A Privileged Journey: From Enthusiast to Professional by David Maidment

By David Maidment

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 eu continent as a scholar and administration trainee of British Railways. it really is illustrated via over a hundred and forty black and white photographs, ordinarily taken through the writer himself as a boy and pupil. The chapters hide the emergence of the younger boy's curiosity in steam locomotives specifically, via his 'trainspotting' days to his various trips within the past due Fifties and early Sixties, with many debts of locomotive functionality supported through an intensive appendix of teach 'logs'. a number of the chapters are a lot prolonged narratives from articles serialised within the united kingdom fanatic journal, 'Steam global' during the last decade and also are according to ten hours of verbal interviews recorded through the united kingdom nationwide Railway Museum at York as a part of their 'Oral background' documents supported via a united kingdom nationwide Lottery Grant.

The moment quantity, to be released at a later date, protecting the interval from 1962 to the present time, will describe his carrying on with curiosity and documents whereas pursuing his occupation as stationmaster, sector supervisor, educate planner, nearby working supervisor and at last Head of security earlier than his retirement in 1996 and next occupation as a world railway defense consultant.

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