There's never a dull moment in this entertaining collection of experiences as Geoff Body and Bill Parker present often hilarious highlights from the careers of railwaymen around Britain over the last fifty years. Featuring daring robberies, royal visits, lost passengers, bomb scares, coffins, circus trains and ladies of the night, it chronicles both successes and disasters, with accounts of moving a farm and a circus, 245 miles of marooned railway, footplate adventures, animal capers and many equally fascinating subjects.
Geoff Body and Bill Parker both enjoyed long careers on the railways and they have brought together this assortment of memories from all parts of the country. Signal Box Coming Up, Sir! is an entertaining and instructive journey for anyone with an interest in life on the railways.
Geoff Body worked in the railway industry from 1945 to 1976 and has been writing on railways and canals ever since. He has written a great number of books and articles over the years, including "Railway Oddities" for The History Press, and his interests include music, modelling and local history. He lives in Weston-super-Mare. Bill Parker's 39-year railway career began at Doncaster in 1945 and progressed through to Divisional Manager at Kings Cross. Bill is also musical director for several operatic societies, a member of Cambridge Philharmonic Chorus, a church organist and a fell walker.