An Odyssey in Steam
'Rocket' to 'Evening Star'
An Odyssey in Steam is renowned artist David Bell’s fifth book which features his beautiful and complex paintings of steam engines and locomotives with captivating technical accuracy. It is a unique look at the railways during the age of steam featuring many of the engines currently at The National Railway Museum in York including the Rocket; the Flying Scotsman; the Evening Star; the Duke of Gloucester and the Mallard.
Reviews for An Odyssey in Steam
The thing that strikes you as you turn the book’s pages is the attention to detail….although I am no engineer, the pictures really do convey a feeling of being there, smelling the oil and steam and the evocative atmosphere of the roundhouse or station.
This is a quality publication and I can highly recommend adding it to your collection whether you are a railway enthusiast or lover of art. It would also make a great gift.
A visually surprising and well executed book that should find favour from those who appreciate good railway art with just a little whimsy.
A beautifully evocative collection of paintings and drawings of classic steam engines and locomotives – most notably the Flying Scotsman. Capturing the sounds and smells of the great days of steam travel, this book proudly celebrates the nation’s favourite locomotive.