But one by one Britain’s railway lines succumbed to diesel or electric power and by 1968 mainline steam was finished. The industrial lines that soldiered on with steam for a few more years were largely (and now regretfully) overlooked by Bob who by this time was more interested in girls than in steam trains!
Many (many!) years later and Bob has rekindled his interest in steam railways and now spends a lot of his time taking photographs of Heritage Railways and rail tours.
Bob has worked as a graphic designer for over 50 years and has recently turned his hand to writing, designing and self-publishing books about steam locomotives.