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GWR & Constituents

Allen, Cecil J. Salute to the Great Western.   Well illustrated study of the GWR.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1970, pp64, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 0181 2.   VG   £2

Bradley, Rodger. GWR Two Cylinder 4-6-0s & 2-6-0s.   Detailed study of all of the classes with much technical background, problems encountered and how they were solved and how the locomotives performed in traffic. Illustrated with photographs, line diagrams and tables list dimensions, names, numbers and variations.   (hb) David & Charles, 1988, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8894 0. VG, VG   £5

Fairclough, Tony.   Great Western Steam in Devon.   B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Bradford Barton, 1973, pp96. VG, VG £3

Gibson, John C. Great Western Locomotive Design. A Critical Appreciation. An excellent study of the GWR legacy, written by a man who worked originally with the MSWJR and GWR in Swindon works before becoming an Anglican priest. Many photographs and diagrams.   (hb) David & Charles, 1984, pp157, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 8606 9.   VG   £8

Haresnape, Brian & Swain, Alex. Churchward Locomotives. A Pictorial History. Class by class review along with many photographs and line diagrams. (hb) Ian Allan, 1993, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0697 0. VG, VG £5

Harris, Michael. Great Western Coaches from 1890.  Highly detailed 3rd revised edition with many b/w photographs, diagrams, and tables.  (hb) David & Charles, 1985, pp160, large format, isbn 07153 8050 8.   VG, VG    £15 

Holden, J.S. The Manchester & Milford Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History 50. Although this railway never reached either place, it was still a scenic 40 mile line from Aberystwyth, south to Pencader Junction near Carmarthen, plus a never used short section to Llangurig. Well illustrated with b/w photos, maps, plans and scale drawings. (pb) Oakwood press, 2nd revised edition 2007, pp216, isbn 0 85361 658 0.   VG   £10

Krause, Ian. Great Western Branch Line Album. B/w photographs of steam at work, with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1972, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0069 7. VG, VG £5

Lyons, E. & Mountford, E. An Historical Survey of Great Western Engine Sheds 1837-1947 Revised edition (including amalgamated companies). This revised edition of this standard reference work encompasses 238 depots with some 200 track layouts and nearly 150 photos. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1986, pp216, large format, isbn 0 86093 019 X. VG, VG £10

MacDermot, E T. History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. 2 1863 - 1921. Revised by C.R. Clinker. This 2nd volume in the series takes the company from a period of financial challenge, early gauge conversations, major expansion in the West Country, the end of the broad gauge and the vast array of locomotive and technical innovations of the early 20thcentury. (hb) Ian Allan, 2nd impression 1972, pp362, pull out map, isbn 0 7110 0412 9. VG, no dust jacket   (1st 6 pages are loose, booked faintly stamped soiled copy but no obvious faults) £6

Nock, O S. The Great Western Railway in the 19thCentury. Nock shows how against a complex background the GWR's fine engineering credentials were built up. Includes chapters on the Severn Tunnel and the end of the Broad Gauge. (pb) Ian Allan, 1971, pp200, isbn 0 7110 0226 6. VG £5

Nock, O.S. The Great Western Railway in the 20thCentury. Nock writes of the GWR as he knew it, and paints a vibrant portrait of this revered institution. (pb) Ian Allan, 1971, pp208, isbn 0 7110 0227 4. VG £5

Riley, R C.  Great Western Album No. 2.  B/w photos with detailed captions of the GWR in the period 1923-1947.  (hb) Ian Allan, 2nd impression 1971, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0135 9.  VG, VG    £4    

Riley, R.C. The Heyday of Swindon and its Locomotives.  Colour photo album with detailed captions of the works and the many locomotives built and maintained at Swindon.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1996, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2482 0.  VG      £6 

Russell, J.H. A Pictorial Record of Great Western Coaches (Part Two 1903-1948)   Including the Brown Vehicles.   Comprehensive work on the subject with 462 b/w photos and drawings.  (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 3rd impression 1978, pp273, large format, isbn 0 902888 04 8.   VG, VG   (some sunning to spine edge of dust jacket and small mark on inside front cover)   £19

