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

Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam Audiobook download free by Ken Issitt
  • Listen audiobook: Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam
  • Author: Ken Issitt
  • Release date: 2012/7/13
  • Publisher: THE HISTORY PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780752480435
  • Rating: 8.47 of 10
  • Votes: 477
  • Review by: Zoe South
  • Review rating: 8.41 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/18
  • Duration: 1H46M59S in 256 kbps (28.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-04
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AIFF, WAV, WMA, FLAC, MP3, MPEG4 (compression ZIP, ARJ, RAR, ALZ, CBR)
  • Total pages original book: 144
  • Includes a PDF summary of 11 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 8M20S (2.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Essays, Railway Transport Industries, Transport Industries, Trains & Railways, Railway Technology, Engineering & Trades
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  • 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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