An Indian Summer of Steam by David Maidment

By David Maidment

An Indian summer season of Steam' is the second one quantity of David Maidment's 'railway' autobiography, following his first booklet 'A Privileged Journey', released in xxxx. David was once a railway fanatic who made the pastime his profession. After administration education at the Western area, 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 top of productiveness prone for the Western area and for this reason 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 at last British Rail's Head of safeguard coverage after the Clapham Junction educate coincidence, till privatisation.rn This event ended in a few years as a world railway protection advisor, and, due to an come upon on an Indian railway station in the course of a work trip out of the country, to came across the 'Railway teenagers' charity to help highway young ones dwelling at the rail and bus stations of India, East Africa and the united kingdom, defined in 2012 through an officer of the United international locations Human Rights fee because the greatest charity on the planet operating completely for road childrens. All this is often the history to the descriptions the writer offers 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 everywhere 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 death of normal steam operating. The ebook comprises over a hundred black and white and a hundred color pictures, such a lot taken through 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 e-book are being donated through the writer to the charity he based, a short description of that is integrated within the final bankruptcy of the book.

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