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Join the driver and fireman on the footplate of a locomotive. Stand behind a range of levers in a signal box or be one of a gang working on the permanent way sweating in the summer heat or shivering after heavy snow. This book brings us memories of the lost days of railway life and Bill Mitchell treats the reader to stories gathered over the years
W. R. Mitchell, MBE, Hon D. Litt, and author of over 200 books sadly died in 2015 and this was his penultimate book, and indeed the last he actually saw from the press before he passed away. He, began work as a journalist at the Craven Herald and was for many years editor of two magazines - The Dalesman (Yorkshire) and Cumbria (the Lake Counties). Mitchell's honorary degree was awarded by the University of Bradford. In 2007, the outdoor Writers' and Photographers' Guild presented him with their major Golden Eagle award. He was said to be one of the founding fathers of outdoor writing.