At the nationalisation of Britians railways in 1948, the Scottish Region inherited 1,400 locomotives which had been constructed by the pre-grouping companies. The real veterans among these were a handful of ex-NBR and CR 0 6 0 tender locos dating from the 1880s. The rarest survivors were the ex-HR 4 4 0 Loch and Small Ben classes, totalling fewer than 10 examples that were allocated to the sheds in the far north of Scotland. From the late 1940s and 50s enthusiasts from England would make the long journey north in what became known as the Grand Tour to see these rare classes before they became extinct. Fortunately many of these intrepid souls carried cameras to record the locos. This new book is arranged chronologically, covers the whole of Scotland and shows the wide variety of steam power from the early examples mentioned above to more modern classes of the LNER, LMSR and BR Standard in operation. It is a must-have for all steam railway enthusiasts.