my name is Chris Newton. I have worked with steam systems and boilers
all my life. I was the last full time steam engineer on British
Railways. I later went on to become the Chief Mechanical Engineer
on one the largest Railways in the UK. For nine years I worked for
BIB Cochran boilers, the countries largest boiler manufacturer.
I have toured the country and overseas, giving many hundreds of
training courses. It is whilst employed with Cochran, that I have
had the opportunity to undergo a post graduate course in adult teaching.
It has enabled me to learn the fundamental skills needed (and often
missing) in adult occupational training. This allows me to combine
my love and enthusiasm for the subject with the need to convey the
information required, in an interesting stimulating manner.