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Essential reading

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Penlowry


I have a number of books on my bookshelf that I’d consider essential reading for the railwayman and railwaywoman. I think it’s always worth reading about the life of railway staff from the past because you can learn a lot and it gives you a chance to laugh at their mistakes and then laugh when you make the same or similar ones.

I also think it is important to know where the railways have come from, to understand and play a role in taking them where they are going.

In my essential list are the four books from two great men. They are:

I tried to run a railway – Gerard Fiennes

Fiennes on rail – Gerard Fiennes

Steam in the blood – R H N Hardy

Railways in the blood – R H N Hardy.

I always try to reread them every couple of years. Right now I’m on…

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