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, Peter & Whitehouse, P.B. Narrow Gauge Railways of Europe. Illustrated with many b/w photographs and maps. (hb) Ian Allan, 1959, pp172. G, P (book has some foxing to inside front/back & covers mostly complete but is in 2 halves) £8

Archive. The Quarterly Journal for British Industrial and Transport History. Issue 19 September 1998. Contents include, The Limestone Quarries of Caldon Low Part 1, The Explosive Boats of Irvine Harbour, Hampton Waterworks railway and Broad gauge Bonus amongst others.   (pb) Lightmoor Press, 1998, pp64, large format.   VG   £2

Baker, Alan C. Birchenwood and It's Locomotives.   Scarce The Birchenwood coke producing plant is situated at Kidsgrove in North Staffordshire and this is a short history of the firm and its locomotives. Illustrated with 9 b/w photos.   (pb) Industrial Locomotive Society, 1974,pp42.    VG    £7 scarce

Bate, John, Mitchell, David & Adams, Nigel (compiled by). Talyllyn Railway Locomotives & Rolling Stock.   Narrow Gauge Railways in Profile No. 1.   129 colour and b/w plates with very detailed captions.   (pb) Cheona Publications, 2003, pp64, isbn 1 900298 21 X.   F    £12

Blenkinsop, Dick. Linda & Blanche - Penrhyn to Festiniog.    (pb) AB Publishing, 1993, pp64, large format, isbn 1 869915 05 4. G+ some wear   £5

Booth, A.J. A Pictorial Survey of Standard Gauge Industrial Diesels Around Britain.   B/w photo album with very detailed captions. Shows 120 different types of loco.     (hb) Bradford Barton, pp64, glazed boards.   VG   £15

Bowtell, Harold D. Lesser Railways of Bowland Forest and Craven Country - And the Dam Builders in the Age of Steam. Considered to be the authoritative work on the subject. Illustrated with maps and 75 b/w photos.    (hb) Plateway Press, 1988, pp72 + 75 plates, isbn 0 9511108 8 8. VG, VG     £12

Boyd, James I.C. Narrow Gauge Railways in North Caernarvonshire Volume 2 - The Penrhyn Quarry Railways. The British Narrow Gauge Railway No. 5.   (hb)  Oakwood Press, 1985, pp164, isbn 0 85361 312 5. VG small black ink mark on spine, no dust jacket   £9

Boyd, James I.C.   The Festiniog Railway. A History of the Narrow Gauge Railway connecting the Slate Quarries of Blaenau Festiniog with Portmadoc, North Wales (In two volumes) Volume 1 1800 - 1889. The British Narrow Gauge Railway No. 1.   (hb) Oakwood Press, 1960, pp194. G+ some wear to cover, no dust jacket    £8

Brooks, John. Vale of Rheidol Railway. A short history and largely colour guide to the line. (glossy card cover) British Rail - London Midland Region, circa 1972, pp16. VG £1.50

Buck, James. Discovering Narrow Gauge Railways. Short history of narrow gauge railways, locomotives and their builders, which goes on to look at 17 different lines. (pb) Shire Publications, 1972, pp80, isbn 0 85263152 9.   VG   £0.50  

Butterell, Robin, Holryde, Dave & Townsend, Simon. Ian Allan abc Miniature Railways.  A detailed work which looks at 160 individual lines, their rolling stock, locomotives, history and origin. A lovely book. (pb) Ian Allan, 1998, pp96, isbn 0 7110 2593 2. VG   £3  

Carrington, D.C. & Rushworth, T.F.  Slates to Velinheli. The Railways and tramways of Dinorwic Slate Quarries, Llanberis, Llanberis Lake Railway.   (pb) Maid Marion Locomotive Fund, pp60.   G+ some wear to cover   £2

Catchpole, L.T. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 1895 - 1935.   Library of Railway History No. 51. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1988, pp84. Isbn 0 85361 363 X.     VG   £5

