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Three generations of railwaymen

Author: Jim Body; Ian Body; Geoff Body
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Three railway lives from the same family - experiences working on Britain's railways over three generations

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1040654737
Named Person: Jim Body; Geoff Body; Ian Body
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Body; Ian Body; Geoff Body
ISBN: 9780750990349 0750990341
OCLC Number: 1059450533
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction and Acknowledgements; Part One: Herbert (Jim) Body; Lad Trainee to Station Relief Clerk; A Lowly Start; A Move, a War and a Scare; A Very Different Scene; Married; The Second World War; System Streamlining; Dead of Night; To Norfolk Post-War; The End of the M Relays and Punched Cards; Part Two: Geoff Body; Under the Influence; Records Smashed; Lines of Character; A Main-Line Junction; Passenger Stations and Goods Depots; Live Chicks and Lyons Cakes; Rather Less Glamorous; 44,000 Missing Sacks; Dead Rabbits Smell; Cider and Cockles The East Anglian Herring SeasonA Lost Train; On Her Majesty's Service; Biggleswade Station Booking Office; The Fire Hogger; Joint Road/Rail Office, Finsbury Park; Off to 'The Smoke'; In Court; Commuting Studies; Canvassing and Development Section, Norwich; Humour Competitions; General Section, District Goods Manager's Office, Gordon Hill; A Busy Freight District; Lorries, Cranes and Handling Staff; Always Something Different; Sidelines; A Landmark Decision; Traffic Apprentice Training at Spalding; Home Comforts; At Whitemoor Marshalling Yard; Humping; Stations and Yards; Shades of Brunel A Badge of AuthorityA Real Mixture of Yards; Motive Power; On the Inside --
of a Firebox!; Tapping and Shopping; On the Footplate; A Lucky Escape; A Unique Tramway; Diesel and Electric; Cambridge: Commercial and Operating; Views from the Garret; Signals and Perks; A Memorable Lunch; More Variety; The Final Phase; Off to the Seaside; The Other Extreme; The Tramway; Varied and Profitable; Taking Cars off the Road; Oil and Water; Change and Reward; Traffic Manager's Office and Eastern Region HQ, Liverpool Street; A Hide on the Docks; Where is the Urinal? Freight Sales Officer, Divisional Manager's Office, King's CrossA Line Saved; A Joke on the Boss; A Truly Remarkable Railway; Senior Management Course No. 16 at Woking; Acting Divisional Commercial Manager, Liverpool Street; Marketing & Sales Manager, West of England Division, WR Bristol; A Great Variety; Disaster; Pumping Engines and Monkey Specials; The Wild West; Bad and Good at Ashchurch; More Personal; 'Now Let's See Your Ticket'; The Pop Music Affair; Turned to Stone; A Move and a Bucket; Area Manager (South West), Freightliners Limited; The Terminals; Lost at Sea?; A Brand New Depot Steel and OperaChange Happens; On My Own; Rail Link Restored; Sheep May Safely Graze; The Big Anniversaries; Invicta150; Rocket150; GWR150; The Later Years; The Aftermath; New Books and Exciting Launches; Somerset and Railway Tales; Part Three: Ian Body; Getting Started; The Early Days; An Unintentional Career; Management Training; Training Schools; The Far South-West: (1) Signalling; Assault; A Bruising; The Far South-West: (2) Plymouth; Risk of Showers; All the Fun of the Freight; Riding the Stick; Operating Variety; Divisional HQ Tedium; On to Real Jobs; Seaside Station Master
Responsibility: Jim, Geoff and Ian Body.

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