Alan Jones

Railway Tales

Railway Tales is a recording of stories about the people who inhabited a country railway line in the 1930’s. Written by John Jacques, it captures beautifully the atmosphere and the characters clearly come from his memories as a young boy starting work on the railways.

Meet Treacle and his dog Fred, Owd Sawdust, Jobber, The Ganger, The  Lad and Sir Joshuah Crabtree-Bough

It is charming, funny and an insight into times past, with characters who appeal through their eccentricities and a simple outlook on life. It is a fascinating insight into their working practices.

Railway Tales was produced by the late Malcolm Curtis who gave me the great pleasure of recording them. I think they are something of a minor classic.

Please click here to listen to Treacle and Fred      

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