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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Western's Last Year.... But Set to Last Foerever!, 9 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: The Great Western's Last Year: Efficiency in Adversity (Paperback)
This is the latest offering from Adrian Vaughan. And experienced readers of his previous books on Brunel , the Great Western Railway and the history of Britain's railways (Railwaymen, Politics and Money...an essential read!) will know and appreciate the meticulous research the author undertakes to tell the story as it is....or in this case....as it was.

"The Great Western's Last Year" is something of a swansong for this most famous of railway companies. 112 years of service to the nation, through two debilitating world wars, and yet, at the end, a solvent company..a profitable dividend paying company without any government subsidies.Having had its future "snatched from us" (W J Stevens p 223) it was still functioning as if it was going to go on serving the nation forever

A month by month review.....detailing finance, decisions taken by the Board, staffing issues, derailments, collisions and so on.

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4.0 out of 5 stars GWR after World War 2, 29 May 2014
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This provides an interesting view of a short and often neglected period of GWR history. It makes a very good attempt to cover a wider selection of aspects of life working for the GWR in this period of austerity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars But overall good, 27 Mar. 2015
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Book as described. Packing just adequate. But overall good sevice
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4.0 out of 5 stars THE GWR GREAT RIGHT UP TO THE LAST, 20 Sept. 2013
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HOW TO RUN AN ENTERPRISE PROPERLY SHOULD BE READ BY THE CHILDREN SUPPOSEDLY RUNNING THE COUNTRY TODAY. WISH WE COULD TURN BACK THE CLOCK VERY INTERESTING BOOK
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The Great Western's Last Year: Efficiency in Adversity by Adrian Vaughan (Paperback - 1 Sept. 2013)
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