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The Great Westerns Last Year: Efficiency in Adversity

Adrian Vaughan

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ISBN 10: 0752465325 / ISBN 13: 9780752465326
Published by The History Press, 2013
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Title: The Great Westerns Last Year: Efficiency in ...

Publisher: The History Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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In 1947 the Gwr was at the lowest ebb of its entire history. Worn out by war, there had been no maintenance for 6 years and the government couldn't supply the steel they needed for repair. The staff coped with rationing, a despearately cold winter and blazing hot summer, and dealth with floods, collisions, broken rails and failing locomotives. The incredible strength of character and can-do attitude of Gwr workers kept the railway running through it all. This history, drawn from Gwr papers, reveals the details of everyday and the problems and difficulties the staff faced. Above all it shows how well they overcame their problems with only muscle power and a steam crane to help - and, of course, no H&Se regulations and arguments to slow them down.

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Adrian Vaughan's history covers the late 1940s and the many challenges that faced GWR in the aftermath of wartime, and shows in detail how every day obstacles were overcome by the strength of character and can-do attitude of the railway's staff.

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