Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

For a list of the abbreviations used please see book condition  page.  

All books are hardback unless otherwise stated, paperback (pb), card cover.

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ACFI Feed Water Heater. Type R.M. "Integral" Service Instructions.   (pb) ACFI Limited, c1030, pp22. P foxing, wear to cover and rusted staples    £1

Allen, Cecil J. British Pacific Locomotives. Illustrated, detailed study covering the period from Churchwards 'the Great Bear' through to the Standard Pacifics of BR. There is also a section on British Pacific designs that were never built, such as those that were considered by the Caledonian, GNR, LMS and SR. (pb) Ian Allan, 2nd impression 1975, pp240, isbn 0 7110 0261 4. VG £4

Atkins, Philip. Dropping the Fire. The Decline and fall of the Steam Locomotive. Detailed study of how and why steam locomotives worldwide fell from grace. Many b/w photos, tables and diagrams. Irwell Press, 1999, pp106, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 871608 89 9. F £15.00

Bellwood, John & Jenkinson, David. Gresley & Stanier.   Illustrated story of these two pioneering railway engineers, describing their careers, achievements and locomotive designs. (pb), HMSO, 1976, pp100, 142 photographs, large format, isbn 0 11 290253 7.  VG   £3

Catchpole, Paul. Britain's World of Steam. This studies the many overseas locomotives which found their way to the British Isles. Many photographs, diagrams and tables. (hb) A Locomotives International Publication, 2002, pp96, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 900340 14 3. F £5

Clayton, James. The "Paget" Locomotive. Hitherto unpublished details of Sir Cecil Paget's heroic experiment. Eight single-acting cylinders with rotary valves. An application of the principles of the Willans central-valve engine to the steam locomotive. Scarce. Short detailed study reprinted from The Railway Gazette November 2nd 1945, illustrated with b/w photo, scale drawing and other drawings. (card cover) The Railway Gazette, pp12, large format. VG £15 scarce.

Cox, E.S. Locomotive Panorama Volume 1. (hb) Ian Allan,1965, pp164. VG some slight wear to cover, no dust jacket    £7

Cox, E.S. Locomotive Panorama Volume 2. (hb) Ian Allan,1966, pp158. VG some slight wear to cover, no dust jacket    £7

2 vols sold together £12

Efficiency in Lubrication. (pb) Wakefield & Co. Ltd., pp22.   G cover worn   £1

Evans, Martin. Atlantic Era. The British Atlantic Locomotive.   (hb) Percival Marshall, 1961, pp94.  VG, slight foxing, no dust jacket   £3

Evans, Martin. Pacific Steam. The British Pacific Locomotive.   (hb) Percival Marshall, 1961, pp80. VG, slight foxing, no dust jacket   £3

Griffiths, Roger & Smith, Paul. The Directory of British Engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: 1 - Southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and Wales. First of 2 volumes providing a comprehensive listing of all known locomotive sheds and stabling points. Each entry provided with a map and the text provides details about specific location, operating company, opening and closing dates, buildings, style of construction and much more. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1999, pp213, large format, isbn 0 86093 542 6.   VG,VG   £13

Griffiths, Roger & Smith, Paul. The Directory of British Engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: 1 - Southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and Wales. First of 2 volumes providing a comprehensive listing of all known locomotive sheds and stabling points. Each entry provided with a map and the text provides details about specific location, operating company, opening and closing dates, buildings, style of construction and much more. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1999, pp213, large for mat, isbn 0 86093 542 6. F, VG £15.00

Hayes, G. A Guide to Stationary Steam Engines. Well illustrated, informative guide to stationary steam engines and their locations. (pb) Moorland Publishing, 1981, pp160, isbn 0 86190 020 0. VG £2

Hill, Geoffrey. The Worsdells. A Quaker Engineering Dynasty. This book is a biography of 6 members of 3 generations of the Worsdell family, prominent engineers, particularly in the railway industry of the 19th century Illustrated with b/w photos. (hb) The Transport Publishing Company, 1991, pp185, isbn 0 86317 158 3. VG, VG (some edge wear to top of dust jacket) £10

Locomotive Drawings. Comprising a selection of work by Hambleton, Ward, Maskelyne, Cosgrave, Bird and Menzies.  (pb) The Stephenson Locomotive Society, pp61, landscape format. G wear to cover and cover loose    £10 scarce 

Maskelyne, J.N. Locomotives I Have Known.   (hb) Percival Marshall, 1959, pp133, large landscape format.   G+ some foxing and wear to cover   £5

Maskelyne, J.N. A Further Selection of Locomotives I Have Known.   (hb) Percival Marshall, 1962, pp71, large landscape format.   G+ some foxing and wear to cover   £5

Nock, O.S.  British Locomotives of the 20thCentury, Vol 1 1900-1930.  This volume looks at the evolving and innovative designs. In particular the Atlantics, 4-4-0 passenger locomotives, 8 coupled freight, the emergent 4-6-0 locomotives, Pacific, Prairie, Moguls, Gresley 3 cylinder designs and the Interchange trials of 1923-6.   (hb) BCA/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1985, pp255. VG, VG £5

Nock, O.S. British Locomotives of the 20thCentury, Vol 2 1930-1960.  This covers the period from the development from Gresley 3 cylinder designs through LMS Standards, Streamliners, GWR developments into the post war BR Standard period. Also includes a section on the Gas Turbine experiments.   (hb) BCA/Patrick Stephens, 1985, pp256. VG, VG £5 

