Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

For a list of the abbreviations used please see book condition  page.

All books are hardback unless otherwise stated, paperback (pb), card cover.

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Allen, 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

Ballantyne, Hugh. Great Western Revival. Steam Portfolios 1. Super colour images of restored GWR locos hard at work. Recommended. Jane's, 1985, pp64, glazed boards. VG £4.50

Bennett, Alan. Great Western Lines & Landscapes. Business and Pleasure, Heritage and History. Study of the GWR's business enterprise, accompanied by relevant illustrations in colour and b/w (posters, flyers, brochures etc) not previously published in book form. (pb) Runpast, 2002, pp96, large format, isbn 1 870754 55 7. VG £5

Bloom, Alan. Compiled by David Williams. Jarrold Railway Series 1 Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. A short photographic and technical study of the primary classes. (glossy card cover) Jarrold Colour Publications, 1979, unpaginated, isbn 85306 837 2. VG £0.50

Body, Geoffrey. Western Handbook - A Digest of GWR and WR Data. Volume two of two volumes published to mark the 150thanniversary of the Great Western Railway and its modern successor British Rail (Western). A broad ranging study with many photographs and associated details. (pb) BR(W), 1985, pp64, isbn 0 905466 70 5. VG £1

Booker, Frank. The Great Western Railway. A New History. A comprehensive history of the GWR from its beginning until the final days. Illustrated with b/w and colour photos. (hb) David & Charles, 2nd edition with extra illustrations 1985, pp208, isbn 0 946537 16 X. VG, VG (has 2 loose pages) £3

Bowden, Thomas & Mills, Bernard. Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge Saltash. A short history, with photographs, of this iconic structure. (glossy card cover) Peter Watts Publishing. 1983, pp24, landscape format. G (some staining to the bottom of front cover and first 2 pages) £0.50

Brunel, the GWR & Bristol. Edited by M. Harris this is a super study of the subject and is rather hard to find. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1985, pp50, large format. VG £1

Bryan, Tim. Railway Heritage: Paddington Great Western Gateway. A portrait of the 'aristocrat' of London's railway termini. Very well illustrated study of this station charting major developments and events. (hb) Silver Link, 1999, pp112, large format, isbn 1 85794 102 0. VG, VG price clipped £4

Chapman, W.G. Cheltenham Flyer. A new railway book for boys of all ages. An excellent reproduction of the original 1934 work. (hb) Patrick Stephens Limited, 1971 (originally published in 1934 by The Great Western Railway) pp231, pull out illustration, isbn 0 85059 079 5. VG, VG £5

Chapman, W.G. Cheltenham Flyer. A new railway book for boys of all ages. An excellent reproduction of the original 1934 work. (pb) Patrick Stephens Limited, 1971 (originally published in 1934 by The Great Western Railway) pp232, isbn 0 85059 079 5. VG (small mark on front cover) £4

Don Breckon's Great Western Railway. A splendid book which showcases his evocative GWR paintings. Each plate contains a detailed commentary. David & Charles, 1992, pp80, landscape format, isbn 0 7153 0021 0. F, VG £9.75

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

Geens, Barrie. The Severn Valley Railway at Arley. Signed copy A very detailed historical study of this GWR station, well illustrated with b/w photos and diagrams. (glossy card cover). Wild Swan, 1985, pp46, large format, isbn 0 906867 33 9. VG (some fading/edge wear to front cover) £6.00 signed copy

Great Western Progress 1835-1935. David & Charles Reprints. The GWR Centenary issue of The Times rapidly became a collector's piece and was soon reprinted in book form by the GWR. This is a new impression of the book which tells of the railways history and achievements, of its social attitude and future plans. (hb) David & Charles, 1972, pp180, isbn 0 7153 5668 2. VG, VG (some foxing to title page) £5

Great Western Railway. Towns, Villages, Outlying Works etc. Served by the Great Western Railway shewing the station to which goods and parcels should be sent, unless otherwise consigned by the senders, or unless standing orders exist to the contrary. 1938. scarce. Listed alphabetically by place name, this charts which GWR station goods should be sent to, the distance from the station and mode of conveyance from the station. (hb) GWR, 1938, pp896. VG cloth bound (name of previous owner on inside front cover) £40 Scarce

Great Western Collection. The Guild of Railway Artists with an explanation by Brian Hollingsworth. Short introduction followed by 60 of the best work of Guild members. Each painting is full page on quality paper. (hb) BCA/Blandford Press, 1985, pp160, large format. VG, no dust jacket. (inscription on front blank page) £4

Griffiths, Denis. Locomotive Engineers of the GWR. The author outlines the lives and contributions of each of the seven GWR engineers and the enormous impact on loco design, rolling stock and performance they had. Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1988, pp184. VG, VG £8.95

Griffiths, Denis. Locomotive Engineers of the GWR. The author outlines the lives and contributions of each of the seven GWR engineers and the enormous impact on loco design, rolling stock and performance they had. Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1987, pp184, isbn 0 85059 819 2. VG, VG £8.95

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. 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

Harris, Michael. Great Western Coaches 1890 - 1954. A very comprehensive history of GW coach development. This volume pays particular attention to the development of new designs and their structure and interiors and contains many photographs combined with lot lists of stock produced. (hb) David & Charles, 1966, pp160. VG, P (dust jacket is in a poor condition) £10

Harris, Michael. Great Western Coaches: 1890 - 1954.   (hb) David & Charles, 1966, pp160. VG some foxing and marks to cover, no dust jacket £5 

