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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Allen, G. Freeman. The Eastern Yesterday and Today.  Study of the Eastern illustrating the major changes from the post war years to the early 1980s.  (pb) Ian Allan, 1982, pp64, isbn 0 7110 1185 0. VG    £0.50 

Allen, G. Freeman. The Riddles Standard Types in Traffic.   Detailed study of these locos, their conception, design, construction and in traffic, illustrated with many b/w photos.   (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1982, pp111, isbn 0 04 385092 8.   VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket)   £4.50

Baker, Michael. The Changing London Midland Scene 1948-1983.  Photo album with detailed captions showing the changes from steam to diesel/electric on the LMR.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1293 8. VG, VG £2.50

Ballantyne, Hugh.  Eastern Steam in Colour.  Colour photo album, with detailed captions, of steam on the Eastern Region during the 1950s and 60s.   (hb) Jane's, 1986, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0362 2. VG   £5

Ballantyne, Hugh. London Midland Steam in Colour.   Colour photographs from across the region with detailed captions, taken during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Jane's Publishing Co., 1984, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0309 6. VG   £5

Ballantyne, Hugh. Southern Steam in Colour.   Colour photos with detailed captions of Southern locomotives, plus a few BR Standards taken during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Jane's, 1985, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0336 3.   VG   £5

Becket, W.S. British Railways Railway Centres No. 1 Leeds Central Winter 1957. 1950's BR Steam Operating. Full details of a typical 1957 day's working. 1957 Working Timetable (Doncaster/Bradford - Leeds). Engine Diagrams and carriage Workings. Locomotive allocations 1950-60: Leeds and Bradford. Detailed study of passenger train workings during the winter of 1957. (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2008, pp72, large format, isbn 1 901056 33 4. F £12.95

Bentley, C.  British Railways Operating History. Volume One - The Peak District. Transport History by Transport Professionals.  This book details the trains which ran on the busy line between Manchester and Ambergate during the 1950s.   (hb) Xpress Publishing, 1997, pp96, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 90105600 7.  F     £12

Bird, John H.  Southern Steam Specials 1966/7.  20thAnniversary Tribute.  Well illustrated review of the many Southern Steam specials that ran.  (glossy card cover)  Kingfisher Railway Productions, 1987, pp32, large format, isbn 0 946184 31 3.  VG     £1  

Bird, John H. Southern Steam Sunset. This book combines emotive photographs of the last few years of Southern steam, along with an exceptionally detailed text. Also included are tables of fleet and shed lists 1957 and Southern Steam Specials 1957-1967. Runpast Publishing, 1997, pp208, large format, isbn 1 870754 42 5. VG, VG (small repaired tear to dust jacket) £12.00

Body, Geoffrey.  Railways of the Eastern Region, vol 2:  Northern operating area.  PSL Field Guide. Part of the brilliant regional study crammed full of detail and photographs.  Patrick Stephens, 1989, pp232.  F, F      £5.50                           

Body, Geoffrey. Railways of the Southern Region. PSL Field Guide. Very comprehensive illustrated study of the infrastructure of the Southern Region. .Patrick Stephens, 1984, pp280, isbn 0 85059 664 5. F, VG   £5.50                               

Body, Geoffrey. Railways of the Western Region. PSL Field Guide.  Contains 164 photos and 38 maps.  (hb) Patrick Stephens, 1983, pp280, isbn 0 85059 546 0.  VG, VG  price clipped £5.50       

Body, Geoffrey. Railways of the Western Region. PSL Field Guide.  Regional study with a detailed gazetteer covering important locations and all BR passenger and freight lines. Contains 164 photos and 38 maps.  (hb) Patrick Stephens, 1983, pp280, isbn 0 85059 546 0.  VG, VG  price clipped £3

Bonavia, Michael R. British Rail. The First 25 Years. A detailed study of the many challenges that afflicted BR, some of which were addressed (Intercity branding, HST) and others which proved more intractable.  (hb) David & Charles, 1981, pp239, isbn 0 7153 8002 8. VG, VG (some slight sunning to spine)    £6  

Bond, Roland C. A Lifetime with Locomotives.   The story of a distinguished career in railway engineering from 1920 to 1968. Roland Bond was one of the last Chief Mechanical Engineers to practise in steam, lived and worked with locomotives through the period of their greatest development and was at the very centre of British Railway's changeover from steam to diesel and electric motive power.   (hb) Goose and Son Publishers, 1975, pp329, isbn 0 900404 30 2.   VG, VG (slight edge wear to dust jacket and sunning to spine) price clipped   £10

Boocock, Colin. Railway Liveries: BR Traction 1948-1995. All official traction livery styles and changes from early regional colours through to the modernization plan changes, rail blue and concludes with the enormous variety of the immediate pre privatization period. A highly detailed work. Ian Allan, 2000, pp120, large format, isbn 0 7110 2737 4.   F, F    £12.95  

