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GWR & Constituents

Allen, Cecil J. Salute to the Great Western.   Well illustrated study of the GWR.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1974, pp64, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 0181 2.   VG   £2

Blenkinsop, R J. Tribute to The Western.   B/w photos with captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 126 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 362 8.   VG, VG   £3

Blenkinsop, R.J. Western Cameraman 1951-1962.   Omnibus edition of Blenkinsops 4 volumes on the ex GWR lines.   B/w photos with captions, many full page.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, pp384, large format, isbn 0 86093 297 4.   VG, VG  £5

Harris, Michael. Great Western Coaches from 1890. The highly detailed 3rd revised edition of this iconic study. Many archive photographs, diagrams, and tables.  (hb) David & Charles, 1985, pp160, large format, isbn 0 7153 8050 8.   VG, VG   £15


Lyons, E. An Historical Survey of Great Western Engine Sheds 1947.   Photos and track plans of all Great Western Sheds at 1947, also gives histories and locomotive allocation at nationalisation.   (hb)   Oxford Publishing Co. with the Cooperation of the Great Western Society, 1974 2nd edition, pp284, large landscape format, isbn 0 902888 16 1.    VG, VG   pages 112-129 missing    (wear to dust jacket edges) price clipped   £5

Maggs, Colin. The Bath to Weymouth Line.   Locomotion Papers 138.   Illustrated Oakwood history of this line.   (pb)   Oakwood Press, 1982, pp74, isbn 0 85361 289 7.   VG £5

Measom, George. The Illustrated Guide to the Gtreat Western railway 1852.   Facsimilie edition of this book originally published in 1852. Illustrated with 50 original drawings and pointing out marvels of engineering, the author takes the reader on a journey over the whole network, looking at towns, cities and the countryside between them.   (hb) Berkshire County Library, 1985, pp64, glazed boards, isbn 0 905392 47 7.   VG   £3

Slinn, Jack N. & Clarke, Bernard K. Great Western railway Siphons. An account of vehicles built for milk traffic on the GWR. Dtailed study with many b/w photos and drawings.   (pb) HMRS, 1986, pp123, large format, isbn 0 902835 10 6.   VG   £25

Yate, Bob. By Great Western to Crewe. The Story of the Wellington to Nantwich and Crewe Line. Locomotion Papers 228.   Comprehensive Oakwood history.   (pb) Oakwood Press, 2005, pp208, isbn 0 85361 639 6.   F   £8

LMS & Constituents

Baker, Allan C. Crewe Remembered.   Well illustrated study.   (pb) Irwell Press, 2005, pp96, large format, isbn 1 903266 52 1.   VG   £8

Baker, Allan C. The Book of the Coronation Pacifics Mk 2. New Improved, Upgraded, Amended, Enlarged and Better than Ever.   A highly detailed work with many b/w photographs and loco by loco details of repairs, boilers, tenders, sheds and mileage. (hb) Irwell Press, 2010, pp224, large format glazed boards, isbn 978 1 906919 17 7. VG   £20

Baker, Michael. The Changing London Midland Scene 1948-1983.  Photo album with detailed captions showing the changes from steam to diesel/electric on the LMR.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1983, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1293 8. VG, VG £3

Beckett, William. Operation West Coast. The West Coast main Line Passenger Operations: 1956. Euston - Crewe - Carlisle. Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Barrow, Whitehaven & Workington. Carriage Workings - Timetables - Train Formations, Marshalling Arrangements and Carriage Diagrams, Engine Workings, ECS arrangements, etc.   Detailed study of passenger workings during winter 1956/7.   (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2012, pp108, large format, isbn 978 1 901056 45 7.   VG   £12

Binns, Donald. LMS Locomotives at Work - 2. Coronation Class 4-6-2.   Photographic study with detailed captions. (pb) Wyvern Publications, 1988, pp40, large format, isbn 0 907941 32 X.   VG   £4

Caplan, Neil. Titled Trains: 1 'Royal Scot'. Illustrated study. (pb) Ian Allan, 1986, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1675 5.   VG   £1

Castle, Alan. 1964 The Last Summer of the Duchesses. Commemorating Events of Half a Century Past.   Well illustrated study of the class.   (pb) Atkinson Publications Ltd., 2014, pp64, large landscape format, isbn 978 1 909134 11 9.   VG   £7

Conolly, W. Philip. London Midland Main Line Cameraman. B/w photo album with detailed captions looking at locomotives alongside the infrastructure and staff. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1982, pp120, large format, isbn 0 04 385099 5. VG, VG £5

Darnsbrough, Antony M.S. West Coast Steam. A look at steam on the London Midland Region's West Coast main line during the 1950s, illustrated with over 140 b/w photos, none of which have appeared in print before, and 8 pages of colour photos.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1988, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 1791 3. VG, VG £6

Derrick, Kevin. Looking Back at Stanier Locomotives.   Colour photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Strathwood, 2009, ppp96, large format glazed boards, isbn 978 1 905276 25 7.   VG    £10

Earl, Driver L.A. Speeding North with the 'Royal Scot'. A Day in the Life of a Locomotive Man. A beautiful book written by an LMSR Top Link driver describes the journey of the Royal Scot and the many challenges the railwaymen faced. (hb)   Oxford University Press, 1939, pp160, 15 b/w plates. VG, red cloth cover    £15

