The Great Western Society

A Tale of Endeavour & Success

Anthony Burton

This book tells the story of one of Britain's most successful heritage railway projects. Formed in 1960, The Great western Society was founded by a group of school boys who wanted to save a Great Western Tank locomotive and an auto trailer.
Date Published :
October 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
80 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526719454
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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Overview
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This book tells the story of one of Britain's most successful heritage railway projects. Formed in 1960, The Great western Society was founded by a group of school boys who wanted to save a Great Western Tank locomotive and an auto trailer.

Today that original project has blossomed into the best collection of Great western rolling stock and locomotives in the world.

This is the story of the Society and its members, who have made this possible.

About The Author
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Anthony Burton is a freelance author and broadcaster, who has specialized in industrial and transport history. He has been involved in around a hundred TV documentaries on these subjects, appearing on all the major networks. He has written biographies of some of the leading characters of the early industrial age: Thomas Telford, Richard Trevithick, Joseph Locke and Matthew Boulton, the latter with Jennifer Tann

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