About the Book
The staff of the Rustenburg Mine Railway were proud of their locomotives, imaginative (but tasteful) colour schemes making an occasional appearance, regardless of actual ownership. Despite operating on a 24 hour, 6 day a week basis, the mine railway could often be relied upon to turn out some locomotives in commendably clean condition. Over a thirteen year timeframe, the Author visited this industrial railway on some 48 occasions, particularly in the final few years of steam activity. On some visits, there was little by way of satisfactory photographic reward, but sheer persistence and a highly detailed knowledge of the locations and gradients along this 30 km long railway system has resulted in a comprehensive archive, the best of which has been compiled to form this superb photographic tribute. The book is enhanced by a map, technical information, lively anecdotes and full caption information. NB The book is also available in a very large landscape version - see seperate catalogue entry.
A well known South African Railway Photographer, Dennis is the author of two best selling books on South African steam locomotives , ' The Sunset Of Steam' and 'The Shimmer of Steel' . He has also published 47 (mostly very large) landscape format books on www.blurb.com. For a complete list and full details simply go directly to http://www.blurb.com/user/red3450 (India, China, Zimbabwe, East Germany, U.K. industrial are among the titles as well as the most extraordinary coverage of all things 'South African steam'). Magnificent photographs and design abound.. A well known exponent of night, silhouette and glint photography,the Author includes many examples of such work,but the scope is broad, covering the conventional and unusual approach to Steam photography. Lively anecdotal text, expanded captions, maps etc are included. All Blurb books may be viewed (preview), in full, and for free. To contact the Author, phone +27 21 879 0308 or e mail him at Moore3450@ictmail.co.za