This book focuses on activities of the Great Western Railway over
the course of a calendar year, looking at how it moved through that
12-month period, the many varied services it operated, including
not only goods and passenger traffic, but also road, marine and
other ancillary activities. The services run by the GWR relied not
only on the locomotives, rolling stock infrastructure and other
equipment owned by the company but also the work of the staff; this
book will also tell their story too, both in terms of some of the
jobs they did, and also looking at some of their varied social
activities. The book is divided into four main parts covering the
four seasons, each describing some of the main activities that took
place during the period. Between each of these are shorter sections
that describe some of the traffic handled by the company throughout
the whole year. The book includes examples of the working practices
of the GWR from the 1930s - the last decade of independence before
the war - and the 1950s. Although the GWR became part of British
Railways from 1948, the Great Western Region largely retained its
identity in the 1950s and its working routine through the year had
changed little over the years.
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