New PDF release: A Privileged Journey: From Enthusiast to Professional

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's illustrated via over one hundred forty black and white pictures, normally taken by way of the writer himself as a boy and pupil. The chapters conceal the emergence of the younger boy's curiosity in steam locomotives specifically, via his 'trainspotting' days to his various trips within the past due Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties, with many debts of locomotive functionality supported via an in depth appendix of educate 'logs'. the various 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 accordance with ten hours of verbal interviews recorded by way of the united kingdom nationwide Railway Museum at York as a part of their 'Oral historical past' data supported through 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 files whereas pursuing his profession as stationmaster, zone supervisor, teach planner, local working supervisor and eventually Head of protection sooner than his retirement in 1996 and next profession as a world railway security consultant.

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