Clingan, Keith (compiled by). Industrial Locomotives of South Western France. Edited by Noel Needle. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings, this lists industrial locomotives, their operator and location. Includes those on Light Railways, Miniature and Tourist Lines and Preserved Locomotives. (pb) Industrial Railway Society, 1978, pp61, isbn 0 901096 34 2. VG £4

Coleford, I.C. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. Well illustrated history of this line covering, route, locomotives and traffic. (pb) Irwell Press, 1996, pp28, large format, isbn 1 871608 78 3. VG £10.00

Corris Railway Guide of 1895 (Reproduction of) containing an illustrated description of the route, time-table, fare list etc. (card cover) The Corris Railway Society, pp16. VG with foxing to the cover. £2.50

Cozens, Lewis (compiled by). The Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway with complementary road passenger services. Scarce. Short history of this light railway complete with b/w photos, map and scale drawing of locomotive. (card cover) Published by author, 1952, pp44. VG £8 Scarce

Cozens, Lewis (compiled by). The Corris Railway.   (pb) Published by author, 1949, pp40. VG   £2

Croft, D.J. The Nidd Valley Light Railway. Locomotion Papers 55. Well illustrated history. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1987, pp80, isbn 0 85361 337 0.   VG £12

Davies, W.J.K. The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. A very detailed history of the line, with many photographs, diagrams, technical details and station layouts. Augustus M. Kelley, 1968, pp204, colour frontis. VG, VG £13.50

Davies, W. J. K. Vale of Rheidol Light Railway. With maps and layouts by A.L. Thomas. A history of the origin and development of the line. A revised edition which contains new layout diagrams, photographs and some details of the Vale of Rheidol supporters association. (card cover) Ian Allan for British railways London, revised edition 1978, pp56. VG £4.25

Dean, Ian. Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways. One of the lesser known Shire titles, with archive photographs, along with images of industrial lines in the 1980s. (card cover) Shire Publications Ltd., 1998, pp32, isbn 0 85263 752 7. VG £4

Deegan, Peter. Introducing Russell. A seldom seen detailed work on the building and subsequent use of this historic locomotive, now residing at the WHR Porthmadog. (pb) Russell Restoration Fund, 1969, unpaginated. VG £7.50

Deegan, Peter. Introducing Russell. A seldom seen detailed work on the building and subsequent use of this historic locomotive, now residing at the WHR Porthmadog. (stiff board cover) Russell Restoration Fund, 1969, unpaginated. VG £9.95

Ffestiniog Railway Travellers Guide. A short history complete with archive, colour photographs and very detailed lined maps and comprehensive stock list of wagons, coaches and locomotives. (glossy card cover) The Ffestiniog Railway Company, 1989, pp36, large format. VG £1.50

Frost, K.A. The Southend Pier Railway. Signal Transport Papers 3. Scarce. Short illustrated study of this railway. (glossy card cover booklet) Peter R Davis, 1965, pp24. VG £12 Scarce

Gurley, Norman F. Narrow Gauge Steam out of Portmadoc. Twenty-five years of the Festiniog Railway.    B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford barton, 1980, pp96, isbn 0 85153 380 9.   VG, VG   £4

Hall, D.R. A Guide to Rushton Narrow Gauge Locomotives. Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway Heritage Series No. 1.   This covers the many different models of narrow gauge locomotives produced by Ruston & Hornsby ltd. of Lincoln between 1931 and 1968. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings and scale diagrams.   (pb)   Moseley Railway Trust, 3rd edition 2003, pp58, isbn0 9540878 3 6.   VG   £7

Harding, Peter A. The Bordon Light Railway. Well illustrated short history of this line. (card cover) Published by author, 1987, pp32, isbn 0 9509414 3 3. VG £5.50

Harding, Peter A. The Rye & Camber Tramway. A well illustrated short history of this innovative line, with archive photographs and maps. (card cover) Published by author, 1985, pp32. VG £3