Edgar, Gordon. Cumbrian Steam.   B/w and colour photos with detailed captions from across the region, with Carlisle being covered in more detail.    (pb) Amberley, 2014, pp96, isbn 978 1 4456 3962 8.   VG   £7

Ewart, Brell & Radford, Brian.   6233 Duchess of Sutherland and The Princess Coronation Class.   Detailed study, well illustrated with b/w and colour photos. (hb) The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust, 2002, 220, large format, isbn 0 9543969 0 1. F, VG (slight edge wear to bottom of spine on dust jacket)    £25

Hammond, Alan. Heart of the Somerset & Dorset RailwayNo. 1782 of a limited edition of 2,000 copies. With inscription signed by author. Collection of photos, with detailed captions, and memories of this much loved line. (hb) Millstream Books, 2002, pp160, large format, isbn 0 948975 64 4.   VG, VG   No. 1782 of a limited edition of 2,000 copies. With inscription signed by author.    £25

Hawkins, Chris & Reeve, George.  LMS Engine Sheds Their History and Development.  Volume One - The L&NWR.   This volume contains photographs, diagrams and drawings relating to 75 distinct sites.  An annex deals with the 1945 allocations at these sheds.  (hb) Wild Swan Publications, 1981, pp250, large format, isbn 0 906867 02 9.  VG, VG      £30  

Hawkins, Chris & Reeve, George. LMS Engine Sheds Their History and Development. Volume Two - The Midland Railway. This book includes detailed accounts of each of the ex-MR depots still operating in 1947 and notes of other sites closed prior to this date. Locomotive allocations for 1920 and 1945 are also included. Many photographs, maps and layout diagrams. (hb) Wild Swan Publications, 1981, pp258, large format, isbn 0 906867 05 3. VG, VG £20

Hawkins, Chris & Reeve, George.  LMS Engine Sheds Their History and Development.  Volume Three - The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.   This covers in detail 21 ex L&Y sheds operating in 1947.  Well illustrated with diagrams and photographs/drawings of infrastructure.  (hb) Wild Swan Publications, 1982, pp136, large format, isbn 0 906867 07 X.   VG, VG   £18

Hawkins, Chris & Reeve, George.  LMS Engine Sheds Their History and Development.  Volume Five - The Caledonian Railway.    This volume examines the 25 sheds, each with its distinct style in Scotland. Well illustrated. (hb)   Wild Swan Publications, 1987, pp170, large format, isbn 0 906867 56 8.    VG, VG    £20

Heyes, Allan. London Midland Steam. The Closing Years.   B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1980, pp80, isbn 0 7110 1012 9.   VG, VG £2

Hunt, David, Jennison, John, Meanley, Bob, James, Fred & Essery, Bob.   LMS Locomotive Profiles No. 11 - The 'Coronation' Class Pacifics.   Comprehensive detailed study of the class with many b/w photos, scale and line drawings. (pb) Wild Swan, 2008, pp174, large format, isbn 978 1 905184 46 0.   F   £25 scarce   Also see supplement below by Jennison

Huntriss, Derek. London Midland in the Fells. The Colour of Steam Vol. 5. Colour photo album with very detailed captions.   (pb) Atlantic, 1986, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 18 4.   VG   £1

Huntriss, Derek. Stanier Pacifics. Colour photo album with detailed caption of the class. (pb) Ian Allan, 1993, pp64, landscape format, isbn 0 7110 2068 X.   VG   £3

Jenkinson, David. Profile of the Duchesses - Profile Series. B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, 203 b/w plates, glazed boards, large format, isbn 0 86093 176 5. VG   £5

Jenkinson, David. The Power of the Royal Scots. Power Series. Mainly photo album containing b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, 289 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 175 7. VG, VG  (some sunning to the spine)   £5

Jennison, John, Hunt, David & Essery, Bob.   Pictorial Supplement to LMS Locomotive Profile No. 4 The 'Princess Royal' Pacifics.   Photographic study with very detailed captions and appendix containing allocations, alterations and livery and number changes.   (pb) Wild swan, 2011, pp96, large format, isbn 978 1 905184 91 0.   F   £25 scarce

Jennison, John, Meanley, Bob, Essery, Bob, James, Fred & Hunt, David.   Pictorial Supplement to LMS Locomotive Profile No. 11 The 'Coronation' Pacifics.   Photographic study with very detailed captions and scale drawings. (pb) Wild Swan, 2009, pp118, large format, isbn 978 1 905184 62 0.   F   £17

L.M. Pacifics - a pictorial tribute. This collection of b/w photos with captions portrays Pacifics through their development and career.   (hb) Roundhouse Books, 1967, unpaginated. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket) £6

Mojonnier, Clive. Great Preserved Locomotives 3 - 'Princess Royal' No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth.   Detailed study of this locomotive. (pb) Ian Allan, 1985, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1537 6. VG   £2

Nock, O.S. William Stanier. A Biography. A thorough study of the man, his locomotives, and his engineering legacy. Numerous photographs and tables. (pb) Ian Allan, 1975, pp190, isbn 0 7110 0590 7.  VG      £5  

Packer, David. Lancashire. Steam's Last Stronghold.   B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Sutton Publishng, 2005, pp166, isbn 0 7509 4190 1.   F, VG   £6

Powell, A.J.  Stanier Pacifics at Work.   Well illustrated study of these much loved locomotives, with many b/w photos, tables and line drawings. (hb)  Ian Allan, 1986, pp144, large format, isbn 0 7110 1534 1.  VG, VG  £8

