Reminiscences & Reflections
When there was Steam / Panniers and Prairies - Memories of a Western Region fireman
Two volumes of reminiscences of Tony Barfield working as a fireman on the Western Region. The two volumes were published by Bradford Barton in the early 1980's; the first volume being reprinted later.
Operations on the GWR during the 1940s and 1950s as reflected by the author working as a Didcot fireman and driver. High quality production, illustrated throughout with photographs. Includes Didcot track and shed plans, engine turns and allocations.
Railway Lines and Levers
Reminiscences of signalman whose career took him from the LMS in Lancashire in the 1930s to the GWR and BR before leaving the railways at the end of the 1950s.
COOK, Kenneth J.
Swindon Steam 1921 - 1951
Personal experiences and explanation of GWR locomotive development. The author started work as a Swindon apprentice in 1912 and rose to be Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in 1950. Illustrated with photographs and technical diagrams.