Boocock, Colin & Morrison, Brian. British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour.   A look at four decades of steam and diesel traction across the regions, very well illustrated with colour photos. This combines 2 books previously published by Ian Allan by the authors, BR Steam in Colour and BR Traction in Colour, isbn 1 85648 014 3.   (hb) PRC, 1993, pp256, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 85648 014 3.     VG, VG   (some sunning to spine edge) £3

Boocock, Colin & Morrison, Brian. British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour.   A look at four decades of steam and diesel traction across the regions, very well illustrated with colour photos. This combines 2 books previously published by Ian Allan by the authors, BR Steam in Colour and BR Traction in Colour.   (hb) PRC, 1993, pp256, large format, isbn 1 85648 014 3.     VG, VG   £5

British Rail - Main Line.  Gradient Profiles.  Gradient profiles from across all the main regions of the UK.   (hb) Ian Allan, c1978, pp78, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 0875 2.  VG    £3.50

British Railways in Colour No. 1. A British Railways Illustrated Special. A selection of colour photos with detailed captions from across the UK. (hb) Irwell Press, 1999, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 1 871608 98 8.   VG £5.50

BRITISH RAILWAYS PASSENGER SERVICES (Including Suburban Services)

LONDON (EUSTON ST. PANCRAS) THE MIDLANDS   NORTH WALES THE NORTH  30th June to 14th September inclusive  1952.   Original Timetable.   (pb) BR, 1952, pp640.    G (wear to page edges and cover and back cover is missing)   £4

British Railways Rule Book 1950. (Reprint including amendments authorised up to 1st October 1961). BR 87109 (hb) Railway Clearing House, 1961, pp280 + index. VG inscribed with the name Richards on inside front cover £3.00

Brown, Murray (edited by). Jane's Railway Year. Fourth year of issue. With the emphasis upon modern traction and with many colour photographs these Yearbooks chart contemporary high and low lights. The year saw the closure of the Consett line and the spectacle of 46 009 being destroyed in a nuclear safety test. Brighter news was the increasing use of more attractive locomotive liveries.   (hb) Jane's, 1985, pp176, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0338 X. VG £1

Brown, Murray (edited by). Jane's Railway Year. Fifth year of issue.With the emphasis upon modern traction and with many colour photographs these Yearbooks chart contemporary high and low lights. During 1985 you could have been chased by a class 37 (37 093) in Police white livery! In East Anglia track was removed from the GN and GE Joint line and the class 503 units bowed out.   (hb) Jane's, 1986, pp176, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0376 2. VG   £1

Castledine, Malcolm. North Eastern Region in the Latter Days of Steam.   B/w photos with very detailed captions of steam during the 1960s in the region.   (hb) Book Law Publications, 2005, pp96, large format glazed boards with dust jacket, isbn 1 901945 41 3.   VG, VG   £8

Castledine, Malcolm. North-West England in the Latter Days of Steam.   B/w photos with very detailed captions of steam during the 1960s in the region.   (hb) Book Law Publications, 2005, pp96, large format glazed boards with dust jacket, isbn 1 901945 39 1.   VG, VG   £9

Castledine, Malcolm. Southern Railways in the Latter Days of Steam. Waterloo to Weymouth including the Isle of Wight. B/w photo album with detailed captions of steam during the 1960s.   (hb) Book Law Publications, 2005, pp96, large landscape format glazed boards with dust jacket, isbn 1 901945 40 5.    VG, VG   £8

Cavalcade Reflections.  Official British Rail Eastern Region Souvenir. Well illustrated.  (glossy card cover)  Public Relations Dept., British Rail, Eastern Region, York, 1975, pp48.  VG    £0.50 

Cockman, F.G. British Railways' Steam Locomotives. A nice copy from this well regarded series, which considers many pre nationalisation locomotives. (pb) Shire Publications, 1990, pp80, isbn 0 7478 0070 7.    VG   £0.50   

Cox, E.S. British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives.   Comprehensive study of these locomotives with many b/w photos and scale drawings. Covering design, performance, defects, conclusion and some original thoughts on what might have followed had nationalisation not taken place or diesels had been delayed for another decade.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1966, pp218.   VG, VG (some staining to front page and wear to dust jacket edges)   £16

Cross, David. British Railway Pictorial: The Somerset & Dorset Line.   Mainly b/w and colour photo album with detailed captions, with a brief history/introduction of the line. (pb) Ian Allan, 2006, pp96, large format, isbn 0 7110 3084 7.   VG   £5

Cullen, Rt Hon Lord. The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry Part 1 Report. The exceptionally details report which followed this pivotal accident. (pb) HSE Books, 2001, pp272 +16 colour plates and pull out station diagram, large format, isbn0 7176 2056 5.   VG   £12.95  

Dakers, Caroline. British Railway Journeys 2. King's Cross to the North.   Illustrations by Robert Shadbolt. Railway journey from Kings Cross to Edinburgh in the style of 'Mile by Mile' books, looking out of the train window.   (pb) Fourth estate in association with English Tourist Board, British Rail Eastern Region, 1985, pp96, isbn 0 947795 65 0.   VG   50p

