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The Great Western Society A Tale of Endeavour and Success

by Anthony Burton

The Great Western Society A Tale of Endeavour and Success Synopsis

This book tells the story of one of Britain's most successful heritage railway projects. Formed in 1960, The Great western Society was founded by a group of school boys who wanted to save a Great Western Tank locomotive and an auto trailer. Today that original project has blossomed into the best collection of Great western rolling stock and locomotives in the world. This is the story of the Society and its members, who have made this possible.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526719454
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Author: Anthony Burton
Publisher: Pen & Sword Transport an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Trains & railways: general interest,

About Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton is a professional writer who has specialised in industrial and transport history. Among his many books on the subject are a biography of the pioneer of steam transport, Richard Trevithick, and an account of a journey in search of all types of steam, Steaming Through Britain. He has also worked on many TV documentaries, including a ninety-minute film on the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which he wrote and presented for Channel 4\. In his spare time he helps maintain and run a stationary steam engine in a former woollen mill.

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