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The Great Western's Last Year: Efficiency In Adversity Paperback – 1 Sep 2013
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About the Author
Adrian Vaughan began to learn about the railway in 1946 at only 6 years old, riding the engines and asking questions. He started learning signal box work in 1950/51 and was coached in engine driving, hands-on, in 1953/54. After the Army he joined BR (WR) as a Lad Porter (one was not deemed adult until the age of 21). A signalman from 1961 to 1975, he began writing about the railway in 1970 and has now published over 30 books.
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"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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