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), booklet or leaflet.

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Allen, Cecil J. Railways of Britain.   Pocket sized comprehensive account of Britains railways and the locomotives that run and have run on them, steam, diesel, electric up to the 1950s.   Illustrated with b/w photos.   (hb) Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1958, pp136. VG, VG   £3

Allen, Cecil J. Titled Trains of Great Britain. History of every named train, illustrated with b/w photos. (hb) Ian Allan, 4th edition, pp240. VG, G (some wear to dust jacket) £3.00

Allen, Cecil J. Titled Trains of Great Britain.   A detailed study of the many titled trains, well illustrated with b/w photographs.   (hb) Ian Allan, April 1947, pp207, colour frontis. VG for age with blue stiff board cover, blue tape on spine edge which has a small tear in it. £2

Allen, Dr. Ian. Gleneagles to Glastonbury. Steam in the Thirties. 124 b/w photographs from the halcyon days of the 1930s, with detailed captions, from across the UK. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 124 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 351 2. VG, VG £6.50

Allen, G. Freeman (compiled by)  Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy.  General editor P.B. Whitehouse with introduction by Dr. J.A. Coiley.  Compilation of photographs.  (hb) Chancellor Press, 2000, pp216, large format, isbn 1 85152 814 8.  VG, VG    £1   

Anderson, Janice & Swinglehurst, Edmund. Ephemera of Travel & Transport. With an introduction by Maurice Rickards, Founder of The Ephemera Society. Well illustrated study of the subject with over 200 full colour and 80 b/w illustrations cover road, rail, sea and air, also chapter on how to collect and conserve ephemera. (hb) Bracken Books, 1989, pp96, large format, isbn 0 904568 16 4. VG, VG £1

Anderson, Janice & Swinglehurst, Edmund. Ephemera of Travel & Transport. With an introduction by Maurice Rickards, Founder of The Ephemera Society. Over 200 full colour and 80 b/w illustrations cover road, rail, sea and air, also chapter on how to collect and conserve ephemera. (hb) New Cavendish Books, 1981, pp96, large format, isbn 0 904568 16 4. VG, VG £5.50

Atterbury, Paul. AA Discovering Britain's Lost Railways. Introduction by Jimmy Knapp. With a mix or largely archive and some current images, this considers the lost lines of Tarka country(LSWR), the S&D, lines on the IOW, Staffordshire Moorlands, North Norfolk and the M&GN, the Atlantic Coast lines of Cornwall and Devon, and the GWR lines in Mid Wales, amongst others. A good value purchase. AA, 1995, pp160, large format, isbn 0 7495 1045 5. VG, VG £2

Atterbury, Paul. Along Country Lines. Exploring the Rural Railways of Yesterday.   Combining history and nostalgia, this book highlights some of the best rail journeys you can undertake in Britain. It includes a mix of existing lines and lost routes and is illustrated with hundreds of archive photos and rare colour photos as well as postcards, posters and other railway ephemera.   (hb) David & Charles, 2006, pp256, large format, isbn 0 7153 2201 X.    F, VG   £5

Atterbury, Paul & Burgum, Ian. Country Railways. Covering all of the UK, this book combines photography, history and anecdote to take a nostalgic look at traditional lines with their often old fashioned and attractive buildings and equipment. (pb) Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1996, pp160, landscape format, isbn 1 85799 919 3. VG £2

Awdry, Christopher. Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Comprehensive details of each of the 1000+ railway companies that built Britain's railway system. Illustrated.   (hb) Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1990, pp288, large format. VG, VG (some sunning to spine edge) £7

Baker, S.K. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland. 5thedition. This work contains all operational locations and lines at the time of publication. An excellent reference work.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, pp119, glazed boards. VG, VG (repaired tear on spine of dust jacket and covered inscription on front blank page) £2

Baker, S.K. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland. 5thedition. This work contains all operational locations and lines at the time of publication. An excellent reference work.   (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, pp119, glazed boards with dust jacket, isbn 0 86093 419 5.    VG, VG    £1

Baker, S.K. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland. 9thedition. This work contains all operational locations and lines at the time of publication. An excellent reference work. Oxford Publishing Co., 9th edition 2001, pp123, glazed boards. F £3

Baker, S.K. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland. 10thedition. This work contains all operational locations and lines at the time of publication.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 10th edition 2004, pp123, glazed boards, isbn 0 86093 576 0.    VG    £2

Ball, M.G. Ian Allan abc British Railway Atlas. An excellent work which includes passenger and freight only lines, disused lines, all passenger stations and a full gazetteer of stations. (pb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp78, isbn 0 7110 2339 5. VG £2.50

Ball, M.G. Ian Allan abc British Railway Atlas. An excellent work which includes passenger and freight only lines, disused lines, all passenger stations and a full gazetteer of stations. (pb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp78, isbn 0 7110 2339 5. VG £3.00

Bartholomew, Ed & Blakemore, Michael. Railways in Focus. Photographs from the National Railway Museum Collection. Collection of over 200 photographs with detailed captions, document technological developments, working and industrial processes and the railways impact on everyday life, leisure and landscape. (hb) Atlantic, 1998, pp208, large format, isbn 0 906899 91 5.   F, VG   £8

Biddle, Gordon & Spence, Jeoffry. Railway History in Pictures: The British Railway Station.   Mainly b/w photo album with detailed captions, looking at the development of the railway station from the 1830s to present day.    (hb) David & Charles, 1977, pp96, isbn 0 7153 7467 2.   VG, V G   £5.50

Bishop, Bill. Off the Rails. A detailed account of railway accidents and derailments. Illustrated book on a much neglected subject, breakdown trains, written by a railwayman who spent the majority of his career on breakdown gangs. (hb) Bracken Books, 1988, pp96, isbn 1 85170 208 3. VG, VG £4.00

Blenkinsop, R.J. Big Four Cameraman. All regions are covered in these brilliant b/w photographs. This is an omnibus edition of four of Dick Blenkinsop's most popular OPC volumes. Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 378 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 363 6. VG, no dust jacket £3.95

Blenkinsop, R.J.  Big Four Cameraman.  This is an omnibus edition of four of Dick Blenkinsop's popular OPC volumes.  (hb) Promotional reprint Company, 378 b/w plates, large format.  F, VG    £4

Blenkinsop, R.J.  Big Four Cameraman. All regions are covered in these brilliant b/w photographs.  This is an omnibus edition of four of Dick Blenkinsop's most popular OPC volumes.  (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 378 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 363 6.     VG, VG  £5   

Blenkinsop, R.J. Shadows of the Big Four.  94 full page b/w photos with captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1975, 94 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 902888 61 7.    VG, VG   £3

Blythe, Richard. Danger Ahead. The Dramatic Story of Railway Signalling. (hb) Newman Neame, 1951, pp132. G+ some foxing and wear due to age, no dust jacket    £4 

Body, Geoffrey (edited by) Railway Enthusiasts' Handbook 1970-71. A detailed reference work. Includes complete dictionary of railway societies, preserved British locos, railway museums, info on overseas railways, industrial railways and much more.    (hb) David & Charles, 1970, pp176 + 16pages of Light Railway Timetables at back, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 4884 1.  G Ex-Library 50p

Body, Geoffrey (edited by) Railway Enthusiasts' Handbook 1971-72. A detailed review of all aspects of railways in the UK including industrial.    (hb) David & Charles, 1971, pp176 + 16pages of Light Railway Timetables at back, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 5307 1.   VG   £1

Body, Geoffrey. Railway Stations of Britain. A guide to 75 important centres. Alphabetical listing of 75 modern day important centres across the UK, giving historical background, present day role, services platforms and facilities, along with photos station plan and map. (hb) Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1990, pp192, isbn 1 85260 171 X. F, VG price clipped £4.50

Bonavia, Michael R. The Four Great Railways. This work discusses the need for the 1923 grouping and how it came about and the subsequent development of the four companies in the areas of mechanical engineering, train services, and the impact of road competition. Bonavia, a senior railwayman, started his career with the former LNER. An authoritative volume. David & Charles, 1980, pp223, isbn 0 7153 7842 2. F, VG £6.50

Bracegirdle, Cyril. Collecting Railway Antiques. An illustrated guide to the variety of railwayana available. (pb) Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1988, pp144, isbn 0 85059 926 1. VG £2

Breckon, Don. Don Breckons Great Western Railway. 30 page introduction with sketches followed by a selection of 24 of his paintings, complete with details of each. (hb) David & Charles, 3rd impression 1989, pp80, extra large landscape format, isbn 0 7153 8872 X. F, VG £10.95 A different book than the one listed below.

