The GWR at Stourbridge and the Black country Volume 1
The author has endeavoured to record as much as possible about railwaymen themselves, much of it gleaned from these early editions, but even more has come direct from 'the horse's mouth'. Not only do these contributions reflect life on the footplate, but also the work of other grades whose work is so often ignored: the station master; booking clerk; goods clerk; shunter; goods guard; and engine fitter.
Operational and technical elements have of course not been ignored and this book takes a close look at all the installations and facilities within an area bordered by and including Stourbridge Junction, Dudley, Langley Green and Halesowen; in fact all of those yards where Stourbridge men spent their working lives. This sequel therefore represents a broad mix of personal reminiscences; historical developments; operational and technical detail; in fact a body of diverse material which it is hoped will be considered a worthy companion to its predecessor. Volume One looks at the life on the railway at Stourbridge Junction and Town stations, the marshalling yards at Stourbridge Junction and other yards in the area. There is a chapter dedicated to the Halesowen branch, followed by reminiscences of a relief station master in the Black Country. The book concludes with a look at how the national rail strikes of 1911, 1919 and 1924 affected Stourbridge.
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