being informative, his captions highlight the eccentric and unusual aspects hidden within each photograph. The combined result provides a fascinating window into Yorkshire’s railways.
Peter Tuffrey was born in Doncaster in 1953. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster College of Art and then at Leeds University until 1974. He was Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 1975-1995; freelance writer 1995-2000, PR Media Consultant for Doncaster Rovers 2000- 2002; and Area Manager for the Music Ground Group of Companies 2003-2010. He is now working as a freelance writer. He has produced over 80 publications featuring the Doncaster area as well as Nottingham, Sheffield, and the Yorkshire area in general. He has also written many articles for local and regional newspapers.
Dimensions: 248 x 172 mm
Illustrations: 225 b/w photographs