Publications

Our current publications are:

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A Hundred Years of Speed with Safety (second edition)
OS Nock [eds. Stuart Angill, John Francis, Mark Glover & Mike Stone]
ISBN 978-0-9567362-1-5

240 pages, more than 270 photographs, 280mm x 210mm format, RRP £14.95

Published by polunnio.

The original and definitive historical text giving the history of WB&S between 1881 and 1981. OS Nock was an outstanding and prolific railway historian, but he was also Chief Mechanical Engineer at Westinghouse – writing this centenary history in 1981. The book was not published at the time, but 25 years later it was revised and augmented by a comprehensive selection of images, complementing this important and authoritive text.

The editorial team consisted of three Fellows of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, and the then-Curator of Chippenham Museum & History Centre, who have worked together to bring many of the more detailed engineering concepts to life through a range of 46 explanatory boxes, many diagrams and over 270 photographs.

Major differences between the 2014 second edition and the 2006 original include:

  • Larger format, 280mm x 210mm, 240 pages
  • More than 70 new photographs from the Westinghouse archives – now over 280 photos!!
  • New section on the early railway history of Chippenham written by Mike Stone
  • New epilogue outlining the successor companies still trading today
  • Additional explanatory text boxes (now 46 of them!!) and footnotes
  • Amendments and corrections throughout
  • Expanded indexes

Earlier publications now out of print:

Westinghouse Brake & Signal in Chippenham inPhotographs, 1894 to 1981

Mark Glover, ISBN 978-0-9567362-0-8
96 pages, more than 170 photographs, RRP £7.95
Published by polunnio, December 2010.

This remarkable photographic record illustrates the efforts, innovation and working conditions of the thousands of dedicated staff that have spent their careers on the Chippenham site. For the first time, over 170 photographs have been brought together in one volume, with subjects ranging from the earliest activities of Evans O’Donnell in the 1890s to the technological advances of WB&S in the late 20th Century.

Now out of print.

 

A Hundred Years of Speed with Safety (first edition)
OS Nock [eds. Stuart Angill, John Francis, Mark Glover & Mike Stone]
ISBN 978-0-946418-51-9
258 pages, more than 150 photographs, RRP £12.95
Published by Hobnob Press, December 2006

Now out of print

 

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