Breckon, Don. The Railway Paintings of Don Breckon. 31 page introduction to Don Breckons work by Roger Malone containing sketches followed by a selection of 24 of his paintings, complete with details of each. (hb) David & Charles, 1982, pp80, extra large landscape format, isbn 0 7153 8206 3. F, VG £10.95

Britain's Railways: Atlas of Train Operating Companies. 2nd edition. Colour coded maps, showing the 27 companies and the railway industry as it exists in the middle of 2006. Complete with index of passenger stations and freight and other non passenger terminals. (hb) Ian Allan, 2006, pp61, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3138 X. F £4.00

British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. 5th edition. With lines, operators and stations clearly marked in colours.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1972, pp84, spiral bound glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 0320 3. VG (some knocks to the corners of boards) £2

British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. 5th edition. With lines, operators and stations clearly marked in colours.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1980, pp84, isbn 0 7110 0320 3. VG   £2

British Railways Press Office ( Issued by).  British Railways in Peace and War. This large booklet was designed to give the public a brief account of the pivotal work of the railways during the 5thyear of the war.  The eye opening shots show propellers for the RAF being loaded, civil engineering works taking place, the story of repairs after the bombing of Coventry and even the role of the horse.  A lovely and somewhat moving work.  (pb)  British Railways Press Office on behalf of GWR LMS LNER SR and London transport.  1944, pp72.  G+ (rusted staples and wear to cover)   £2

Burton, Anthony. Walking the Line. Enjoying Disused Railways and Tramways in Britain. In this book the author describes the part which railways and tramways played in the story of Britain's industrial development. It then goes on to describe the routes of 21 disused lines, including maps and points of interest, illustrated with b/w and colour photos. (hb) Blandford, 1985, pp192, isbn 0 7137 1554 5. VG, VG price clipped £3.00

Carter, J.R. Footplate Cameraman. Mainly photo album with detailed captions. The author started as a 15 year old cleaner and became a driver at Patricroft Depot.   (hb) Heathfield Railway Publications, 2009, pp128, large format, isbn 1 906974 04 6.   VG, VG £3

Carter, J.R. Footplate Cameraman. Mainly photo album with detailed captions. The author started as a 15 year old cleaner and became a driver at Patricroft Depot.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp128, large format, isbn 0 7110 1334 9.   VG, VG £3

Casserley, H.C. Observers British Steam Locomotives. A comprehensive guide to the history of the steam locomotive in the British Isles from Trevithick's 1804 engine to the cessation of steam traction by British Railways in 1968. With over 100 b/w illustrations. (hb) Bloomsbury Books, 1988, pp190, glazed boards, isbn 1 8547 1013 3. F £2.00

Chakra, Narisa. Terence Cuneo. Railway Painter of the Century. This highly acclaimed work tells the story of Cuneo and gives a background to each of the many paintings and posters reproduced.  (hb) New Cavendish Books, 1990, pp160, large landscape format. F, VG £20

Charman, Michael. At Your Service. Tales from a railway dining-car. Railway Heritage from The Nostalgia Collection. Vivid, well illustrated memories of the authors life as a railway dining car attendent aboard the 'Cornish Riviera' and other named services. (pb) Silver Link Publishing, 1999, pp80, isbn 1 85794 131 4. VG £4.50

Clay, John F. Essays in Steam. An anthology of articles from the Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society.   Contains 33 articles telling the story of the British steam locomotive, mainly in the Grouping period, illustrated with b/w photos. Articles include The Royal Scos, The Castles of the GWR, The Maunsell L and L1 Classes, A4 Pacifics and many more.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1970, pp216, isbn 0 7110 0147 2.   VG, VG (some slight wear to dust jacket edges)   £3

Clay, John F. Essays in Steam. An anthology of articles from the Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society.   Contains 33 articles telling the story of the British steam locomotive, mainly in the Grouping period, illustrated with b/w photos. Articles include The Royal Scos, The Castles of the GWR, The Maunsell L and L1 Classes, A4 Pacifics and many more.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1970, pp216, isbn 0 7110 0147 2.   VG, VG (some slight wear to dust jacket edges)   £1

Cockman, F.G. Discovering Lost Railways.   Covering 23 lost lines across the UK, includes 31 b/w photos. (pb) Shire Publications, 3rd edition 1980, pp88, isbn 0 85263 492 7.   VG (slight wear to cover)   £1

Cornwell, E.L. (edited by) Who's Who in Britain's Railway Industry.   An alphabetical look by surname of who's who in the railway industry, also British Railways Board, Passenger transport executives, Association of Railway Preservation Societies and Manufacturers guide. (hb) Ian Allan, 1982, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1182 6.   VG, G   (small tear to front cover)     £1

Cossons, Neil, Patmore, Allan & Shorland-Ball, Rob (edited by). Perspectives on Railway History and Interpretation. Essays to celebrate the work of Dr John Coiley at the National Railway Museum.  A well produced work which includes essays on museum interpretation, a study of the many NRM collections and other aspects of railway history.  (hb) National Railway Museum, 1992, pp166, large format, isbn 1 872826 01 6.  F, VG  £5 

Crook, Stephen. The Classic Steam Collection. B/w photography from Stephen Crook. Images from across the UK, with detailed captions. (hb)  Silver Link Publishing, 1990, pp128, large format, isbn 0 947971 35 1.  VG, VG   price clipped   £4

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, isbn 0 7176 2056 5.   VG   £10 

Davenport, Neil. Days of Steam. Two Generations of Railway Photography.   Illustrated with more than 260 b/w photos taken by the author and his late father, Arthur Davenport, this looks at 7 lines/places that the author and his father knew well. (hb) Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1991, pp192, large format, isbn 1 85260 335 6.   VG, VG   £4

Davies, Hunter. A Walk Along the Tracks.   With b/w photos and maps, this looks at 10 walks along former railway routes, including, S&D, Deeside Line, Wye Valley and Wirral Way.   (hb)   Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1982, pp196, isbn 0 297 78042 5.   VG, VG £3

Day, J.R. More Unusual Railways.   This looks at the more obscure facets of railways such as supported/suspended mono rails, guide rail systems, moving platforms, Talgo (Spanish systems), and piggy back systems such as the Guinness Lines and the Post Office Railway in Brussels. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. (hb) Frederick Muller Limited, 1960, pp214. VG, G (some slight foxing / repaired tear and some wear to dust jacket)   £3.50

Day, John R. Trains. A well written small volume which even includes interesting sections on signalling and electric traction. Excellent value. (pb) Hamlyn, 1975, pp160. VG £0.50

Doherty, Douglas (edited by). Model Railways Locomotive Album.   Contains over 30 articles including South & West Coast locomotives, the Lincoln branch of the MR, Spectator at Shrewsbury, as well as modelling items such as Lineside huts and How I made my model engine.   (hb) Model & Allied Publications, 1971, pp114, stiff board cover. VG (some wear to cover and repaired tear to top of spine)    £1

Drewett, Alan M. (compiled by). Railway Trivia.   Contains 720 gems of information about Britain's railways, mainly from the time of World War One until the late 1980s. In quiz format.   (pb) Alan M. Drewett, 1989, pp63, isbn 0 9514591 04.   VG   £2

