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    DescriptionThere's never a dull moment in this entertaining collection of experiences as Geoff Body and Bill Parker present often hilarious highlights from the careers of railwaymen around Britain over the last fifty years. Featuring daring robberies, royal visits, lost passengers, bomb scares, coffins, circus trains and ladies of the night, it chronicles both successes and disasters, with accounts of moving a farm and a circus, 245 miles of marooned railway, footplate adventures, animal capers and many equally fascinating subjects. Geoff Body and Bill Parker both enjoyed long careers on the railways and they have brought together this assortment of memories from all parts of the country. "Signal Box Coming Up, Sir!" is an entertaining and instructive journey for anyone with an interest in life on the railways.


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    Title
    Signal Box Coming Up, Sir!
    Subtitle
    And Other Railwaymen's Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Body, By (author) Bill Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752460406
    ISBN 10: 0752460404
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    LC classification: PN
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    DC22: 385.0941
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    BISAC V2.8: HUM015000, TRA004000
    DC22: 385.2
    Thema V1.0: WGF
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    Geoff Body worked in the railway industry from 1945 to 1976 and has been writing on railways and canals ever since. He has written a great number of books and articles over the years, including "Railway Oddities" for The History Press, and his interests include music, modelling and local history. He lives in Weston-super-Mare. Bill Parker's 39-year railway career began at Doncaster in 1945 and progressed through to Divisional Manager at Kings Cross. Bill is also musical director for several operatic societies, a member of Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus, a church organist and a fell walker.