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Published by Wild Swan, hardback book complete with dust wrapper. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. 1983 1st edition. Superbly well presented collection of hundreds of photographs showing the various departments of the Great Western Railway. Covers the General Manager's Dept, The Chief Civil Engineer's Dept, The Chief Mechanical Engineer's Dept, Superintendent of the Line's Dept and Chief Goods Manager's Dept. Extensive well written captions covering the numerous activities required to run a successful large railway company. 246pp. Size 11in tall x 8.5in wide
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Book Description Wild Swan Publications Ltd, Berks, 1983. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. B/W Photographs (illustrator). First Edition. Very good to inside, looks unread with small address label of previous owner to top of inside front board. Dust jacket with very slight wear to top front right corner tip and small tear to back top left corner; minor wear to the top of the spine. Besides the more familiar staff, such as drivers, firemen, guards, porters and ticket collectors the GWR employed a huge number of skilled artisans in diverse occupations, many of them were among the elite of British craftsmen. The company had its own chemists and metallurgists, copper and tinsmiths, blacksmiths, farriers, watch and clockmakers, architects, surveyors, bricklayers, chefs, sea captains, tugmasters, and even their own aircraft pilot. Read all about it. POSTAGE OVERSEAS is by AIR and where extra is needed this is requested. Broadleaf Books is a second hand independent bookshop in Abergavenny, South Wales. Enquiries and visits are very welocme. rail Size: 11 x 8.5". Seller Inventory # 00189277
Book Description Wild Swan Publications, Didcot, UK, 1983. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Bound in immaculate green cloth with bright, gilt titles to spine, this 183 hardback First Edition is FINE in FINE wrapper (unclipped). (V1)/246pp with Introduction, Preface, 5 Chapters, and illustrations on every page. Signal Boxes, Track maintenance, Construction, Station operations, Cranes, Loco Building etc.Condition as new! Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 0012762