Derry, Richard. The Book of the BR Standards. With contributions by Richard hardy, Bert Hooker, Terry Essery and Harry Friend. A British Railways Illustrated Special. Well illustrated detailed study of these locomotives. Comprehensive appendix giving tenders, building details, allocations, withdrawal and scrapyard details, along with list of locos now in preservation. Irwell Press, 1997, pp90, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 871608 80 5. F £26.99

Dove, Michael. British Railway Pictorial: East Coast Main Line at Nationalisation.   Mainly b/w photo album with detailed captions, with a brief history. (pb) Ian Allan, 2006, pp80, large format, isbn 0 7110 3133 9.   VG   £6

Dove, Michael. British Rail Pictorial. East Coast Main Line at Nationalisation. B/w pictorial album with detailed captions. (pb) Ian Allan, 2006, pp 80, large format, isbn 0 7110 3133 9. F £4

Eagles, Barry J. Southern Steam Finale.   Colour photo album with detailed captions of the final years of steam on the Southern Region.   (hb )   Waterfront(a division of Kingfisher Productions), 2002, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 946184 94 1.   F, VG £6

Esau, Mike. Thanks for the Memory. British Railways working steam. Mainly photo album with a lovely selection of photos taken by the author during the 1950s and 60s, with detailed captions.   (hb)   Silver Link Publishing, 2005, pp128, large format, isbn 1 85794 245 0.   F, VG   £9

Fox, Peter. Coaching Stock Pocket Book 6th edition 1984. British Rail Pocket Book No. 3. The Complete Guide to all BR Loco-hauled Coaching stock (excluding departmental stock). Now with Depot Allocations. Unmarked. Illustrated with b/w photos. (card cover) Platform 5, 1984, pp80, isbn 0 906579 35 X. VG £0.50

Gifford, Colin T. Each a Glimpse…The original edition.  A stunning atmospheric photographic study, most taken in the 1960s, which captures the steam locomotive at work, at rest and along side the public and railway men.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1970, 273 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 7110 0058 1. VG, G (some wear/sellotape to cover) price clipped £30

Gifford, Colin T. Each a Glimpse…The original edition.  A stunning atmospheric photographic study, most taken in the 1960s, which captures the steam locomotive at work, at rest and along side the public and railway men. This truly is a work which set the benchmark for railway photography. Ian Allan, 1970, 273 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 7110 0058 1. VG black cloth cover with colour illustration on front and gold lettering to spine. £89.95

Glover, John. Ian Allan abc National Railways. A Guide to the Privatised Railways. This considers all facets of privatisation including the role of the franchising director, rail regulator and the TOCs and freight companies. An excellent, copiously illustrated guide. (pb) Ian Allan, 1996, pp128, isbn 0 7110 2457 X.   VG   £3.95 

Gould, David. The London & Birmingham Railway 150 Years On.   120 b/w photos with detailed captions look at the line between Euston and Birmingham 150 years after its opening. Accompanying the photos are introductory text, chronology, and details of changes along the route.   (hb) David & Charles, 1987, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8968 8.   VG, VG price clipped   £4

Hagan, Duncan. Indian Summer of Steam.This book charts the last years of steam across the country. Ian Allan, 1980, pp80, isbn 0 7110 1025 0. VG, VG    £3.95 

Hay, Peter (compiled by). British Railways Steaming on the South Coast. The chapters cover Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and are a mix of SR and WR photographs. Defiant Publications, 1991, pp96, 179 plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 094857 29 6. VG £6.50  

Heaps, Chris. This is Southern Region Central Division. Well illustrated study of the line from London to Brighton which is the backbone of the Central Division. (pb) Ian Allan, 1982, pp56, large format, isbn 0 7110 1188 5. VG £2

Heavyside, Tom.  Steam Renaissance.  The Decline and Rise of Steam Locomotives in Britain.  This looks at steam locomotives in their last years on regular BR duties, the subsequent preservation and restoration of some, along with the numerous industrial locations that used steam until the early 1980s.  (hb) Bracken Books/David & Charles, 1987, pp128, large format.  VG, G  (some wear and repaired tear to dust jacket)   £2.50     

Henshaw, David. The Great Railway Conspiracy.   The fall and rise of Britain's railways since the 1950s. Well researched book which was first published in 1991, now updated, looking at the politics that led to the ravaging of the rail network during the Beeching Years and also events in the 1990s. (pb) Leading Edge, 1994, pp288, isbn 0 948135 30 1.   VG   £3

Holland, Julian (edited by). Steam Railway. The Glorious Years Recalling the British Steam Years Before 1968. Introduction by Nigel Harris, managing Editor Steam Railway.    The Glorious Years is a long running and popular feature in Steam Railway magazine. This is a compilation of the work and memories of 15 photographers who have contributed to this feature, including Ben Ashworth, Chris Gammell, Michael Mensing, Brian Morrison and W J V Anderson.   (hb) Boxtree, 1996, pp160, large format, isbn 0 7522 1077 7.   VG, VG   £4