Eatwell, David. Steam Locomotives in Action. Top class colour photography looking at the early years of main line and preserved running. Recommended. (glossy card cover) Batsford, 1983, pp64, 37 colour photographs. VG £0.50

Ellis, C. Hamilton. Royal Journey. A retrospect of Royal trains in the British Isles.   A detailed study of Royal train carriages. (pb) British Transport Commission, 1953, pp32.   VG    (covered inscription on front blank page)   50p    

Ellis, Hamilton. The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways. A well written and illustrated work covering world railways. Hamlyn, 1968, pp591. VG, G £1.50

Ellis, C. Hamilton. The Royal Trains. The author traces the evolution both within the British Isles and elsewhere of Royal Train stock. A lovely volume with significant technical detail. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975, pp183, 103 plates. VG, VG £2

Ellis, Hamilton. The Trains We Loved. Ellis displays great style and enthusiasm for the railways in the first half of the last century. A masterly and authoritative volume. George Allen & Unwin, 1947, pp196. G, P (The dust jacket is very largely intact although reflects the age of the volume) £4.95

Ellis, C. Hamilton. The Trains We Loved.This includes studies of the original companies, the nature of the carriages and even a section on the Irish Companies. (pb) Pan Books, 1971, pp110. VG (some browning to pages) £0.50

Esau, Mike (compiled by). John Ashman FRPS Rail Portfolio. More than 160 b/w photographs with detailed captions, showing action shots and locomotive portraits in the age of steam. (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, unpaginated, large format, isbn 0 86093 416 0.     VG, VG £5

Fairchild, Gordon & Wootton, Peter. Railway & Tramway Tickets. Well illustrated. (hb) Ian Allan/Malaga Books, 1987, pp158, large format, isbn 0 7110 1701 8. F, VG £6

Faith, Nicholas. Classic Trains. A well illustrated study of the origin and development of the railways. Produced in association with Channel 4. Boxtree, 1997, pp144, large landscape format, isbn 0 7522 1160 9. VG, VG (some slight edge curling to dust jacket) £2

Faith, Nicholas. Derail: Why Trains Crash.   Derail is an unprecedented analysis of many of the most dramatic, bizarre and terrifying rail accidents over the past 150 years. The book accompanied a Channel 4 series on the tv.   (hb) Channel 4 books, 2000, pp198, isbn 0 7522 7165 2. VG, VG (inscription inside front cover)   £3

Faulks, R.W. Principles of Transport. 3rdedition. A work reflecting the examination scheme of the Chartered Institute of Transport, relating to the management and control of transport. (pb) Ian Allan, 1982, pp160. VG £3.50

Fenelon, K G. British Railways To-Day. Discussion Books No. 19.Fenelon looks at the challenges facing the railways in the 1930s, from the perspective of the customer, operational difficulties and the increasing and serious challenge posed by road transport. Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1939, pp187, 10 plates. VG, VG £4.95

'Fenman'. Images of Steam. Contains 276 b/w photographs from across the UK. A collective work by 5 former graduates at Cambridge. (hb) Ian Allan, 1968, pp192, large format, isbn 0 7110 0056 5. VG, VG £5

Flowers, A.W. Forty Years of Steam 1926-1966.  Picture album with 334 photographs, looking primarily at pre grouping/grouping locomotive classes, GCR, NER and LMS types predominate. (hb) Ian Allan, 1969, pp144, isbn 0 7110 0067 0. VG, G (wear and tear to dust jacket) £5.00

Forsythe, H.G. Steam Shed Portrait. B/w photographs show men and machines on shed. (pb) Atlantic, 1981, pp48, isbn 0 906899 02 8.   VG £2

Fowkes, E H. Railway History and the Local Historian. EY local history series: no. 16. A great source book for the railway historian looking at the record sources for this area. (pb) East Yorkshire Local History Society, 1963, pp40. VG (covered inscription on title page)    50p

Fox, Peter & Hall, Peter. British Railways Pocket Book No. 2 Coaching Stock. 25th edition 2001. The complete guide to all Locomotive-Hauled Coaches which operate on the Railtrack network.   (pb) Platform 5, 2000, pp112, isbn 1 902336 16 X. VG (no marks or underlining)   £1

Gammell, Christopher. The Branch Line Age - the minor railways of the British Isles in memoriam and retrospect. The 123 images with detailed captions, portray the nature of branch line life across the British Isles. All regions are covered with particular emphasis on steam images from the 1950/early 1960s. Also included is an annex listing all passenger lines closed since 1stJanuary 1963. (hb) Bracken Books, 1976, pp96, isbn 1 85170 239 3.   VG, VG (some foxing to pages)    £1.50

Garnett, A.F. Steel Wheels. The Evolution of the Railways and how they stimulated and excited Engineers, Architects, Artists, Writers, Musicians and Travellers. This is a celebration of railways and the ways they have inspired people. (hb) Cannwood Press, 2005, pp266, isbn 0 9550257 0 2. VG, VG £3.00

Garratt, Colin. British Steam Nostalgia. Predominately Midland Region/LNER area shed based photographs from the later years. Magna Books/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1987, pp144. VG, VG £1

Garratt, Colin (presented by from the collections of the National Railway Museum).  Great Railway Photographers Maurice Earley. Maurice Earley concentrated primarily on GWR lines and these 72 photographs are a vivid testament to his skill as a photographer.  (hb)   Milepost, 1996, pp48, large format, isbn 1 900193 60 4.    VG, VG  price clipped   £1

Garratt, Colin (presented by in association with Henry Priestley).  Great Railway Photographers  Henry Priestley.  80 previously unpublished photos with detailed captions.   (hb)    Milepost, 1996, pp48, large format, isbn 1 900193 50 7.  VG, VG   price clipped £1  

Garratt, Colin (presented by) Great Railway Photographers Henry Priestley. Priestley was an expert lens man. In these razor sharp images he set the standard for many who were to follow. Milepost, 1996, pp48, large format. F, F £2

Garratt, Colin (presented by from the collections of the National Railway Museum).  Great Railway Photographers E.R. Weathersett.  B/w, largely express images from this photographer, who concentrated primarily on LNER lines.  (hb) Milepost, 1996, pp48, large format, isbn 1 900193 65 5.    VG, VG  price clipped   £1 

Garratt, Colin D. Symphony in Steam. With a forward by O.S. Nock. Garratt captures steam in its many moods and served to highlight the beauty of the locomotive to many non-enthusiasts. Blandford Press, 1970, pp193, isbn 07137 0528 0. VG, VG £3.00

Garratt, Colin. The Complete Book of Locomotives. A comprehensive guide to the world's most fabulous locomotives - their history and development through the ages. A comprehensive guide to the world's most important locomotives, steam, diesel and electric and their history and development through the ages. Over 700 colour illustrations. (pb) Select Editions, 2001, pp256, large format, isbn 1 84038 487 5. VG   £1

Garrod, Trevor. Fighting for Rail.  Railway Development Society 1978 - 1988. A short study, illustrated with b/w photographs. (pb) Railway Development Society, 1988, pp36, isbn 0 901283 04 5. VG   50p                       

Glancey, Jonathan. John Betjeman on Trains. A beautiful, well illustrated evocation of the love that Betjeman had for rural railways. Splendid archive images. A lovely volume to own which warms the heart. Methuen, 2006, pp112, isbn 0 413 77612 3. VG, green cover with black illustration. £2

Glancey, Jonathan. The Train - An Illustrated History.   In this well illustrated book the author considers the railway in its various forms. (pb) Carlton Books, 2004, pp256, large format, isbn 1 84442 556 8.   VG   £1

Green, Chris. John Betjeman and the Railways. A Centenary Celebration 1906-2006. Sponsored by Transport for London. In recognition of Sir John Betjeman's achievements for London 1906-2006. Booklet written to mark the centenary of Sir John Betjeman's birth in 1906. It celebrates his great contribution to the rail industry, both as a poet and as one of the first crusaders for the Victorian railway heritage. (glossy card cover booklet) Transport for London, 2006, pp24. F £3

