Harold Gasson s Steam Days

Harold Gasson. During this time I did not see much of engines, except for one visit to Neath and then Barry Dock Shed. Somehow this seemed different from the brand new Shed I had known at Didcot, but then I suppose I was too busy ...

Author: Harold Gasson

Publisher: Crecy

ISBN: 9781800350243

Category: Transportation

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When Harold Gasson first put pen to paper more than forty years ago, it was at a time when there was a growing resurgence of interest in the steam railway. Three of his books described his life as a fireman based at Didcot shed from the early 1940s. Firing Days was followed by Footplate Days and then Nostalgia Days. Finally, after Harold had forsaken the footplate for the signal box, came the final instalment, Signalling Days. All were eagerly sought after at the time for they described the railway readers wanted to hear about, providing a nostalgic perspective which could be enjoyed from the comfort of one’s arm chair. Out of print for several decades, all four books have now been reprinted and are available together for the first time complete with a new set of illustrations. The steam engines and most of the mechanical signal boxes of Harold’s working days may have been long consigned to history but in these well-written and enjoyable books they are brought vividly back to life for a new audience to enjoy as well for those who recall his era for whom these tales will reawaken treasured memories.
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Harold Gasson s Steam Days

The steam engines and most of the mechanical signal boxes of Harold_s working days may have been long consigned to history but in these well-written and enjoyable books they are brought vividly back to life for a new audience to enjoy as ...

Author: Harold Gasson

Publisher: Crecy

ISBN: 9781800350144

Category: Transportation

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When Harold Gasson first put pen to paper more than forty years ago, it was at a time when there was a growing resurgence of interest in the steam railway. Three of his books described his life as a fireman based at Didcot shed from the early 1940s. Firing Days was followed by Footplate Days and then Nostalgia Days. Finally, after Harold had forsaken the footplate for the signal box, came the final instalment, Signalling Days. All were eagerly sought after at the time for they described the railway readers wanted to hear about, providing a nostalgic perspective which could be enjoyed from the comfort of one’s arm chair. Out of print for several decades, all four books have now been reprinted and are available together for the first time complete with a new set of illustrations. The steam engines and most of the mechanical signal boxes of Harold’s working days may have been long consigned to history but in these well-written and enjoyable books they are brought vividly back to life for a new audience to enjoy as well for those who recall his era for whom these tales will reawaken treasured memories.
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The Railway Magazine

... Firing Days , Reminiscences of a Gt Western Oct. 3rd 1921 pb £ 3.00 S. Greer and B. Morrison £ 7.95 Fireman - Harold Gasson ... 1950-1954 £ 8.95 Western Fireman - Harold Gasson £ 2.65 A Pictorial Record of BR Standard Steam volume 2 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015013031847

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The Autobiography of the Working Class

Only brief mention is made of matters unrelated to work , with the text almost entirely devoted to describing his work on the footplate of steam locomotives . 307 GASSON , Harold , Footplate Days : More Reminiscences of a Great Western ...

Author: John Burnett

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105040004272

Category: Autobiographies

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Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105211445213

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