Stenlake Publishing - Lawson Billinton – A Career Cut Short

Lawson Billinton - A Career Cut Short

Author : Klaus Marx
ISBN : 9780853616610
Cover : paperback
Price : £13.95

Lawson Billinton, the last of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway’s locomotive engineers, proved a fine craftsman over the twelve years of his reign at Brighton. Unfortunately, the First World War intervened drastically to restrict his output to just 34 new build locomotives.

But it was his period of military service abroad that revealed the true character of the man who was able to meet every challenging situation, whether Bolshevik bullies or agitators amongst his own company’s workforce.

Arriving at a promotional dead-end at the ‘Big Four’ Grouping in 1923, he elected in retirement to live the life of a country squire and devote himself to family and friends, even building his own garden railway.

A5 format, 192 pages, over 150 photographs / plans etc.

Lawson Billinton - A Career Cut Short

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