Hall, Jean. Railway Landmarks in Devon.   This survey selects and describes examples of interesting railway features on lines long since closed or abandoned, still in use and preserved. Also a section on mineral railways and tramways.   (pb) David & Charles, 1982, pp48, isbn 0 7153 8363 9.   F    £1

Hall, Stanley. Ian Allan abc Railway Accidents. Taking 4 of the country's principal main lines, this charts the major railways along the route over the last century. Each entry provides info on location, event, damage, train formation, casualties and any resulting improvements to railway safety. (pb) Ian Allan, 1997, pp128, isbn 0 7110 2549 5. VG £3.00

Hall-Patch, Tony. The Great British Railway - A Living History. What to see. Where to go. What to do. This book charts the development of the railway system and provides a comprehensive guide to where it can be explored today. David & Charles, 1992, pp192. F, VG (small repaired tear to bottom of dust jacket) £1

Hamilton, J.A.B. British Railway Accidents of the Twentieth Century. This book considers 27 railway accidents, giving the complete picture of the event, the technical background, the occurrence itself and the aftermath.   (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1967, pp180.   G+, P   (dust jacket in poor condition) Ex Library    50p

Hamilton, J.A.B. Trains to Nowhere. British Steam Train Accidents 1906 - 1960. This volume looks at steam era accidents 1906 (Salisbury) to Settle in 1960. A comprehensive work to compliment Rolt. George Allen & Unwin, 1981, pp96. F, no dust jacket. (covered inscription on front blank page) £1

Hamilton Ellis, C. Railway Art. (pb) The depiction of the railway by the artist commenced with early woodcuts and developed into the artistic and promotional art forms of the 20thcentury. This scholarly and copiously illustrated (b/w and colour) album shows the diverse forms of depiction across the world but with particular emphasis on Europe. Ash & Grant, 1977, pp144, large format. VG £3

Hamilton-Ellis, C. Steam Railways. A well researched and illustrated work which looks in particular at the Victorian era. Eyre Methuen Ltd, 1975, 150 plates. VG, VG £2.75

Handford, Peter. Sounds of Railways and Their Recording.A seldom seen book. Peter Handford pioneered the recording of the steam age and present day enthusiasts owe him a great debt. Included are full Argo Transacord catalogue details. David & Charles, 1980, pp151, isbn 0 7153 7631 4. VG, VG (sunning to spine) £5

Hardy, R.H.N. Beeching. Champion of the Railway? Biography. (hb) Ian Allan, 1989, pp126, isbn 0 7110 1855 3. VG, VG £9.95

Harris, Nigel (edited by). Railway Paintings by Cuneo. A Retrospective. Book published to accompany a special exhibition in 1997 at the NRM, which contained 30 original Cuneo railway paintings. It contains a short introduction to the artist and many colour illustrations of his art with detailed captions. (pb) Emap Apex Publications, 1997, pp48, large format, isbn 1 901551 00 8. VG £1




Hawkins, Mac. Ivo Peters' Classic Steam. Containing 120 stunning photographs which include Midland, GW, LSWR, S&D and LNWR plus industrial locations. David & Charles, 1996, pp128, landscape format, isbn0 0 7153 0490 9. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket) £3

Hawkins, Mac. The Railway Paintings of Malcolm Root. Lovely colour full page reproductions are accompanied by the artist's observations and comments, along with historical details.  (hb) David & Charles, 1996, pp96, large landscape format, isbn 0 7153 0533 6. F, VG £12

Hawkins, Philip D. Tracks on Canvas. The Railway Paintings of Philip D Hawkins. Illustrated introduction followed by 50 lovely, atmospheric colour paintings, also artist sketches and detailed captions covering steam and also modern traction.  (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1998, pp96, large landscape format, isbn 0 86093 538 8. VG, VG £8

Hawkins, Philip D. Tracks on Canvas. The Railway Paintings of Philip D Hawkins. Lovely, atmospheric paintings and detailed captions covering steam and also modern traction. Oxford Publishing Co., 2006, pp96, large landscape format, isbn 0 86093 538 8. F, VG £9.95

Heiron, George F. with Harris, Michael. Portraits of Steam. The Paintings and Photographs of George F. Heiron.   This delightful book is a fitting tribute to one of Britain's foremost living railway artists. The first part of the book tells how Heiron became interested in railways, the development of his art, and a selection of photos from the 1950s. The second part is 48 full page colour prints of some of his greatest paintings.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2000, pp96, large landscape format, isbn 0 86093 554 X.   VG, VG (small amount of edge wear to dust jacket) £17

Holland, Harry. Travellers' Architecture. A comprehensive account of building and design from Roman times to the present day. Holland, an architect, considers the origin and nature of the structures. Nearly half of this well illustrated and technically competent work covers railways. Harry Holland was principal senior assistant architect with BR. George G. Harrop & Co. Ltd., 1971, pp223. F, VG £3

Holland, Julian. Amazing and Extraordinary Railway Facts. Wonderful book with a diverse and fascinating collection of British railway trivia and stories, longest tunnels, famous loco engineers, speed records, Welsh narrow gauge, preserved railways, Liverpool Overhead railway, even Westerns and Warships! And much much more. David & Charles, 2007, pp128, isbn 0 7153 2582 5. F, VG £3.50

Hollingsworth, Brian. An Illustrated Guide to Modern Trains. (hb) Salamander Books, 1985, pp233, glazed boards. G ex-library copy with usual stamps 50p 

 

Horsley Denton, J. British Railway Stations.A seldom seen study of stations, halts and platforms, with many archive photographs, tables and diagrams. Ian Allan, 1965, pp63. VG, VG (some slight foxing) £7.95

Hughes, Christopher Mastermind (compiled by).   The Great Railway Quiz. Test your railway knowledge! Great book for compiling quizzes or just for fun. Complete with answers.   (hb) David & Charles, 1984, pp132, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 8596 8.    VG   £1

Huntley, John. Railways on the Screen.    This book lists the whole range of cinematic and television appearances of railways, illustrated with b/w photos. (hb)    Ian Allan, 1993, pp206, isbn 0 7110 2059 0.   VG, VG   £5

Huntley, John. Railways on the Screen.Considered by many to be the definitive work on the subject, this book lists the whole range of cinematic and television appearances of railways. Ian Allan, 1993, pp206, isbn 0 7110 2059 0. VG, VG £5

Hypher, John & Wheeler, Colin & Stephen. Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company. A Century of Achievement 1855-1963 in Pictures and Words.   Very well illustrated study, with b/w photos and line drawings. (hb) Runpast Publishing, September 1995, pp112, large format, isbn 1 870754 34 4. VG, VG £8.50

Jenkinson, David. British Railway Carriages of the 20thCentury. Volume 1: The end of an era, 1901-22. A very comprehensive history by an acknowledged authority on the design and development of railway carriages. This volume looks in particular at the enormous design developments that took place in the early years with the great pressures caused by increased traffic. There is also a section on the 'brown vehicles' (live stock motor and carriage/ mail etc). Guild Publishing/Thorsons, 1988, pp272. VG, VG £9.95

Jenkinson, David. British Railway Carriages of the 20th Century. Volume 1: The end of an era, 1901-22. A very comprehensive history, well illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawings. (hb)Patrick Stephens Limited, 1988, pp272, isbn 0 85059 912 1. VG, VG Ex-Library £3

Jenkinson, David. British Railway Carriages of the 20th Century Volume 2 : The years of consolidation, 1923 - 53.   (hb) Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1990, pp288, isbn 0 85059 912 1.   VG, no dust jacket   £5

Jenkinson, David. The History of British Railway Carriages 1900 - 1953. (hb) Pendragon, 1996, pp552, isbn 1 899816 03 8. VG, no dust jacket   £9 

