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New First World War Transportation book published

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Hopefully this is the most appropriate forum section to post this in. I am a volunteer with the Moseley Railway Trust (MRT) – a railway museum based near Staffordshire, UK. For many years the trust has been publishing and selling (to the Trade & public) specialist railway books.

 

The MRT’s latest venture in this area is a joint venture with Railway Gazette International who have long since published a magazine about modern railways and the rail industry. This new venture is to reprint their 1920 special edition on (First World) War Transportation. This sponsorship arrangement has been kindly instigated to help us raise funds to prepare for our First World War museum area and to support our Tracks to the Trenches 2014 event (www.ww1-event.org) .

Back in 1920, this (then) contemporary publication would have been the first time that most readers would have become aware of the machines and techniques used to achieve the recent victory – much of it had been secret until then. Key topics covered are the vast standard gauge (also known as Broad Gauge to the railway crews) and narrow gauge railway operations – as well as the work of the lesser known Directorate of Inland Waterways and Dock operations (covering canals, harbours and train ferries).

Since 1920, copies of this special edition have been highly prized collectors’ items. We have had the original professionally scanned and enhanced, to maximise the reproduction of the many pictures. New colour covers and a foreword have been added. The book is “A4” size, and contains 160 pages - the bulk supplies have just arrived from our printers.

On the off chance that this publication is of some interest to you, I the public flyer for the book is available here. Please feel free to contact the Trust directly for any possible trade arrangements - www.mrt.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Roberts

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