AUTHOR Nigel Welbourn is celebrating the publication of hs latest book.

Lost Lines: Railway Treasures, published by Crecy Publishing, is the 16th book in his best-selling Lost Lines series.

However, unlike his earlier books that cover specific areas and regions of the British Isles, this book takes a different perspective. It takes an overview of Britain, selecting some of the best-loved lost lines, together with the most interesting lost railway remains, illustrating them in full colour.

Having visited every major lost line in the country, from the remotest rural area to the heart of great cities over more than 50 years, Nigel’s widely-researched book provides a wealth of information with more than 400 colour photographs, together with maps, tickets, and other items of railway ephemera.

The author (pictured) has selected his favourite lost lines treasures and these include Alton Park station on the Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway and Privett Tunnel in the Meon Valley.

Even the Victorian wooden footbridge at Alton station is mentioned as a rare structure under threat and, as he lives in Four Marks, there are of course several illustrations in the book featuring the Watercress Line.

Nigel, who is also a volunteer on the Watercress Line, is currently writing his 17th book, Lost Railways of the World.