Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

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

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Allen , C.J. ABC Locomotives Series. The Stanier Pacifics of the L.M.S. Famous locomotive types . No. 3. A very detailed small volume illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawings. (pb) Ian Allan, 1950, pp64.    G+ (wear to spine of cover)   £3

Allen, Cecil J. British Express Trains No. 3 -London Midland Region. Ian Allan abc. A detailed locomotive performance book looking at the regions express services and routes. Along with tables of distances, speed limits, and performance data. (pb) Ian Allan, April 1960, pp72. VG   (some wear to cover)   £1

Atthill, Robin. The Somerset & Dorset Railway.   Illustrated history. (pb) Pan, 1971, pp236, isbn 0 330 02478 7. G   50p

Ballantyne, Hugh. London Midland Steam Revival. Steam Portfolios 3. Colour photographs beautifully composed showing steam at its best with detailed captions. (hb) Jane's. 1987, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0454 8. VG £3

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

Bloom, Alan. Locomotives of the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Jarrold Railway Series 3. Compiled by David Williams. Short illustrated study. (pb) Jarrold, 1979, pp32, isbn 0 85306 841 0. VG 50p

Braithwaite, Jack. S.W. Johnson Midland Railway Locomotive Engineer Artist. (hb) Wyvern Publications, 1985, pp112, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 907941 17 6. VG £4

Casserley, H.C. & Dorman, C.C. Midland Album. B/w photo album with very detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp112. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket) price clipped £4.50

Casserley, H C & Dorman, C C. Midland Album. A lovely copy of this seminal album with many stock and station photographs. Ian Allan, 1974, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0086 7. VG, VG (small inscription and some wear to dust jacket edges) price clipped £7.95

Casserley, R.M. & Millard, P.A. A Register of West Coast Joint Stock. (pb) HMRS, 1980, pp316, isbn 0 902835 04 1. G+ £5

Clinker, C.R. LNWR Chronology 1900 - 1960. (pb) David & Charles, 1961, pp32. G+ £3

Clinker, C.R. The Birmingham & Derby Junction Railway. A thoroughly researched short history by Clinker. (card cover) Avon Anglia, 1982, pp24, isbn 0 905466 47 0. VG £2

Coleman, Richard & Rajczonek. Steam Nostalgia around Northampton. 172 b/w plates with detailed captions. (hb) Northamptonshire Libraries, 1987, 172 plates, large landscape format, isbn 0 905391 11 X. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket edges) £10

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

Coombs, L.F.E. The Harrow Railway Disaster 1952. A highly detailed work on the disaster which had such a major impact on subsequent developments in rail safety. David & Charles, 1984, pp164, isbn 0 7153 7409 5. VG, VG £8.95

Doherty, Douglas. The LMS Duchesses. (hb) Model & Allied Publications Ltd., 1973, pp89, isbn 0 85242 325 X. VG some foxing, no dust jacket £5

Dow, George. Midland Style. A livery and décor register of the Midland Railway its absorbed lines and its joint lines to the end of 1922. (pb) HMRS, 1975, pp192, isbn 0 902835 02 5. VG £10

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

Essery, Bob & Jenkinson, David. An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Volume Four: Absorbed Pre-Group Classes, Midland Division. This deals primarily with the MR loco fleet that was absorbed but additionally locos inherited from the LTSR and SDJR. The 455 plates and detailed text provide an authoritative statement. Silver Link Publishing, 1992, pp224, large format, isbn 0 947971 16 5. VG, VG (slight edge wear to dust jacket) £21.95

Essery, Bob. & Jenkinson, David. An Illustrated History of LMS locomotives Volume Four: Absorbed Pre-Group Classes, Midland Division. (hb) Silver Link, 1992, pp224, large format, isbn 0 947971 16 5. VG, no dust jacket £15

Essery, R J & Jenkinson, D. The LMS Coach 1923-1957. Comprehensive study of the origin and development of the many types of LMS coach, complete with many table, diagrams and photographs. (hb) Ian Allan, 1969, pp134, large format, isbn 0 7110 0074 3. VG, VG (slight foxing to front/back blank pages, small tear to bottom of dust jacket) £26.00

Essery, R J & Jenkinson, D. The LMS Coach 1923-1957. Comprehensive study of the origin and development of the many types of LMS coach, complete with many table, diagrams and photographs. (hb) Ian Allan, 1969, pp134, large format, isbn 0 7110 0074 3. VG, no dust jacket (some foxing) £15

