Author:  Richard Maclennan
Published:  2019
Format:  Paperback, 114 pages

Status:  In Stock



The Footplate to the Boardroom Part One by Richard Maclennan. The memories and anecdotes of a 40-year service career railwayman, providing an honest and amusing insight into railway life.

The author is one of the few people who can legitimately claim to have a career starting from humble beginnings on the footplate right through to executive director and board member at one of the most successful of all train operating companies.

Part One The Footplate Years covers the authors time in Scotland during the 1980’s at the zenith of diesel locomotive workings and variety, including Class 20, 26, 27, 37, 40, 47 and 55 Deltic Locomotives. Richard Maclennan was second-man and driver on all of the classic Scottish regions locomotive types working over some of the most scenic lines in the country.

The book has 115 pages and includes many previously unpublished colour/black and white photographs.

All profits from this book will go towards the rebuilding of Whitrope Siding Signal Box.