By David Maidment

ISBN-10: 1783831081

ISBN-13: 9781783831081

A Privileged trip, quantity 1 1940-1962 is a private and person account of the writer' younger enthusiasm for trains and the travels he undertook in nice Britain and at the ecu continent as a pupil and administration trainee of British Railways. it truly is illustrated by way of over a hundred and forty black and white pictures, often taken through the writer himself as a boy and pupil. The chapters disguise the emergence of the younger boy's curiosity in steam locomotives specifically, via his 'trainspotting' days to his a variety of trips within the past due Fifties and early Sixties, with many bills of locomotive functionality supported by means of an in depth appendix of teach 'logs'. a few of the chapters are a lot prolonged narratives from articles serialised within the united kingdom fanatic journal, 'Steam international' over the past decade and also are in response to ten hours of verbal interviews recorded via the united kingdom nationwide Railway Museum at York as a part of their 'Oral heritage' records supported by way of a united kingdom nationwide Lottery Grant.

The moment quantity, to be released at a later date, masking the interval from 1962 to the present time, will describe his carrying on with curiosity and documents whereas pursuing his occupation as stationmaster, region supervisor, educate planner, local working supervisor and at last Head of safeguard ahead of his retirement in 1996 and next occupation as a world railway safeguard consultant.

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