David Maidment's A Privileged Journey: From Enthusiast to Professional PDF

By David Maidment

A Privileged trip, quantity 1 1940-1962 is a private and person account of the writer' younger enthusiasm for trains and the travels he undertook in nice Britain and at the ecu continent as a scholar and administration trainee of British Railways. it really is illustrated by means of over one hundred forty black and white images, usually taken via the writer himself as a boy and scholar. The chapters hide the emergence of the younger boy's curiosity in steam locomotives specifically, via his 'trainspotting' days to his quite a few trips within the past due Fifties and early Sixties, with many debts of locomotive functionality supported through an in depth appendix of educate 'logs'. a number of the chapters are a lot prolonged narratives from articles serialised within the united kingdom fanatic journal, 'Steam international' over the past decade and also are in response to ten hours of verbal interviews recorded by means of the united kingdom nationwide Railway Museum at York as a part of their 'Oral heritage' files supported by means of a united kingdom nationwide Lottery Grant.

The moment quantity, to be released at a later date, masking the interval from 1962 to the present time, will describe his carrying on with curiosity and files whereas pursuing his occupation as stationmaster, region supervisor, educate planner, local working supervisor and at last Head of defense ahead of his retirement in 1996 and next occupation as a global railway safeguard consultant.

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