The 8D Association

Journey of a Railway Signalman

by Tony Cook

8D member Tony Cook worked on the railways from 1947 through to 1994, starting as a box lad with the LMS at the age of 16. Throughout his career he worked many boxes within the 8D area ranging from the humble British Alkali box on the Low Level line through to Warrington Bank Quay powerbox on the West Coast main line. In his book Journey of a Railway Signalman he shares his wealth of knowledge regarding signalling practices along with everyday encounters with some of the characters he worked alongside on the railways, often with hilarious results.


The hardback copy of this fascinating insight into the post-war era of British Railways is now available to purchase, with 340 pages, over 400 photographs and 56 diagrams. It is a credit to Tony's drive and determination that, this self published masterpiece, gains the recognition that it thoroughly deserves. The 8D Association wishes Tony every success with his publication.

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