Hartley, K.E. The Cawood, Wistow and Selby Light Railway.   Minor railways of Britain series.   A scarce, short detailed study of this railway with b/w photos and drawings. (card cover)   Turntable Enterprises, 1973, pp40, isbn 0 902844 11 3.   VG   £8 scarce

Hateley, Roger (compiled by). Industrial Locomotives of South Western England. Handbook H. Complete with maps and b/w photographs, this list all industrial locomotives and the sites that they worked on. (pb) Industrial Railway Society, 1977, pp135 + 24 pages of photographs, isbn 0 901096 23 7. VG £18.95

Hayes, R.H. & Rutter, J.G. Rosedale Mines and Railway. Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society Research Report No. 9. A detailed history of the origin and development of this complex, long vanished network in North Yorkshire. Detailed maps and diagrams accompany the text. (card cover) Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society, 1991, pp32, 27 photographs. VG £3

Heavyside, G.T. Narrow Gauge into the Eighties. (hb) David & Charles, 1980, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7979 8. G+ some edge wear to cover   £3

Helme, Mehis. Fortess Railways of the Baltic Shores.   (pb) Plateway Press, 1994, pp80, isbn 1 871980 20 8.   VG   £4

Howat, Patrick. The Puggy Line. The Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway.   (pb) Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 2007, pp96, isbn 978 0 9554326 0 6.   VG   £15 scarce 

Jermy, R.C. The Storeton Tramway. History of this tramway on the Wirral, illustrated with photographs and sketches. (pb) Avon Anglia Publications/Countryvise, 1981, pp63, isbn 0 905466 43 8/0 907768 00 8. VG £5

Johnson, Peter. An Illustrated History of the Welsh Highland Railway.  (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2nd revised edition 2009, pp144, large format, isbn 0 86093 626 8. VG, no dust jacket     £8 

Johnson, Peter. Festiniog 150th Anniversary . A Celebration. Mainly photographic tribute containing 89 photos, colour and b/w with detailed captions. (pb) Peter Johnson/AB Publishing, 1987, pp64, large format, isbn 1 869915 01 1. VG £1

Jones, Norman. Scenes From the Past 17: Isle of Man Railways & Tramways. Part One - The Isle of Man Railway. Well illustrated Foxline study of the railways of the Isle of Man. (pb) Foxline, pp64, large format, isbn 1 870119 22 3. VG £8.00

Keyes, R. & Porter, L. The Manifold Valley and its Light Railway.   A short history and numerous photographs of this much loved and lamented Staffordshire Moorland line. (pb) Moorland Publishing Co., 1972, pp58. VG £4.50

Keyes, R. & Porter, L. The Manifold Valley and its Light Railway. (pb) Moorland Publishing, 1972, unpaginated. VG    £2

Kidner, R.W. Narrow Gauge Railways of Ireland. No. 4 (5th edition). Light Railways Handbooks. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1971, pp28. VG some wear to cover   £3 

Kidner, R.W.   Narrow Gauge Railways of Ireland. Light Railway Handbooks: No. 4. Short, well illustrated study. (card cover) Oakwood, 4th edition revised 1965, pp28.    VG (slight edge wear to cover)   £6

Kidner, R.W. Standard Gauge Light Railways. Light Railway Handbooks: No. 1. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings, this looks at 5 Colonel Stephens Railways, along with standard gauge light railways. (card cover) Oakwood Press, 5th edition, 1965, pp56. VG   £5

Kniveton, Gordon N. The Isle of Man Steam Railway. Official Guide. A short, yet detailed study with many archive photographs and maps of the origin and development of the lines on the island. (glossy card cover) The Manx Experience/Isle of Man Railways, 1993, pp36. VG £2

Lee, Charles E. The Welsh Highland Railway. Short history with b/w photos, drawings, tables and pull out scale drawing. Includes photographs of the Kerr Stuart diesel and also the demolition train. (card cover) The Welsh Highland Light Railway (1964) Ltd & David & Charles, 1964, pp48 + pullout diagram. VG (some wear to spine edge) £3.50