Routledge, Howard. Steam City Carlisle. Scenes from Old Citadel. This book provides a photographic account,t with detailed captions, from 1951 until the demise of steam in 1967.  (hb) Irwell Press, 2007, pp108, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 903266 82 3.   VG   £14

Rowledge, J.W.P. LMS Pacifics. Loco Profile 37.   Detailed study illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawings. Also colour centre piece with 6200. (pb) Profile Publications, 1974, pp24.   VG   £1

Sharpe, Brian. LMS Steam Revival.   A Pictorial History of Preserved LMS Steam Locomotives.   This tells the story of each of the LMS or LMS designed steam locomotives that have survived, no fewer than 79 of which have steamed in preservation since 1948. (pb) Mortons Media Group, 2015, pp130, large format, isbn 978 1 909128 71 2.   VG   £3

Sixsmith, Ian. The Book of the Coronation Pacifics. A Photographic Accompaniment: 1. Further photos with very detailed captions which accompanies, supplements and complements the 'Book of' series. (pb) Irwell Press, 2005, pp60, large format, isbn 1 903266 53 X.   F   £8  

Sixsmith, Ian. The Book of the Coronation Pacifics. A Photographic Accompaniment: 2. Further photos with very detailed captions which accompanies, supplements and complements the 'Book of' series. (pb) Irwell Press, 2005, pp50, large format, isbn 1 903266 54 8.   F   £8

Sixsmith, Ian. The Book of the Princess Royal Pacifics. A British Railways Illustrated Special. A detailed study of these locomotives, illustrated with many b/w photographs and loco by loco details of build dates, re numberings, repairs, mileage and sheds.   (hb) Irwell Press, 2000, pp92, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 903266 01 7.   VG   £12

Talbot, Edward. The Coronation Scot. The Streamline era on the LMS.   Very well illustrated, detailed study of the LMS's venture into the streamlining. Contains 140 plates, 7 figs and pull out scale drawing, plus 8 pages of colour illustrations.   (hb) Published by author, 2002, pp100, large format, isbn 0 9542787 1 2.   F, VG   £18

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The LMS Remembered. 271 b/w plates with detailed captions, showing a variety of locomotive designs from the LMS and component companies captured on passenger, freight, branch and main line duties. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1979, 271 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 030 0. VG, VG £6

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The Power of the Patriots. Power Series.   B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1997, pp128, large format, isbn 0 86093 232 X.   VG, VG   £17

Williams, David C.   Last Years of Steam - London Midland Region.   Mainly b/w photo album with very detailed captions from across the region.   (pb) Ian Allan, 2008, pp96, large format, isbn 978 0 7110 3179 1.   VG   £7

Yate, Bob. The Shrewsbury to Crewe Line. A Detailed History.   Well illustrated history. (pb) Booklaw, 2014, pp160, large format, isbn 978 1 909625 33 4.   VG   £14

LNER & Constituents

Austin, Stephen. From the Footplate Elizabethan. Edinburgh Waverley to London King's Cross. Well illustrated detailed study of this route.   (pb) Ian Allan, 1993, pp112, isbn 0 77110 2152 X.   VG   £4

Townend, P.N. The LNER Pacifics. The Colour of Steam Vol. 4. Colour photo album with very detailed captions.   (pb) Atlantic, 1985, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 14 1.   VG   £1

SR & Constituents

A Car Called Constance. The History of the Gilbert Cars from the days of the South Eastern Railway to those of the Southern Railway.   Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings.   (pb) South Eastern & Chatham Railway Society in association with the Historical Model Railway Society, 2007, pp44, large format, isbn 978 0 902835 23 8.   VG   £10 scarce

Garrett, Dan.   The Dover Mails. James Cudworth's 2-2-2 Express Locomotives for the SER. Well illustrated study with many scale drawings and photos.   (pb) South Eastern & Chatham Railway Society, 2014, pp46, large format.   VG    £5 scarce

Harris, Chris. Bullied Pacifics on the route from Waterloo to Weymouth. Memorable classes on memorable routes.   B/w photos with detailed captions. (pb) Silver Link, 2004, pp128, isbn 1 85794 232 9.   VG   £6

Leigh-Bennett, E.P.   Over the Points. A Quarterly Review of matters concerning the Southern railway. September 1932.   (pb) Sothern Railway Company, 1932, pp20.   VG £10 scarce

English Regions

Anderson, Robert & Rose, Peter. Railway Memories No. 22. Return to Leeds.   B/w photographs and detailed text portraying the railways around this area. (pb) Bellcode, 2009, pp112, isbn 978 1 871233 22 3.   VG   £8

Binns, Donald. Railways Around Skipton.   B.w photos with detailed captions from around the area.   (pb)   Wyvern Publications, 1981, pp48.   VG   £3

Bradford's Railway. This book is produced by Bradford-on-Avon Preservation trust to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Station's opening.   Short illustrated history giving key events in the history of this station. Plus small selection of photos in the steam and diesel age.   (pb) Bradford-on-Avon preservation Trust, 2007, pp28.   F   £2

Brennand, D. London's East End railways Part 1 - Liverpool Street - Stratford - Ilford - Temple Mills Yard.   Detailed study wel illustrated with b/w and colour photos.   (hb) Booklaw, 2011, pp174, large format, isbn 978 1 907094 74 3.   F, VG   £29 scarce

Bucknall, J.B. Celebration of Steam - West Midlands. Well illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp128, isbn 0 7110 2250 X.   VG   £4.50