Hornby, Frank. Silver Link Travelling Companion. London Commuter Lines - A history of the capital's suburban railways in the BR era 1948-95 - Volume 1: Main lines north of the Thames. Railway Heritage from The Nostalgia Collection. An often overlooked area. (pb) Silver Link Publishing, 1999, pp144, isbn 1 85794 115 2.   VG   (small corner crease)      £4.75 

Hucknall, David. Britain's Industrial Past. The Steam Locomotive Shed. An Illustrated Tribute. Railway Heritage from The Nostalgia Collection. B/w photos with very detailed captions covering all regions, looking at various aspects of the locomotive shed and its duties. (pb) Silver Link, 1998, pp128, isbn 1 85794 107 1. VG £5.95

Huntriss, Derek. On Midland Lines.   Colour photos with detailed captions covering the former MR routes in the final years of BR steam.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1992, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2090 6.   VG   £5.50

 

Huntriss, Derek.  Steam Works.  BR Locomotives and Workshops in the Age of Steam.  This all colour volume recalls steam on and around 18 workshops during the 1950s and 60s, portraying steam in its declining years.     (hb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp111, large format, isbn 0 7110 2269 0.  VG, VG  (small tear to top of dust jacket)    £5

Jones, Ken. Once Upon a Time By the Lineside. Nostalgic look at the Western Region during 1950s and 60s, primarily steam, well illustrated with b/w photos. (hb) Challenger, 1998, pp96, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899624 11 2. F £6.00

Kennedy, Rex.  Ian Allan's 50 Years of Railways 1942 - 1992. B/w and colour photographs from Ian Allan during its first half century. Book Club Associates/Ian Allan, 1992, pp256, large format.  VG, VG  £4.95            

King, Peter. 71000 Duke of Gloucester. The Impossible Dream. Contains b/w and colour photos, diagrams and scale drawing. (paper cover) Ian Allan, 1987, pp38, large format, isbn 0 7110 1753 0. VG £7.50

Larkin, David. Working Wagons. A Pictorial Review of Freight Stock on the B.R. System. Volume 1. 1968-1973. Covering over 40 different wagon types in service, complete with over 172 photos with detailed captions this is a valuable reference work. (pb) Santona Publications, 1998, pp96, isbn 0 9507960 6 9. VG £12 

Leech, John. Farewell to Steam. A Photographic Impression. Selection of "Gifford" type photographs. (glossy card cover) The Bahamas Locomotive Society, 1968, unpaginated. VG (some slight marks to cover) £2.00

Longworth, Hugh. British Railways Steam Locomotives Allocations.   Comprehensive companion to British Railways Steam Locomotives 1948-1968. This provides class by class/locomotive by locomotive allocation record of all steam locos that were in service on 1st Jan 1948, or built between that date and 1966. This reference work also contains b/w photos, distribution maps and a shed by shed listing.   (hb) OPC, 2011, pp528, large format, isbn 0 86093 642 8.   F, VG   £32

Marsden, Colin J. 25 Years of Railway Research.  This detailed work considers the development of the Derby Research site, Mickleover and Old Dalby test tracks and the many projects undertaken, including the APT and a very wide variety of others including railbus development and testing gear. A copiously illustrated work with very detailed text captions and diagrams. Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1989, pp112, large format, isbn 0 86093 441 1. VG, VG  (small tear/knock to top edge of dust jacket at spine)   £15.95 

Marshall, Andrew. Private Owner Wagons (Volume 1). Lists all privately owned wagons authorised to run on British Rail of Tops Types PAA-PHA & PJA-PXX. Illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Metro Enterprises Ltd., 1989, pp96, isbn 0 947773 13 4. VG £4.00

Morrison, Brian. London Steam in the Fifties. Pictorial album with detailed captions of 1950s steam in and around London on passenger, suburban and freight duties. Ian Allan, 1975, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0576 1. VG, VG £4.95

Nash, S.C. Southern Region Steam Album 1948-1967.   A vivid recollection of Southern branch and main line steam. Ian Allan, 1974, pp111, isbn 0 7110 0531 1. VG, VG  £4.99

Nixon, L.A.  A Decade of BR Steam Running 1971 - 1981.  Atmospheric b/w photographs across the seasons from Les Nixon, Gavin Morrison, J.S. Whiteley and others.  Many rare shots including class 76's, 08's and a Royal Scot at Nunnery sidings!  (pb)  Ian Allan, 1981, pp96.  VG   £1 

Nixon, L.A.   Trans-Pennine Rail Routes. A lesser known work which considers the Woodhead Route, Hope Valley, Peak Line, Cromford & High Peak - Stockport, Standedge, Calder Valley, Leeds Carnforth - Preston and Stainmore amongst others. Delightful primarily diesel/electric images include some visually stunning Woodhead photographs. Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, pp160, large format, isbn 0 86093 307 5. F, VG   £8.95   

