List of books for sale just for the Diesel and Electric Enthusiast.

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

All books are hardback unless otherwise stated, paperback (pb), booklet or leaflet. 

 If you would like to see a photograph of any of the books on this web site please e-mail jmbuffer@btinternet.com

Longhurst, Roly. Electric Locomotives on the West Coast Main Line. With additional material by Michael Oakley. B/w study of classes AL1-81 to class 87 and their work on the West Coast Main Line. (glossy card cover)Bradford Barton, 1978, pp30. G (small tear on back cover and last 6 pages) £0.50       

Longhurst, Roly.  Electric Locomotives on the West Coast Main Line.  With additional material by Michael Oakley. B/w study of classes AL1-81 to class 87 and their work on the West Coast Main Line.  (glossy card cover)Bradford Barton, 1978, pp30.  VG  (tiny crease on rear cover)  £0.50      

Mann, J.D. (compiled by) Aspects of East Anglian Diesels. The Early Years - Part One. B/w photographs of first generation diesel locomotives and units in East Anglia with captions. (pb) South Anglia Productions, 1992, pp32, large format, isbn 1 871277 12 4. VG £6

Marsden, Colin J.  Motive Power Recognition:  2  EMUs. Giving technical data of every class electric multiple units, with photographs of each.  (glossy card cover)  Ian Allan, 1986, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1569 4.   VG    £1

Marsden, Colin J. The Power of the HSTs. Power Series. Illustrated with b/w and colour photographs with detailed captions, this tells the story of the early days through to sectorisation and the variety of post privatisation operations, including the Rio project and the measurement train. Oxford Publishing Co., 2006, pp128, large format, isbn 0 86093 600 7. F, VG £8

Marsden, Colin J. & Fenn, Graham B. British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives. Covers all main line locomotives and includes technical details and 4mm drawings for each class.  (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1993, pp128, large format, isbn 0 86093 446 2. F, VG £20

Marsden, Colin J & Ford, Darren (compiled by). Railway Magazine 1995 Traction Guide. Names, numbers, owners, allocations, liveries, status. Up to date to January 1995. Includes all Channel Tunnel traction. The very first pocket book to include BR and privatised ex-BR locos in the same listings. (paper cover) Railway Magazine, 1995, pp63. VG unmarked £0.50

Miller, Lee. Loco Fleet List 2010. The Complete List of Diesel and Electric Locomotives to Run on BR and the National Rail Network.This book gives a reference to all the diesel and electric locomotives to run on Britain's railways from the early day's right up to the present. (spiral bound card cover) Milz Publications, 2010, pp74. VG £3.00

Molyneaux, Tony & Robertson, Kevin. Diesels in Wessex. Fantastic photographs of Westerns, Warships, Hymeks, Class 33s, shunters and many DMUs in rural/urban locations. Ian Allan, 2004, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3010 3.    F   £5    

Montague, Keith. The Power of the Peaks. Power series. Splendid photographs of these locomotives hard at work on passenger and freight services, and also on shed. Oxford Publishing Co., 1978, 207 b/w plates, large format.   VG, G     £5   

Moody, G.T.  Southern Electric 1909 - 1979.  Fifth edition.  The History of the World's Largest Suburban Electrified System.  A rare work which pays homage to this often neglected part of the UK railway history.  Well illustrated with good b/w photographs.  Ian Allan, 1979, pp280.  VG, VG  £8.95

Moody, G.T.  Southern Electric 1909 - 1968.   The History of the World's Largest Suburban Electrified System.  This pays homage to this often neglected part of the UK railway history.  Well illustrated with good b/w photographs.  Ian Allan, 4the edtition 1968, pp272. VG, G (some edge wear + tears to dust jacket)    £7.95  

Morrison, Brian. BR Diesel Cavalcade. (pb) lovely book illustrating the fantastic variations in diesels that operated from the 1950's to the late 1970's. Bradford Barton, pp32, isbn 0 85153 352 3. G (corner crease and edge wear to cover)      £1.00            

Morrison, Brian. Profile of the 47s - Profile Series. 189 photos with detailed captions of the class on all types of duties from Penzance to Inverness. (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1987, 189 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 240 0. VG, VG £10.00

Morrison, Brian. Profile of the 47s - Profile Series. A rare profile volume within which the class is seen from Penzance to Inverness and is found at work on all types of train duties, including Inter-City expresses, cross-country services, and even merry-go-round coal trains.   Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1987, 189 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 240 0. VG, VG    £12.95 

