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By David Maidment

An Indian summer season of Steam' is the second one quantity of David Maidment's 'railway' autobiography, following his first publication 'A Privileged Journey', released in xxxx. David was once a railway fanatic who made the pastime his occupation. After administration education at the Western area, among 1961 and 1964, he grew to become a stationmaster in a Welsh Valley, a space supervisor at the Cardiff – Swansea major line and radiating valleys, the South Wales educate making plans Officer, the top of productiveness providers for the Western zone and as a result the British Railways Board, sooner than 4 years from 1982 as leader working supervisor of the London Midland zone, the BRB's first caliber & Reliability supervisor in 1986, and at last British Rail's Head of defense coverage after the Clapham Junction teach twist of fate, until eventually privatisation.rn This adventure resulted in a couple of years as a global railway protection advisor, and, because of an stumble upon on an Indian railway station in the course of a business journey out of the country, to came across the 'Railway young ones' charity to help highway kids dwelling at the rail and bus stations of India, East Africa and the united kingdom, defined in 2012 through an officer of the United countries Human Rights fee because the biggest charity on this planet operating solely for highway little ones. All this can be the heritage to the descriptions the writer offers of the final years of steam and his many trips and studies in the course of his education in South Wales and the South West, his travels in all places BR from 1962 till the top of steam in 1968, his look for steam in France, East and West Germany and China and the steam specials in Britain, France, Germany and China after the death of standard steam operating. The booklet comprises over a hundred black and white and a hundred color pictures, such a lot taken via the writer in the course of his travels, and approximately 40 pages of logs of locomotive functionality in Britain and the continent. rn All royalties from the booklet are being donated through the writer to the charity he based, a quick description of that's incorporated within the final bankruptcy of the book.

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