Men of Steam

Men of Steam

Railwaymen in Their Own Words

eBook - 2011
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Casemate Publishing
Few modes of travel have the enduring appeal of steam railways. Today preserved lines, locomotives and rolling stock attract not just expert enthusiasts but more casual visitors who are keen to savor the distinctive atmosphere of a lost era in transport history. Yet these relics are but one aspect of the long story of steam, for they cannot reveal the human side of working life on the railways – the experience of the railwaymen who operated the machinery of the steam age. It is this, the human aspect of railway history that David Wragg has chosen as the subject of this landmark book. He has selected extracts from the personal reminiscences of railway men to create an all-round portrait of the industry in its prime. He records their memories, anecdotes and insights, and he brings the routines of the steam railway vividly back to life.

Publisher: Barnsley : Wharncliffe Transport, 2011
ISBN: 9781783031436
1783031433
9781783031450
178303145X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations

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