DIGITAL EDITION Last Train from Blackstock Junction and other railway stories - for Tablet, Laptop, PC or Smartphone

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A collection of twelve short stories about life on Britain’s railways. The stories cover all aspects of railway life, from the early 1900s to the present day. They are readable and enjoyable, but sometimes challenging – from atmospheric ghost stories to dealing with more difficult issues such as racism and sexism, with the contextual use of strong language.

They shed light on the huge changes that have taken place on our railways over the years and how they have affected people’s lives. They are not sentimental and describe life as it was for the thousands of men and women who kept our trains running.

The Chair of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy, has generously provided the foreword, in which he says “As you read these stories, you’ll find some history, some romance, some politics, a little prejudice – sadly – and some humour. I hope you find them as absorbing as I did when I read Paul’s manuscript.”

Last Train From Blackstock Junction and other railway stories is a captivating collection that will keep the reader enthralled for hours. 96 pages. Over 50,000 words.

About the Author:

Paul Salveson Has had a long and varied railway career, beginning at Horwich Loco Works in the 1970s, before transferring to a job as a guard at Blackburn and later a signalman at Bolton. He is perhaps best known for inventing the concept of `community rail’ and his more recent life has been spent in senior management roles in the railway industry.

Paul now lives in Bolton and is a visiting professor at the universities of Huddersfield and Bolton, and advisor to the South-East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership.

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