Chapman, Stephen (compiled by with pictures by Arthur Chester). Railway Memories No. 9 - Warrington.  B/w photographs and detailed text portraying the railways around Warrington. (pb) Bellcode, 1996, pp72, isbn 1 871233 08 9.   VG   £5

Christiansen, Rex. Rail Centres: Crewe. The dramatic railway history of this iconic rail centre is considered in this well researched and illustrated study. (hb)  Ian Allan, 1stedition 1993, pp128, isbn 0 7110 24148 1. VG, no dust jacket   £6

Dowty, Michael. Vanishing Points. Steam in Worcestershire.   B /w photographs with captions, predominately from the steam and early diesel era, paint a vivid photographic picture of all facets of railway life.  (hb)  Alan Sutton, 1986, pp140, isbn 0 86299 286 9. VG, VG   £3 

Porter, Derek & Chapman, Stephen.   Railway Memories No. 10. Doncaster. . B/w photographs and detailed text portraying the railways around Doncaster. (pb) Bellcode, 1997, pp96, isbn 1 871233 09 7.    VG   £6

Preedy, Norman. Steam Around...Gloucester. Picture album with many b/w photos and detailed captions. (hb) Peter Watts Publishing, 1985, pp 80, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 906025 09 5. VG £5

Robey, Keith & Green, Raymond J. Steam around Nuneaton. A Pictorial Reminiscence of the Final Years of Steam Operations.   Volume with many previously unpublished photographs, looking at this frequently neglected location.  (hb) Bradford Barton, 1981, pp96, isbn 0 904597 36 9.  VG, VG    £6

Robinson, Peter W. Rail Centres: Carlisle. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this shows the development of the lines and services around this exceptionally important location.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1986, pp144, isbn 0 7110 1429 9.    VG, VG £7

Robinson, Peter J.   West Coast Border Steam.  B/w photo album with detailed captions which looks at Carlisle, the Waverly Route, NER route, WCML, and Caledonian routes. (hb)   Ian Allan, 1977, pp64, isbn 0 7110 0782 9.   VG, VG     £4.50 

Rose, Peter.   Railway Memories No. 5 - Return to York.  B/w photographs and detailed text portraying the railways around York. (pb) Bellcode, 1994, pp96, isbn 1 871233 04 6. VG £8

Smith, William H. Herefordshire Railways.   B/w photos from across the county with detailed captions.   (pb) Sutton Publishing, 1998, pp128, isbn 0 7509 1814 4.   VG   £4

Scottish Railways

Anderson, Paul.   Wonderful Waverley. Edinburgh in the Glory Days.   Detailed study of this station and the locomotives that could be seen their. Illustrated with b/w photos.   (hb) Irwell Press, 2003, pp76, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 903266 34 3.   VG   £12

Cormack, J.R.H. & Stevenson, J.L. Highland railway Locomotives Book 1 - Early Days to the 'Lochs'. RCTS Locomotives of the LMS Series.   Comprehensive history illustrated with 115 figs. (hb) RCTS, 1988, pp161, glazed boards, isbn0 9011115 64 9.   VG   £14

Earnshaw, Alan & Derrick, Kevin. British Railways in Colour Volume 5. The Scottish Region. 5th volume in this series with period colour photographs taken between 1948-1968, supplemented with a highly informative text. (pb) Trans-Pennine Publishing Ltd., 2004, pp60, isbn 1 903016 33 9. VG £6

Mullay, A.J. Rail Centres: Edinburgh.   A well illustrated history of railways in the Edinburgh area.   (hb)   Ian Allan, 1991, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1983 5.   VG, VG   Price clipped     £7

Nock, O.S. & Cross, Derek. Main Lines Across the Border.   Well illustrated look at the various lines that crossed the border between England and Scotland.   (hb) Ian Allan, revised edition 1982, pp222, isbn 0 7110 1118 4.   VG, VG   £4

Peacock, Bill. Border Country Railways. Signed   This book recalls the halcyon days when trains served almost every town and village in the Borderland. (glossy card cover) Cheviot Publications, 1983, pp44, isbn 0 9508698 0 5. VG £4 signed

Simms, Wilfred F. Railways of Mull and Iona.   Illustrated history. (pb) Published by author, 2001, pp56, isbn 1 902822 07 2.   VG   £10

Simms, Wilfred F. The Railways of Shetland. Scarce illustrated study. (pb) Published by the author, 1997, pp56, isbn 0 9528881 3 0. VG   £20 scarce

The Last Trains (1) Edinburgh & SE Scotland.   Collection of photographs attempting to record the last trains on closed lines in south-east Scotland.   (pb) Moorfoot Publishing, 1979, pp22, isbn 0 906606 01 2.   VG   £3

The Story of the West Highland. The 1940's LNER guide to the West Highland Railway. Reprinted.   Well illustrated study covering engineering features, locomotives, services and the west Highland in Wartime.   (pb) Famedram, pp64.   £2.50

Welsh Railways

Christiansen, Rex & Miller, R.W.   The Cambrian Railways Volume 1: 1852 - 1888. The authoritative first volume on the early Cambrian era. Comprehensive history with b/w photos, maps and gradient profiles and.  (hb) David & Charles, new edition 1971, pp178, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 5236 9.  VG, VG    £10

