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Sad. Unlike the clapped-out old buses/rains, he's probably not gone to be broken-up for spares, mind.

Re David and Charles (whoever they were) still alive?


David & Charles was founded by David St John Thomas, who died last year and Charles Hatfield, who died in 1996. The company still exists as part of the F & W Media Group, although I don't think they publish railway and canal books anymore.


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I see that the publisher Ian Allan (he of trainspotting book etc) has passed away one day short of his 93rd birthday.


I find it interesting that he published his first book (ABC of Southern Locomotives) when he was 21 years old in 1943!


A quick check of my booklists suggests that my house contains almost 580 books published by his company :o.

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