Essery, R.J. An Illustrated History of Midland Wagons Volume 1. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, pp170, large format, isbn 0 86093 040 8. VG, VG £9

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 Railway. No. 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

Hammond, Alan. Spirit of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. Limited edition of 2,500 copies this being 1114. 3rd book in this series of photographic records of the S&D. As with the previous books the emphasis is on the railwaymen and women working on the line. Each photo has a caption and there are anecdotes too, along with 8 personal memories which enhance the story. (hb) Milestream Books, 2003, pp160, large format, isbn 0 948975 66 0. F, VG £15.00 No. 1114 of a limited edition of 2500

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

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives. (hb) Ian Allan, 2nd edition reprinted 1993, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1098 6. VG, VG (sunning to spine) £3

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives. Ian Allan, 3rdimpression 1974, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0108 1. VG, VG price clipped £4.75

Hawkins, Mac (edited by). Ivo Peters' Farewell to North-West Steam. A photographer's salute to the days of steam over Shap and on the Settle & Carlisle. 138 b/w photos with detailed captions of the west coast main line in Westmorland in the pre-electrification steam/diesel period. (hb) David & Charles, 1992, pp176, large landscape format, isbn 0 7153 0080 6. VG, VG £4.50

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then and Now. Contains 167 b/w and colour then and now photos with very detailed captions, along with list of featured locos with withdrawal dates and fate. (hb) David & Charles, 1995, pp224, large format, isbn 0 7153 0384 8. VG, VG £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then & Now. B/w pairs of photographs with very detailed captions, assembled by Mac Hawkins show the vast changes that have taken place. (hb) Grange Books, 1999, pp224, large format, isbn 1 84013 321 X. F, VG £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then & Now. The original work published by PSL, not to be confused with the later 1990's works which contain different 'after' photographs. B/w and colour photos with very detailed captions, also contains 8 annexes and additional maps. (hb) Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1986, pp272. VG, VG £5

Hay, Peter. Pre-Grouping Trains on British Railways: The LMS Companies. 228 b/w plates with detailed captions. (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, 228 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 394 6. VG, VG £5

Hitches, Mike. The Trent Valley Railway. Many archive photographs with detailed captions looking at the Trent Valley line between Rugby and Stafford. (hb) Sutton Publishing, 2003, pp128, glazed boards, isbn 0 7509 3046 2. F £5.00

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. On London & North Western Lines. (hb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 771110 23824. VG £3

Huntriss, Derek. On London & North Western Lines. Colour photos with detailed captions taken during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2382 4. VG £5

Huntriss, Derek. The Colour of Steam Volume 5. London Midland in the Fells. (pb) Atlantic, 1986, unpaginated, isbn 0 906899 18 4. VG £1

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

Jenkinson, David & Essery, Bob. Midland Carriages. An Illustrated Review 1877 onwards. Comprehensive study of carriages, illustrated with 252 b/w photographs and many line drawings. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, pp185, 252 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 291 5. VG, no dust jacket £14

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

Joy, David. Main Line Over Shap. The Story of the Lancaster-Carlisle Railway from Construction to Electrification. A lively, well written and researched history with many archive photographs. (pb) Dalesman, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 85206 269 9. VG £3

Kichenside, Geoffrey. The West Coast Route to Scotland. Short history of the railway between Euston and Glasgow, followed by many b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) David & Charles, 1976, pp96, isbn 0 7153 7210 6. VG, VG £2

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company.  Rules and Regulations of the L&Y Railway Company.  A facsimile of the L&Y rule book.  (pb)  Millgate Publishing Ltd., 1987, pp112, isbn 1 870 788 01 X.  VG   (mark on back cover where a sticky label has been previously removed)  £1

Lea, Roger (based on the work of the Sutton Coldfield History Research Group). Steaming Up To Sutton. How the Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield Railway Line was built in 1862. Well illustrated history. (pb) Westwood Press Publications, May 1984, pp48, isbn 0 9502636 8 0. VG £2

Lea, Roger (based on the work of the Sutton Coldfield History Research Group). Steaming Up To Sutton. How the Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield Railway Line was built in 1862. Well illustrated. (pb) Westwood Press Publications, May 1984, pp48, isbn 0 9502636 8 0. VG £5