Lee, Charles E. The Welsh Highland Railway. Short, well illustrated history of the WHR. (card cover) The Welsh Highland Light Railway (1964) Ltd & David & Charles, 1964, pp48. VG £5.00

Leigh, Chris. Portrait of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Archive photographs, diagrams, maps and rolling stock details in this excellent volume. Ian Allan, 1983, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1330 6. VG £6.95

McGowan Gradon, W. "Ratty" A History of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Well illustrated. (pb) Plateway Press, 2nd revised edition 1997, pp50, isbn 1 871980 30 5. VG (some slight damage to title page and last page where it has stuck together) £4

Meet the Welsh Highland. Avery early work with a section by Boyd, along with arcive photographs. Infrequently seen. (card cover) Welsh Highland Light Railway (1964) Ltd., 1969, pp28. VG £4.95

Messenger, Michael. The Culm Valley Light Railway. This was the first major line engineered by Arthur Pain, but finances didn't work out as planned and the CVLR was forced to sell out to the GWR. Well illustrated with b/w photos, drawings and maps. (hb) Twelveheads Press, 1993, pp96, large format, isbn 0 906294 29 0. F, VG £10.95

Mitchell, David. & Eyres, Terry.   British Railways Past & Present Special.   The Talyllyn Railway. (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 1996, pp96, isbn 1 85895 125 9. VG     £4 

Mountford, Colin E. The Bowes Railway. Formerly the Pontop & Jarrow Railway. An uncommon work on this iconic railway system which served at one time 9 collieries, had 7 rope worked inclines, 3 locomotive work sections and its own passenger service. Currently a portion of the line and a rope worked incline survives into preservation. (card cover) Birmingham Locomotive Club, 1966, pp141, 59 figs, 5 annexes. F £12.50

Mountford, Colin E & Charlton, L G (compiled by). Industrial Locomotives of Durham. Handbook L. Complete with maps and b/w photographs, this list all industrial locomotives and the sites that they worked on. Also preserved locomotives and locomotive builders. (pb) Industrial Railway Society, 1977, pp403 + 72 pages of photos, isbn 0 901096 31 8. VG £24.95

Neale, Andrew. Narrow Gauge and Miniature Railways from old picture postcards.   (pb) Plateway Press, 1986, pp60, isbn 0 9511108 0 2.   VG   £2

Neale, Andrew. Russell. The Story of an Historic Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive. (pb) Welsh Highland Light Railway (1964) Ltd., 1996, pp32, isbn 0 950 1178 3 8. VG   £2

Paye, Peter. The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. Thorough history of this much loved Light Railway. A scarce volume with over 150 archive photographs, many tables, station diagrams, timetables and structure diagrams. (hb) Wild Swan Publications Ltd., 1986, pp216, large format, isbn 0 906867 41 X. F, VG £21.50

Plant, K.P. The Ashover Light Railway. Locomotion Papers No. 30. Illustrated history of this light railway, with b/w photos, gradient profiles, track plans and scale drawings. (pb) Oakwood, pp88. VG   £8

Prideaux, J.D.C.A. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Remembered. A comprehensive, illustrated album of this much loved and lamented line. (hb) David & Charles, 1989, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8958 0. VG, VG £6

Railways of the Isle of Man. Short illustrated history of the Isle of Man Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway. (pb) Isle of Man Tourist Board, pp32. VG £1.50

Richards, Alun John. The Slate Railways of Wales.   Starting with the Penrhyn Railway of 1801, this book traces the chronology of slate-related railways and tramways throughout Wales. Illustrated with maps and b/w photos.   (pb) Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2001, pp212, isbn 0 86381 689 4.   F    £4

Rimmer, A. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. Locomotion Papers No. 10.   (pb) Oakwood Press, 1962, pp36.   VG   £2

