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King’s Cross Second Man

By Norman Hill

Published by Pen & Sword www.pen-and-sword.co.uk174 pages, colour, 287x224mm, hardback. £30

IN 1964, the author switched his railway career from clerical duties on the Midland Region to the motive power department at King’s Cross. He became a second man by the end of the year and set about recording his shifts over the next four years – and it is those records that have been used as the basis for this highly readable and insightful work.

The book is organised into chapters detailing different aspects of

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