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Title: London Midland Fireman.
Description: Ian Allan, London, 1972, first edition.. 144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, tables. "Despite considerable parental disapproval (M.F. Higson) achieved his ambition to become a Fireman. This book gives a detailed account of his experiences stationed at Lancaster, Burton-on-Trent and Crewe, from shed labouring to firing a great variety of engine types, from M.R. 0-4-OTs to 'Duchess' Pacifics. By his own admission the life was at times sheer 'graft' - pay abysmal with working condition s frequently deplorable. The book attempts in part to convey the magnetism, that was powerful enough to outweigh all the drawbacks, while emphasising the hard reality of the work." Very small light stain at fore-edge of free rear endpaper , p r e v i o u s owner's name on front pastedown, very light browning to edges of textblock, light stain on fore-edge of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small tear, a f ew ve ry t in y ch ip s, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere, light rubbing, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good-.

Keywords: Lancaster, Green Ayre, Locomotives, Engines, Burton-on-Trent, Crewe Works, Yard Shunting, Lines, Firing, Firemen, London Midland, Clapham Junction, Shrewsbury, Skipton, Perth, Thackley Tunnel, Steam, Preston, Holbeck, Penrith, Blackpool, Bentham, Bi

Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 19701

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