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 featuringmany of the engines currently at The National Railway Museum in York including the Rocket; the Flying Scotsman; the EveningStar; the Duke of Gloucester and the Mallard. The book features chapters on the Flying Scotsman, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Coronations, Carr Loco Doncaster and much more.This book is a eulogy that captures the skills, sounds and smells of the great days of steam engines and one which will be coveted by rail enthusiasts, modellers and artists alike.
David C Bell, born in Lincolnshire in 1950, attended Trinity House Navigation School and joined the Merchant Navy as a navigator. Nine years later he changed careers and gained a BA Honours Degrees at Hull College of Art. He is primarily known as a marine artist and his first ever commission was of a Vulcan bomber, but it was sea water and steam which proved to be his main attraction in painting for a living. His previous titles include the bestselling A Nautical Odyssey and most recently, H M S Victory.