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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.
|Publication date:||1st August 2019|
|Publisher:||Pen & Sword Transport an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Trains & railways: general interest,|
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.More About Anthony Burton