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AHEAD DANGER and other tales of Didcot railwaymen

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ISBN:9781857945355, Softback, 128 Pages.

The book begins and ends with gripping accounts of two railway accidents that took place at Appleford Crossing signal box, just north of Didcot, in November 1942, during harsh wartime conditions, and again in September 1952. Both events emphasise how a momentary loss of concentration can result in death and destruction, despite the legendary diligence of railway staff.
Wartime conditions are again the setting for descriptions of the laying out of Moreton marshalling yard, east of Didcot, to handle the heavy traffic arising from the conflict, and the arrival of the 'Lend-Lease' US Army 'S160' 2-8-0 locomotives, several of which were allocated to Didcot and Reading to assist with the war effort.

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