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Railwaymen were in a reserved occupation during the Second World War as their particular skills were rated so highly. That didn't mean they didn't have to work hard or that they could dodge danger - there were always trains to haul and air raids were a constant hazard.
Driver Arthur Beckinshaw and his fireman Ernie Entwistle were two such men, happy that they were "doing their bit" even though they weren't in uniform. Then they were sent to the Middle East where they found that engine driving was a lot more dangerous than they could ever have dreamt.