The War Office, Quartermaster-General, London 1942. Hardcover 8vo (8.5" tall). Good condition. Light edge & corner wear/bumping, sticker residue one upper corner, small tears spine ends. Internal pages snug - small stamp on endpage & partial paper split at spine indside rear cover. 27 fold-out diagrams at rear. A small number of pen markings were noted (quite minor) , one or two earmarks & occasional light wrinkling of pages. Age tanning to pages. Fold-out plates have occasional small tears/creasing. Appears 3 pages were clipped out between diagram 26 & 27 - don't know what these may have been. Also, plate 19 has been removed. B/w illustrations. 238 pages plus plates.
Main Headings: The Railway Line of Communication; Railway Capacity; Organization & duties of Operating Personnel on Military Railways; Operating Control; Train Working, Time Tables; Rolling Stock Distribution; Station, Yard & Depot Layouts; Signals & Block Working; Steam Locomotives; Oil Burning Locomotives; Diesel Locomotives; Locomotive running & shed work; Rolling Stock; Rolling Stock Mtnce; Ambulance Trains; Operating duties in connection with the handling of Freight and Personnel; Accidents & Breakdowns; Reports, Statistics, Records & Returns.
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