Nixon, Les. British Railways Reflections: The Twilight of Steam. Classic Steam Images. Railway Heritage from The Nostalgia Collection. Beautiful steam photographs looking primarily at the MPDs and freight and branch passenger services. (pb) Silver Link, 2001, pp128, 225 photographs, large format, isbn 1 85794 168 3. VG      £4.95   

Nock, O. S. British Railways in Action. This book covers some of the operational challenges that BR had in its first 10 years. Studies include mineral traffic in the North East, South Wales freight and passenger, freight over the Pennines (inc Woodhead) and Britannias in East Anglia, amongst other subjects. Also includes contemporary order form from publisher. Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1956, pp228, 48b/w plates, colour frontis.   VG, VG (some foxing to front/back blank pages and page edges)    £6.95  

Nock, O.S. Locomotive Practice and Performance. Highlights from the celebrated Railway Magazine articles by O.S. Nock. Volume 1: The age of steam, 1959-68. 27 articles from around the regions, covering the years 1959-68, chronicling the last decade of British steam, and comparing its performance with that of the diesels and electrics that were gradually replacing steam. (hb) Patrick Stephens, 1989, pp320, isbn 1 85260 159 0. VG, VG £5.50

Oldham, Eric.  British Railways Steam in Retrospect. A superb collection of b/w photographs looking at stations, loco sheds, the enormous variety of freight traffic, railway works along with an interesting section on steam over the Woodhead route. (hb)   Sutton Publishing, 1998, pp124.  F, VG    £3   

Oliver, Bruce. British Railway Southern Region Electrics in Colour For the Modeller and Historian.With over 200 colour photographs, covering all classes of EMU that worked in the Southern region from 1950 to present day, as well as history of the infrastructure and buildings. (pb) Ian Allan, 2008, pp96, large format, isbn 0 7110 3258 3. F £8.95  

Palmer, John.  The Midland Line to London.  A 'Read As You Go' Guide. A study of the Midland Main Line, Matlock - Derby - Trent - Loughborough - Leicester - Wellingborough - Bedford - Elstree - St. Pancras.  A super line guide with archive and modern image photographs.  (glossy card cover)  Grayson Publications, 1976, pp52.  VG    £0.50

Paye, P. & Paye, K. Steam on the Isle of Wight (1956-1966).     B/w photo album with detailed captions of steam, covering the whole of the Isle of Wight.   (hb)   Oxford Publishing Co., 1979, pp96, large format, isbn 0 86093 039 4.   VG, VG   £7

Percival, David. King's Cross Lineside 1958-1984. Well illustrated, covering end of steam, diesels, coaching stock, freight services and much more. (hb) Ian Allan, 1984, pp112, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1380 2. VG    £6

Peters, Ivo.  The Somerset and Dorset in the Fifties.  Vol One - 1950-1954.  Magnificent photographs from the camera of S&D master, Ivo Peters.  Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 231 b/w photographs, large format, 0 86093 101 3.  VG, VG (sunning on spine)   £4

Peters, Ivo.  The Somerset and Dorset in the Fifties.  Vol Two - 1955-1959.  Magnificent photographs from the camera of the S&D master, Ivo Peters.  Oxford Publishing Co., 1981, 260 b/w photographs, large format, isbn 86093 103 X.  VG, VG   £4   

Peters, Ivo. The Somerset and Dorset in the Sixties. Vol Four - 1963-1966.  Magnificent photographs from the camera of the S&D master, Ivo Peters.  Oxford Publishing Co., 1983, 215 b/w photographs, large format isbn 0 86093 161 7.  VG, VG   £4

Peters, Ivo. The Somerset and Dorset in the Sixties. Vol Four - 1963-1966.  Magnificent photographs from the camera of the S&D master, Ivo Peters, with detailed captions.  (hb) BCA/Oxford Publishing Co., 1986, 215 b/w photographs, large format isbn 0 86093 161 7.  VG, VG   £4

Postlethwaite, Alan.  The Last days of Steam on the Southern: London, Brighton & South Coast. This evocative collection of photographs, each with caption, were taken between 1958 and 1966, they vividly capture the last days of steam on the LBSCR and the Isle of Wight.  (hb)  Alan Sutton, 1994, pp144, isbn 0 7509 0413 5.  VG, VG   £4.50       

Railtrack Safety & Standards Directorate. Review of main functions and their locations. (spiral bound) Department of the Environment, transport and the Regions, February 2000, pp35, large format.   VG £2 

Railtrack Safety & Standards Directorate. Rule Book No. 9. Person in Charge of Train Operations. GO/RT 3062. A complete set in binder. (Cream ring binder) Railtrack, 2001.   VG   £2

Railway Safety. Report on the safety record of the railways in Great Britain during 1990. Comprehensive report of all facets of accidents, including failures of stock and permanent way. (pb) Health & Safety Executive, 1991, pp60, large format, isbn 0 11 885725 8. VG   £2

Railway Safety. HM Railway Inspectorate's Annual Report on the safety record of the railways in Great Britain during 1992/93. Comprehensive report of all facets of accidents, including failures of stock and permanent way. (pb) Health & Safety Executive, 1993, pp74, large format, isbn 0 7176 0651 1. VG   £2 

