Steam Locomotive Casualty Reports
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'Delay caused to train through inferior class of engine', writes one frustrated railwayman in a document from a recently-discovered trove of British Rail's day-to-day paperwork dating from 1958 to 1963. This book discusses the evidence provided by more than 400 such items from the Gloucester Barnwood depot. They record the faults suffered by locomotives and the action taken to rectify them, revealing the results of a lack of routine maintenance during the last years of steam.