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Swindon Works

The Legend

By (author) Rosa Matheson
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 28th Apr 2016
Dimensions: w 130mm h 204mm d 18mm
Weight: 315g
ISBN-10: 0750966246
ISBN-13: 9780750966245
Barcode No: 9780750966245
Synopsis
The age of steam is past, the heyday of Swindon Works is long gone - but the legend lives on. What made the Great Western Railway's Swindon Works iconic? Was it its worldwide reputation; perhaps its profound impact in shaping the new town of Swindon; or that it melded those who worked there into one big family? In a new and exciting format, this book, by popular railway historian Rosa Matheson, helps explain why the never-ending love story endures. With big facts and fascinating stories, it is a must read not only for ex-Works employees and their families, nor just for GWR fans and railway enthusiasts, but also for any newcomer seeking to find a good way into railway history. ROSA MATHESON is Swindon's best-known railway author. A long-time enthusiast of Swindon Works, GWR and women's railway history, she has written a number of books and articles on these topics.

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