Evans, Edward A. Railways in Retrospect 3 - South Wales Valleys. Well illustrated history of life on the valley railways, where once coal was king. (pb) Pendragon, 2005, pp88, large format, isbn 1 899816 12 7.   VG   £6

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Two - North and West of Swansea. Second volume covering Milford Haven, Pembroke and Tenby Branch and Morriston Branch amongst many others. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1981, 180 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 152 8. VG, VG  price clipped £10

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Three - Main Line and Docks. Third volume covering Briton Ferry, Porthcawl Branch and Cardiff Main Line amongst many others. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, 179 b/w plates, large format isbn 0 86093 169 2. VG, VG  £10

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Four - Monmouthshire. Fourth volume covering Brecon & Merthyr, The Sirhowy Valley and The Wye Valley Railway amongst many others. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, 185 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 285 0. VG, VG (small stamp on inside front cover)   price clipped    £10

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Five - East & Mid Glamorgan. Volume five in this series, not published until 12 years after volume 4, looks at The Ogmore Valley, The Ely Valley and lines to Aberdare amongst others. (hb) Welsh Railways Research Circle, 1996, 194 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 9527267 0 X. VG, VG £25 scarce

Hale, Michael. Steam in South Wales Volume Six - The General Scene. The sixth volume in this series covers Cardiff Canton, Port Talbot Railway and Pembrey & Burry Port amongst others. (hb) Welsh Railways Research Circle, 1999. 192 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 9527267 2 6.    VG, VG   £25 scarce

Hodge, John. The North & West Route Volume 3A - Hereford to Abergavenny Jct.   Well illustrated study.   (hb) Wild Swan, 2010, pp140, large format, isbn 978 1 905184 78 1.   F, VG   £29

Hodge, John. The North & West Route Volume 3B - Abergavenny Brecon Road to Maindee Junction.   Well illustrated study.   (hb) Wild Swan, 2011, pp148, large format, isbn 978 1 905184 92 7.   F, VG   £25

Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part One - Cardiff.  Mainly photo album with a selection of the authors and Bob Tuck's photographs, with detailed captions, illustrating the railway scene from Marshfield to Canton, including extended sections on Pengam and Roath yards, General station and Canton shed. (hb) Wild Swan, 2000, pp100, large format, isbn 1 874103 58 5.   VG, VG   £15

Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part Two - Severn Tunnel to Newport. Second book in the series continuing the survey of the main line in the 1950 and 60s. Well illustrated with b/w photos and maps.   (hb)   Wild Swan, 2002, pp116, large format, isbn 1 874103 76 3. VG, VG   £18

Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part Three - Cardiff (West) to Bridgend.   Third book in this series, continuing the comprehensive study in photographs and text, highlighting the many aspects of this section of the line. Also contains large scale maps.   (hb) Wild Swan, 2004, pp100, large format, isbn 1 874103 95 X. VG, VG   £18

Hodge, John. The South Wales Main Line. Part Four - Bridgend (West) to Swansea.   This fourth book examines the western part of the route into Swansea during the 1950s and 60s. Well illustrated with b/w photos and maps.   (hb)   Wild Swan, 2005, pp172, large format, isbn 1 905184 06 9.   VG, VG   £20

All 4 vols above sold together for £65

Hutton, John. An Illustrated History of Cardiff Docks. Volume 2 - Queen Alexandra Dock, Entrance Channel and Mountstuart Dr Docks.   Contains more than 280 rare and fascinating photos, maps and items of ephemera with detailed captions bringing the docks' development to life.   (pb) Silver Link, 2008, pp144, isbn 978 1 85794 307 8.   VG    £8

Hutton, John. An Illustrated History of Cardiff Docks. Volume 3 - The Cardiff Railway Company and the docks at war.   With more than 360 photos, maps and items of ephemera this comprehensive volume vividly portrays the vastly complex dockland and railway operations, as well as the ill-fated Cardiff Railway.   (pb) Silver Link, 2009, pp160, isbn 978 1 85794 309 2.   VG   £8

Miller, Brian J. Rickard's Record. South Wales - Mixed Traffic.   Third volume in the series of Sid Rickard's photographs. B/w photos with detailed captions covering main line workings.    (hb) The Wider View, 2006, pp116, large format, isbn 0 9535848 7 1.   VG, VG   £20

Rattenbury, Gordon. Tramroads of the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal.   Scarce detailed history of the various industrial tramroads off this canal. (pb) Railway & Canal Historical Society, 1980, pp136, isbn0 90146 24 5.   VG    £25 scarce

Robinson, Anthony J. Dad Had an Engine Shed. Some childhood railway reminiscences of a North Wales shedmaster's son.   Oakwood Series RS21.   Comprehensive, informative and well illustrated reminiscences between 1922 and 1965.   (pb) Oakwood Press, 2010, pp184, isbn 978 0 85361 707 5.   F   £9

Waters, Laurence. Railways of Cardiff.   Detailed study of the railways around Cardiff from 1850 to present day.   (pb)   Ian Allan, 1995, pp96, isbn 0 7110 2380 8.     VG    £4.50

Williams, J. P. The District Controller's View. BR Steam Operating No. 2 Chester Holyhead. A very detailed study of all workings along with line diagrams, archive photographs and allocation and movement details on a typical mid 1950s day. (pb) Xpress Publishing, 2000, pp80, large format, isbn 1 901056 30 9.   VG   £10  

Wright, Ian L. Branch Line Byways Volume 3 - South Wales.   This volume features a concise description of each branch, maps, timetables and nearly 70 mainly unpublished photos.   (pb) Atlantic, 1988, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 30 3.   VG   £3