Railway Safety. HM Railway Inspectorate's Annual Report on the safety record of the railways in Great Britain during 1993/94. Comprehensive report of all facets of accidents, including failures of stock and permanent way. (pb) Health & Safety Executive, 1994, pp78, large format, isbn 0 7176 0862 X.    VG   (inscription inside)   £2 

Railway Safety. HM Chief Officer of Railways Annual Report on the safety record of the railways in Great Britain during 1994/95. Comprehensive report of all facets of accidents, including failures of stock and permanent way. (pb) Health & Safety Executive, 1995, pp88, large format, isbn 0 7176 1047 0. VG (inscription inside)   £2

Davies, Sir David. Automatic Train Protection for the Railway Network in Britain - A Study. This report was undertaken following the railway accident at Ladbroke Grove. It examines the consequences of signals passed at danger and recommends options for enhanced train protection. (spiral bound) Royal Academy of Engineering, February 2000, pp83, large format. VG   £2

The above 7 vols sold together for £7

Ransome-Wallis, P.  The Last Steam Locomotives of British Railways. A comprehensive class by class survey with 316 b/w photographs.  Classic and evocative images.  Book Club Associates/Ian Allan, 1987, pp191, large format.  F, F  £6.95     

Robertson, Kevin.  The Last days of Steam around London. Robertson captures the vast range of locomotives and services that could be seen around London in the 1950s and early 1960s.  Many novel archive photographs.  Alan Sutton, 1988, pp175.  VG, VG  £3

Robotham, Robert. On Somerset & Dorset Lines.   Colour photo album, with detailed captions, of steam on the S&D lines in the 1960s.   (hb)   Ian Allan, 1999, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2413 8.   F, VG   £5.50

Robotham, Robert. The Last Years of the Great Central Railway.   Well illustrated history of the lines valiant but vain struggle for survival from the mid-1950s, eventual run down and closure in 1966. A celebration to the final decade of a remarkable railway.   (hb)   Ian Allan, 1988, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 1613 5. VG, VG   £5

Robotham, Robert & Stratford, Frank.  The Great Central:  From the Footplate. Footplate memories from 1950's/60's.  Many evocative b/w photographs, including Windcutter services and perhaps one of the best photographs is of a B1, 61177 simmering at Leicester Belgrave Road in August 1959.  A splendid book.   Ian Allan, 1997, pp112, large format.  F, VG  (small repaired tear on top of dust jacket)  £7.95   

Rogers, Colonel H.C.B. The Last Steam Locomotive Engineer: R A Riddles. A well written and researched biography of Robert Riddles, who started his career with the LNWR and ended it as responsible for designing the Class 9, 2-10-0 locomotives with BR. George Allen & Unwin, 1970, pp215,31 plates, isbn 0 04 385053 7.   VG, VG  (repaired tear and some edge wear to dust jacket)    £12.95 

Rogers, Colonel H.C.B. Transition from Steam. This thought provoking book details all the arguments for and against the various types of motive power, with extensive inside information from the people who actually made the decisions.  Contains over 170 b/w photos. (hb) Ian Allan, 1980, pp128, 170 photographs, isbn 0 7110 1014 5. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket)   £6

Sectional Maps of Britain's Railways.  As at January 1982. The system is shown as of 1982 with each region in distinctive colours.  Also included are lines closed to traffic.  (glossy card cover)  Ian Allan, 1982, pp45, large format, isbn 0 7110 1257 1.   VG      £4.00

Shepherd, David. 'An Artist Among the Ashes'.   A photographic record at the very end of Southern Region Steam.    Colour photos with captions of the last days of steam.   (hb) Noodle Books, 2012, unpaginated, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 1 906419 67 7.    VG   £14

Siviter, Roger. BR Steam in Action.   B/w and colour photos with detailed captions of steam at work between 1964 and 1968.   (hb) Great Bear Publishing, 2008, pp96, large format glazed boards, isbn 095411508 1.    V G   £5

Siviter, Roger.  BR Steam Surrender. Using 140 photographs, covering more than 40 classes of locomotive we have a highly evocative b/w work.  This work covers  the final 3 years of BR steam (1965-1968) and certain images such as the Jubilee adjacent to the coaling tower at Farnley Junction shed (55C) in the April snows of 1966 are little short of stunning.   Kingfisher Railway Productions, 1988, pp96, large format.  VG, VG   £6.95   

Siviter, Roger.  Classic Steam 1966.  A month -by-month journey around Britain in pursuit of steam. Crisp and vibrant photographs tell a month by month story from the lineside, the shed and covers locations and lines now largely forgotten.  Silver Link Publishing, 1996, pp160, large format.  F, VG   £6.75  price clipped

