Railways and Recollections (BOK)

Chris Harris

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The year started with the resignation of Sir Anthony Eden as Prime Minister following the Suez crisis of the previous year. Harold Macmillan, who prior to the nationalisation of the railways in 1948 had been a director of the Great Western Railway, became Prime Minister on 11 January. On the railways Simeon T. Webb, Casey Jones' fireman on the fateful 'Cannonball Express' in April 1900 passed away in Memphis at the age of 83. Nearer to home, the new numbering system was introduced whereby diesel locomotives carried a 'D' prefix and electrics an 'E' prefix, and 3rd Class was phased out, leaving just 1st and 2nd.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Chris Harris
ISBN 9781857942910
Antall sider 48 Dimensjoner 16,4cm x 23,2cm x 0,8cm
Vekt 41 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Trains & railways: general interest