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 1. Preliminary Survey.  A highly detailed work with numerous photographs and tables, and some pull out sections. (pb) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1968, pp62.  VG   £6 

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 2. Broad Gauge. A very comprehensive work which includes many tables, diagrams and photographs of Broad Gauge locomotives. (pb) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, reprint of 1952, pp56, colour frontis, isbn 0 901115 32 0. VG £7

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 4. Six-Wheeled Tender Engines. This comprehensive work looks at the 2-2-2, 2-4-0 and 0-6-0 locomotives in great detail. Many tables and photographs. (card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, c1975 reprint of 1956, pp96, isbn 0 901115 34 7. VG     £20  

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 5. Six-Coupled Tank Engines. Scarce. A highly detailed study with numerous tables, diagrams and photographs. (card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, c1976 reprint of 1958, pp96, isbn 0 901115 35 5. VG    £22 scarce 

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 6. Four-Coupled Tank Engines. A highly detailed study with numerous tables, diagrams and photographs. (card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, c1976 reprint of 1959, pp52, isbn 0 901115 36 3. VG    £20

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 7. Dean's Larger Tender Engines. This covers all the eight wheeled tender engines with double frames of the type introduced by William Dean plus the two 4-6-0 goods engines Nos 36 and 2601. (pb) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1954, pp53. VG £7

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 8. Modern Passenger Classes. This considers both 4 and 2 cylinder engines and is a highly detailed study with numerous, tables, diagrams and photographs. (pb) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1953, pp40.   VG £6

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 9. Standard Two-Cylinder Classes. A very comprehensive work with detailed text, tables, diagrams and photographs. (pb) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1962, pp56.   VG   £10

LMS & Constituents

Blake, W.A. London Midland Steam in Action 2. B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 164 4.   VG, VG   £3

 

Blake, W.A. London Midland Steam in Action 4. B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford Barton, pp96, isbn 0 85153 312 4.   VG, VG   £3

 

Bradley, D. & Milton, David.   Somerset and Dorset Locomotive History.   Comprehensive history of the S&D, illustrated with b/w photos.    (hb) David & Charles, 1973, pp218, isbn 0 7153 5956 8.   VG, VG   £8

 

Essery, Bob & Jenkinson, David.   An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Volume One: General Review and Locomotive Liveries. Considered to be the authoritative work on the subject, this first volume is a general review and gives details of the locomotive liveries, illustrated with over 350 carefully chosen photographs. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1981, pp238, large format, isbn 086093 087 4. VG, VG   (some edge wear to dust jacket & sunning to spine, slight foxing to page edges) £14 

Haresnape, Brian. Ivatt & Riddles Locomotives. A Pictorial History.   The three sections cover the Austerities, the final years of the LMS with Ivatt and the development of the numerous BR Standard class locos from the Britannias through to the 9Fs.  Numerous photographs, diagrams and tables.   (hb) Book Law Publications, 1997, pp112, isbn 1 901945 01 4.  VG, VG     £5  

Haresnape, Brian. Railway Liveries - London Midland & Scottish Railway.   Short introduction followed by 109 mostly b/w photos with details captions of LMS liveries.   Also covers stations & buildings and road vehicles. (pb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp56, isbn 0 7110 1281 4. VG £2

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1974, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0108 1. VG, VG price clipped   £2

Jenkinson, David. The Power of the Duchesses. Power Series.   Mainly photo album containing b/w photos with detailed captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1979, 277 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 063 7.  VG, VG    £7   

Jenkinson, David. The Power of the Royal Scots. Power Series.   Mainly photo album containing b/w and colour photos with detailed captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2001, 289 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 175 7.  VG, VG    £7   

Jenkinson, D & Essery, R.J.   LMS Coaches. An Illustrated History 1923-1957. A comprehensive history of the origin and development of LMS coaches, with photographs and scale drawings. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, pp218, large format, isbn 0 902888 83 8. VG, VG (mark to inside front cover) £24    

Jordan, Arthur. The Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway. The Shakespeare Route. A thorough history of these lines looking both at the services, stations, locomotives, stock and also the staff, illustrated with archive photographs and station diagrams. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, pp136, large format, isbn 0 86093 131 5. VG, VG   £22