Ripley, David. The Peak Forest Tramway including The Peak Forest Canal. Locomotion Papers 38. (pb) Oakwood Press, 3rd enlarged edition 1989, pp72, isbn 5.   VG   £5

Ripley, David. The Peak Forest Tramway (1794 - 1936). Locomotion Papers 38.  Short detailed history with b/w photos and maps.  (pb) Oakwood Press, 1972, pp32.   VG   £5

Rolt, L.T.C. Landscape with Figures. The Final Part of his Autobiography. This work, published posthumously, shows the enormous versatility and interests of this narrow gauge and engineering giant. Alan Sutton, 1992, pp246, isbn 0 86299 998 7. VG, VG (2 tears to top of spine of dust jacket) £6.95

Rolt, L.T.C. Railway Adventure. The Story of the Tallyllyn Railway. The original and some would say best work on the early Tallyllyn Railway. Excellent first edition plates. Constable, 1953, pp176. G +, blue cloth cover no dust jacket (some wear/staining to cover, sticker with previous owners name on inside cover) £4.95

Rooksby, D.A. (text by). Narrow Gauge Railways of Wales. A short history complete with colour photographs of 8 narrow gauge lines. (glossy card cover) Jarrold, 1973, pp32, isbn 0 86306 411 3. VG £1.00

Sellick, R.J. The Old Mineral Line Watchet - Brendon Hill. Signed by author An illustrated survey of The West Somerset Mineral Railway as it was and is today (time of publication). (pb) The Exmoor Press, 2nd revised edition reprinted 1988, pp64, isbn 0 900131 39 X. VG (corner crease to back cover) £2  signed

Shaw, Michael. The Jazzer and The Last Manning Wardle. A history of Hunslet Engine Co. Ltd. Number 686 of 1898 and of Manning, Wardle & Co. Ltd. Number 2047 of 1926 to celebrate the centenary of the first and the thirtieth anniversary of the restoration of the second. History of these 2 industrial locomotives illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Michael Shaw and the Warwickshire Industrial Locomotive Trust, 1998, pp64, isbn 0 9532903 0 1. VG £5.00

Smith, D.J. The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway.   (pb) Branch-Line Handbooks/West Country Handbooks, 1966, pp68.   G+ some foxing and wear to cover   £3

Smith, Derek. The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. Short, well illustrated study of this railway and its locomotives. (pb) Derek Smith & The RH&DR, 1995, pp24. VG ££1

Smith, Derek. Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway in Colour. An infrequently seen book with splendid colour photographs. Ian Allan, 1993, pp64, glazed boards. VG £6.75

Snell, J.B. One Man's Railway. J.E.P. Howey and the Romney, Hythe, & Dymchurch Railway. A very comprehensive history of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch 15 inch gauge line, which shows the pivotal role that Captain Jack Howey had in its pre and post war development. David & Charles, 1983, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8325 6. VG, VG £7.95

Stapleton, N.J. The Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway. Well illustrated short history. (pb) Forge Books, 1975, pp32. VG £10.00

Stretton, John. British Railways Past and Present Special - The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.   A nostalgic trip along both lines from Caernarvon to Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Contains over 150 b/w photos with detailed captions.   (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 1996, pp96, isbn 1 85895 091 0.   VG £5

Stretton, John. The Welsh Highland Railway. Caernarfon to Porthamdog - A Phoenix Rising. A Past & Present Companion.   (pb) Past & Present Publishing, reprinted 2000, pp96, isbn 1 85895 142 9.   Vg   £4

Stretton, M.J. Festiniog Railway In Camera One Hundred Years 1871 - 1971.   (pb) Challenger Publications, 1999, pp96, large format, isbn 1 899624 40 6. G+ some of the top corners of pages have been turned down   £4

Talyllyn Railway Official guide. A delightful copy with excellent b/w photographs, mapand contemporary advertisements. (card cover) Talyllyn Railway Company, pp64. VG (edge wear to cover) £2.50 

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. Railway World Special. Well researched and illustrated history of the origin and development of the much loved 15 inch gauge line. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1985, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1476 0. VG £0.50

