Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

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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

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

Ballantyne, Hugh. The Vale of Rheidol Railway. A Past and Present Companion. A nostalgic trip along the line from Aberystwyth to Devil's bridge. The author takes us on a journey up the line as it exists today, and also looks at the early history of the railway in the Aberystwyth area, as well as the line's locomotives, coaches and wagons past and present. B/w photos with very detailed captions. (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 2003, pp80, isbn 1 85895 155 0. VG £6

Ballantyne, Hugh. The Vale of Rheidol Railway. A Past & Present Companion. A nostalgic trip along the line from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge. B/w photos with detailed captions. (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 2003, pp80, isbn 1 85895 155 0. VG £6

Barnett, A.L. The Light Railway King of the North. A study of Sebastian Meyer, an entrepreneur involved in the creation and operation of a network of minor and secondary lines in the North east of England from the 1880s onwards. Well illustrated with b/w photos and maps. (pb) Railway & Canal Historical Society, 1992, pp112, isbn 0 901461 15 6. VG £5

Barnett, A.L. The Railways of the South Yorkshire Coalfield from 1880. A detailed study on the wide variety of lines and collieries within the South Yorkshire coalfield. Many b/w photographs and maps from a now largely vanished system.  (hb) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1984, pp132, 23 maps + pull out map, glazed boards, isbn 0 901115 58 4.   VG    £15 

Barrie, D.S.M.(edited by). The Derwent Valley Railway. Short Oakwood history of this Light Railway which opened in 1913 carrying passengers and freight between York and Cliff Common, for Selby. Also contain map and 16 b/w photos. (pb) Oakwood Press, 3rd revisied edition 1978, pp24. VG £7

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. The British Narrow Gauge Railway - No 4. Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire. Volume 1: The Embankment Tramway, Gorseddau Tramway, Festiniog & Blaenau Railway, Merionethshire Railway, Croesor Tramway, Bettwy-y-Coed & Festiniog Railway, North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways and Portmadoc Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway. (hb) The exceptional work on these railways produced by the late James Boyd, who loved them so much. Oakwood Press, 2nd edition enlarged and revised, reprinted 2000, pp310, isbn 085361 365 6. F, VG (slight edge wear to dust jacket) £18

Bridges, Alan (edited by). Industrial Locomotives of Cheshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire. Handbook G. Complete with many b/w photographs, this list all industrial locomotives and the sites that they worked on. (pb) Industrial railway Society, 1977, pp115 + 32 pages of photographs, isbn 0 901096 33 4.   VG £18

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 

Burton, Anthony & Scott-Morgan. Britain's Light Railways.This book tells the story of these lines from their beginning in the narrow gauge railways of industry, through to revival in the preservation era. Contains 149 b/w photos and list of principal light railways in Britain.Moorland Publishing, 1985, pp144, isbn 0 86190 146 0. F, VG price clipped £5.50

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

Cooksey, Laurie A. The Rye & Camber Tramway. A Centenary History. A very detailed history of this much loved and lamented Colonel Stephens line. Contains 139 photographs, numerous maps and line drawings of buildings, locomotives and stock. (hb) Plateway Press, 1995, pp160, 139 photographs, large format, isbn 1 871980 26 7. F, VG £12

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

Cozzens, Lewis (compiled by). The Corris Railway. Reprint of the book originally published in 1949 on the history of the Corris Railway which had closed six months earlier. Contains b/w photos and drawings. (pb) Corris Railway Society, 1992, pp40. VG £2

Crew, Peter. Snowdon Mountain Railway Travelogue. A description of the ascent of Snowdon by the Mountain Railway. Includes colour photographs and map. (glossy card cover) Snowdon Mountain Railway, 4thedition 1979, pp16. VG £1.75

Davies, W.J.K. The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. A very detailed history of the line, with many photographs, diagrams, technical details and station layouts. (pb) David & Charles, 2ndedition 1981, pp200, isbn 0 7153 8194 6. VG £4