Leslie, R.H. London Midland Steam around Carlisle.   B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 224 1.   VG, VG   £3

McRae, Andrew.   Scenes from the Past : 30 (Part One) British Railway Camping Coach Holidays. The 1930's & British Railways (London Midland Region).  Scarce publication containing 96 pages of wonderful b/w photos with very detailed captions including the north Wales coast, Hest Bank, Darley Dale and Blackpool. Also includes 1930s allocation details for GWR, LMS, LNER and SR. (pb) Foxline, 1997, pp96, large format, isbn 1 870119 48 7.   VG (slight edge wear)   £20 scarce

Mitchell, W.R. & Mussett, N.J. Seven Years Hard. Building the Settle - Carlisle Railway. This book tells the story of the building of this iconic line, with a wealth of fine detail concerning people as well as places.   (pb) Dalesman, 1976, pp64, isbn 0 85206 327 X.   VG   (some edge wear to cover)   £3

Packer, David. On the Trail of the Royal Scot.   Illustrated with many b/w photos the author takes us on a journey along the route of one of the world's most famous trains, the Royal Scot, along the West Coast main Line.   (hb) The History Press, 2009, pp150, isbn 0 7509 4625 4.   VG, VG   £5

Rimmer, A. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. Locomotion Papers Number 10. Detailed history of this iconic line illustrated with photographs and maps. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1967, pp42. VG £4.50

Rimmer, A. The Cromford & High Peak Railway. Locomotion Papers Number 10.    New, updated edition. Detailed history of this iconic line with numerous photographs, track plans and maps. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1985, pp104, isbn 0 85361 319 2. VG £6

Rush, R.W. & Price, M. The Garstang & Knott End Railway. Locomotion Papers Number 23.  Scarce.  A detailed history of this small independent railway. Many archive photographs, line drawings, station layouts and maps, along with details of locomotives and passenger and goods rolling stock.    (pb) Oakwood Press, 1985, pp92, isbn 0 85361 318 4.   VG   (sticker with previous owners name on inside front cover)    £20 scarce    

Walton, Peter. The Stainmore & Eden Valley Railways.   A Pictorial History of the Barnard Castle to Tebay and Penrith Lines.   The line between Barnard Castle and Tebay, together with its associated branches, was completed during the 1860s and remained in operation until 1960. This comprehensive book looks at the construction of the lines, development of the routes, the locomotives and its decline. Illustrated with many b/w photos and drawings, it also contains detailed appendices on station masters, surviving structures, Belah Viaduct and signalling diagrams.   (hb)   Oxford Publishing Co., 1992, 232, large format, isbn 0 86093 306 7.    VG, V G   £45

Western, Robert. The Ingleton Branch. A Lost Route to Scotland. Locomotion Papers 175.   Well illustrated history originally published as The Lowgill Branch.   (pb) Oakwood Press, 2nd revised edition 1990, pp80, isbn 0 85361 394 X.   VG  (sticker with previous owners name on inside front cover)     £12

Yeadon, Willie B.  A Compendium of LNWR Locomotives 1912-1949.  Part One Passenger Tender Engines.  The definitive work on the subject, packed with technical data and archive photographs. (pb) Challenger Publications, 1995, pp154, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899625 01 5.   VG   £15  

Yeadon, Willie B. A Compendium of LNWR Locomotives 1912-1964. Part Two Goods Tender Engines. The definitive work on the subject, packed with technical data and archive photographs. (hb)   Challenger Publications, 1996, pp122, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899624 14 7.    VG    £12

Parts 1 & 2 sold together for £25

Yeadon, W. B.  A Compendium of LNWR Locomotives 1912-1964. Part Two Goods Tender Engines. The definitive work on the subject, packed with technical data and archive photographs. (pb)   Booklaw/Railbus, 2007, pp122, isbn 1 901945 91 1.    F    £10

LNER & Constituents

Barrett Jenkins, A (compiled by). Memories of the Southwold Railway. A delightful short history of this much lamented Suffolk line, complete with photographs. (glossy card cover) F.Jenkins, 94 High Street, Southwold, 6thedition 1977, pp33.   VG    £4  

 

