This book is in very good condition, the dust jacket is present, and in very good condition apart from slight fading on the spine, light edgewear and price clipping. Inside the pages are clean and unmarked.
Richard Hardy's autobiography, Steam in the Blood, was not a textbook dealing with technical, operating and commercial matters but the story of the deeds of railwaymen, written from the heart. It gave pleasure to many, portraying a brotherhood that transcended the barriers of rank and position, whilst maintaining a mutual respect. Richard Hardy's career spanned not only a crucial time of transition but it extended over the widest range of working relationships, from footplate to boardroom, in this country and in France, inside railways as well as outside them. This sequel to the extremely popular Steam in the Blood retraces some of the path of that earlier book, with new thoughts and anecdotes, but also covers the last 20 years of the authors service, when his railway experience widened still further, and he became more involved in public life.