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The Galloping Sausage and Other Train Curiosities: 150 Steam Railway Events and Stories Paperback – 4 Jan. 2016
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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.
- Publisher : The History Press (4 Jan. 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0750965932
- ISBN-13 : 978-0750965934
- Dimensions : 15.6 x 1.52 x 23.39 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 18,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 July 2020
My dad doesn't really read except the paper but he's obsessed with trains as he used to work on them when he was a young man and often harks back to those days of his youth as a fireman. I bought him this during lockdown and he seemed to love it and was engaged with the individual stories. So ideal for men that don't really read novels but you would like something to entertain them whilst you prepare dinner
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2019
A book of unusual facts and oddities of the railways. Not particularly well written but ok to dip into when one has a few spare minutes. Printed on what I would say is low quality paper and in my opinion, not worth the full cover price.
5 people found this helpful