Norfolk railwayman’s book on sale at Whitwell Station

The Whitwell & Reepham Railway Preservation Society has published its first book, which is now available for sale at Whitwell Station.

Mr Baker’s true-life account runs through the Second World War, the changing railway companies and his passion for steam – he now trains people to work with the engines.
The book follows Mr Baker’s journey as a young boy who wanted to be a train driver to his teens and adulthood, and recounts his stories and memories of the different engines, drivers and friends he has met while working on the railway.
Now in his late 80s, Mr Baker still has an active interest at both the North Norfolk Railway and at Whitwell Station, where he is steam superintendent and comes to steam days and looks after the crew.
He finished his hand-written manuscript more than eight years ago, but it was only published in January of this year.
The book has now sold more than 220 copies worldwide and has already been reprinted.
It is available at Whitwell Station, price £16.95, and can also be purchased from Waterstones in Norwich.

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