Joby, R.S. The Railwaymen. Illustrated with b/w photos this describes the tasks involved in running a railway, how the men lived and the changes over the years. (hb) David & Charles, 1984, pp166, isbn 0 7153 8010 9. VG, VG price clipped £3.50

Jones, Edgar. The Penguin Guide to the Railways of Britain. An historical survey on a region by region basis of the railways of the UK.   (hb)   Alan Lane, 1981, pp377, 41 b/w plates, isbn 0 7139 1137 9.    VG, VG    £1.50

Keeley, Raymond. Memories Around Steam Sheds.   Well illustrated study. (hb) Ian Allan, 1985, pp96, isbn 0 77110 1422 1.   VG, VG   £4

Kichenside, G.M. Railway Carriage Album.   Comprehensive study with almost 400 photos of railway carriages from the 1870s to 1960s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1966, pp228, landscape format.   VG, VG   £9

Kichenside, Geoffrey. Great Train Disasters. The World's Worst Railway Accidents. A well researched and illustrated volume considers the origin and impact of a range of different railway accidents and their subsequent influence on changed procedures. Parragon, 1997, pp96, large landscape format. F, G (repaired tear to spine bottom of dust jacket) £2

Kingston, Patrick. Royal Trains. A comprehensive professional book on royal travel, carriages and locomotives from 1839 - to date. Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1985, pp192, large format. F, F £2

Krause, I.S.   Steam.  B/w photo album with captions. (hb) Roundhouse Books/Ian Allan, 1967, 107 photographs, glazed boards.   VG £3

Lloyd, Roger. The Fascination of Railways. Illustrated with some b/w photos. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1951, pp160. VG no dust jacket £4.50

Lovegrove, Keith. Railway - Identity, design and culture. With 250 illustrations, 160 in colour, this is an exuberant collection of imagery depicting vintage, modern and futuristic train travel at home and abroad. Looks at exteriors and interiors, staff uniforms, food, corporate identity and graphics. (pb) Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2004, pp160, large format, isbn 1 85669 407 0. F £4.00

Lovett Jones, Gareth. Railway Walks, Exploring Disused Railways. A very interesting volume with excellent b/w photographs showing buildings, structures, track work and disused rolling stock. A brilliant book which considers 20 branches including Malton & Driffield, Dolgellau, Wells & Fakenham and the MSGJR. Pierrot Publishing Ltd., 1980, pp285, price clipped. F, VG £3.95

Mackay, James. Railway Antiques. Over 120 b/w photographs and a well written text consider the large variety of railway items from crockery through to 19thcentury GNR warning pistol. An interesting an informative volume. Ward Lock Ltd., 1978, pp136. VG, VG price clipped £3

Marsden, Colin J. & Perkins, Christopher G. Rail Mishaps. A pictorial study of accidents, derailments and collisions.Fascinating study of modern traction mishaps, illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. The Railway Centre.com, 2011, pp128, large format, isbn 09557887 4 1. F, VG (tiny tear to bottom of dust jacket spine) £15.95

Middlemass, Thomas. Steam Locomotive Nicknames. An illustrated dictionary from Aberdare to Zeppelin. Locomotives have always attracted nicknames and Middlemass charts the origin and application of all from the well known such as the black 5s to the lesser known such as the LYR 'sea pigs'. (hb) Silver Link Publishing, 1991, pp144, isbn 0 947971 70 X. F, VG price clipped £4.50

Mills, W. 4ft 8 1/2 and all that. A Sort of Railway History.   W Mills, who is both author and artist, portrays in his own inimitable style 'a sort of railway history'. Here is railway humour at its best - satirical history coupled with brilliant illustrations.   (hb) Ian Allan, 2007, pp68, isbn 0 7110 0061 2.   VG, VG   £2

Murphy, Brian. Aslef 1880-1980. A Hundred Years of the Locoman's Trade Union. An illustrated history of the Trade Union which has played such a major role in transport history. (pb) Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, 1980, pp64, large landscape format. VG £1

Nock, O.S. Branch Lines. A highly detailed and authoritative study of the origin and operation of branch lines. Also considered are the threats they encountered from the late 19thcentury onwards, the responses to these challenges. Batsford, 1957, pp184, 62 illustrations. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket) £3

Nock, O.S.  British Locomotives from the Footplate. Nock considers in detail the Bullied Pacifics, GWR Kings, Stanier Class 5s, and the Stars and Castles of the GWR amongst others.  Accompanied by very detailed timings and b/w photographs.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1950, pp244.   G+, P (dust jacket worn with tears but has a plastic cover on not stuck to the book)   £5

Nock, O.S. British Steam Locomotives at Work.   Well illustrated study of various classes of locomotive. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1967, pp276.   VG, P (wear to dust jacket)    £2

Nock, O S. British Steam Railways. A comprehensive study of the development of the railway network and industry in Britain. Probably the best of its kind. Adam & Charles Black, 1961, pp326, 8 colour plates, 94 photographs. VG, no dust jacket (some browning to front & back blank pages, some fading to spine) £4.95

Nock, O.S. Historic Railway Disasters. Probably the best single volume study of railway accidents that has been produced. Contains numerous illustrations. Ian Allan, 1966, pp170. VG, VG £4.00

Nock, O.S. Steam Locomotive. The unfinished story of steam locomotives and steam locomotive men on the railways of Great Britain.   The author recalls famous engineers, great runs and locomotive men. He describes locomotives built, railway economics and politics and changing circumstances of railway life. Contains b/w photos. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1957, pp233.   VG, VG   £5

Nock, O.S.  Steam Railways of Britain in Colour.  A detailed text supports splendid colour illustrations, covering locomotives, carriages and signalling.  Companion volume to The Pocket Encyclopedia of British Steam Locomotives.  (hb) Blandford Press, 1967, pp195 + 194 colour illustrations.  VG, VG   50p  

Nock, O.S. The Railway Enthusiast's Encyclopedia.   Comprehensive book with chapters on track, engineering, signalling, personalities, coaching stock, as well as a large section of the book being devoted to locomotives of the various companies. Well illustrated.   (hb) Hutchinson, 1968, pp341, isbn 09 088870 7.   VG, VG   £4

Nock, O.S. & Treacy, Eric.  Main Lines Across the Border.  This is the original work which contains stunning illustrations along with comprehensive performance data.  Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1960, pp155.  VG, no dust jacket   £2

Northern Echo Railway Centenary Supplement 1825-1925. 1975 Commemorative Facsimile Edition. A remarkable record of railway history first published by The Northern Echo in 1925 on the occasion of the centenary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, re-issued to mark the 150th anniversary in 1975 of the first passenger-carrying railway. (pb) Evans Brothers Limited in association with North of England Newspapers of Darlington (Westminster Press Limited) to mark the 150th anniversary of the first passenger-carrying railway, 1975, pp82, extra large format, isbn 0 237 44811 4. VG, VG £2

Ottley, George (compiled by). A Bibliography of British Railway History. Science Museum /Nation Railway Museum. Bibliography of railway books published up to 1963, 7950 books listed. (hb) HMSO, 2nd edition 1983, pp683, isbn 0 11 290334 7. F, VG £10.50

Parkes, G. Richard. Railway Snowfighting Equipment and Methods. This work covers the use and application of snowploughs across the UK and other parts of the world. Many b/w photographs of equipment at work. (hb) Published by the author at Hadfield, Hyde, Cheshire, 1961, pp101. VG, VG (inscription on front blank page) £8.00 

Peel, Dave. Locomotive Headboards. The Complete Story. Comprehensive history that covers all named trains that ran with headboards. Illustrated with over 400 photographs. (pb) The History Press, 2010, pp294, isbn 0 7524 5599 0. VG £10.00

Pope, Ian. Private Owner Wagons of Gloucestershire.   This is a companion volume to the previous work on wagons of the Forest of Dean. It looks at all the known private owner wagon owners and operators based in Gloucestershire with almost 250 wagons being identified. It is illustrated with over 450 photos, items of ephemera and maps. (hb) Lightmoor Press, 2006, pp240, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899889 23 X.   F   £20