Bradley, R.P.   LNER 4-6-0s.  A thorough study of the LNERs 4-6-0s covering 17 types, illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawings. (hb)   David & Charles, 1988, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8895 9. VG, VG     £5

Dow, George. Great Central, Volume One. The Progenitors, 1813 - 1863. The first volume by George Dow sets the context for the origin of GCR. This includes details on the major civil engineering work (Woodhead tunnel) and the enormous changes that took place in the 1850s and 1860s. Also comes with a letter from the author and signed. (hb) Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd., 1959, pp298 + pull out map. VG, no dust jacket   (stamped soiled copy in front of book but not obvious why)     £35   signed copy

Dow, George.Great Central. Volume 2 Dominion of Watkin 1864 - 1899. George Dow was the acknowledged expert on all things Great Central and this exceptional work is testament to this. Well illustrated with numerous photographs, tables and diagrams. (hb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp422 + pull out map.   VG, no dust jacket   (small knock to corner of cover - stamped soiled copy in front of book but not obvious why)  £39 signed copy

Dow, George. Great Central. Volume 3 Fay Sets The Pace 1900 - 1922.  The final volume covers the company's rise as a major trunk route and the many designs and innovations that were introduced by Sam Fay. An exceptional work by the GCR master.  (hb) Ian Allan, 2nd impression 1971, pp440 + pull out map, isbn 0 7110 0263 0. VG, VG  price clipped £29

All 3 vols above sold together for £95

Dow, George. Great Central Album. A Pictorial Supplement to Great Central. Locomotives, rolling stock, stations, road vehicles are covered in this pictorial tribute. (hb)   Ian Allan, 1969, pp128, pull out map. VG, VG   £7   signed copy

All 4 Dow books sold together for £100

Harris, Michael. Gresley's Coaches. Coaches Built for GNR, ECJS and LNER 1905-53.   Comprehensive study with b/w photos and detailed tables giving dimensions, numbers etc.   (hb) David & Charles, 1973, pp160, isbn 0 7153 5935 5.   VG, VG   £16

Morrison, Gavin. The Power of the A3s. Power Series.   250 b/w photos with detailed captions portraying each of the class. Also contains build, re-numberings, liveries, allocations and withdrawal details of each.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2002, pp112, large format, isbn 0 86093 573 6.   VG, VG   £12

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W.   Profile of the A4s. Profile Series.   B/w photo album with very detailed captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 216 b/w plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 86093 354 7.   Vg   £7

Wright, A. The North Sunderland Railway. Locomotion Papers No. 36.   Short history, illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawings. (card cover) Oakwood, 1967, pp48.   VG   £6

Wright, A. The North Sunderland Railway. Locomotion Papers No. 36.   Second enlarged edition of this Oakwood history, illustrated with b/w photos, maps, station plans and scale drawings. (pb) Oakwood, 1988, pp94, isbn 0 85361 335 4.    VG   £15

SR & Constituents

Antell, Robert. Southern Country Stations: 1. London & South Western Railway.   Well illustrated study of LSWR station architecture.     (hb) Ian Allan, 1984, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1420 5.   VG, VG   £8

Ashford Works Centenary 1847 - 1947 Southern Railway.   Well illustrated celebratory study of this SR works, also contains a large pull out map of the locomotive, carriage and wagon shops. (pb) Southern Railway, The Baynard Press, 1947, pp48. VG for age   (book/map is complete but staples are rusted and pulled away from cover. Cover complete but with some edge wear)    £10

Binnie, C.J. The Brighton Terriers.  Numerous archive photographs, diagrams, along with short histories of each of the locomotives. (card cover) The Ravensbourne Press, 1969, pp50.  VG    £10

Bradley, D.L. Locomotives of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway. Part 1.   Detailed study of the locomotives complete with 143 b/w photos and drawings.   (pb) RCTS, June 1969, pp179.    VG   £12

Bradley, D.L. The Locomotive History of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway.   A detailed narrative/photographic study which considers Wainwright, Maunsell, loaned locomotives, along with proposed designs.  (pb)   The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, April 1980, pp144, isbn 0 901115 49 5. VG   £9 

Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, S.W.  Locomotives at the Grouping.  No 1 - Southern Railway.  A classified list of all locomotives acquired by the SR in 1923 from the LSWR, SE&CR, LBSCR and a few small companies. Information on the principal dimensions of each class with brief notes on origin are accompanied by numerous photographs.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1965 pp60. VG, VG   £7

Ellis, Hamilton. The South Western Railway. Its Mechanical History and Background 1838 -1922.   A comprehensive history with b/w photos, folding map and 2 colour plates.   (hb) George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1956, pp256, colour frontis.   VG, VG (some foxing to front bland page and page edges)   £7

Fairclough, Tony & Wills, Alan.   More Southern Steam in the West Country.   B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 186 5.   VG, VG    £3

Haresnape, Brian.  Maunsell Locomotives. A Pictorial History.   Study of the whole range of Maunsell locomotive designs, with b/w photos and scale drawings. (hb) Ian Allan, 1977, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0743 8.   VG, VG price clipped   £5

Minnis, John. The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.   Short introduction to the railway followed by over 170 b/w photos with detailed captions.   (pb) Tempus Publishing, 2007, pp128, isbn 0 7524 4319 5.   VG+    £5

Minnis, John. Southern Country Stations: 2, South Eastern & Chatham Railway. A well illustrated history of the stations and infrastructure of the SECR.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1985, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1500 7.   VG, VG   £8  (vols 1 & 2 sold together for £15)

Nock, O.S. The South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Detailed history of this railway with b/w photos and colour frontis.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1961, pp198, colour frontis.   VG, no dust jacket    £6

Paye, Peter. The Ventnor West Branch. Scarce, well illustrated, detailed history of this Isle of Wight line, covering the route, locomotives, rolling stock, nationalisation and closure.   (pb) Wild Swan, 1992, pp124, large format, isbn 1 874103 02 X.    VG   £20 Scarce

Pryer, G.  A Pictorial Record of Southern Signals. Comprehensive study of Southern signalling, illustrated with 220 b/w photos with detailed captions and 51 figs.    (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1991, pp200, large format, isbn 0 902888 81 1.   VG, VG   £12

Pryer, G.A. & Bowring, G.J. An Historical Survey of Selected Southern Stations. Track Layouts and Illustrations. Volume One.   Covers 134 different Southern Stations, each with short history, track layout diagram and photo. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, pp136, large format, isbn 0 86093 016 5.   VG, VG    £13

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. SR 150. A Century and a half of The Southern Railway. A great look at the SR in the period between 1923 and 1948.  Well illustrated. (hb) David & Charles, 1991, pp208, large format, isbn 0 7153 9148 8.   VG, VG   £4

Whitehouse, Patrick & Thomas, David St John. The Great Days of the Southern Railway.  TYhis  volume looking at the Southern Railway and its component companies, illustrated with b/w and colour photographs.   (hb) Book Club Associates/David St John Thomas, 1992, pp208, large format. VG, VG   £4

Wroe, David.   An Illustrated History of the North Cornwall Railway. Detailed study, complete with many b/w photos and station plans.  (hb) Irwell Press, 1995, pp152, large format glazed boars, isbn 1 871608 63 5.   VG  £18

English Regions

Christiansen, Rex.  Chester & North Wales Border Railways.  A View From The Past.  A line by line study of this area, including Wrexham, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Chester lines, locomotives and sheds. Well illustrated.   (hb) Ian Allan, 2001, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2816 8.  VG    £7  

Fairclough, A. The Story of Cornwall's Railways. Short illustrated study.   (card cover) Tor Mark Press, 1970, pp47.   VG   £2

 

Garner, Rod. The Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore Railway.    A scarce, well illustrated, detailed study of this railway, its rolling stock and locomotives from its development to final years.   (hb) Kestrel Railway Books, 2008, pp114, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 905505 09 8.    VG   £25 scarce 

Scottish Railways

Farr, A.D. The Royal Deeside Line.   Detailed history of this line which ran from Aberdeen to Ballater and closed in December 1966. Six reigns of royal family have travelled on the train to and from Balmoral. Contains 46 b/w photos and several station layout diagrams.   (hb) David & Charles, 1968, ppp158, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 4273 8.    VG, VG  (some edge wear to dust jacket)    £9