Morrison, Brian & Kardas, Handel (edited by).  The Ian Allan Railway Book. A brilliant review of 1990 with just under 250 b/w and colour photographs, these include a section on first generation DMU's, railways around Stourbridge, seaside summer Saturdays (class 37's, 33's, 31's, 47's, 73's, 50's) and a section on Cornish railways including a novel image of 56 013 at Drinnick Mill!  Ian Allan, 1991, pp112, large format, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2030 2.  VG   £1

Morrison, Gavin. Diesels on the Regions - London Midland Region.  B/w photographs with detailed captions covering all facets of LMR freight and passenger workings.  (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, 237 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 250 8.  VG, VG  (tiny tear to corner and spine of dust jacket) £6

Nicholas, D. & Montgomery, S. Profile of the Westerns. Profile series. Magnificent photographs of Westerns at work. Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 163 b/w plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 86093 116 1.    VG   (sunning to spine edge)      £5.00 

Nicholson, Pete. Diesel Locomotives in Preservation 1 - Standard Gauge Industrial Locomotives. Includes 'stock list' of all preserved diesel locomotives in the British Isles. Well illustrated with b/w photos. (glossy card cover) Pete Nicholson, 1st edition 1980, pp32, isbn 0 907036 00 7. VG £2

Nicholson, Pete. Diesel Locomotives in Preservation 2 - Former British Rail and L.M.S.R. Locomotives. Illustrating every ex-main line diesel locomotive now preserved. A seldom seen publication with photographs and detailed text. (glossy card cover) Pete Nicholson Railway Publishing, 1980, pp26, isbn 0 907036 01 5.   VG      £2

Nicolle, B. Transport Topic Series No. 10. Spotters Guide to Diesel Recognition.Infrequently seen comprehensive reference work with photographs and scale diagrams of each class. Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, pp32, isbn 0 86093 099 8. VG £2

Nixon, L.A.   BR Colour Album. Further selection of colour photos from across the UK with detailed captions. (hb) Jane's, 1983, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0287 1.   VG   £5

Oakley, Michael.  Diesel Enthusiast's Pocket Guide Including Electrics  1 - Eastern Region South. A glimpse into the world of the early 1980s.  These illustrated guides (inc maps) contain photographs from photographers such as J C Baker and M J Collins and each guide considers three aspects: a) guide to character of each line  b) locations inc. signalboxes, level crossings, station layouts, sidings, gradient information and mileages  c)  listing of motive power workings, both freight and passenger.   (glossy card cover)  Bradford Barton, pp48.  F  50p      

Oakley, Michael.  Diesel Enthusiast's Pocket Guide Including Electrics  2 - Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. A glimpse into the world of the early 1980s.  These illustrated guides (inc maps) contain photographs from photographers such as J C Baker and M J Collins and each guide considers three aspects: a) guide to character of each line  b) locations inc. signalboxes, level crossings, station layouts, sidings, gradient information and mileages  c)  listing of motive power workings, both freight and passenger. (glossy card cover)  Bradford Barton, pp48.  F  50p    
 
Oakley, Michael.  Diesel Enthusiast's Pocket Guide Including Electrics  9 - South and South East. A glimpse into the world of the early 1980s.  These illustrated guides (inc maps) contain photographs from photographers such as J C Baker and M J Collins and each guide considers three aspects: a) guide to character of each line  b) locations inc. signalboxes, level crossings, station layouts, sidings, gradient information and mileages  c)  listing of motive power workings, both freight and passenger. (glossy card cover)  Bradford Barton, pp48.   F  50p            

Oakley, Michael (compiled and edited by). Named Locomotives of British Rail - Diesel and Electric.This book contains some lovely photographs of Deltics, Warships, Westerns, Woodhead electrics, class 50s, and 86/87s amongst others. (glossy card cover) Bradford Barton, pp56, isbn 0 85153 386 8. VG £2 

Oakley, Michael with additional material by Robert Tiller. The Fifty-Fifties. An excellent short work containing technical details and some stunning b/w photographs. (glossy card cover) Bradford Barton, c 1978, pp32, isbn 0 85153 354 X.    VG  (small corner creases)   £2  

Peck, David. ALCO FA-2. Plans, Photos, Roster, Variations. Diesel Data Series Book 2. Short study with scale diagrams and photographs. (card cover) Hundman Publishing, pp16, large format. VG (has 3 holes punched for ring binder) £2

 Perren, Brian. Modern Railways Special. TGV. A broad based, well illustrated study of TVG services and stock. (glossy card cover)  Ian Allan, 1988, pp56, large format, isbn 0 7110 1706 9.   VG     £1   

Pielow, Simon. Eurostar. Well illustrated, detailed study of the history and development of Eurostar. (hb) Ian Allan, 1997, pp160, isbn 0 7110 2451 0. VG, VG £5.50

