Mechanical signalling is now in its last years. A few pockets survive, arguably the largest concentration being at Worcester.
Despite its history, much of what goes on in a traditional signalbox is unknown to modern railway managers, who seem to prefer the isolated comfort of relay and computer based panels.
This new volume is an exiting work, wonderfully written and describing how the old has not only managed to survive the new but in many ways has proved more resilient.
It pulls no punches, the modern era is not exactly bathed in glory, but it does recount one man's attempt to beat the system and in the process highlight the deficiencies associated with the modern age.
Compelling and informative reading.