Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ken Issitt

Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ken Issitt year 2012
  • Book name: Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam
  • Author: Ken Issitt
  • Release date: 2012/3/2
  • Publisher: THE HISTORY PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780752480435
  • Rating: 8.79 of 10
  • Votes: 212
  • Review by: Ezequiel Foust
  • Review rating: 9.64 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/2
  • Total pages: 144
  • Includes a PDF summary of 11 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Remembering the romance of a bygone era, with all the dirt, grime and risks the job entailed!Fast train fireman Ken Issitt worked on the footplate from the late 1940s to 1960, experiencing firing some of the greatest locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Coltimore and Blink Bonney. The work was hard and conditions were tough but little did Ken know at the time that he was experiencing the last years of steam; he would never have imagined the romantic associations the period evokes today. Through a number of short accounts the past comes vividly to life, via short stories about train crashes, pea-soup fogs, and fires going out. From the beginning of a shift, donning overalls and making up a packing, and from shunting in the marshalling yard to flying along with an express train at 80mph, Ken Issitt describes what life on the footplate was like across the final years of steam, his tales beautifully brought to life by Chris Bates's charming pen and ink illustrations.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H11M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Transport Industries, Trains & Railways, Literary Essays, Railway Transport Industries, Railway Technology, Engineering & Trades
  • Available formats: PDF, WORD, RB, AZW, LIT, DOC, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, 7Z, TAR.7Z
  • Download servers: Torrent, Dropbox, Hotfile, Racaty, Torlock, Depositfiles, 4Shared, Microsoft OneDrive, Uploaded
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.84 USD
  • Dimensions: 138x216x12.7mm
  • Weight: 181.44g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Stroud, United Kingdom
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