Alan Baker, 89, at the Whitwell and Reepham Station with his book ‘A Life on the Rails’. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Copyright: Archant 2019 His act of bravery made front page news more than 57 years ago. Alan Baker, author of A Life on the Rails, describes the moment he rescued a baby from a burning building in Norwich. At the time, the story made the front page of the late final edition of the Eastern Evening News – now the Evening News – on Monday March 19, 1962 (pictured). Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYNow a lifelong railwayman from Norfolk is hoping his new book, which describes the moment he saved a baby from a burning building, may reunite him with the tot he rescued.Alan Baker, 89, is a volunteer at Whitwell and Reepham Railway Station and first began penning the book about his journey working on steam rails, ten years ago.Although it took him just seven months to write, it was a decade before A Life on the Rails was finally ready to hit shelves.Mr Baker said reading it back to himself had given him lots of laughs as he reminisced about days gone by but it was one incident in particular… Read full this story
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