Pronzini, Bill (edited by) Midnight Specials. An Anthology for Railway Enthusiasts and Suspense Addicts. Railway stories covering 100 years from Charles Dickens through to the mid 20thcentury. (hb) Souvenir Press, 1977, pp272, isbn 0 285 62355 9. VG, VG   £1

RCTS. The Locomotive Stock of the Main Line Companies of Great Britain and Ireland as at 31stDecember, 1936 together with List of Named Locomotives. (reprint) A detailed work, well reproduced. (card cover) Reprinted 1966 by Thelwall, pp38. VG (small stamp with previous owners name on front page) £3.00

Railway Safety Collection. 7 books £7

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 £2.00

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

All 7 books sold together for £7

Ransome-Wallis, P. On Railways At Home and Abroad. Here the author describes some of his railway experiences in Britain, Europe, Africa and North America. (hb) Spring Books, 1951, pp300. VG, G+ (some wear to dust jacket)    £1

Readers Digest. The Glorious Age of Steam.   Well illustrated celebration of steam from Rocket through to BRs Class 9F 2-10-0 locomotives. This book evokes all the atmosphere and excitement of the bygone age of steam travel. Contains over 300 rare photos and drawings appealing both to serious and casual enthusiasts.   (hb) Readers Digest, 1997, pp224, large format, isbn 0 276 42335 6.    F, VG   £1

Rhodes, Michael. The Illustrated History of British Marshalling Yards. Featuring more than 40 full track diagrams of marshalling yards, from 1900 to the present day. The authoritative work on the origin and development of the marshalling yard, which considers in great depth 25 major yards. The text is complemented with track plans and tables of the freight with dealt with by each yard. (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1989, pp248, large format, isbn 0 86093 367 9. VG, VG £20

Robinson, Gerald T.   Steam Days.  Mainly photo album with over 200 colour photographs showing steam on the main line and branches, freight and passenger services, and locomotive sheds across the UK.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1992, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 2073 6. VG, VG    £5  

Ross, David. British Steam Railways. (hb) Parragon, 2005, pp160, isbn 1 40545 488 1. F, VG £3 

 

Ross, David. The Illustrated History of British Steam Railways. Copiously illustrated with archive and modern photographs, this well written work is one of the best of its type. A bargain! Marks and Spencer, 2004, pp320, large format. F, VG £3.00

Rowland, John. Rocket to fame. The amazing story of George Stephenson - creator of Britain's railway system.   Story of George Stephenson, illustrated with drawings. (pb) Target, 1974, pp121, isbn 0 426 10401 3.   VG   £1

Royal Trains of the British Isles. A Railway Magazine Publication. Foreword by C. Hamilton Ellis. Well illustrated history of the origin and development of Royal Trains. (glossy card cover) IPC Business Press, 1974, pp48, large format. VG £0.50

Schieldrop, Edgar B. Conquest of Space and Time - The Railway. Foreword by Cecil J. Allen.  A well illustrated acedemic work on the civil and engineering developments of railways within the UK and abroad. Hutchinson, 1956, pp256, colour frontis. VG no dust jacket £1

Sectional Maps of the British Railways. Reproductions of The Railway Clearing House Official Maps. Colour coded maps. (stiff board cover) Ian Allan, 1948, pp53.  VG   (stamped with previous owners name inside from cover)     £4 

Semmens, P.W.B. Stockton & Darlington One Hundred & Fifty Years of British Railways.   Well illustrated history.   (pb) New English Library, 1975, pp160, large format. VG   £1

Semmens, Peter W.B. A Century of Railways Through the pages of 'Railway Magazine' and paintings from members of the Guild of Railway Artists. Includes the 100 Year History of 'Railway Magazine'. With a Foreword by HRH The Duke of Gloucester. A lavish celebration of the Railway Magazine with the work of 30 renowned railway artists, covering diesel, electric and stem subjects. A glorious book. Oxford Publishing Co., 1996, pp96, large landscape format. F, VG ( there is a 1 inch repaired tear to front of the dust jacket, slight edge rub on bottom of book) £9.95

Simmons, Jack (compiled by). Railways an Anthology. A collection of 285 articles and stories about aspects of railways between 1615 and 1989, from various well know authors, politicians and engineers. .(hb) Collins, 1991, pp260, isbn 0 00 215656 3. VG, VG £2.00

Simmons, Jack (compiled by). Railways an Anthology. (hb) Collins, 1991, pp260, isbn 0 00 215656 3. F, VG £2

Simmons, Jack & Biddle, Gordon (edited by). The Oxford Companion to British Railway History from 1603 to the 1990s. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross referenced, with over 600 entries by 88 distinguished contributors, this is a comprehensive encyclopedic work on the subject, illustrated with maps and diagrams. (hb) Oxford University press, 2nd impression 2000, pp591, isbn 0 19211697 5. F, VG £15.00

Siviter, Roger. A Handbook of Railway Photography. A highly detailed and valuable resource to improve your photography. David & Charles, 1983, pp136, large format, isbn 0 7153 8265 9. VG, VG £4.00

Siviter, Roger. A Professional's Guide to Railway Photography. An excellent handbook containing the dos and don'ts with much sound advice on composition. Silver Link Publishing, 2002, pp128, large format, isbn 1 85794 195 0. VG, VG (edge wear to dust) price clipped £4.95

Smith, Martin. British Railway Bridges & Viaducts. This fully illustrated work provides a comprehensive study of bridges and viaducts. (hb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp176, isbn 0 7110 2273 9.   VG, VG £10

Somerville, Christopher. Walking Old Railways.   The author discusses the various states of closed lines, methods of access, legal rights of way, what you can and cannot do, things you can see and the changes occurred since the track was lifted. He also describes 9 walks across the UK, with a gazetteer summarising many other routes. (hb) David & Charles, 1979, pp144, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7681 0.   VG   £2

Stephenson, Brian & Russell, Patrick. Specials in Steam. Ian Allan, 1974. VG, VG £2

Stephenson, Brian & Russell, Patrick. Specials in Steam.  In just over 200 b/w photos with detailed captions, the author captures a selection of specials and rail tours and a variety of locomotive types. (hb) Ian Allan, 1968, unpaginated, isbn 0 7110 0018 2.  VG, VG £2

Stretton, John (selected and described by). Britain's Industrial Past. The Steam Locomotive Shed - A third illustrated tribute. Photographs from the Ray Ruffell Collection.   Almost 200 b/w photos with very detailed captions, provide a nostalgic panorama of sheds large and small, from the Isle of Wight to Wick, and Wales to East Anglia.   (pb) Silver Link, 2003, pp128, isbn 11 85794 174 8.   VG  £5

Stretton, John.  Steam on Shed.  240 b/w and colour images covering many of the sheds that were still around in the 1960's.   (hb) Blandford Press, 1984, 240 b/w & colour plates, isbn 9 7137 1440 9.  VG, VG   £5 

Stroud, John. Railway Air Services. A scarce work which traces the history of Railway Air Services (RAS), pre war and additionally the plans for post war developments which were frustrated by nationalization. Over 100 photographs and detailed annexes.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1987, pp144, isbn 0 7110 1743 3. VG, VG   £6

The ABC or Alphabetical Railway Guide. No. 963 January 1934. An interesting official timetable/fare publication which shows the vast diversity of services on main lines and branches. (pb) 1934, pp648 back cover and pages of adverts missing. G £5.00

The Barry List.  5thEdition.  Hardingham, Roger. An illustrated booklet which details all locomotives received, cut up or preserved from Barry.  (paper cover)  Urie S15 Preservation Group, 1980, pp30.  VG   50p  

The Horizon Book of Railways. With contributions from Lt. Col T M Simmons, P. Ransome-Wallis, A J F Wrottesley, Walkden Fisher, Derek Waldren, Cecil J Allen and J R Day.   Well illustrated book covering history of, various aspects of railways and different locos, both home and abroad.   (hb) Paul Hamlyn, 1961, pp160, large format.   VG, no dust jacket    50p

