The Galloping Sausage and Other Train Curiosities: 150 Steam Railway Events and Stories

The Galloping Sausage and Other Train Curiosities: 150 Steam Railway Events and Stories

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ISBN13: 9780750965934
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The formative years of Britain's railway network produced a host of ideas, activities and characters, quite a few of which now seem not only highly unusual, but sometimes little short of ridiculous. Weird schemes and designs, extravagant behaviour, reckless competition and larger-than-life characters all featured in the genuine struggle of the railway system to evolve. While the dawning of regulation and common sense brought about more uniform and responsible practices, factors like the weather and the innate complexity of railway operation continued to produce a stream of nonstandard incidents and outcomes, from wild storms to unusual equipment. This book, by ex-railwaymen Geoff and Ian Body, captures over 150 entertaining snippets, stories, and strange and unusual facts from an ample supply of railway curiosities.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 192
Item Height 18 mm
Item Width 149 mm
Item Weight 358 Gram
Product Dimensions 149 x 18 x 214
Publisher The History Press
Format Paperback | 192