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By David Maidment

ISBN-10: 1473827434

ISBN-13: 9781473827431

An Indian summer season of Steam' is the second one quantity of David Maidment's 'railway' autobiography, following his first e-book 'A Privileged Journey', released in xxxx. David was once a railway fanatic who made the pastime his occupation. After administration education at the Western sector, among 1961 and 1964, he grew to become a stationmaster in a Welsh Valley, a space supervisor at the Cardiff – Swansea major line and radiating valleys, the South Wales educate making plans Officer, the pinnacle of productiveness providers for the Western area and as a consequence the British Railways Board, earlier than 4 years from 1982 as leader working supervisor of the London Midland area, the BRB's first caliber & Reliability supervisor in 1986, and at last British Rail's Head of defense coverage after the Clapham Junction educate twist of fate, until eventually privatisation.rn This adventure ended in a couple of years as a world railway security advisor, and, due to an stumble upon on an Indian railway station in the course of a business journey in another country, to stumbled on the 'Railway young children' charity to help highway childrens residing 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 biggest charity on the planet operating completely for highway young ones. All this is often the historical past to the descriptions the writer offers of the final years of steam and his many trips and reports in the course of his education in South Wales and the South West, his travels in every single place 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 dying of standard steam operating. The e-book comprises over a hundred black and white and a hundred color photographs, so much taken by way of 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 by means of the writer to the charity he based, a short description of that's integrated within the final bankruptcy of the book.

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