An engaging and at times light-hearted insight into the pursuit of locomotive haulage in the 1990s. Winners & Losers: Loco Bashing Tales from the 1990s recalls the travels and adventures of Andy Chard, a young man from Northern England with a passion for locomotive haulage.
The tales are brought to life with well-researched data on locomotive workings, as well as historic, social and railway-related information from the time. There are plenty of photographs which complement and elaborate on the tales told.
This book follows on from Andy’s earlier work featuring his exploits in the 1980s, continuing the story through Andy’s University years and beyond. Adult life afforded a new freedom and new opportunities for locomotive haulage, giving rise to many of the adventures found within.
Winners & Losers: Loco Bashing Tales from the 1990s will either take the reader back to the days when loco-hauled trains were common across Britain, or introduce the era when the trains on Britain’s rail network were very different to those of today.