Steam Engineering

Baker, Allan C. Stationary Steam Engines. Short introduction followed by 69 b/w photos with very detailed captions showing the variety of engines.   (pb) Allan T. Conde Publications, 1990, pp32, large format, isbn 0 907742 74 2.   VG   £1

Harvey, D.W. A Manual of Steam locomotive Restoration and Preservation.   Well illustrated reference book on all aspects of steam locomotive restoration, repair and servicing. With sections on boiler and engine.   (hb) David & Charles, 1980, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7770 1.   VG   £5

BR Era

Allan, J. & Murray, A. British Railways The First 25 Years Volume 1 - The East Midlands.    First volume in this series of books. Well illustrated study of the first 25 years of BR from its formation in 1948. (hb) Lightmoor Press, 2012, pp208, large format glazed boards, isbn 9781899889716.    F   £20

Allan, J. & Murray, A. British Railways The First 25 Years Volume 2 - The West Midlands.    Second scarce volume in this series of books. Well illustrated study of the first 25 years of BR from its formation in 1948. (hb) Lightmoor Press, 2013, pp240, large format glazed boards, isbn 9781899889785.    F   £40

Allan, J. & Murray, A. British Railways The First 25 Years Volume 3 - The North West Lancashire and Westmorland    Third volume in this series of books. Well illustrated study of the first 25 years of BR from its formation in 1948.  (hb) Lightmoor Press, 2015, pp240, large format glazed boards, isbn 9781899889945.    F (tiny knock to the bottom of spine)   £20

Butcher, Roger. British Rail Internal Users. Complete current BR internal user fleet. Former numbers, types and locations. Twelve year allocation history.   (pb) South Coast transport Publishing, 1992, pp96, isbn 1 872768 09 1.   VG   £7

Butcher, Roger. On-Track Plant on British Railways (Formerly "Track Machines"). 4th edition.   Covering BR Track Machines & small plant, snowploughs & cranes and contractors' plant.   (pb) Platform 5, 1991, pp96, isbn 1 87254 22 2.   VG   £6

Butcher, Roger, Fox, Peter & Hall, Peter. Departmental Coaching Stock. 4th edition - February 1990. The complete guide to all current British Railways Departmental Coaching Stock Vehicles. Includes current BR departmental coaches, former numbers, types and details, complete BR coach & MU lot list and track machine update.   (pb) Platform 5, 1990, pp96, isbn 0 906579 97 X.   VG   £7

Casserley, H.C & Asher, L.L.   Locomotives of British Railways.   A fully illustrated record of all locomotives acquired on 1st January 1948 from the four constituent groups; and also all those built for BR up to 1960. Listed on a group by group basis.   (hb)   Spring Books, 1961, pp488.   VG, G+  (wear to dust jacket edges)   £7

Chancellor, Paul (compiled by) & Captions by Ron White. A Colour-Rail Journey. Images from the Colour-Rail collection have graced the pages of many books and magazines. Nearly every photo in this selection has not been seen in print before. Colour photos with detailed captions.   (hb) Colour-Rail, 2010, pp128, large format glazed boards, isbn 978 1 899816 18 7.   F   £20

Coster, Peter J (notes & photographs by). The Steaming Sixties. A Decade of British Railways in Colour.   Colour photos with detailed captions.   (pb) Irwell Press, 2011, pp78, large format, isbn 978 1 906919 42 9.   VG   £4

Derrick, Kevin. Sixties Spotting Days Around London & The Home Counties. Strathwood colour photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Strathwood, 2013, pp96, large format glazed boards, isbn 978 1 90276 33 2.   VG   £10

Dickensen, John, Ifold, Peter & Mott, Stewart (compiled by). British Rail Wagons. Air Braked freight Stock No's 100000 - 999999.   Comprehensive list.   (pb) South Coast Transport Publishing, 1991, pp128, isbn 1 872768 08 3.   VG   £9

Dickensen, John & Mott, Stewart (compiled by). RIV Wagon Fleet. Lists all wagons accepted for use on BR.   (pb) South Coast Transport Publishing, 1990, pp96, isbn 1 872768 07 5.   VG   £7

Dickinson, W. Edgar. Steam. The Mystic Harmony.   Pictorial sequel to 'A Friend in Steam' this contains more than 280 b/w and colour photos from the 1950s and 60s covering various subjects including railway staff, industrial steam, narrow gauge, night shots and much more.   (pb) Silver Link, 2009, pp144, isbn 978 1 85794 328 3.   VG (Bottom corner of back cover clipped)   £6

Griffiths, Roger & Hooper, John. Memories of Steam 1950s & 1960s. London's Engine Sheds Volume 1. The West and North. Including 70BFeltham, 81C Southall, 81A Old Oak Common, 1A Willesden, 34E Nearsden, 14A Cricklewood, 1B Camden, 14B Kentish Town, 34A Kings Cross, 34B Hornsey.   Well illustrated volume.   (pb) Booklaw, 2017, pp96, large format, isbn 978 1 909625 68 6.   F £10

Griffiths, Roger & Hooper, John. Memories of Steam 1950s & 1960s. London's Engine Sheds Volume 2. The East and South. Including 30A Stratford, 1D Devons road, 33A Plaistow, 73C Hither Green, 73B Bricklayers Arms, 70A Nine Elms, 73A Stewarts Lane, 75C Norwood Junction.   Well illustrated volume.   (pb) Booklaw, 2017, pp88, large format, isbn 978 1 909625 69 3.   F £10