The Ian Allan Book of Trains. Early well illustrated album containing articles on Pullman parade, How it works, Diesels and much more, aimed more at the younger enthusiast.   (hb) Ian Allan, pp64, glazed boards. VG (some foxing)   £1

The Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society (published 1st of the month). Vol. XLI December 1965 No. 485.    Articles include The Great Northern Saddle Tanks, A 'Warship' Lively Run, South Wales Map Alterations, The Performance of Mr. Maunsell's Engines and more…. (pb) The Stephenson locomotive Society, 1965, pp32.   G+   50p

The Railway Data File. How a steam engine works. World diesel speed records. How automatic crossings work. Unusual wheel arrangements. How engine drivers learn the route. How a tunnel is built. Steam headcodes. All about gauges. Early rail types. Packed full of information, illustrated with many photos and drawings, covering all aspects of railways - locos, coaches, buildings, signalling and much more. (hb) Blitz Editions, 1999, pp144, large format, isbn 1 85605 499 3. VG, VG £5.00

The Railway Paintings of Alan Fearnley.  Beginning with an introduction to the life, early paintings, painting method used and daily life of this artist, illustrated with many pencil sketches, the book then goes on to look in detail at 29 of his paintings, all illustrated in colour.    (pb)   David & Charles, 2003, pp80, landscape format, isbn 0 7153 1501 3. VG, VG  (tiny corner crease)   £5  

The Railway Paintings of Don Breckon. Delightful reproductions of paintings, along with sketch details from this master of railway painting. David & Charles, 1987, pp80, landscape format, isbn 0 7153 9078 3. F, VG £9.95

The Railway Painting of Terence Cuneo. A joyous celebration by Cuneo of the range of his railway works. Beautifully reproduced sketches, diagrams and colour prints, of many of his railway paintings. Guild Publishing/New Cavendish Books, 1985, pp128, large format, isbn 0 904568 43 1. VG, VG (repaired tear to dust jacket) £8

Thomas, David St John. The Country Railway. A study of all aspects of the country railway within the British Isles. Many illustrations. (pb) Penguin, 1979, pp192. VG £2.00

Thomas, David St John. The Country Railway. A study of all aspects of the country railway within the British Isles. Many illustrations. (hb) BCA/David & Charles, 1978, pp160. VG, VG £2.50

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. The Great Days of the Country Railway. Nostalgia celebration of country lines in their heyday.   (hb)   David & Charles, 1993, pp208, large format, isbn 0 7153 8775 8.     VG, VG   £2

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. The Great Days of the Express Trains. Well illustrated with b/w and colour photos this looks at the express trains, with chapters on sleepers and night trains, names expresses, holiday traffic and more…. (hb) Greenwich Editions/David & Charles, 1995, pp208, large format, isbn 0 86288 061 0. VG, VG   £1

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. The Great Days of the Express Trains. This splendid volume considers the great days of the express trains in their express capital to capital, cross country and seaside form. Splendid crisp photographs, a joy to read. Greenwich Editions/David & Charles, 1995, pp208, large format. VG, VG   £3

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. The Great Days of the Express Trains. This splendid volume considers the great days of the express trains in their express capital to capital, cross country and seaside form. Splendid crisp photographs, a joy to read.  (hb)  David & Charles, 1990, pp208, large format, isbn 0 7153 94142.  VG, VG    £4

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. The Trains We Loved. With 32 paintings by Philip Hawkins. Splendid b/w photography which underlines why we love steam so much. Book Club Associates/David & Charles, 1994, pp192, large format. VG, VG   £4

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. The Trains We Loved. Illustrated with b/w photos and 32 colour paintings by Philip Hawkins.   (hb)  David & Charles, 1994, pp192, large format, 0 7153 0292 2.    VG, VG   £4

Tidey, H. Gordon. Those Were the Trains. Pictorial album with captions, from the lens of Gordon Tidey round around the regions. Ian Allan, circa 1955, pp64. G+ , green cloth cover (slight staining to bottom of pages and some damage to spine edge) £1.25

Trains. A Pageant Picture Book.   Profusely illustrated. Early book looking at engines, men who worked the trains, fast trains in Britain, some funny trains and trains in other lands. Aimed more for the younger enthusiast.   (hb) Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, c1955, pp42. G   (inscription and some scribble on title page and wear to cover)    50p

Trains in Trouble - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Trevena, Arthur. This thorough work includes some of the lesser known accidents, such as Tottenham 1860, Newnham, GWR broad gauge 1868, Thirsk 1892, Torside, GCR 1913, and Burnham, S&D 1914 amongst others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (glossy card cover) Atlantic, 1980, pp48, isbn 0 906899 01 X. VG £0.50

Trains in Trouble - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Trevena, Arthur. This thorough work includes some of the lesser known accidents, such as Tottenham 1860, Newnham, GWR broad gauge 1868, Thirsk 1892, Torside, GCR 1913, and Burnham, S&D 1914 amongst others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (pb) Atlantic, 1980, pp48, isbn 0 906899 01 X.   VG    £0.50

Trains in Trouble Vol. 2 - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Trevena, Arthur. This second volume includes Lewes 1879, Preston 1896, Penmaenmawr 1899, Ditton 1912 and Filey 1956 amongst others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (pb) Atlantic, 1989, pp48, isbn 0 906899 03 6. VG 50p

Trains in Trouble Vol. 3 - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Hoole, Ken. This includes images from Welshampton, Felling, Belford, Penistone, York and Connington 1961, which involved Deltic D9012 and an A3, amongst others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (pb) Atlantic, 1989, pp46, isbn 0 906899 05 2. VG £0.50

Trains in Trouble Vol. 3 - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Hoole, Ken. This includes images from Welshampton, Felling, Belford, Penistone, York and Connington 1961, which involved Deltic D9012 and an A3, amongst others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (glossy card cover) Atlantic, 1982, pp46, isbn 0 906899 05 2. VG £0.50

Trains in Trouble Vol. 4 - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Hoole, Ken. This includes Eastburn Bridge near keighley, Bedalebeck, Castle Hills, Yeovil, Robin Hoods Bay, and Northallerton amongst many others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (glossy card cover) Atlantic, 1989, pp46. VG £0.50

Trains in Trouble Vol. 4 - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Hoole, Ken. This includes Eastburn Bridge near keighley, Bedalebeck, Castle Hills, Yeovil, Robin Hoods Bay, and Northallerton amongst many others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (pb) Atlantic, 1989, pp46, isbn 0 906899 07 9.    VG £0.50

Trains in Trouble Vol. 5 - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Earnshaw, Alan. This includes Moss Bay Ironworks, Lytham, Bacup, Eastbourne and many others. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (pb) Atlantic, 1989, pp46, isbn 0 906899 35 4. VG   50p

Trains in Trouble Vol. 8 - Railway Accidents in Pictures. Earnshaw, Alan. Incidents include Newcastle 1913, Buxton 1921, Sleaford 1937, Appleford 1952, Kirkby 1959, Bodmin General 1961, Salford 1963, Standedge tunnel 1991. Captions detail causes, results and where applicable innovations initiated by the accidents. (pb) Atlantic, 1993, pp48, isbn 0 906899 52 4. VG   50p

Trains of the World. A Swift Picture Book.   Well illustrated early work on railways across all regions of the UK, along with Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, America and looking at building of locos, railways at work, London Transport and Postal services.   (hb) Longacre Press, 1962, pp64, glazed boards.   G+ (some wear to cover)    £1

Treacy, Eric. Glory of Steam.   Selection of b/w photos with captions.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1969, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 0068 9.   VG, VG   ( 1 loose page) £1

Treacy, Eric. Lure of Steam.   Atmospheric b/w images with captions, of steam hard atwork. (hb) Ian Allan, 1968, pp208, large format.   VG, VG   £2

