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    DescriptionPete Waterman introduces this collection of stories told by the last generation of men to work on the British steam railway. Before cars and planes, railways and steam engines were the main form of transport. And in the early days the engine driver was the fastest man on earth, travelling at 60mph (and much faster than a car). No wonder it was every schoolboy's dream to become the driver of a locomotive, even though it was dirty and dangerous work. Some boys went straight from the classroom to work on the railways. It took some adjusting, especially as the trains' wheels were usually taller than they were, some even had to be taken to interviews by their mums. This collection includes reminiscences from the men who fulfilled their ambition and rode on the footplate. And they relate some colourful adventures, including steaming through pea-soupers and the difficulty with working with men much older than themselves. For anyone with a thirst for the past, this recording brings atmospherically to life the smells and sounds of the railways. This title features a written introduction by record producer and steam enthusiast Pete Waterman.


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    Title
    Steam: A Life on the Railway
    Authors and contributors
    Introduction by Pete Waterman
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 2
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408468609
    ISBN 10: 1408468603
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTD
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004010
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Abridged Dewey: 385
    Ingram Subject Code: KV
    Libri: I-KV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54350
    DC22: 385.3610922
    Thema V1.0: WGF, NHTD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    14 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Bath