Hands, Peter & Richards, Colin (compiled by). British Railways Steaming on the London Midland Region. Volume One. 181 b/w photos with detailed captions around the LM Region. (hb) Defiant Publications, 1985, pp96, 181 b/w plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 946857 05 9. VG £3

Hands, Peter & Richards, Colin (compiled by). British Railways Steaming on the London Midland Region. Volume Two.   178 b/w photos with detailed captions around the LM Region.   (hb) Defiant Publications, 1987, pp96, 178 b/w plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 946857 15 6.   VG   £3

Hands, Peter & Richards, Colin (compiled by) British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties. Volume 2. 179 b/w photos with detailed captions. (pb) Defiant Publications, 1984, pp96, 179 plates, large format, isbn 0 946857 01 6.   VG   £3

Hands, Peter & Richards, Colin (compiled by) British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties. Volume 5. 177 b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Defiant Publications, 1986, pp96, 177 plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 946857 06 7.   VG   £3

Hands, Peter & Richards, Colin (compiled by) British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties. Volume 7. 179 b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Defiant Publications, 1987, pp96, 179 plates, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 946857 10 5.    VG   £3

Ifold, Peter & Mott, Stewart (compiled by).   British Rail Wagon Fleet Volume 4 - Brake Vans.   Comprehensive list with b/w photos.   (pb) South Coast Transport Publishing, 1989, pp112.   VG   £4.50

Ifold, Peter & Mott, Stewart (compiled by).   British Rail Wagon Fleet Volume 5 - Engineering Fleet DB970000 - DB999900. Comprehensive list with b/w photos.   (pb) South Coast Transport Publishing, 1989, pp112.   VG   £6

Marshall, Andrew. Private Owner wagons Volume 1   2nd edition. TOPS Types JAA-KXX & PAA-PXX. Lists all privately owned wagons authorised to run on Bitish rail.   (pb) Metro, 1992, pp96, isbn 0 947773 22 3. VG   £3

Morrison, Gavin. The Power of the BR Standard 4-6-0s. Power Series.   B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2003, pp112, large format, isbn 0 86093 577 9.   VG, VG   £10

Ramsey, Hugh with notes by Ian Sixsmith.   The Steaming Sixties. Steam on Shed. A Tour of BR Engine Sheds.   Colour photos with detailed captions. (pb) Irwell Press, 2012, pp78, large format, isbn 978 1 906919 51 1.    VG   £4

Ratcliffe, David. Modern Private Owner Wagons on British Rail. Comprehensive study with tables detailing each wagon type, its purpose, number series, TOPS code, builder, owner & operator. Full decriptions of wagon liveries, loads, routes and operating procedures. Illustrated with over 160 photos. (pb) Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1989, pp168, isbn 1 85260 062 4.   VG   £5

Reading, Ted. Point and Shoot. A Railway Photographic Memoir. Volume One - Locomotives on Shed.   Collection of b/w photos with detailed captions, taken whilst trainspotting on the Western and Southern Regions over a 4 year period from 1961.   (pb) Finial Publishing, 2010, 392 plates, isbn 978 1 900467 45 2.   VG   £7

Rear, Bill. Crewe. Station, Traffic and Footplate Working in the 1950s.   Well illustrated, in-depth study.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1999, pp128, large format, isbn 0 7110 2657 2.   VG, VG   £6

Reed, Brian. BR Class 9F 2-10-0. Loco Profile 33. Well illustrated study. (pb) Profile Publications, 1973, pp23.   VG   £1

Sixsmith, Ian (notes by).   The Book of the Britannia Pacifics. A Pictorial Accompaniment. B/w photos with detailed captions of every single Britannia, to accompany the 'Book of' Series.   (pb) Irwell Press, 2004, pp52, large format, isbn 1 903266 49 1.   VG    £8

Talbot, Edward. A Pictorial Record of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives.   Detailed study, containing b/w photos and scale drawings. (hb)  Oxford Publishing Co., 2000, 241 plates, large format, isbn0 86093 158 7.   VG, VG   £9

Townsend, Peter & Stretton, John. Railways & Recollections No. 11 - 1975. B/w photos of locomotives across the UK, along with other key events of that year. (pb) Silver Link, 2008, pp48, landscape format, isbn 978 1 85794 294 1.   VG £3

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The Power of the BR Standard Pacifics. Power Series.   220 b/w photos of the class with detailed captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 220 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 067 X.   VG, VG   £6

Woodley, Richard. The Day of the Holiday Express. Western Region Services on 9th July 1960. Well illustrated account of a summer Saturdays workings on the Western Region. The information has been gathered from many enthusiasts. (hb) Ian Allan, 1996, pp184, isbn 0 7110 2394 8. VG, VG   £5

Diesel & Electrics

Montague, Keith. Westerns, Hymeks and Warships. 116 b/w photos with detailed captions of these types of diesel hydraulic locomotives. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1975, 116 plates, large format, isbn 0 902888 64 1. VG, VG signed copy   £12

General Interest

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

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

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

Larkin, Edgar. An Illustrated History of British Railways' Workshops. Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Building and Maintenance, from 1825 to the Present day. Most British railway companies established their own workshops, whole towns built up around them, this is the story of these works and their products. Contains many b/w photos, plans and tables. (hb) Heathfield Railway Publications, 2009, pp184, large format, isbn 978 1 906974 02 2.   VG, VG   (some wear to dust jacket)    £7