Hajducki, Andrew M. The Haddington, MacMerry and Gifford Branch Lines. Oakwood Library of Railway History 90.   Comprehensive, well illustrated Oakwood History. (hb) Oakwood, 1994, ppp248, isbn 0 85361 456 3.   VG, VG   £12

Shaw, Donald. The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh. The Oakwood Library of Railway History 77.   Well illustrated study from the early days of the 1880s through to LMS days and closure.   (hb) Oakwood, 1989, pp192, isbn 0 85361 366 4.   VG, VG   £22

Smith, David L.   The Little Railways of South-West Scotland.   Comprehensive history on the railways in Galloway, illustrated with b/w photos, gradient profiles and maps.   (hb) David & Charles, 1969, pp228, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 4652 0.   VG, VG (small repaired tear and slight edge wear to dust jacket)    £32

Thomas, John.  The Scottish Railway Book. The author recalls in words and pictures the railways of Scottish past, covering the railway companies, routes, disasters and a host of other topics.   (hb) David & Charles, 1977, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7324 2.   VG £3

Welsh Railways

Barrie, D.S.M. The Taff Vale Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History 2. Well illustrated short history. (pb) Oakwood Press, 2nd edition reprinted 1969, pp47. VG   £7

Baughan, Peter E. The Chester & Holyhead Railway. Volume 1: The Main Line up to 1880. A highly detailed study of the early development of the Chester and Holyhead Railway. The projected volume 2 was never published. (hb) David & Charles, 1972, pp324,16 pages plates, 12 line illustrations, 5 maps, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 5617 8. VG, VG £13

Christiansen, Rex & Miller, R.W.   The Cambrian Railways Volume 2: 1889 - 1868.  The second volume on the early Cambrian era, complete with b/w photos and drawings.  (hb)  Augustus M Kelley Publishers USA, 1968, pp218, colour frontis. VG, G+ (some wear to dust jacket)    £16        

Kneale, E.N. North Wales Steam (1927-1968).   178 b/w plates with detailed captions, portraying the atmosphere and character of this main line in North Wales and some of its branches during the golden days of steam. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 178 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 074 2.   VG, VG (some sunning to spine edge of dust jacket) £7

Morris, J.P. The North Pembroke and Fishguard Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History 24. Short history of this railway, through to Great Western days, covering the route, stations, locomotives, rolling stock and signalling. Illustrated with b/w photos and track diagrams. (pb) Oakwood, 1969, pp40. VG   £7

Padfield, Roger & Burgess, Barrie. The Teifi Valley Railway.   Well illustrated look at the 'Teifi Valley railway' which has become a popular term to describe the branch lines which up to the 1960s formed the only direct link between North and South West Wales.   (pb) Laidlaw-Burgess, 1974, pp64.   VG (some wear to cover)   £5  

Shannon, Paul & Hillmer, John.   British Railways Past and Present  No 6. Cheshire & North Wales.  With over 200 b/w photographs with detailed captions, covering many locations including the Wrexham area, the Cambrian Coast, Anglesey, WCML, Northwich and many more. (pb) Silver Link Publishing, 1988, pp104, isbn 0 947971 28 9. VG  £6

Smith, D.J. Shrewsbury to Swansea. The story of the railway through Central Wales. Detailed study illustrated with b/w photos, station diagrams, gradient profiles and timetables. (pb) Town & Country Press Ltd., 1971, pp111.   VG (some edge wear to cover) £7

Turner, Keith. North Wales Tramways.   Comprehensive history including the Great Orme, Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric railway and lines in Wrexham and Pwllheli. (hb) David & Charles, 1979, pp176, isbn 0 7153 7769 8.   VG, VG   £6

Wainwright, S.D. Rails to North Wales.  B/w photographs with detailed captions from the North Wales, West Cheshire and North Shropshire main lines and branches from the 1950s and 1960s.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1978, pp80, isbn 0 7110 0874 4.  VG, VG   £5

Steam Engineering

Bellwood, John & Jenkinson, David. Gresley & Stanier.   Illustrated story of these two pioneering railway engineers, describing their careers, achievements and locomotive designs. (pb), HMSO, 1976, pp100, 142 photographs, large format, isbn 0 11 290253 7.  VG   £3