Siviter, Roger.  Memories of Steam.  The Final Years. This work takes us to some of the lesser known locations of the 1960s and contains numerous, nearly 200, crisp b/w images.  Locations include, the Nailsworth Branch, S&D, Patricroft shed, Willsden shed, Water Orton, Berkeley power station/manor 7829 with atomic flask, Skelton Junction.  But perhaps one of the best photographs is that of 8F 48652 running through Manchester Exchange station on 10thJune 1968, this shot suffused with dappled sunlight and magnificent period detail is one of the best I have seen.  Sutton Publishing, 2006, pp144.  F, VG   £8.95             

Stephenson, Brian. BR Standard Steam Locomotives. B/w and colour photo album with captions covering all of the classes. Also contains summary of numbers, names, dates and allocations. (hb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp128, large format, isbn 0 7110 1245 8. VG, VG £7.00

Stretton, John & Townsend, Peter. British Railways Steam. The Final Years 1965-1968.   Well illustrated book looking at the last 4 years of steam, recording working locomotives, shed scenes and routes, many of which closed during this period. (hb) Silver Link, 2008, pp160, large format, isbn 1 85794 320 7.   F, VG   £12

Swinger, Peter. Britannia No 70000. Illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawing. (card cover) Ian Allan, 1987, pp38, large format, isbn 0 7110 1761 1. VG £1

Swinger, Peter. BR Standard Pacifics in Colour.Short history of the class with 3 scale drawings, followed by colour photos with detailed captions. Ian Allan, 1994, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2264 X. VG (slight damage to front cover)   £5.95

The District Controller's View. BR Steam Operating No. 3 Marylebone Rugby. P Stears. A very detailed study of all workings along with line diagrams, archive photographs and allocation and movement during the 1950s. (pb) Xpress Publishing, pp72, large format, isbn 1 901056 17 1. F £9.95

The District Controller's View. BR 1950s Steam Operating No. 8 The Waverley Route. Edinburgh - Hawick - Carlisle. Train and Traffic Operations on the Waverley Route during the 1950s. Working Timetable (Passenger & Goods). Engine workings - Engine Allocation and Movements 1950-60. J. Hodge. A very detailed study of workings, along with line diagrams, archive photographs and allocation and movement during the 1950s. (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2004, pp80, large format, isbn 1 901056 15 5. F £15.95

The District Controller's View. BR 1950s Steam Operating No. 9 The Kent Coast. Victoria - Chatham - Ramsgate/Dover. Train and Traffic Operations over the ex-London, Chatham & Dover during the 1950s. Working Timetable (Passenger & Goods) i/c the London Surburban Area. Engine workings including Allocations and Shed Movements 1950-60. W.S. Becket & T.S. Bradshaw. A very detailed study of workings, along with line diagrams, archive photographs and allocation and movement during the 1950s. (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2005, pp132, large format, isbn 1 901056 24 4. F £15.95

The District Controller's View. 1950's BR Steam Operating No. 11 The Midland & South western Junction Railway. Cheltenham - Cirencester - Swindon - Marlborough - Savernake - Andover Junction. Train and Traffic Operations over the MSW during the 1950's Full Working Timetable (Passenger & Goods) Engine Diagrams and Locomotive Allocations 1950-60 Swindon & Gloucester MPD's. J Stephens. A very detailed study of workings, along with line diagrams, archive photographs and allocation and movement during the 1950s. (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2007, pp68, large format, isbn 1 901056 31 7. £9.50

The District Controller's View. BR 1950s Steam Operating No. 12 The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway. Peterborough Wisbech, Sutton Bridge, Saxby, Bourne, Spalding, King's Lynn, Melton Constable, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Cromer, Lowestoft. Train and Traffic Operations over the M&GN during the 1950s. Full Working Timetable (Passenger & Goods). Engine Diagrams, Carriage Workings and Locomotive Allocations 1950-60. W.S. Becket. A very detailed study of workings, along with line diagrams, archive photographs and allocation and movement during the 1950s. (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2009, pp92, large format, isbn 1 901056 37 2. F £13.95

Tilling, W.G. The Locomotives of the Southern Region of British Railways.   Detailed study, complete with tables of No, Class, Type, Built and Rebuilt dates, b/w photos and 3 pull out charts with technical data and dimensions.   (pb) Published by author, 1948, p84 + 28 pages of photos.   VG (some wear to cover)    £8

Trevena, Nigel. Steam for Scrap Volume 1. In the decade 1958-68, over 16,000 British steam locomotives were taken out of service and cut up. This is the story of how it was done. (pb) Atlantic, 1985, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 15 X. VG   (slight crease to front cover and small covered inscription)   £0.50  

Vincent, Mike.  British Railway Steam in Colour. A well produced volume which considers Scotland, the East Coast Line, GCR and London Extension, the industrial Midlands and the South of England.  Book Club Associates/Argus Books, 1992, pp159, large format.  F, VG   £5.95   

Vincent, Mike.  British Railway Steam in Colour. A well produced volume which considers Scotland, the East Coast Line, GCR and London Extension, the industrial Midlands and the South of England.  Book Club Associates/Argus Books, 1992, pp159, large format.  VG, no dust jacket    £3.00

