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ISBN: 9780857042071
AUTHOR: Stephen Heginbotham
More Cornwall Railways Remembered
More Cornwall Railways Remembered
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Following on from his successful book Cornwall’s Railways Remembered, which catalogued the life and times of Signalling Technician Frank Sperritt, the author provides this sequel based around his own long and distinguished career working on the railway.

As a MOM (Mobile Operations Manager) for Railtrack, which became Network Rail in 2002, the author was privileged to witness many unusual and rare events during the day-to-day running of the national railway network. In 1994, when Railtrack was established as the privatised version of British Railways, the author became a Signalling Inspector (SI), whose job involved primar y responsibility for keeping the railway running in times of disruption or emergency.

He also managed the daily tasks, including assessing and certifying competence of Signalmen and Signalwomen, rostering, checking level crossings, ordering stores, tending the signal lamps (which were then still paraffin lamps) and a myriad of other duties.

The author’s position has given him unique access to the operational structure of the railway network either side of these major changes. He brings to the reader a fascinating insight into the recent history of railways in Cornwall, and by including over 260 photographs from friends and colleagues, he illustrates a bygone era, revealing some of the many incidents he and his colleagues attended over the years.

Anyone with an interest in railways, in particular Cornwall’s lines, will find this a fascinating book.

Stephen Heginbotham was born in 1951 and raised in Stockport Cheshire. After working for The National Bus Company for many years, he joined British Railways as a Signalman at Furness Vale in Derbyshire, eventually becoming Signalling Inspector in Cornwall. He retains his lifelong interest in all things transport, especially his early days on the buses in and around Manchester. He is the author of Cornwall’s Railways Remembered also published by Halsgrove.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 207 1, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2013.

Images of Exeter & East Devon RailwaysImages of Exeter & East Devon Railways - £19.99
This is a must-have book for all fans of steam railways features photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways. This volume covers the period from the earliest days of photography through to the end of the age of steam on railways throughout Exeter and East Devon.
Cornwall's Railways RememberedCornwall's Railways Remembered - £19.99
Frank Sperritt's unique photographs of Cornwall's historic railway infrastructure, many before unseen, form the basis of this fascinating work by Stephen Heginbotham. Landmark brick-and-mortar features of the old railways, with once familiar signal boxes, level crossings and country stations are captured here before they disappeared as a result of modernisation.
Devonshire RailwaysDevonshire Railways - £19.99
Colin Maggs, the renowned expert on railway history, tells the fascinating tale of the railways and the impact they had on the lives of everyone in the county. The nostalgic branch lines with their small local trains and the main lines with their thundering expresses, are all part of a rich heritage which is explored in an expert text and in more than two hundred evocative images to present an absorbing view of Devon’s recent past.
Images of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways: CornwallImages of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways: Cornwall - £19.99
This book, covering Industrial and Narrow Gauge Railways in Cornwall, and its ‘sister’ volume covering Devon, appear as part of the popular and growing series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways.
 
 
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