Confessions of A Steam Age Ferroequinologist

Journeys on BR's London Midland Region Keith Widdowson. Confessions of A STEAM-AGE FERROEQUINOLOGIST KEITH WIDDOWSON Confessions of A STEAM-AGE FERROEQUINOLOGIST JOURNEYS ON BR'S.

Confessions of A Steam Age Ferroequinologist

ferroequinologist (noun) Someone who studies the ‘Iron Horse’ (i.e. trains and locomotives). From the Latin ferrus ‘iron’ and equine ‘horse’ + -logist As the British steam era drew to a close, a young Keith Widdowson set out to travel on as many steam-hauled trains as possible – documenting each journey in his notebooks. In Confessions of a Steam Age Ferroequinologist, he cracks these books open and blows off the dust. His self-imposed mission, that of riding behind as many Iron Horses as possible prior to their premature annihilation, led to hours of nocturnal travels, extended periods of inactivity in station waiting rooms, missed connections and fatigue. However, any downsides of his quest were compensated by the camaraderie found amongst a group of like-minded colleagues who congregated on such trains. This is a book that no self-respecting ferroequinologist should be without.

Confessions of a Steam Age Ferroequinologist

Chasing steam across its final years on BR's London Midland region

Confessions of a Steam Age Ferroequinologist

ferroequinologist (noun) Someone who studies the 'Iron Horse' (i.e. trains and locomotives). From the Latin ferrus 'iron' and equine 'horse' + -logistAs the British steam era drew to a close, a young Keith Widdowson set out to travel on as many steam-hauled trains as possible - documenting each journey in his notebooks. In Confessions of a Steam Age Ferroequinologist, he cracks these books open and blows off the dust.His self-imposed mission, that of riding behind as many Iron Horses as possible prior to their premature annihilation, led to hours of nocturnal travels, extended periods of inactivity in station waiting rooms, missed connections and fatigue. However, any downsides of his quest were compensated by the camaraderie found amongst a group of like-minded colleagues who congregated on such trains. This is a book that no self-respecting ferroequinologist should be without.

The Great Western Steam Retreat

Chasing the Final Steam Trains in BR's Western Region, Wales and the Welsh Marches Keith Widdowson ... on the GCR-routed 2250 Manchester Central to Marylebone (fully documented in my 2019 Confessions of a Steam-Age Ferroequinologist).

The Great Western Steam Retreat

In mid-1964, Keith Widdowson got wind that the Western Region was hell-bent on being the first to eliminate the steam locomotive on its tracks by December 1965. The 17-year-old hurriedly homed in on train services still in the hands of GWR steam power, aiming to catch runs with the last examples before their premature annihilation. The Great Western Steam Retreat recalls Widdowson’s teenage exploits, soundtracked by hits from the Beatles, the Kinks and the Rolling Stones, throughout the Western Region and former Great Western Railway lines. He documents the extreme disorder that resulted from that decision, paying tribute to the train crews who managed to meet demanding timings in the face of declining cleanliness, the poor quality of coal and the major problem of recruiting both footplate and shed staff. This book completes the author’s Steam Chase series and provides a snapshot into the comradery that characterised the final years of steam alongside the long-gone journeys that can never be recreated.

Amazing and Curious Railway Tales

GEOFF BODY AND LAN BODY KEITH WIDDOWSON THE GALLOPING SAUSAGE TRAIN " CURIOSITIES REAL RAILWAY T'ALES Confessions of A STEAM - AGE FERROEQUINOLOGIST JOURNEYS ON BRS LONDON MIDLANO REGION GEOFF BODY AND BILL PARKER NICOLAS WHEATLEY FINAL ...

Amazing and Curious Railway Tales

Who won in a race between a train and a pigeon? How can you warn bats to leave a railway tunnel? Before the era of the car, which railway company carried the most prisoners? Colin G. Maggs has collected all of these answers – and more! – in Amazing and Curious Railway Tales, a compendium of stories, curiosities and little-known facts about Britain’s railways.

The Great Western Steam RetreatThe Great Western Steam Retreat

One man's personal travelogue of his journeys throughout BR's Western Region, Wales and the Welsh Marches during the final months of steam

The Great Western Steam RetreatThe Great Western Steam Retreat

One man's personal travelogue of his journeys throughout BR's Western Region, Wales and the Welsh Marches during the final months of steam