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 ecu continent as a pupil and administration trainee of British Railways. it truly is illustrated via over one hundred forty black and white photographs, commonly taken by means of the writer himself as a boy and pupil. The chapters hide the emergence of the younger boy's curiosity in steam locomotives particularly, via his 'trainspotting' days to his various trips within the overdue Fifties and early Sixties, with many bills of locomotive functionality supported by means of an in depth appendix of educate 'logs'. many 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 keeping with ten hours of verbal interviews recorded through the united kingdom nationwide Railway Museum at York as a part of their 'Oral heritage' documents supported by way 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 profession as stationmaster, sector supervisor, teach planner, neighborhood working supervisor and eventually Head of safeguard ahead of his retirement in 1996 and next occupation as a global railway safeguard consultant.

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