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RIP Ian Allan, or should that be ABC

GrahamMuz: Fisherton Sarum & Canute Road Quay

It was sad today to hear that Ian Allan died peacefully yesterday aged 93, after a long illness. An inspirational figure in the world of railways and transportation publishing and of course the ABC books, he will be greatly missed.

When thinking of ‘trainspotting’ it conjures up an image of teenagers stood at the ends of station platforms in coats clutching a note book and pencil and of course one of the ubiquitous Ian Allan ABC publications.  As well as trains the ABC range eventually included booklets on buses, coaches, cars, planes, ships and just about anything else that moved and had a number!

Ian Allan originally worked in the Public Relations department of the Southern Railway and it was due to the correspondence that he received from enthusiasts whilst there that led to the putting of the locomotive information together in one booklet and arranged for it to be published…

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