Thomas, Cliff. Quarry Hunslets of North wales. The Great (Little) Survivors. Series X71. (hb) Oakwood Press, 2001, pp256, isbn 0 85361 575 6.   VG, few corner folds on pages, no dust jacket   £20 scarce

Thomas, Cliff. The Narrow Gauge in Britain & Ireland.   (hb) Atlantic, 2002, pp191, large format, isbn 1 902827 05 8. VG, no dust jacket   £5

Timpson, John. Little Trains of Britain. Photographs by Alain Le Garsmeur. A delightful book with excellent colour photographs showing the best of UK narrow gauge. An excellent purchase. Harpur Collins, 1992, pp192, large landscape format. VG, VG £5.75

Timpson, John. Little Trains of Britain. Photographs by Alain Le Garsmeur. Well illustrated with colour photographs this looks at some of the best UK narrow gauge lines. (hb) Harpur Collins, 1993, pp192, large landscape format, isbn 0 00 218425 7. VG, VG £3

Tonks, Eric. The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands. History, Operation and Railways. Part II - The Oxfordshire Field. Very detailed study of the ironstone quarries in the Midlands and the industrial railways and locomotives that served them. Illustrated with many b/w photographs, maps and tables. (hb) Runpast Publishing, April 1988, pp252, isbn 1 870754 02 6. VG, VG (some sunning to spine edge)   £20

Tonks, Eric. The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands. History, Operation and Railways. Part IV - The Wellingborough Area. Very detailed study of the ironstone quarries in the Midlands and the industrial railways and locomotives that served them. Illustrated with many b/w photographs, maps and tables.  (hb) Runpast Publishing, May 1990, pp238, isbn 1 870754 04 2. VG, VG (some staining to the back cover of dust jacket)   £14

Tonks, Eric. The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands. History, Operation and Railways. Part V - The Kettering Area. Very detailed study of the ironstone quarries in the Midlands and the industrial railways and locomotives that served them. Illustrated with many b/w photographs, maps and tables.  (hb)   Runpast Publishing, 1991, pp256, isbn 1 870754 05 0.  G, VG (book is complete and pages are in a very good condition but binding has come apart from cloth cover slightly  - all it needs is to be glued back in) £9

Tonks, Eric. The Ironstone Quarries of the Midlands. History, Operation and Railways. Part IX - Leicestershire. Very detailed study of the ironstone quarries in the Midlands and the industrial railways and locomotives that served them. Illustrated with many b/w photographs, maps and tables. (hb) Runpast Publishing, April May 1992, pp239, isbn 1 870754 08 5. VG, VG (some sunning to spine edge)   £19  

Turner, Keith.   The Way to the Stars. The Story of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. (pb) Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2005, pp96, isbn0 86381 954 0. VG    £3 

Wade, E A. The Redlake Tramway and China Clay Works. A very detailed history complete with many illustrations of this iconic line which joined the Dartmoor clay pits with the main line at Ivybridge. (hb)  Twelveheads Press, 1982, pp84, isbn 0 906294 08 8. VG, no dust jacket.   £8

White, Christopher.   Forty Years of the Talyllyn Railway.   (pb) AB Publishing, 1991, pp48, large format, isbn 1 869915 04 6.   VG   £3

Whitehouse, P.B. & Snell, J.B. Narrow Gauge Railways of the British Isles. A thorough study by two subject experts, which covers England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. (hb) BCA/David & Charles, 1984, pp160, large format. VG, VG £5

Wilson, B.G. abc Miniature Railways. A detailed small work which looks at 40 lines and their rolling stock, illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Ian Allan, 1961, pp64. VG    £4

Wolfe, C.S. Historical Guide to the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway. Short detailed history of the line, complete with archive photographs of stations, stock (both passenger and goods), and signaling details/station layout diagrams. (pb) RH&D Railway Association, 1976, pp60. VG £1