 

Walker, Barrie. Northern Steam Finale. Steam Portfolios 2.   Colour photos with detailed captions taken during the final years of steam.   (hb) Jane's, 1986, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0375 4.    VG   £5

Walker, Colin. London Midland Steam Twilight. Midland Lines and the Somerset & Dorset. Part One.   Selection 179 b/w photos taken during the late 1950s and early 60s by Colin Walker.   It covers a range of areas from Sheffield and the Peak District to St. Pancras and the S&D, with an emphasis on his home patch of Leicestershire. Also sections devoted to the Birmingham area and the Lickey incline.   (hb) Pendyke Publications, 1995, 179 b/w photos, large format, isbn 0 904318 16 8.   F, VG   £25

Walker, Colin. Main Line Lament. The Final Years of the Great Central route to London. A brilliant photographic tribute to the GCR, looking at the men, machines and locations. (hb) Pendyke Publications, 1999, 167 b/w plates, landscape format, isbn0 904318 11 7. VG, VG (small repaired tear to dust jacket)   £15

Walker, Colin. Western Region Steam Twilight. Part One.   Selection of 204 lovely b/w photos from across the Western Region, including the Midlands, into Wales and the Cambrian Coast, during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Pendyke Publications, 1997, 204 b/w photos, large format, isbn 0 904318 17 6.   F, VG   £20

Webster, Neil, Greaves, Simon & Greengrass, Robert. Loco-Hauled Travel 1984-5.   A guide to the workings involved by the various classes of locomotive on passenger services during the period May 1984 - May 1985. Listed on a class by class basis.   (pb) Metro Enterprises Ltd., 1984, pp77, isbn 0 947773 00 2.   VG (corner creases to cover)    £1

Welch, Michael, S.  Last Breaths of Steam.  Commemorating the Thirtieth Anniversary of the End of BRSteam. Crisp, evocative colour photographs taken across the network during the last decade of steam.  Locations include, Cheddar, Bampton, Mitcheldean, Stamford, Loughborough Central and Ryde Pier amongst many others.  Runpast, 1998, pp76.  F  £4.75  

Wells, P.H. BR Steam Portrait. Steam Portfolios 4. Delightful colour images from the Cambrian lines, Weymouth Quay, Stamford town, the east coast, Eastleigh and many other locations.   Jane's, 1987, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0520 X.   G+    (page stitching slightly lose)   £2.00  

Westcott-Jones, Kenneth. Steam in the Landscape. With 96 pages of colour photos this looks at the end of steam mainly in the UK but also worldwide. Contains performance details and exceptionally detailed descriptions of the colour photos. (hb) Blandford Press, 1976, pp187, isbn 0 7137 0542 6. VG, VG (some edge wear to cover and sunning to spine edge) £2.50

Whitehouse, Patrick & Powell, John.  Treacy's British Rail. An excellent book with nearly half of the photographs covering modern traction, including the Deltics.  Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1990, pp192, large format.  VG, VG    £4.95   

Whitehouse, Patrick & Powell, John.  Treacy's British Rail.  Illustrated study of BR with nearly half of the photographs covering modern traction. (hb)  Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1990, pp192, large format.  VG, no dust jacket    £2  

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The Power of the BR Standard Pacifics. Power Series.   220 b/w photos of the class with detailed captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 220 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 067 X.   VG, VG   £6

Williams, Alan.  BR Standard Steam Album.  Mainly b/w photo album with very detailed captions on these locomotives. (hb) Ian Allan, 1980, pp89, isbn 0 7110 1010 2.  VG, VG  (small covered inscription)   £5.00   

Williams, Alan & Percival, David.  BR Steam Locomotives from Nationalisation to Modernisation. A complete list of all steam locomotives owned and operated by British Railways since Nationalisation. Part 2: Ex-SR locomotives 1-2699, CI-40, 21CI-170, WI-34, BR 30001-36001, WI-36.  A thorough, illustrated study, which includes IOW and departmental locomotives, along with technical details of each of the classes.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp64.   VG, no dust jacket (some neat underlining)    £2  

Williams, Alan & Percival, David.   B.R. Steam Locomotives from Nationalisation to Modernisation. No. 3 London Midland.   A complete list of all steam locomotives owned and operated by BR since Nationalisation. Ex LMS locos 1-28622 BR 40001-58937. Contains b/w photos.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp72. VG, VG   £8

Williamson, J.W.  Railways To-Day.  2ndediton.   A comprehensive technical study of the railway system of the early 1950s. .  Oxford University Press, 1951, pp154, 25 b/w plates.  G, no dust jacket.    (covered inscription on front blank page, some foxing)   £1.50    

Wilson, C. David.  Forward!  The Revolution in the Lives of the Footplatemen 1962 - 1996.  By using first hand accounts and contemporary photographs, the author depicts what footplate life was like and the major changes that occurred in the late 1960s through to the mid 1990s.  (hb) Alan Sutton, 1996, pp150, 0 7509 1144 1.   F, VG   price clipped £6.50