Tracks Across the Veldt - Memoirs of a Rhodesia Railwayman 1950-1976, by Sam Wright

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Tracks Across the Veldt - Memoirs of a Rhodesia Railwayman 1950-1976, by Sam Wright
Tracks Across the Veldt - Memoirs of a Rhodesia Railwayman 1950-1976, by Sam Wright

Book published by Woodfield in 2006, 266 pages. A4 size softback (N4460)

From the rear side cover: Serving overseas in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War as a Beaufighter navigator... and serving postwar as a Navigating Officer with BOAC (which took him to South Africa and the Far East) gave Sam Wright a taste for 'far away places', and so when he noticed a newspaper advert announcing that Rhodesia Railways were looking for staff he immediately responded. It was to lead to 26 years of adventures in one of the most remarkable countires in the world

From dull and dreary Britain Sam and his family moved to what they considered a veritable garden of Eden, with delightful people and wonderful scenery, the High Veldt with its crisp and puire air, and the Lowe veldt with its bountiful crops and remarkable wildlife.

Starting off at small wayside railway stations in the bush, none with little more than the basic amenities, Sam soon became a Station Manager and relished the job of controlling the trains over the mostly single line system. All the locomotives were steam powered and in this book he vividly describes the pleasure and excitement of handling these snorting monsters of the track!

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound - the book looks like it has never been read! Please note their is a very small amount of 'waving' (slight undulations across the pages) to the inside pages throughout, from where the book has been stoted flat on the shelves

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