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wignall, C.J. Complete British Railways Maps and Gazetteer from 1825-1985 Fully Revised Edition. Contains 71 pages of colour coded maps and 79 pages of Gazetteer.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Company, 1985, pp150, large format, isbn 0 86093 294 X. VG, VG   £9

Reminiscences & Steam Memories

Adams, Will (compiled by).   Trainspotting Days. Foreword by Brian Blessed.   Nostalgic b/w photos with detailed captions portray the spotter in his natural habitat. Taken at a variety of locations, on shed, lineside, station and platform end.   (pb) Silver Link Publishing, 2006, pp128, isbn 1 85794 267 5.   VG   £5

Alcock, Bill. A Locoman's Log, 1937-85. Steam and diesel footplate life. Illustrated reminiscences of a locoman whose career spanned a period of enormous upheaval in working practices and conditions on the footplate and in the cab. (pb) Silver Link, 1997, pp224, isbn 1 85794 083 0. VG £8

Brock, Derek. Small Coal and Smoke Rings. A Fireman on the Great Western. Illustrated with 20 b/w photos. (hb) John Murray, 1983, pp150, isbn 0 7195 4076 3. VG, VG £6

Drayton, John. Across the Footplate Years.   GWR reminiscences from a GWR engineman. With b/w photos, including a selection of photos taken by the author during his years on the footplate.   (hb)   Ian Allan, 1986, pp128, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1607 0.   VG (some wear to cover)   £6

Essery, Terry. Saltley Firing Days. Footplate memories, 1950-59. First published in 2 volumes, this combined volume of reminiscences is illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Silver Link, 1994, pp256, isbn 1 85794 017 2. VG £8

Jackson, Bob. Steaming Ambitions. The Recollections of a Preston Engineman. A well written autobiography of a driver who started on steam and retired in the mid 1990s. (hb) Triangle Publishing, 1999, pp96, 63 plates, isbn 0 952 9333 49.   VG, VG   £6

Johnson, P. J. 'Picollo Pete'. Operating British Railways History - Volume Three. Through the Links at Crewe. Parts 1 - 3: Complete & Revised.   Revised edition complete with many b/w photos and loco time/line position charts.   (hb)  Xpress Publications, pp104, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 990 056 031.   VG   £7

Spooner, Albert. Old Oak Engineman. Well illustrated autobiography of Albert Spooner who was a locomotive fireman at Old Oak Common during the 1950s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1986, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1565 1. VG, VG £6

Narrow Gauge/Industrial/Light Railways

Cooke, D.N. Industrial Steam Locomotives of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire. A review of the remaining steam locomotives on industrial systems on both sides of the Pennines. Detailed information is given of the type and location of every industrial steam locomotive still known to exist in the area. Photos by R. Monk.   (pb) Warwickshire Railway Society Publication, 1969, pp36.   VG   £15 scarce

Cooke, D.N. Industrial Steam Locomotives of North east and North west England. A review of the remaining steam locomotives on industrial systems in the north. . Detailed information is given of the type and location of every industrial steam locomotive still known to exist in the area. Photos by D. Alexander, R.P. Hickman and R. Monk.   (pb) Warwickshire Railway Society Publication, 1968, pp32.   VG   £15 scarce

Cooke, D.N. Industrial Steam Locomotives of Southern England and South wales. A review of the remaining steam locomotives on industrial systems in the south. Detailed information is given of the type and location of every industrial steam locomotive still known to exist in the area. Photos by J. Beechey, M. Beckett, R.P. Hickman and R. Monk.   (pb) Warwickshire Railway Society Publication, 1968, pp36.   VG   £15 scarce

Edwards, Barry. Snaefell Mountain railway 1895 - 1995.   Well illustrated study.   (pb) Midland Publishing, 1995, pp36, isbn 1 85780 031 1.   VG   £3

Evans, R.C. Industrial Steam Locomotives of Central England. A review of the remaining steam locomotives on industrial systems in the midlands.   Detailed information is given of the type and location of every industrial steam locomotive still known to exist in the area. Photos by R.P. Hickman.   (pb) Warwickshire Railway Society Publication, reprint 1969, pp36.   VG   £15 scarce

Griffith, Edward. The Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway 1901 - 1936.   Well illustrated short history.   (pb) Kingfisher Railway productions, 1982, pp52.   VG   (small mark on back cover)   £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.   (hb) Industrial railway Society & Tyne & wear Industrial Monuments Trust, 1976, pp186, isbn 0 901096 25 3.    VG, VG   £26 scarce

Sellick, R.J. The Old Mineral Line. An illustrated survey of The West Somerset Mineral Railway from wachet to the Brendon Hills as it was and is today.   Mainly b/w photo album with detailed captions. (pb) Exmoor Press, 1996, pp64, isbn 0 900131 39 X.   VG   £3

Smith, Derek. The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.   Well illustrated insight into the history and operation of this railway.   (pb)   RH&DR, 1995, unpaginated.   VG   £1

Preserved Railways/Locomotives

Fox, Peter & Hall, Peter. Preserved Locomotives of British Railways. 10th edition. A very detailed listing of all locomotives in preservation with build dates, technical details and current location. Also includes DMUs/EMUs. (pb) Platform 5, 2001, pp160, isbn 1 902336 20 8.   VG £3