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The Heart of the Great Western
Silver Link Publishing

The Heart of the Great Western

Regular price £5.00

The Heart of the Great Western was the people who made it and worked it. The Spirit of the Great Western was their spirit. This book is intended as a tribute to the railway workers of the Steam Age, men and women alike.

The steam-hauled railway ran on morale. For the most part the work was physically and mentally demanding, and to overcome the difficulties created by the sometimes archaic equipment they used, railway people developed an innate courage and determination; that is why they were such fine people.

Acclaimed railway author and GWR historian Adrian Vaughan here distils many years of original research to chronicle and record the multifarious activities and complexities of the GWR and its staff in the Oxford and Didcot areas, geographically the 'heart' of the system. Supporting the text are over 220 photographs and more than 30 signalling diagrams and track layouts, together providing an intimate portrait of a whole way of life that has disappeared under the onslaught of modern technology.

Hardback with dust jacket, 224 pages, black & white photographs

ISBN: 9781857940268

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