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- DescriptionAlthough Swindon was t the birthplace of the Great Western Railway or its headquarters (it was the manufacturing centre), it is usually the first place that comes to mind when people think of the great company of GWR. This is an in-depth social and industrial study of the conditions faced by the many thousands of working men and women and their families whose lives were controlled by the GWR from 1930-1960, the beginning of the modern period for the railway with mechanical accounting, up to the decline of the railway from 1957. Encompassing everything from pay rates and timekeeping to leisure, the effects of the Depression, working and living conditions, wartime and post-war and nationalisation changes, and featuring 100 photographs, many previously unpublished, this is a fascinating and important record of day to day life working for the industry giant of GWR.
- Author BiographyPeter Timms is a lifelong railway enthusiast who has had pieces published in Great Western Echo and Railway Collector's Journal.
- Author(s)Peter Timms
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/08/2007
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintTempus Publishing Ltd
- Content Note100
- Weight410 g
- Width172 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine10 mm
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