Nock, O.S.  British Locomotives of the 20thCentury, Vol 1 1900-1930.  This volume looks at the evolving and innovative designs. In particular the Atlantics, 4-4-0 passenger locomotives, 8 coupled freight, the emergent 4-6-0 locomotives, Pacific, Prairie, Moguls, Gresley 3 cylinder designs and the Interchange trials of 1923-6.   (hb) BCA/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1985, pp255. VG, VG £5

Nock, O.S. British Locomotives of the 20thCentury, Vol 2 1930-1960.  This covers the period from the development from Gresley 3 cylinder designs through LMS Standards, Streamliners, GWR developments into the post war BR Standard period. Also includes a section on the Gas Turbine experiments.   (hb) BCA/Patrick Stephens, 1985, pp256. VG, VG £5

Nock, O.S. British Locomotives of the 20th Century Volume 3 - 1960 to the present day. This covers the implementation of the Modernisation Plan and the development of diesel electric/railcar power and electric locomotives and units, along with the HSTs. (hb) BCA/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1985, pp257.   VG, VG   £5

Early Railway History

Kite, J.E.  Vintage Steam.  A selection of pre-grouping images with detailed captions.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1969, pp104, isbn 0 7110 0117 0.  VG, VG  price clipped £2

BR Era

Bolger, Paul. BR Steam Motive Power Depots - LMR.  This book categorises each of the MPs belonging to the region, listing its code and other important data. A wealth of information and well illustrated with b/w photographs and numerous diagrams.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1981, pp144, isbn 0 7110 1019 6.   VG, VG   £6

Bolger, Paul. BR Steam Motive Power Depots - NER. This book categorises each of the MPs belonging to the region, listing its code and other important data. A wealth of information and well illustrated with b/w photographs and numerous diagrams.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1984, pp112, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1362 4. VG, VG   £7

Bolger, Paul.  BR Steam Motive Power Depots - ScR.  This book categorises each of the MPs belonging to the region, listing its code and other important data.  A wealth of information and well illustrated with b/w photographs and numerous diagrams.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp112, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1248 2.  VG      £8

Bolger, Paul.  BR Steam Motive Power Depots - WR.  This book categorises each of the MPs belonging to the region, listing its code and other important data.  A wealth of information and well illustrated with b/w photographs and numerous diagrams.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp128, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1311 X.     VG    £6       

Bucknall, J.B. "An Age of Kings". A photographic record of the final years of British Railways Steam Locomotive Operation 1956-1968. B/w photographs with detailed captions. (hb) Published by the author, 1982, pp200, large format, isbn 0 9507922 0 9. VG, VG £20

Hale, Michael.  Steam in the Black Country (1948-1967). 58 b/w photos with detailed captions. (card cover) Michael Hale, 1971, 58 b/w photographs, landscape format.  VG    £3 

Larkin, David.  BR Departmental Rolling Stock. A pictorial survey.   Photographic study with very detailed captions. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1979, pp64, isbn 0 85153 348 5.   VG   £12

Larkin, David.  BR General Parcels Rolling Stock. A pictorial survey. Photographic study with very detailed captions.  (pb) Bradford Barton, 1978, pp64, isbn 0 85153 320 5.   VG   £12

Larkin, David.  BR Standard Freight Wagons. A pictorial survey.   Photographic study with very detailed captions. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp64, isbn 0 85153 240 3.   VG   £12

Larkin, David.  Pre-Nationalisation Freight Wagons on British Railways. A pictorial study.  Photographic study with very detailed captions. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1977, pp64, isbn 0 85153 302 7.  VG    £12

Parkin, Keith. M A.   British Railways Mark 1 Coaches.   A definitive reference work on the subject. This quite unprecedented survey is accompanied by a wealth of photographs, drawings and technical data.   (hb)   A PendragonBook from Atlantic Transport Publishers in Association with The Historical Model railway Society, 1991, pp235, large format, isbn 0 906899 49 4.   VG, VG (some minor edge wear and repaired tear to dust jacket)   £40