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., 1990, pp32, isbn 0 85263 752 7. VG £1.50

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. (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

Fox, M.J. & King, G.D. Industrial Steam Album. Mainly photo album with detailed captions which captures the unique nature of these lines which still saw steam traction at the end of the 1960s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1970, pp144, isbn 0 7110 0174 X. VG, VG price clipped £7.00

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

Gifford, Colin T. & Gamble, Horace. Steam Railways in Industry. The photographic skill and artistry of Colin Gifford is shown in more than 140 images taken across the UK. Settings include Staveley, Seaham Harbour, Moss Bay, Lambton, Middle Peak Quarry, and Kilnhurst amongst many others. Batsford, 1976, pp96, ISBN 0 7134 3155 5. VG, VG Price clipped £7.95

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

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

Hendry, R. Powell. Narrow Gauge Story. Well illustrated history which covers a variety of lines, steam, electric, industrial and miniature. (hb) Hillside Publishing Co., 1979, pp128, large format, isbn 0 9050933 11. VG, VG £8.50

Household, Humphrey. Narrow Gauge Railways. England and the Fifteen Inch. (hb) Alan Sutton, 1989, pp178. F, VG £6.95

Household, Humphrey. Narrow Gauge Railways: Wales and the Western Front. This is a mix of personal reminiscence and historical detail and accompanied by more than 100 photographs. Household considers narrow gauge lines in the 1920s including the Glyn Valley, Corris, Ffestiniog, Talyllyn and Ashover lines, plus a view of the WD light railways between 1914 - 1918. An excellent publication. Alan Sutton, 1988, pp156. F, VG £5.25

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. 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

Johnson, Peter & Whitehouse, Michael. Festiniog in Colour. Ffestiniog Mewn Lliw.Lovely colour photos with detailed captions of the locos of the Ffestiniog between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. (hb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2355 7. VG £4.50

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

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

Maggs, Colin G. The Culm Valley Light Railway. Tiverton Junction to Hemyock. Oakwood Press Locomotion Papers 231. Well illustrated detailed history of this light railway. (pb) Oakwood Press, 2006, pp144, isbn 0 85361 652 3. F £8.00

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

Messenger, Michael J. British Narrow Gauge Steam. B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Bradford barton, 1973, pp96. G, G (some slight spine damage and wear to cover) Ex-Library 50p

Messenger, Michael. J. Caradon and Looe. The Canal, Railways and Mines. The History of the Liskeard & Looe Union Canal, The Liskeard & Caradon Railway, The Liskeard & Looe Railway and the mines and industries they served. A scarce work on these lines, contains many archive photographs and drawings. (pb) Twelveheads Press, 1978, pp128, isbn 0 906294 010. VG (some wear to card cover) £10

Middlemass, Thomas. Encyclopaedia of Narrow Gauge Railways of Great Britain and Ireland. An excellent well researched reference work with more than 250 photographs covering over 70 narrow gauge lines. Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephen Ltd., 1991, pp272, large format. F, VG £7.25


Morris, O J. The Snowdon Mountain Railway. A well written and illustrated work on this most loved of lines. (card cover) Ian Allan, 1956, pp48. VG £3.75

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. Such railways attracted in their prime many postcards. This well researched book presents 96 such images, with detailed captions, largely from within the UK. (glossy card cover) Plateway Press, 1986, pp60, isbn 0 9511108 0 2. VG £5.50

Neale, Andrew. Welsh Narrow Gauge Railways From Old Picture Postcards. This book explores the world of Welsh narrow gauge railways as depicted on 100 old picture postcards. (pb) Plateway Press, 1991, pp56, isbn 1 871980 08 9. VG £5.95

