Crewe Locomotive Works and Its Men (Brian Reed) soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Newton Abbot, London & North Pomfret: David & Charles, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd impression, first edition 1982. Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Maps; Tables; References; Plans;
From the cover: Crewe, the largest locomotive and allied-product factory associated with British Railways, and the largest railway-owned works during 140 years, turned out in its time on a large scale apart from several thousand locomotives at least 60 non-locomotive products exclusive of armaments and armoured fighting vehicles. It grew up with attached legends and falsities worthy of Baron Munchausen, and which still cling to it like barnacles, largely because four out of its five successive owners published them as official through sheer carelessness and disinterest.
In unravelling fact from fiction this book not only gives salient historical facts from contemporary inside and outside records, but provides an account of works and town development (for Crewe was the railway town above all others…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little browned at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Transport Rail catalogue?