The Galloping Sausage

The Galloping Sausage

150 Steam Railway Events and Stories

Geoff Body, Ian Body

$2.99

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The formative years of Britain’s railway network produced a host of ideas, activities and characters, quite a few of which now seem not only highly unusual, but sometimes little short of ridiculous. Weird schemes and designs, extravagant behaviour, reckless competition and larger-than-life characters all featured in the genuine struggle of the railway system to evolve. While the dawning of regulation and common sense brought about more uniform and responsible practices, factors like the weather and the innate complexity of railway operation continued to produce a stream of nonstandard incidents and outcomes, from wild storms to unusual equipment.This book, by ex-railwaymen Geoff and Ian Body, captures over 150 entertaining snippets, stories, and strange and unusual facts from an ample supply of railway curiosities.


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Geoff Body:
Geoff Body worked in the railway industry from 1945 to 1976 and has been writing on railways ever since. He has written a great number of books and articles over the years, including Railway Oddities and Signal Box Coming Up, Sir! Ian Body is Geoff's son and is also an ex-railwayman.


Geoff Body worked in the railway industry from 1945 to 1976 and has been writing on railways ever since. He has written a great number of books and articles over the years, including Railway Oddities and Signal Box Coming Up, Sir! Ian Body is Geoff's son and is also an ex-railwayman.

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