North British Locomotives. A Catalogue of Narrow Gauge Locomotives. A Reproduction of the North British Locomotive Company's Catalogue of Narrow Gauge Locomotives 1912. Introduced by John Thomas with additional notes compiled by Alan Dunbar. This catalogue, produced on high quality paper shows the tremendous range of narrow gauge engines the company had to offer in 1912. Beautifully illustrated and systematically described, one has full technical details for each of the types produced, along with photographs of the interior and exterior of the North British Works. Additional data shows the customers for each of the classes along with the specific works at which the engines were built. A stunning work. Augustus M Kelley, 1970, pp79, landscape format, black cloth cover. VG, VG £13.95

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

Prideaux, J.D.C.A. Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Album. British Light Railway Albums. B/w photo album with detailed captions showing how the L&B looked and was operated during its 37 year life. (hb) David & Charles, 1974, pp96, isbn 0 7153 6809 5. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket edges) £7.50

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

Ransome-Wallis, P. Snowdon Mountain Railway. A thorough history of this line, the Abt rack principles, passenger rolling stock and Snowdon locomotive development. (card cover) Ian Allan, 4thedition 1967, pp48. VG £2.00

Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway. 1982 - 2002. Blaenau20. Many photos and map. (pb) Ffestiniog Railway Company, 2002, pp32, large format. VG £2.00

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 authors personal account of the first two years of operation by the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society. Illustrated. (hb) David & Charles, 1977, pp176, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7389 7. VG £4.50

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. (pb) David & Charles, 1961, pp176. G (some wear to spine and corner crease) £3.00

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

Rolt, L.T.C. (edited by). Talyllyn Century. The Talyllyn Railway, 1865-1965. History of the old line, the quarries, the preservation society, motive power, rolling stock, engineering and traffic operation, and the narrow gauge museum at towyn. Illustrated with 43 b/w photos. (hb) David & Charles, 1965, pp126. VG, VG £7

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

Ross, Paul (compiled by). A Romney Album. Mostly photographic album, showing the history of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. (pb) RH&D Railway Association, pp52, isbn 0 9505100 1 7. VG £2

Rowe, D. Trevor. Two Feet Between the Tracks. 120 b/w photos with detailed captions of 2 foot narrow gauge railways all over the world. (pb) Plateway Press, 1990, pp96, isbn 1 871980 03 8. VG £8.00

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

Siviter, Roger. Britain's Industrial Past. The Steam Locomotive Shed - A Further Illustrated Tribute. Railway Heritage from The Nostalgia Collection. All facets of shed operations are covered, including coaling plants, turntables, yard buildings, and lesser known industrial locations. There is also a small section on older depots including Machynlleth transformed for more modern use. A fitting tribute. (glossy card cover) Silver Link Publishing, 2001, pp128. F £6.50

Smith, D.J. The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway. Well illustrated short history of the WLLR. (pb) Town and Country Press, 2nd edition 1969, pp68. V G £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

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 Locomotive Club of Great Britain. The Bowater Railway 1906 - 1969. A rare early work with a range of photographs of the locomotives at work at Sittingbourne, pre preservation handover. (card cover) LCofGB, 1969, pp20. VG £6

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

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 I - Introduction. 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, pp152, isbn 1 870754 01 8. VG, VG (some sunning to spine edge)   £15

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 VIII - South Lincolnshire. 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, Feb 1991, pp256, isbn 1 870754 09 3. VG, VG £18

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  

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

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) David & Charles, 2nd edition 1994, pp160, large format, isbn 9 7153 0196 9. VG, VG £6

Williams, Peter. Rails from Ravenglass. A Pictorial Study of "La'al Ratty". A delightful photographic study of this much loved line. (pb) Dalesman, 1972, pp96, isbn 0 85206 132 3.   VG   £1

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

Zeller, Peter van. The Esdale Railway. A pictorial study of 'La'al Ratty'. Well illustrated history complete with stock list. (card cover) Dalesman, 1985, pp48, isbn 0 85206 840 9.   VG    £2