Jones, Richard. West Somerset Railway A View From the Past. A well illustrated volume which considers the line from its Broad Gauge origins through to the 1970s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1998, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2600 9. VG £5.50

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

Leech, Kenneth. The Great Western Railway "Kings" Commemorative Brochure celebrating 35 years of "top link" main line service. Very short study of the class with b/w photos. (card cover) The Stephenson Locomotive Society, Supplement to the November 1962 issue of the Journal of Stephenson Locomotive Society, pp8. VG 50p

MacDermot, E T. History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. 2 1863 - 1921. Revised by C.R. Clinker. This 2nd volume 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, 1989, pp362, pull out map, isbn 0 7110 0412 9. VG, VG £6

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

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

Maggs, Colin G. The Calne Branch. Well illustrated study of this GWR branch. (pb) Wild Swan, 1990, pp112, large format, isbn 0 906867 89 4. VG £15.00

Measom, George. The Illustrated Guide to the Great 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

Nabarro, Sir Gerald. Severn Valley Steam. This book covers the building of the line and its subsequent operation until the late 1960s. A small section considers the very early preservation period. (pb) Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971, pp108. G (covered inscription on front page) £2.00

Nock, O.S. History of the Great Western Railway. Volume 3 1923-1947. Considered by many to be the authoritative works on the GWR, embracing all facets of the development of the GWR Ian Allan, 1982, pp268, isbn 0 7110 0304 1. VG, VG £15.95

Nock, O.S. History of the Great Western Railway. Volume 3 1923-1947. Considered by many to be the authoritative work on the GWR, embracing all facets of the development of the GWR. Ian Allan, 1967, pp268. VG, VG £14.95

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

Potts, C.R. The GWR and the General Strike (1926). Locomotion Papers 194. Short, well illustrated history. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1996, pp136, isbn 0 85361 488 1. F £6.00

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

Robertson, Kevin. 150 Great Western Years. Well illustrated study of the GWR covering broad gauge, signaling, locomotive records, goods services and many other subjects. (glossy card cover) Kingfisher Railway Productions, 1985, pp56, large format, isbn 0 946184 12 7. VG 50p

Robertson, Kevin & Abbott, David. GWR The Badminton Line: A Portrait of a Railway. An exceptional volume which provides a full account of the construction of one of the GWR main lines. Fully illustrated with unique contemporary photographs, plans, layouts and costings. Near pristine copy, highly recommended. Alan Sutton, 1988, pp233. F, F £5.75

Russell, J.H. The Banbury and Cheltenham Railway 1887 - 1962. A splendid book looking at all stations on the route, the motive power used and the many vibrant aspects of this GWR line. 248 illustrations and 32 maps. Oxford Publishing Co., 1977, pp140, 248 illustrations, large format. VG, VG £8.95

Simmons, Jack (edited by). The Birth of the Great Western Railway. Extracts from the Diary and Correspondence of George Henry Gibbs. Gibbs was one of the original directors and these diary extracts show him as a shrewd, level headed man loyal to Brunel and determined to get the innovative line built. A seldom seen work. Adams & Dart, 1971, pp96, isbn 0 239 00088 9. VG, VG £7.95

Slinn, J.N. Great Western Way. A description of distinctive features of the GWR with particular reference to the liveries of locomotives, rolling stock, road vehicles, buildings and uniforms, an account of permanent way and signal practice and notes on the original liveries of the companies it absorbed. Comprehensive reference work with many b/w photos, drawings and colour chart. (pb) Historical Model Railway Society, 1978, pp274, isbn 0 902835 03 3. G (stain to bottom of first 6 pages, some wear to cover and there appears to be a page cut out between pages 10-11) £16

South, Raymond. Crown, College and Railways. How the Railways came to Windsor. A detailed study of the origin of the lines to Windsor. Barracuda Books Ltd., 1978, pp136, isbn 0 86023 071 6. VG, VG price clipped £6.95

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. (card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, pp62, isbn 0 901115 17 7. F £6.50

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 (some wear to cover) £5

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 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 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, reprinted 1974, pp40, isbn 0 901115 19 3. VG £5

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 £6.95

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. (card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 2ndedition 1968, pp40. G + (cover not attached to book) £4.95

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 10 - Absorbed Engines 1922-1947. (pb) RCTS, 1966, pp280.   G+ some wear to cover and spine   £12 

The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway. Part 12. A Chronological and StatisticalSurvey. A highly detailed work with many tables and photographs. (glossy card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1974, pp189. VG (1 lose page, wear to spine) £18

The Taunton to Minehead Railway. A short history and description of the line. Short history of the line complete with a number of archive photographs. (card cover) MDRT, 2ndedition May 1971, pp32. VG £2

Tuplin, W.A. Great Western Steam.   (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 3rd impression 1982, pp194, isbn 0 04 385035 9. VG, no dust jacket   £3

Whitehouse, Patrick & Thomas, David St John (Editors). The Great Western Railway: 150 Glorious Years. David & Charles, 1984, pp208, large format. VG, VG price clipped £3

Williams, Archibald. Brunel and After. The Romance of the Great Western Railway. Originally published by the GWR in 1925, this is a PSL reprint of the story of the GWR from 1833 to 1924. Also contains 78 illustrations. (hb) Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1972 (originally printed in 1925 by the Great Western Railway), pp207, large pull out map, isbn 0 85059 092 2. VG, VG £5

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