Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

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Austin, Stephen. From the Footplate: Cambrian Coast Express. Contains many archive photographs with detailed text. (pb) Ian Allan, 1992, pp112, isbn 0 7110 2035 3. VG £4 

Barrie, D.S.M. The Taff Vale Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History 2. Well illustrated short history. (pb) Oakwood Press, 2nd edition reprinted 1969, pp47. VG   £7

Baughan, Peter E. The Chester & Holyhead Railway. Volume 1: The Main Line up to 1880. A highly detailed study of the early development of the Chester and Holyhead Railway. The projected volume 2 was never published. (hb) David & Charles, 1972, pp324,16 pages plates, 12 line illustrations, 5 maps, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 5617 8. VG, VG £13

Christiansen, Rex & Miller, R.W.   The Cambrian Railways Volume 1: 1852 - 1888. The authoritative first volume on the early Cambrian era. Comprehensive history with b/w photos, maps and gradient profiles and.  (hb) David & Charles, new edition 1971, pp178, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 5236 9.  VG, VG    £10

Cozens, Lewis (compiled by). The Mawddwy Railway with the Hendre-Ddu Tramway.   (pb) Published by author, 1954, pp64.   G slight wear to edges of cover   £10 scarce 

Green, C.C.   Cambrian Railways Album. (hb) Ian Allan, 1977, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0784 5. VG, no dust jacket   £4 

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Three - Main Line and Docks. Third volume covering Briton Ferry, Porthcawl Branch and Cardiff Main Line amongst many others. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, 179 b/w plates, large format isbn 0 86093 169 2. VG, VG  £10

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Five - East & Mid Glamorgan. Volume five in this series, not published until 12 years after volume 4, looks at The Ogmore Valley, The Ely Valley and lines to Aberdare amongst others. (hb) Welsh Railways Research Circle, 1996, 194 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 9527267 0 X. VG, VG £25 scarce

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Six - The General Scene. The sixth volume in this series covers Cardiff Canton, Port Talbot Railway and Pembrey & Burry Port amongst others. (hb) Welsh Railways Research Circle, 1999. 192 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 9527267 2 6.    VG, VG   £25 scarce

Hambly, Mark, Bodlander, Adrian & Southern, Dave. Railways of the Wnion Valley and the Mawddach Estuary.   Short, well illustrated study. (pb) Llangollen Railway Society, pp36, isbn 1 87410 00 6.   VG   50p 


Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part One - Cardiff.  Mainly photo album with a selection of the authors and Bob Tuck's photographs, with detailed captions, illustrating the railway scene from Marshfield to Canton, including extended sections on Pengam and Roath yards, General station and Canton shed. (hb) Wild Swan, 2000, pp100, large format, isbn 1 874103 58 5.   VG, VG   £15

Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part Two - Severn Tunnel to Newport. Second book in the series continuing the survey of the main line in the 1950 and 60s. Well illustrated with b/w photos and maps.   (hb)   Wild Swan, 2002, pp116, large format, isbn 1 874103 76 3. VG, VG   £18

Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part Three - Cardiff (West) to Bridgend.   Third book in this series, continuing the comprehensive study in photographs and text, highlighting the many aspects of this section of the line. Also contains large scale maps.   (hb) Wild Swan, 2004, pp100, large format, isbn 1 874103 95 X. VG, VG   £18

Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part Four - Bridgend (West) to Swansea.   This fourth book examines the western part of the route into Swansea during the 1950s and 60s. Well illustrated with b/w photos and maps.   (hb)   Wild Swan, 2005, pp172, large format, isbn 1 905184 06 9.   VG, VG   £20

All 4 vols above sold together for £65

Hume, Robert. Death by Chance. The Abergele Train Disaster, 1868. On 20th August 1868 the Irish Mail crashed into a goods train near to Abergele, this contains the stories of 4 people, loco driver, eyewitness, passenger and cottager and then looks at the aftermath and enquiry. (pb) Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2004, pp100, isbn 0 86381 900 1.   VG   £7

Hunt, Julian. Arriving at Dinas Mawddwy.   (pb) Meirion Mill, 1973, pp16, landscape format. G+ stain to front cover   £1

Johnson, Peter. Celebration of Steam - North Wales.   (pb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp128, isbn 0 77110 2378 6.   G+ some edge wear     £3 

Kneale, E.N. North Wales Steam (1927-1968).   178 b/w plates with detailed captions, portraying the atmosphere and character of this main line in North Wales and some of its branches during the golden days of steam. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 178 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 074 2.   VG, VG (some sunning to spine edge of dust jacket) £7

Miller, Brian J. Rickard's Record. South Wales - Mixed Traffic.   Third volume in the series of Sid Rickard's photographs. B/w photos with detailed captions covering main line workings.    (hb) The Wider View, 2006, pp116, large format, isbn 0 9535848 7 1.   VG, VG   £20

Morris, J.P. The North Pembroke and Fishguard Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History 24. Short history of this railway, through to Great Western days, covering the route, stations, locomotives, rolling stock and signalling. Illustrated with b/w photos and track diagrams. (pb) Oakwood, 1969, pp40. VG   £7

Rattenbury, Gordon. Tramroads of the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal.   Scarce detailed history of the various industrial tramroads off this canal. (pb) Railway & Canal Historical Society, 1980, pp136, isbn0 90146 24 5.   VG    £25 scarce

Rear, W.G. & Williams, M.F.   The Cambrian Coast Railway. Scenes From the Past: 4. (pb) Foxline, 1988, 181 b/w plates, large format, isbn 1 870119 03 7.   VG some wear to cover    £5 

Robinson, Anthony J. Dad Had an Engine Shed. Some childhood railway reminiscences of a North Wales shedmaster's son.   Oakwood Series RS21.   Comprehensive, informative and well illustrated reminiscences between 1922 and 1965.   (pb) Oakwood Press, 2010, pp184, isbn 978 0 85361 707 5.   F   £9 

Turner, Keith. North Wales Tramways.   Comprehensive history including the Great Orme, Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric railway and lines in Wrexham and Pwllheli. (hb) David & Charles, 1979, pp176, isbn 0 7153 7769 8.   VG, VG   £6

Waters, Laurence. Railways of Cardiff.   Detailed study of the railways around Cardiff from 1850 to present day.   (pb)   Ian Allan, 1995, pp96, isbn 0 7110 2380 8.     VG    £4.50

Williams, J. P. The District Controller's View. BR Steam Operating No. 2 Chester Holyhead. A very detailed study of all workings along with line diagrams, archive photographs and allocation and movement details on a typical mid 1950s day. (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2000, pp80, large format, isbn 1 901056 30 9.   VG   £10