New PDF release: An Indian Summer of Steam

By David Maidment

ISBN-10: 1473827434

ISBN-13: 9781473827431

An Indian summer season of Steam' is the second one quantity of David Maidment's 'railway' autobiography, following his first ebook 'A Privileged Journey', released in xxxx. David was once a railway fanatic who made the pastime his occupation. After administration education at the Western zone, among 1961 and 1964, he turned a stationmaster in a Welsh Valley, a space supervisor at the Cardiff – Swansea major line and radiating valleys, the South Wales teach making plans Officer, the pinnacle of productiveness providers for the Western zone and to that end the British Railways Board, earlier than 4 years from 1982 as leader working supervisor of the London Midland zone, the BRB's first caliber & Reliability supervisor in 1986, and eventually British Rail's Head of protection coverage after the Clapham Junction teach coincidence, until eventually privatisation.rn This adventure ended in a couple of years as a global railway protection advisor, and, due to an come across on an Indian railway station in the course of a business journey in a foreign country, to chanced on the 'Railway childrens' charity to aid highway young children residing at the rail and bus stations of India, East Africa and the united kingdom, defined in 2012 by way of an officer of the United international locations Human Rights fee because the biggest charity on the planet operating solely for highway little ones. All this can be the history to the descriptions the writer provides of the final years of steam and his many trips and studies in the course of his education in South Wales and the South West, his travels in all places BR from 1962 until eventually the top of steam in 1968, his look for steam in France, East and West Germany and China and the steam specials in Britain, France, Germany and China after the loss of life of normal steam operating. The publication comprises over a hundred black and white and a hundred color photographs, so much taken by way of the writer in the course of his travels, and approximately 40 pages of logs of locomotive functionality in Britain and the continent. rn All royalties from the booklet are being donated by means of the writer to the charity he based, a short description of that is incorporated within the final bankruptcy of the book.

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