Sir William Stanier: A New Biography
Sir William Stanier has had many books written about his locomotives plus two previous biographical accounts of his engineering career in the railway sphere.
This new biography has become possible largely by the unearthing of material (some of it collected by Sir William and his immediate family) previously unused, which has enabled the author to include many personal anecdotes of an illustrious career and the associated family life. This has permitted a deeper insight into his dealings with his many professional and civic responsibilities and with those-close to him, both at work and at home. The unique feature which enabled some personal quotes of Sir William to be used in the 21st century was the receipt of a tape-recording, made in 1962, of an interview with H.A.V. Bulleid. Without all this, some of Stanier's dealings with specific matters could not have been covered in such detail. Also, much of Sir William's comparatively rare writings have been unearthed which most certainly .indicate how strong the impact of Churchward's forward thinking was in his design approach throughout his life, particularly on the LMS.
His travels were extensive in the latter part of his life, with much of the journeying being to the USA and India. .Detailed accounts of these foreign trips have been included to show how wide his influence became within the Worldwide railway sphere. It is hoped that this new biography will complete an account of the life of a great engineer.
Produced to A5 format, it consists of 168 pages of art paper with over 150 illustrations. The book has a laminated colour card cover with square-backed spine.
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