The Autobiography of a Rail Fan

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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Heart of Albion Press (19 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1872883834
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872883830

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As a boy at the start of the twentieth century, Jim Hamilton grew up in the heyday of railways. By the age of three he was in love with steam locomotives. He enthusiastically compared the different competing rail companies that flourished around his home in Nottingham: the Great Central, the Great Northern, North Western and his favourite because its engines were painted red – the Midland. His interest was greatly aided and abetted by The Railway Magazine, which rapidly became his preferred reading.

He recounts his varied life in a lively style that intrigues and entertains.