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The Ramblings of a Great Eastern Engineman
Albert Grose

The Ramblings of a Great Eastern Engineman

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`The Ramblings of a Great Eastern Engineman' is the story of a young fireman's life in the Engine Shed and on the footplate of steam locomotives during the final 5 years of steam working at Hertford East. He tells of his hopes and aspirations of graduating to the exalted position of Engine Driver and how that dream began to evaporate with the demise of steam, finally shattering through officialdom in 1961. The book contains over 100 photographs - many previously unpublished - showing some of the locomotives and Enginemen with whom the author worked. For the older generation, many memories of what life was like in the 1950s will be rekindled, whilst younger readers may shake their heads in disbelief at the rates of pay and working conditions tolerated by those dedicated railwaymen in the days of steam.

Softback, 252 pages, black & white photographs

ISBN: 9780953703401

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