Adrian Vaughan was born in Reading in January 1941 and grew up closely in touch with the GWR and its nationalised successor. He was a volunteer porter at Challow station from 1953 to 1956, during which time he learned how to drive a steam engine and work a signal box. In 1960, after 41/2 years in the army, he joined the staff of Challow and became a signalman at Uffington a few months later. He was a signalman for fourteen years and an amateur footplateman for six. He produced his first book on his beloved railway in 1971 and has produced over thirty books to date.
`This trilogy is a storehouse of signalling stories... In short,
excellent read and a memorable record'. * Railway & Canal
Historical Society *
'For any signalling enthusiast who has not already read them, they are a `must', and will be a source of fascination to other railway enthusiasts.' * Stephenson Locomotive Society Journal *