David Maidment's A Privileged Journey: From Enthusiast to Professional PDF

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's illustrated through over a hundred and forty black and white photographs, 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 quite a few trips within the past due Nineteen Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties, with many money owed of locomotive functionality supported by way of an intensive 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 accordance with ten hours of verbal interviews recorded by means of the united kingdom nationwide Railway Museum at York as a part of their 'Oral heritage' records supported by means of a united kingdom nationwide Lottery Grant.

The moment quantity, to be released at a later date, overlaying the interval from 1962 to the present time, will describe his carrying on with curiosity and documents whereas pursuing his occupation as stationmaster, quarter supervisor, educate planner, nearby working supervisor and at last Head of protection ahead of his retirement in 1996 and next profession as a global railway defense consultant.

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