Electric Pioneer

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books is a biography of Alfred Raworth, a name perhaps not familiar to many people, but a person who was the mastermind behind the expansion of the third-rail electrification of the former Southern Railway from 1923 to 1939. Author Peter Steer has clearly carried out much detailed research and has written a worthy tribute to Mr Raworth, an electrical engineer of great ability who was able to create a network which to this day makes up a large proportion of all the railway passenger journeys undertaken on the modern system. Mr Steer sets Mr Raworth’s life and work in the context of what was going on with the railway at a given time. The result is a worthy story, which gives Mr Raworth his rightful place in modern railway history.

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