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Sleep No More

(1948)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Railway disasters are almost always the result of human fallibility - a single mistake by an engine driver, guard or signalman, or some lack of communication between them - and it is in the contrast between the trivial error and its terrible consequence that the drama of the railway accident lies. First published in 1955, and the result of Rolt's careful investigation and study of the verbatim reports and findings by H.M. Inspectorate of Railways, this book was the first work to record the history of railway disasters, and it remains the classic account. It covers every major accident on British railways between 1840 and 1957 which resulted in a change in railway working practice, and reveals the evolution of safety devices and methods which came to make the British railway carriage one of the safest ways of transport in the world. This new edition uses the 1966 revised edition - the last produced by Rolt himself - and combines this with a new selection of photographs. Introduction by Jack Simmons.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

January 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sleep No More: Twelve Stories of the Supernatural
Author(s): L T C Rolt
ISBN: 1-899562-09-5 / 978-1-899562-09-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ash-Tree P.
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November 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sleep No More: Railway, Canal and Other Stories of the Supernatural
Author(s): L T C Rolt
ISBN: 0-85527-023-3 / 978-0-85527-023-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Branch Line
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November 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lines of Character. A steam age of evocation
Author(s): L T C Rolt, Patrick Whitehouse
ISBN: 0-901759-57-0 / 978-0-901759-57-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Branch Line
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sleep No More
Author(s): Rolt
ISBN: 0-7524-5577-X / 978-0-7524-5577-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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May 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sleep No More: Railway, Canal and Other Stories of the Supernatural (Pocket Classics S.)
Author(s): L T C Rolt
ISBN: 0-7509-1157-3 / 978-0-7509-1157-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: SLEEP NO MORE
Author(s): L T C Rolt
Publisher: Christopher Roden/Ash-Tree Press
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