A Soldier with Railways (A. A. Mains)

A Soldier with Railways (A. A. Mains) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography section. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

Chippenham: Picton Publishing, 1994, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: Colonel Tony Mains was a Regular Officer of the 9th Gurkhas and has been a Railway Enthusiast from the age of nine. This book covers his journeys and dealings with railways in India, Iraq, Syria and Burma from 1934 to 1953. He has travelled on such diverse trains as the famous P & O, Taurus Expresses, Frontier Mail and the Deccan Queen, as well as the narrow gauge Kalka-Simla, Zhob Valley and Darjeeling-Himalayan lines. His experiences included passport control on the Taurus, policing Rangoon station during the evacuation and combating sabotage on the railways in Assam; he was nearly snowed up in a narrow gauge train in Baluchistan. All this is accompanied by details of railways, locomotives, rolling stock, signaling and operating methods.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 173 pages. Index. 8½” x 6″.

Advertisements

About BookLovers of Bath

The world's leading book dealer in Peasedown St. John.
This entry was posted in BookLovers of Bath: The Shop! and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s