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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming
The stories of ordinary working men just doing their job through difficult times. These men are the heroes of our wonderful railway heritage and I enjoyed the opportunity to share the experience.
Published 13 months ago by Ela Watts

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2.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic
As a railway signalman of 43 years now retired it was obvious from the start that this book was written by an amateur not a true railwayman with no deep understanding of railway matters, this is reflected in the author only having a very basic railway knowledge, if you are going to write about railways you have to have practical experience of it. Nothing new here in the...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming, 4 Feb. 2014
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The stories of ordinary working men just doing their job through difficult times. These men are the heroes of our wonderful railway heritage and I enjoyed the opportunity to share the experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Railway lives by betty elmer, 8 Mar. 2014
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Very good interesting book well written ,I could not put this book down. Any body with an interest in grantham history Will enjoy this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed local research, 26 Feb. 2014
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Betty Elmer is a local entertaining story teller she has done a lot of research for this very detailed account and still found time to add a human view and some humour. Well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One for railway and Grantham history buffs., 26 Feb. 2014
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Enjoy this well written short book, a series of railway related tales set in the Grantham area with a very human side.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Period, 23 April 2014
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An excellent insight in the lives of railway men. Will bring back many memories to those who remember the great days of steam. Very well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent railway book., 16 Jan. 2015
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Written in a really down to earth fashion and really described Grantham shed and its men as it was
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5.0 out of 5 stars Liked it., 17 Nov. 2014
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.As it brought back memories, i originate from the Stag at Barkston

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 17 Aug. 2014
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A well researched read, drawing together the stories of local railwaymen
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2.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic, 24 May 2014
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As a railway signalman of 43 years now retired it was obvious from the start that this book was written by an amateur not a true railwayman with no deep understanding of railway matters, this is reflected in the author only having a very basic railway knowledge, if you are going to write about railways you have to have practical experience of it. Nothing new here in the anecdotes quoted, rather dissapointing, have read some excellent railway books this is not one of them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Sept. 2014
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