Preedy, Norman E. & Ford, H.L.  BR Diesels in Close Up.  B/w photographs of first generation diesels with detailed captions.  (hb)   Bradford Barton, 1974, pp96.  VG, VG    £5 

Preedy, Norman E. & Ford, H.L. BR Diesels in Close-Up.   B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford Barton, 1974, pp96.   VG, VG   £3

Quayle, H I & Jenkins, Stanley C. Branch Lines into the Eighties. A survey in text and photographs of 40 branches. These included Clayton West, Lymington, Newquay, Stourbridge Town and Croxley Green. Highly recommended. David & Charles, 1980, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7980 1. VG   £2    

Rawlinson, Mark. Freightmaster No. 52. Dec 08 - Feb 09. Full details of timings, head codes, traction and types of train. (glossy card cover) Freightmaster Publishing, 2008, pp160. F    £0.50  

Rhodes, Michael. Diesels in South Wales.   191 b/w photos with detailed captions of freight and passenger services across South Wales.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, 191 b/w plates, large format.   VG, VG   £8

Rhodes, Michael & Shannon, Paul. Freight Only Volume 1: Northern England. A comprehensive guide to BR freight in the 1980s which includes many now lost services. (pb) Silver Link Publishing, 1987, pp96, isbn 0 947971 11 4. VG £3

Robinson, Peter J (compiled by). The 30s and 31s. Rail Portfolios 15. Colour photo album with very detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1991, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1967 3. VG £6.50

Rose, Peter J. Deltic Twilight.Excellent full page photographs colour and b/w, of Deltics, hard at work in the later years. . (card cover) Pennine Publications, 1982, pp64, landscape format, isbn 0 946055 00 9. VG (small white mark on the front cover) £3   

Scott-Lowe, Graham (compiled by). Diesels and Electrics on Tour 1978. 70 b/w photos with detailed captions covering the railtours. (pb) Peter Watts Publishing, 1981, 70 b/w plates, 0 906025 24 9. VG (some edge wear to cover) £0.50

Semmens, Peter & Machefert-Tassin, Yves. Channel Tunnel Trains. Channel Tunnel Rolling Stock and the Eurotunnel System.   The official account of one of Europe's most complex railway operations. Covers passenger vehicles and freight wagons, locomotives, signalling and control systems and more. Illustrated with colour photos, plans and diagrams.   (hb) Eurotunnel, 1994, pp160, large landscape format, isbn 1 872009 33 6.   F, VG price clipped    £5

Shannon, Paul & Hillmer, John. Diesels in the North West. Fantastic photographs showing an enormous range of first generation locomotives on freight and passenger workings, along with first generation DMUs. Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 208 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 350 4. VG, VG  (some sunning to spine edge)   £7   

Shunter Duties 15thedition. Compiled by Nigel Emery.Comprehensive work detailing every stabling point, shed and all associated duties, along with many photographs and shunter allocations by region. (glossy card cover) Inter City Railway Society, 1998, pp32, isbn 09507950 2 5. VG £0.50

Siviter, Roger.  50s To Exeter. With over 160 b/w photographs this is a class 50 hauled journey in words and pictures from Waterloo to Exeter.  It gives the history of the route with full maps and gradient profiles.  (hb) Silver Link Publishing, 1992, pp128, isbn 0 947971 81 5. VG, no dust jacket   £3 

Siviter, Roger. The Wash to Worcester.  Beautiful colour photographs with highly detailed captions, capture the vast array of first generation diesel locomotives which operated between the late 1970s through to the mid 1990s. Class 25s, 31s, Peaks, 20s, 47s, and 37s abound surrounded by signal boxes and semaphores. Great Bear Publishing, 2005, pp80, glazed boards, landscape format, ISBN 0 9541150 4 X.   VG   £4 

Siviter, Roger. The Wash to Worcester. Beautiful colour photographs with highly detailed captions, capture the vast array of first generation diesel locomotives which operated between the late 1970s through to the mid 1990s. Class 25s, 31s, Peaks, 20s, 47s, and 37s abound surrounded by signal boxes and semaphores. Great Bear Publishing, 2005, pp80, glazed boards, landscape format, ISBN 0 9541150 4 X.   VG   (small label removed from inside cover)    £4  

Stevens-Stratten, S.W. (compiled by) Carter, R.S. (Drawings by).   British Railways Main Line Diesels. Revised and enlarged edition.   Covering first generation locomotives, with b/w photos, drawings and scale drawings, with some technical data. (spiral bound stiff card) Ian Allan, 1978, pp63, large landscape format, isbn 0 7110 0617 2.   VG   £12

