I have just completed a new proofreading project for Crecy Publishing, this being on a reprint of two well-known railway books about the now-closed Somerset and Dorset (S&D) Railway. The manuscript concerned was a combined edition of two books previously written by former S&D footplateman Peter Smith. Mr Smith worked on the line as both a fireman and driver from 1953 to 1963. The first part was an overview of his own career, whilst the second was a more general look at the S&D, telling many anecdotes of things that went on ‘behind the scenes’. A very enjoyable read, and one which the new edition should enhance.