The Railway Man

Heisinfuriated by their pettiness but unable to tell them the truth of what he had
been through. Like most veterans of the Death Railway he stayed silent. That is,
he stayed silent in the daytime. His nights were filled with rages and nightmares.

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409087875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty years after the terrible events, he was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is a story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.

The Railway Man A POW s Searing Account of War Brutality and Forgiveness

To the west of Nong Pladuk near Ban Pong the single track divides in two; the
line on the left is the old main line to the south, which ends at Singapore; the line
to the right is the proper beginning of the Burma-Siam Railway. It looks peaceful ...

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039334407X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A World War II British prisoner of war tells of the brutal treatment he endured during his captivity at the hands of Japanese soldiers and how, fifty years later, he met and forgave the Japanese man involved in his torture.

The Railway Age

Pawnee , Neb . , has only 20 railway men within its borders , but 18 of these are
members of the sound money club there . A Railway Men's Sound Money Club
was organizerl in Saginaw , Mich . , October 24 , with 250 charter members .

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The Railway News

A very young man , he then entered service results , the negotiations were futile ,
their rupture was big with in the storekeeper's office of the Manchester and Leeds
Rail events . The Sheffield , foiled for the nonce , consolidated its way , the ...

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Railway Pamphlets

RAILWAY MEN IN POLITICS . 87 in the open market . Its appointees were
selected purely upon their qualifications for the service . Its promotions came only
from merit , and all pressure of every kind upon the political action of the
employees ...

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Railway Signal

Ninety per cent . of the Railway - men of England were teetotallers . There were
260 branches in the United Kingdom , to reach 390 , 000 Railway - men , which ,
with their wives and families , amounted to over 1 , 000 , 000 souls . In England ...

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The Railway Station Man

hear the crash of the waves and the grinding of the stones as they drag along the
beach. About two miles out of the village on the side of this same hill is the
railway station. Since the closure of the railway in 1940 the square stone house
had ...

Author: Jennifer Johnston

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497646464

Category: Fiction

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Seeking solace in the wake of her husband’s death, a woman embarks on a new life on the Irish coast, where her mysterious new neighbor offers a rekindled sense of happiness, however short-lived Helen moved to a small ocean-side village for the isolation—to be alone with the waves, birds, and changing seasons. Newly widowed, she spends her days painting in her glass-walled studio atop a hillside on Ireland’s northwest coast. From her perch she can study the rocks and dunes of the land sloping into the sea, the fishing boats rocking in the tide, and the railway station, abandoned for forty years, now being refurbished by Roger, an Englishman and veteran of the Second World War. Her friendship with Roger develops slowly, but in tandem with her growing affection for him is an intractable suspicion over his past. As the Troubles continue to settle over Ireland, Helen experiences sparks of happiness with Roger. Meanwhile, her son Jack, a radical living in Dublin, is increasing his involvement with an impassioned group of Irish guerillas, unwittingly setting in motion a series of events that lead to a shocking conclusion for both him and his mother.

Burma Railway Man

Two Japanese engineering regiments totalling 12,000 men controlled the
construction, often with extreme brutality and, at best, indifference to the plight of
their unwilling workers. At any cost, the railway had to be completed in the time-
span ...

Author: Charles Steel

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473826608

Category: History

Page: 192

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Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter to his new bride as means of keeping in touch with her in his mind, for the Japanese forbade all writing of letters and diaries. By the time he was liberated 3 1/2 years later, he had written and hidden some 180 letters, to which were added a further 20 post-liberation letters. Part love-letter, part diary these unique letters intended for Louise's eyes only describe the horror of working as a slave on the Burma - Siam Railway and, in particular, the construction of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. It is also an uplifting account of how man can rise above adversity and even secretly get back at his captors by means of 'creative accounting'!. Now, we can share the appalling and inspiring experiences of this remarkable man.

The Science of Railways

J. C. STUBBS , Third Vice - President Southern Pacific Railway Company , San
Francisco , Cal . , writes : “ No young man in the railroad service , with the
intention of pursuing that branch of commerce as a profession , can better equip
himself ...

Author: Marshall Monroe Kirkman

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Forty Years on the Rail

of one of the railway men ' s associations in an annual speech , “ who dare try to
fathom it ? Go ask the lonely widows throughout our lanıl . Go ask the thousands
of orphan children , clinging fondly to their widowed mother , and the dear little ...

