Title: Great Western Railway Track Topics: A Book of Railway Engineering For Boys of All Ages
Edited By: John Christopher
Publisher: Amberly Books
Size: 12.5cm x 19.5cm, 288 pages
Originally published in 1935 - the year of the GWR's centenary - Track Topics is the ultimate railway book for 'boys of all ages'. Packed with the sort of fascinating detail covering the building and maintenance of the railway not found elsewhere, it is faithfully reproduced in its entirety in this special facsimile edition.
Illustrated with over 200 photographs and diagrams, it includes a new introduction by Brunel expert John Christopher plus a supplement section to bring the topics bang up to date.
'The most interesting of all the GWR books...Track Topics is packed with precious nuggets of useful and insightful information, much of it from a time when the railway was making the difficult transition from its Victorian origins to the fast-changing needs of the twentieth century.'