Saltash Auto to HST: The Memoirs of a Western Region Railwayman (Transport Treasury)

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This book follows the career of Western Region railwayman Terry Nicholls.

Starting his railway career in Plymouth in the late 1950s, Terry progressed through the clerical grades in carriage & wagon and then motive power at the ideal time to witness the changeover from steam to desel. He later moved on to a similar role at Bristol before taking a job in the control office, literally having his finger on the pulse when it came to change and with it, unusual workings.

In the Bristol area Terry was a popular speaker, illustrating his talks with a superb collection of colour slides some of which have been included in this new book.

The railway at its best, and on occasions at its worst, is described by Terry but always in a positive sense which will leave the reader feeling as if they were actually there on the ground as well.

Chapter List:

  • Formative Years
  • Plymouth Millbay
  • Laira
  • Laira Pictorial - Changeover from Steam
  • Bristol - Locomotive Engineer's Department
  • Bristol and Swindon Control Offices
  • Retirement
  • Tail Lamp

The story of Terry's railway career is superbly illustrated with colour and black & white photographs, many of which taken from perspectives not available to the general public. Hardback. 108 pages.

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