Edited by Bill Prebble
Starting as a cleaner at Auckland in 1925, Ces worked his way around New Zealand seeking better wages and promotion, working his way up through the ranks from cleaner, to fireman and eventually first-class engine driver. He recounts with interest his time living at the various towns and cities, working on both isolated sections, branch lines and on main trunk trains. Told with passion are many of his memorable footplate escapades on both North and South Island lines. This book is well illustrated with images of the period, many taken by the author while working on the job.