Three Generations of Railwaymen
Born in rural Lincolnshire, Jim Body had just turned thirteen when he became a ‘lad trainee’ with the Great Northern Railway in 1916; his son Geoff joined the LNER in 1945; and Geoff’s son Ian began his management training in 1972: their three stories span a century of railway history, told from the personal perspective of working railwaymen.
False Starts, Near Misses and Dangerous Goods
Railwaymen's Stories About the Challenges of Running a Railway
The task of running a railway safely is not a simple matter: propelling heavy equipment, passengers and freight cross-country through varying terrains and weather is a major technical and mechanical feat. This collection of anecdotes from railway operators gives a personal view of some of the perils of the business, from derailments and trains spotted with no brakes, to the challenges of transporting lion cubs.