Treacy, Eric. Lure of Steam. Some of the best sections consider the MPDs, men at work and servicing, coaling, watering and turning. An intensely atmospheric album, with possibly one of the best shots being a 5 MT, 44694 passing Sowerby bridge MPD in the shadow of the CWS Mill. Highly recommended. Ian Allan, 1985, pp208, large format. VG, VG £3

Treacy, Eric. Lure of Steam. Atmospheric b/w images of steam hard at work. Fraser Steward Books, 1995, pp208, large format. VG, VG £3.75

Treacy, Eric. Spell of Steam.   B/w photos with captions from across the regions.   (hb) Ian Allan, 2nd impression 1974, pp208, large format, isbn 0 7110 0457 9.   VG, VG   £2

Trevena, Nigel. Steam for Scrap Volume 1. In the decade 1958-68, over 16,000Britishsteam locomotives were taken out of service and cut up. This is the story of how it was done.  B/w photos with detailed captions.   (pb) Atlantic, 1985, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 15 X.  VG £2

Trevena, Nigel. Steam for Scrap Volume 2. In the decade 1958-68, over 16,000British steam locomotives were taken out of service and cut up. This is the story of how it was done. Largely photo album with a further selection of b/w photos. (pb) Atlantic, 1985, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 17 6.  VG  £2

Trevena, Nigel. Steam for Scrap Volume 3. In the decade 1958-68, over 16,000British steam locomotives were taken out of service and cut up. This is the story of how it was done. Largely photo album with a further selection of b/w photos. (pb) Atlantic, 1987, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 25 7.  VG  £2

Turton, Keith. Private Owner Wagons A Fourth Collection - Welsh Anthracite.   This volume deals with wagons owned by the collieries themselves, by the colliery agents and coal shippers who dealt in anthracite, and by some of the smaller coal factors and merchants connected with the trade. Illustrated with many b/w photos.   (hb) Lightmoor Press, 2005, pp184, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899889 19 1.   VG (book is complete but a small section between pages 97-112 has been printed upside down)   £18

Vanns, Michael A. An Illustrated History of Signalling. Well illustrated book which examines in detail the development of railway signalling from its origins in the 1830s through to the modern IECCs of the 1990s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1997, pp144, large format, isbn 0 7110 2551 7. F, VG £8.00

Vaughan, Adrian. Obstruction Danger - Significant British Railway Accidents 1890-1986. This volume examines the circumstances of over 30 British railway accidents where safety equipment and procedures were neglected or abused, not only highlighting the development of the safety measures themselves but also examining the underlying stories of human error and folly, against which 'no foolproof' system can ever be safe. Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1989, pp256, isbn 1 85260 055 1. F, VG £6.95

Vaughan, Adrian. Obstruction Danger - Significant British Railway Accidents 1890-1986. This volume examines the circumstances of over 30 British railway accidents where safety equipment and procedures were neglected or abused, not only highlighting the development of the safety measures themselves but also examining the underlying stories of human error and folly, against which 'no foolproof' system can ever be safe.   (hb) Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1989, pp256, isbn 1 85260 055 1.   VG, VG £3.50

Vaughan, Adrian. Railway Blunders. This well illustrated and researched book loos at a series of blunders over the years and there impact upon railway operation. A thoughtful and perceptive work. Ian Allan, 2003, pp160. VG, VG (small repaired tear to spine bottom of dust jacket) £6.95

Vaughan, Adrian. The Greatest Railway Blunder. This is a fascinating analysis of what Adrian Vaughan considers to be the greatest mistake in the whole history of the railway industry - the privatisation of the 1990s. (hb) Ian Allan, 2009, pp160, isbn 0 7110 3274 3. F, F £10

Weston, David. For the Love of Steam.   This railway artist expresses his love of steam in text and a splendid selection of paintings, in colour.  (pb) David & Charles, 2002, pp120, large landscape format, isbn 0 7153 1375 4.    VG    £4

Weston, David. For the Love of Steam. David & Charles, 1988, pp120, large format. F, G £4.95

Weston, David. The Weston Collection. A unique series of paintings by David Weston depicting the history of the British steam locomotive. A beautifully reproduced colour work showing 24 of the best paintings. (pb) New Cavendish Books, 1977, pp50, large landscape format, isbn 0 904568 14 8.   VG   £2

Whitehouse, P.B. Branch Line Album.  B/w photo album with detailed captions from across the regions, along with a short section on Southern Ireland.  (hb)  Ian Allan, 1969, pp128. VG, VG £2

Whitehouse, P.B. Railway Anthology. This book is an anthology of articles from IA periodicals and includes on the footplate, some branch lines, on the narrow gauge, the railways go to war and railwayana amongst others. (hb)  Ian Allan, 1965, pp223, colour frontis. VG, G (repaired tear to dust jacket and inscription) £3

Whitehouse, P.B. (editor) & Allen, G. Freeman (compiled by). Eric Treacy Railway Photographer. Introduction by Dr J.A. Coiley. A lavish gloss ablum containing some of the best b/w and colour work by Eric Treacy. David & Charles, 1984, pp216, large format. F, F £5.95

Whitehouse, P.B. (editor) & Allen, G. Freeman (compiled by). Eric Treacy Railway Photographer. Introduction by Dr J.A. Coiley. A lavish gloss ablum containing some of the best b/w and colour work by Eric Treacy. David & Charles, 1984, pp216, large format. F, no dust jacket £3.00

Whitehouse, Patrick. & Powell, John. Treacy's Routes North. Lovely images from the West Coast, Midland and East Coast routes. Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1985, pp195, large format. VG, VG £4.95

Whitehouse, Patrick. & Powell, John. Treacy's Routes North. B/w photos from the West Coast, Midland and East Coast routes.   (hb) David & Charles, 1985, pp192, large format, isbn 0 7153 8739 1. VG, VG £1

Whitehouse, Patrick & St. John Thomas, David. A Passion for Steam. A unique combination of technical, nostalgic and imaginative writings combined with many photos celebrate the sounds, smells and joys of steam. (pb) David & Charles, 2nd edition 1992, pp192, large format, isbn 0 7153 0030 X.    VG, VG   £1

Whitehouse, Patrick & St. John Thomas, David. A Passion for Steam. A unique combination of technical, nostalgic and imaginative writings combined with many splendid photos celebrate the sounds, smells and joys of steam in this lovely book. (pb) David & Charles, 2002, pp192, large format, isbn 0 7153 1384 3. VG £3.00

Whiteley J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The Big Four Remembered. This brilliant album combines four earlier books, LMS Remembered, LNER Remembered, SR Remembered and GWR Remembered.   (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1989, 326 b/w plates, gloss finish, large format. F, no dust jacket £4.50

Williams, Alan. Not The Age of the Train. Humour and incisive comment on technical/service developments by the Modern Railways columnist. (pb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp64, isbn 0 7110 1349 7. VG £1

Wolmar, Christian. Fire & Steam. A New History of the Railways in Britain. A wide ranging history examining the social and economical importance of railways.   (hb) Atlantic Books, 2007, pp364, isbn 1 84354 629 0.   F, VG   £4

Wolmar, Christian.   The Great British Railway Disaster.   The Independent on Sunday started a 'Mad' railway column in January 1995 which grew and grew with letters from the public. This is a collection of 64 true stories of peoples experiences on the railways, complete with response and update.   (pb) Ian Allan, 1996, pp144, isbn 0 7110 2469 3.   VG   £1

Wolmar, Christian. The Subterranean Railway. How the London Underground was built and how it changed the city forever.   Illustrated history of the LU which was an amazing feat of engineering.   (pb) Atlantic Books, 2005, pp351, isbn 1 84354 023 1.   VG    £1

Wooler, Neil. Dinner in the Diner. The history of railway catering. A well researched and illustrated work on railway catering.   (hb)  David & Charles, 1987, pp224. VG, VG (stamped several times front/back blank pages British Railways Eastern Region Staff Railway Society) £3