Hardy is a forty-two year veteran of the London & North Eastern Railway and British Railways. He began his apprenticeship in 1941 and worked his way from boiler man to electrician on the new diesel engines. He writes the introduction and gives a short biography.
The Railwayman's Pocketbook. This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen
I guess an engine driver of old would know all the characteristics of steam and the boilers . I bought this book for my son who works on the railways. Super pocket guide to the Railwayman and his duties.
I guess an engine driver of old would know all the characteristics of steam and the boilers to produce that,oiling/greasing of the mechanics, what his engine could or could not do, and the 'railway code' so to to speak,and all this knowledge is contained in this book. 10 people found this helpful. It's a charming insight into the industry.
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Title The Railwayman's Pocket Book. Read full description. He retired in 1982 with more than 60,000 miles of footplate experience on all classes of LNER, GC and GN engines.
Richard Hardy, far better known as Dick Hardy, is one of the few railwaymen that is universally known and respected and one conversation with him is enough to tell you that he is a fabulous person and railwayman. He joined the railways in January 1941 and worked his way from a Premium Apprentice there to Divisional Manager level in British Railways 40 years later. Throughout, he always carrying a camera and took thousands of photographs including in wartime which can now be published. This book is simply one of the best that has been published for several reasons.
The Railwayman's Pocketbook - eBook. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. The Railwayman's Pocketbook - eBook. This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen.
The Railway Man is an autobiographical book by Eric Lomax about his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II and being forced to help build the Thai-Burma Railway for the Japanese military. The book won the NCR Book Award and the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography. Growing up before World War II, Lomax is fascinated by railways and spends his holidays trying to spot rare locomotives near his home in Edinburgh, Scotland.