Sharpe, G.W. Lineside Camera. Western Express Steam. B/w photos with detailed captions. (card cover) Published by author, 1987, pp40, isbn 0 946667 06 3. VG £2

Wainwright, S.D. Rails to North Wales.  B/w photographs with detailed captions from the North Wales, West Cheshire and North Shropshire main lines and branches from the 1950s and 1960s.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1978, pp80, isbn 0 7110 0874 4.  VG, VG   £4.50

Diesel & Electrics

Beard, Tony. By Tube Beyond Edgware.   Complete record of the planned extension of the Northern Line in the 1930s and its failure to be realised.   (hb) Capital Transport, 2002, pp136, matt colour board, isbn 185414 246 1.   VG   £9

Butcher, Alan C. The Heyday of the DMU. Full colour photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2319 0.   VG (small tear on spine edge of cover)   £7 

Butlin, Ashley. Diesels & Electrics for Scrap. Volume 1. The withdrawal and scrapping of the British Rail modern traction fleet. Well illustrated study looking at reasons for withdrawal, locos in store, early period disposals, and roles of private scrap yards and BREL. Also looks at Vic Berry's Leicester graveyard. (pb) Atlantic, 1988, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 27 3. VG £4

Endacott, Geoff. Westerns, Warships, & Hymeks at Work.   Contains sections of each of the classes and is illustrated with more than 180 b/w photos. Also contains a detailed appendix giving technical specifications, dates into traffic and withdrawal dates of each locomotive. (hb) Ian Allan, 1988, pp127, large format, isbn 0 7110 1535 X.    VG, VG   £10

Hawkins, Chris, Hooper, John & Reeve, George. Diesel Depots. The Early Years. Well illustrated detailed study of the early diesel depots between 1957 and 1965. (pb) Irwell Press, 1989, pp80, large format, isbn 1 871608 01 5    VG   £18

Heaps, Chris. London Transport Railways Album.   Mainly b/w photo album containing 165 photos with detailed captions telling the story of development, rolling stock, architecture, décor and posters.   (hb)   Ian Allen, 1978, pp 96, isbn 0 7110 0859 0.   Vg, VG   £5

 

Longworth, Hugh. British Railways First generation DMUs. Comprehensive study. Each type is covered in detail with details of construction, technical specifications, entry into service, withdrawal and final fate. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings and seat plans. Also included are Southern Region diesel-electro multiple units, the Blue Pullman and GWR Railcars.   (hb) OPC, 2011, pp272, large format, isbn 0 86093 612 1.   VG, VG    £40

Waterer, Graham. Southern Electrics. A View From the Past.   Very well illustrated study of these Southern units.   (hb)   Ian Allan, 1999, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2621 11.   VG   £6

Whitehouse, Alan. An Illustrated History of the Woodhead Route.   Scarce. Well illustrated full and detailed story of this line with its many twists and turns over its 136 year history. Over 200 mono and colour illustrations and line drawings.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2010, pp128, large format, isbn 0 86093 635 0.   F, F   £35   scarce

Williams, Alan. Southern Electric Album.   B/w photo album with very detailed captions, illustrating the growth of the 1,627 mile electric system from its beginnings in 1909 through to the 1970s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1977, pp91, isbn 0 7110 0806 X.   VG, VG     £7 

General Interest

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

Earnshaw, Alan (editor). Steam for Scrap. The Complete Story. During 1956-68 over 16,000 British steam locomotives were taken out of service. This is the story of how it was done.   (pb) Atlantic, 1992, pp168, isbn 9 780906 899519. VG   £4.50  

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

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

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

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

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 

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

Reminiscences & Steam Memories

Kalla-Bishop, P.M.   Locomotives at War.   Army Reminiscences of the Second World War.   Illustrated study of military railways.   (pb)   Bradford Barton, pp150, isbn 0 85153 373 6. VG £5

Williams, D.R.   The Men of 7A & 6G Loco Shed. Llandudno Junction 1920s till 1966. Gone but not forgotten.   B/w photo album with detailed captions of the men and locos at Llandudno Junction. Also contains list of footplate, office and shed staff.   (pb) Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2002, pp112, isbn 1 84527 099 1.    F   £6

Narrow Gauge/Industrial/Light Railways

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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