This beautifully written, meticulously detailed, highly engaging book is a rare treat. It evokes a vanished world of railways that achieved extraordinary things logistically while using what is by modern standards distinctly old-fashioned technology. Lifelong railwayman Terry Collins takes the reader on a journey into the heart of what working on the railways between 1962 and 1996 was like, from the days of steam, to the dawn of the modern railway age. The book is also a real eye-opener about many of the behind-the-scenes incidents the public never hears about. ‘Never a Dull Moment’ is an absolutely unforgettable book
As Terry himself says: ‘I really enjoyed working on the railways. We had our tragedies, sadly, but we also dealt with many other challenging incidents, including some bizarre ones, and when we won, against the odds, and got the trains and people moving again, it was a great feeling! I say “we” because this book is also very much about the many people in the signal boxes, Traffic Control, stations, yards and on the track, that I worked with, some of them “larger than life” characters, but almost without exception, determined to win. And we did!’
About the Author:
Terry Collins comes from a railway family. His father Arthur was a railwayman for forty-one years and met Terry’s mother Esther while she was also working for the railways. Having retired from the railways in 1996, Terry is nowadays an Anglican chaplain at a Kent hospital and a Licensed Reader at an Anglican church. As well as this, he loves writing.