The opening few chapters.
Timothy and Samuel grow up in the 60s and 70s of disappearing railways, First Division football, pop and rock music, television and the Counter Culture. And girls (birds).
These will hinder the boys’ attempt at seeing all 512 of the Brush Type 4 diesel locos. “Clearing” them. Can they fit it all in?
Forty years later Timothy casts a Proustian eye over the past and tries to cope with work and, still, birds — women and feathered ones.
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