This 2nd series of E.W. Fenton prints of steam locomotives was published nearly 10 years after the first, and whilst the subject matter in principle has not changed, the mood, at the time these prints were created, was changing dramatically. The so-called Beeching cuts (55% of stations and 30% of route miles) were accelerating in 1967 which, to a railway enthusiast like Fenton was, as he suggests in his preface, a slaughter! Conversely, ironically, the salvation of the remnants of the steam age was becoming more secure. York, as the leading collection of steam locomotives is now but one of several locations where locomotives can be seen stationary or in working order. From Glasgow (the Riverside) to Acton (London Transport Museum) and from Darlington to the Stevenson Railway Museum at North Shields, steam engines can be seen. But also of great significance has been the role of the volunteer organisations in creating heritage railways – from the “Whisky Line” at Keith in Morayshire to the Helston Railway in the South private individuals have created a growing mileage of working steam lines.