The Great Western Society (ePub)
A Tale of Endeavour and Success
This book tells the story of one of Britain's most successful heritage railway projects. Formed in 1960, The Great Western Society was founded by a group of school boys who wanted to save a Great Western Tank locomotive and an auto trailer.
Today that original project has blossomed into the best collection of Great western rolling stock and locomotives in the world.
This is the story of the Society and its members, who have made this possible.
A well illustrated account of the GWS from its early days to the present day, with lists of the locomotives and rolling stock in the Society’s care. Recommended.West Somerset Railway Association
This book tells the story of one of Britain's most successful heritage rail projects. Formed in 1960, The Great Western Society was founded by a group of schoolchildren who wanted to save a Great Western Tank locomotive and its trailer. Today that original project has become the best collection of rolling stock and locomotives of the Great Western in the world. This is the story of the Society and its members, who have made it possible.Unes Cuantos Trenes Blog, Jorge del Valle
One of the few existing books that deals with a railway issue that is not given enough importance, that of associations of friends of the railway. In its pages you will travel through the history of one of the most important associations of the railway world, from its simple beginnings until you reach the Railway Center of Didcot. All this thanks to a very pleasant text and excellent photographs. A book highly recommended for all railway enthusiasts, especially those belonging to the associations of railway friends.
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