Author: Charles B. George

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Page: 262

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Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way

There is every reason why lazy workmen should oppose its introduction , but no
reason why the men who are willing and capable of doing their work should
object to it in the least . " PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY RAILWAY JOURNAL ...

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The Railway Agent and Station Agent

A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Interests of Ticket and Freight Agents and the
Traffic Departments of the Railway ... secretary ; Executive Committee , H . W .
Cannon , E . H Harriman , D . S . La D . H . Speer . a former railroad man has a ...

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Proceedings of the Railway Traffic Convention

Certain lines of goods were charged $ 1.50 per 100 pounds to Chicago . The
merchants united in strong remonstrances to the railroad company , but to no
avail . A certain railroad man suggested that perhaps the Grand Trunk of Canada
could ...

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The Railway Engineer

Thus both men were necessarily occupied in looking back and not ahead , and
they were unaware of the junction signal in front having been pulled off for them .
Driver Hackett had apparently never previously been called upon to run on to the
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Author: Lawrence Saunders

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Railroad Men

You will not have very much more comfort; but you are likely to have a good deal
of seclusion, which is sometimes worth much. There is nothing like the palace
cars and sleeping cars of America. The railway men of Burma are of many races.

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Railway Journal

In speaking of the merits of this system , President Ripley of that road , says : “
Competent and energetic workmen are not the PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY men
who complain of the piece work system . It is a RAILWAY JOURNAL
PUBLISHING ...

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Commercial Valuation of Railway Operating Property in the United States 1904

The distribution of railway values among states is in degrees of physical
condition , density of traffic , and some ... a state is a part well - known railway
man who has long had the reputation of being a student of railway problems : of
the total ...

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Parliamentary Debates

It is said that very easy thing , indeed , for any set of men , certain needy
commercial men have vir or for any man , to ... Many years ago , a well - known If
we are going to regard the railways as a railway man , Mr. John Anderson , was
the ...

Author: Victoria. Parliament

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Dow s Dictionary of Railway Quotations

I don't take any stock in that twaddle about working for the good of anybody but
ourselves. I continue to run the 'limited ... nearly forty years been used as
indicative of the railway man's attitude towards his patrons.'' the public want the
train, why ...

Author: Andrew Dow

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882920

Category: Reference

Page: 354

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Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American—Acts of Parliament, poetry, songs, journals, advertisements, obituaries, novels, histories, plays, films, office memoranda, speeches, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, and private documents and conversations. Here Andrew Dow records remarkable, memorable words—from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword. Dow's Dictionary will inform and captivate railway enthusiasts along with readers interested in railway architecture, engineering, geography, and history.

Railway Man

Whilst the return to Bickle signal boxwasaneventof great import, it was but one of
many to occur after leaving school. Another ... Ididnot deliberately shun the
railway, for I wouldstill visitDan Pattersonfrom time totime at Bickle signalbox, and
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Author: Mitchell Deaver

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477299726

Category: Transportation

Page: 246

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Railway Man begins with author Mitchell Deaver paying a nostalgic visit to Bickle signal box, base of boyhood adventures described in his first book Railway Boy. Shortly after, he leaves rural Yorkshire for life in the big cities. It is 1968. Railway Man describes the emotionally devastating draw-down of steam traction on British Railways. Three steam sheds remain: Carnforth, Lostock Hall and Rose Grove. The end comes when the last steam train runs on 11th August. The total steam ban is unbearable. Mitchell Deaver's brainchild, the Return to Steam Committee, tries to get steam back on British Railways. In 1980 Mitchell Deaver achieves a boyhood dream and becomes a signalman on the busy North London Line. Railway Man describes the realities of operating a mechanical signal box, one that is open continuously. Life as a signalman is not without incident. A mischievous letter prompts a visit from senior management. Signal box operations degenerate into a scene from the Marx Brothers. A signalmen's night out turns into a baffling conspiracy. In this true story set in the cities of Birmingham, Liverpool and London and spanning two decades, Railway Man describes a monumental battle between, on one side, Mitchell Deaver's love of railways and, on the other, forces that try to draw him elsewhere. Which side wins?