Tayler, A.T.H., Thorley, W.G.F & Hill, T.J. Class 47 Diesels. History of this important class, illustrated with technical details, line drawings and over 60 photos. (hb) Ian Allan, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 7110 0915 5. VG, VG £8.00

Train the the Eighties 2: Electric Locomotives. Photographs include classes 76, 73, 81, 82 and 85 amongst others. (paper cover) Ian Allan, 1980, pp32, isbn 0 7110 1092 7. VG £1

Trains in the Eighties 4 - Electric Units. Southern region, Eastern region, LMR region, SCR region stock is covered. Also includes photograph of the veteran class 506 unit at Broadbottom. (pb) Ian Allan, pp32, circa 1980. VG £1      

Tufnell, R.M. Intercity 125. Super Profile. Study of these High Speed Trains which are still going strong. Contains, colour and b/w photos, tables and diagrams. (hb) Haynes, 1984, pp56, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 85429 428 7. VG £6.50

Tufnell, R.M.   Intercity 125. Super Profile.   Detailed study of the 125's which are still working today, illustrated with photos and diagrams. (hb) Haynes, 1984, pp56, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 85429 428 7.   V G   £3

Turner, Steve.   Named Diesel and Electric Locomotives of British Rail - Part 2, The 87's British Rail London Midland region 5000HP 25Kv Electrics.   B/w photographs with detailed captions of the class at work. (pb) Rail Photoprints, 1981, pp40, isbn 0 906883 02 4. VG    £2.50  

Vaughan, John.  An Illustrated History of West Country China Clay Trains.  The magnificent work by John Vaughan covering the vast variety of traffic associated with china clay workings.  Haynes/Oxford Publishing, 1st ed 1987, 217 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 299 0.  F, VG   £10   

Vaughan, John.  Class 40s at Work. Over 200 photographs show the class at work in this volume which analyses the origin and subsequent development and deployment of the class.  Ian Allan, 1981, pp128, large format, isbn 0 7110 1120 6.  VG, VG   £3    

Vaughan, John.  Class 40s at Work. Over 200 photographs show the class at work in this volume which analyses the origin and subsequent development and deployment of the class.  Ian Allan, 1981, pp128, large format.  VG, no dust jacket   £2    

Vaughan, John. Diesel Retrospective - Class 33. Lavish pictorial tribute to the class, with over 220 photographs, recording the vast variety of activities/many livery variations. Ian Allan, 2008, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 3284 2. F, F   £8  

Vaughan, John. The Power of the HSTs. Power series. The original power series volume captures the HST in the late 1970's/early 1980's environment where semaphores were still often present. Oxford Publishing Co., 1983, 240 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 186 2. VG, VG   (repaired tear to dust jacket)    £7.95   

Webster, Neil, Greengrass, Robert & Greaves, Simon. British Rail Depot Directory. First edition. A Comprehensive Guide to over 300 BR Depots, Workshops and Stabling Points.Illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Metro Enterprises Ltd., 1987, pp96, isbn 0 947773 07 X. VG £1

Weekes, G (edited by). BR Diesel Miscellany 1. B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Bradford Barton, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 85153 345 0. VG, VG £5

Whiteley, John S. Diesels on the Regions - Eastern Region. Excellent b/w photographs of freight and passenger workings with first generation traction. Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, 198 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 230 3.  VG, VG price clipped £6

Whiteley, John S. Diesels on the Regions - Eastern Region. Excellent b/w photographs of freight and passenger workings with first generation traction. Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, 198 b/w plates, large format. F, VG (very slight sunning to spine)   £6

Whiteley, J S & Morrison, G W. Profile of the Peaks. Profile Series. Peaks hard at work on passenger and freight across the network. Along with original numbers, names and technical data. Oxford Publishing Co., 1983, pp150 b/w plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 86093 165 X. VG £8

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. Profile of the Deltics.  B/w Deltic photographs which includes images of every single class member, with captions.  (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 152 b/w plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 86093 102 1.   VG   (small knock to bottom corner of cover) £7.50 

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The Power of the Deltics. Power Series. Original edition containing 189 photos of the Deltics with captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1977, 189 plates, large format, isbn 0 902888 97 8. VG, VG £8.00

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The Power of the Deltics. Power Series. 2004 reprint containing 189 photos of the Deltics with captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2004, 189 plates, large format, isbn 0 902888 97 8. F, VG £8.00

Williams, Alan. BR Diesel Locomotive Album. With over 120 b/w photographs the author charts the development of first generation traction. Ian Allan, 1979, pp91, isbn 0 7110 0971 6. VG, VG   (small repaired tear to dust jacket)    £4