John Neville Greaves has penned the biography of Sir Sam Fay, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest British railway managers.
From a rural background in Hampshire, Sir Sam Fay began working on the London and South Western Railway. He rose rapidly through the ranks of management and became the General Manager of the new Manchester to the London Great Central in 1902.
Though he is not so widely recognised for his work for the war office during 1916 to 1919, Sir Sam Fay had the immense task of managing railways roads and inland waterways as the Director of Movements. This also involved the transportation of troops, supplies, ammunition and bringing back the wounded.
This is the first full-length biography of a man who played an integral role in the development of our railways. It will be enjoyed by all train and railway history enthusiasts.