Nock, O.S. British Locomotives of the 20th Century Volume 3 - 1960 to the present day. This covers the implementation of the Modernisation Plan and the development of diesel electric/railcar power and electric locomotives and units, along with the HSTs. (hb) BCA/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1985, pp257.   VG, VG   £5 

 

Nock, O.S. British Locomotives of the 20th Century Volume 3 - 1960 to the present day. This covers the implementation of the Modernisation Plan and the development of diesel electric/railcar power and electric locomotives and units, along with the HSTs. (hb) Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1985, pp257, isbn 0 85059 681 5. G, G Ex-Library 50p

Nock, O. S. Historical Steam Locomotives. Comprehensive study of the development of the steam locomotive in the 19thCentury. Contains many b/w photographs. (hb)   Adam & Charles Black, 1959, pp162, colour frontis + 68 photographs. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket) £4

Nock, O.S.  The British Steam Railway Locomotive 1925 - 1965.  This is a reprint of the volume first published in 1966.  Detailed text, complete with many illustrations and line drawings (334 figs) details the many designs that appeared during the period.   (hb) Promotional Reprint Company, 1995, pp288, large format, 1 85648 222 7.   VG, VG    £5

Nock, O.S. The British Steam Railway Locomotive Volume 2 1925 - 1965. 1966 original copy, complete with 415 illustrations and line drawings, detailing the many designs that appeared during the period. Also includes pull out diagrams. Ian Allan, 1966, pp276, large format. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket) £12.00

Nock, O.S. The Pocket Encyclopaedia of British Steam Locomotives in Colour. With 192 locomotives illustrated by Clifford and Wendy Meadway. A delightful classic, with super colour illustrations. (hb) Blandford Press, 1973, pp192, isbn 0 7137 0350 4. VG, VG 50p

Pearce-Carr, Tom. Compound Locomotives of the British Isles. Illustrated study of these locomotives. (hb) Finial Publishing, 2007, pp109, isbn 1 900467 37 7. F, F £2

Railway Gazette (compiled by). British Locomotive Types. Compiled by The Railway Gazette from official drawings supplied by the Chief Mechanical Engineers of the four main-line railways and by the Ministry of Supply.  A landscape format work which contains full page scale drawings of locomotives. (pb) The Railway Publishing Co. Ltd., 1943, pp127, landscape format.   G (inscription and some foxing)   £10

Reed, Brian. 150 Years of British Steam Locomotives. A substantial appraisal of steam locomotive design from Trevithick to Riddles, illustrated with b/w photos and line drawings. (hb) David & Charles, 1975, pp128, isbn 0 7153 7051 0. VG, VG £4

Riley, Peter. Vulcan Steam Locomotives. A collection of steam trains produced at the famous Vulcan locomotive works in Lancashire, England. This edition is a publication of a work first published in 1955 by the Vulcan Foundary Limited, as part of a promotional publication which was not for public sale. (pb) P&D Riley, 2003, pp64, isbn 1 874712 65 4. VG £4.50

Robbins, Michael. George & Robert Stephenson. A well researched and illustrated volume on father and son. (glossy card cover) HMSO, 1981, pp69. VG £1

Robertson, Kevin. Leader: Steam's Last Chance. A thorough study of the origin, development and subsequent 'failure' of this incredibly innovative 'Leader' locomotive designed by Bullied.   (hb) Alan Sutton, 1988, pp123, 100 photographs, isbn 0 86299 376 8. VG, VG £6

Robertson, Kevin. Locomotives Between the Wars. This period saw an enormous variety of locomotives from the futuristic designs of the Bullied Merchant Navy locomotives to the pre-grouping locomotives that were constructed in the latter half of the 19th century. Alan Sutton, 1995, pp131, isbn 0 86299 914 6. VG, VG (small mark to cover) £3.95

Storey, W.H.   The Fundamentals of Jig Design. The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen.   (pb)  The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, 1957, pp48. G+ £1

Stretton, Clement E. The Development of the Locomotives. A Popular History 1803 - 1903.   Comprehensive history of the development and improvements made to locomotives, illustrated with many drawings within text and pull out drawings. (hb) Crosby, Lockwood & Sons, 6th edition revised & enlarged 1903, pp270. VG, red cloth cover with black and gold lettering and loco on front.   (some foxing and wear to red cloth cover)    £25

The Historical Model Railway Society. A Portfolio of Railway Drawings. Volume 1 1970.   (pb) HMRS, 1970, pp32, large landscape format, isbn 0 902835 01 7.   VG some wear to cover and edges    £9 

Van Riemsdijk, J.T. Compound Locomotives. An International Survey. Well illustrated study with b/w photos and scale drawings. (hb) Atlantic, 1994, pp140, large format, isbn 0 906899 61 3.    VG, VG    £6

Van Riemsdijk, J.T. Compound Locomotives. An International Survey. Well illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawings. (hb) Atlantic, 1994, pp140, large format, isbn 0 906899 61 3. F, VG £9.50

Williams, Alan & Percival, David. Steam Locomotives. Veteran & Vintage Series. Over 50 pre and post grouping classes are considered, each with b/w photo, short history and technical data.  (hb)  Ian Allan, 1964, pp64, glazed boards. VG £2