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

Locomotives of the Premier Line in Pictures. A reprint of the illustrations from 'The Premier Line' A History of LNWR Locomotives by O.S. Nock. (pb) Ian Allan, pp36. G+ £1

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

LMS Centenary of the Opening of the First Main-Line Railway. Reprinted from the Railway Gazette of September 16th 1938, Supplement. Well illustrated. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1975, pp84, large format, isbn 0 902888 66 8. VG £7.50

LMS General Appendix to the Working Time Tables 1937. LMS rules and regulations and general instructions. (pb) Published by P H Abell, pp96, isbn 0 901182 05 2. VG £1

McCormack, Kevin. The Midland Around London. A Colour Portfolio. Lovely colour photographs, with detailed captions, taken during the 1950s and 60s, mostly steam but with a few first generation diesels and electrics. (hb) Ian Allan, 2008, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3296 5. VG £5

Macdermott, Brian. Modellers' & Enthusiasts' Guide to the Somerset & Dorset Line. Many people model this unique stretch of railway and this book looks at a range of locations and provides copious photographs and modelling details. (hb) Patrick Stephens, 1982, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 85059 586 X. VG £4

Midland Railway Timetables From 1st June, 1860, until further notice. Reprint. (pb) Turntable Publications, 1981, pp72, isbn 0 902844 61 X. VG £4

Mitchell, W.R & Joy, David. Settle-Carlisle Railway (A New Edition). History of the origin and development of the line with many archive photographs. (pb) Dalesman, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 85206 499 3. VG (some slight spine edge wear) £2.95

Mitchell, W.R & Joy, David. Settle-Carlisle Railway.The Midland's Record-beaking Route to Scotland. A detailed short history of the line. (pb) Dalesman, 1967, pp88. VG (some wear to spine edge) £2.75

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

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

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. A brilliant volume showing the vast contrasts. The most significant of which are perhaps locations like Tapton Junction, Stourton, Normanton, Barrow Central and Trent. Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format. F, F £9.95

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. Mainly photo album with then and now photos with very detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format, isbn 0 7110 2371 0. VG, VG £4

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. A brilliant volume showing the vast contrasts. The most significant of which are perhaps locations like Tapton Junction, Stourton, Normanton, Barrow Central and Trent. Book Club Associates/Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format. F, F £5.00

Mourton, Stephen. Steam Locomotive Casualty Reports. Over 400 reports dated between 1958-1963 from Gloucester Barnwood motive power depot provide a fascinating insight into BR operations in the latter days of steam. Illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Runpast Publishing, 2005, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 62 X. VG £3

Nash, George C. The LMS At War. Included in this exceptional work published immediately after the war is a review of the work conducted by the LMS fleet, manufacture at LMS workshops, LMS locomotives that went to the Middle East and the day to day work that kept the system running despite enormous pressure. The LM&S Railway, 1946, pp88 inc. maps/diagrams. G, G (book is complete but with loose spine) £8.95

Nelson, Jack. LNWR Portrayed. A Survey of the design and construction methods of the Premier Line. (hb) Peco, 1975, pp192, isbn 0 900586 45 1. VG, no dust jacket £15 scarce

Nock, O.S. A History of the LMS 3. The War Years and Nationalisation 1939-1948. Well illustrated 3rd volume of this history. (hb) Guild Publishing, 1988, pp95. VG, VG £1

Nock, O.S. The LNWR Precursor Family. (hb) David & Charles, 1966, pp160. G+ some foxing and marks on cover, no dust jacket £7

Nock, O.S. William Stanier. An Engineering Biography.A very comprehensive biography with many photographs and tables, of this most influential mechanical engineer of the 20thcentury. Ian Allan, 1964, pp190. VG, G (some wear and 2 tears to dust jacket) £9.95

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

Pearce-Carr, Tom. Compound Locomotives of the British Isles. Illustrated study of these locomotives. (hb) Finial Publishing, 2007, pp109, isbn 1 900467 37 7. F, F £2

Pixton, Bob. North Midland. Portrait of a Famous Route Part Three - Rotherham to Leeds. Well chosen archive images showing stations and services on this line. (pb) Runpast, 2002, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 56 5. VG £5.25

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

Reed, M.C. The London & North Western Railway. A History. (hb) Atlantic, 1996, pp248, isbn 0 906899 66 4. VG, no dust jacket £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

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. The L.M.S. Pacifics. Part of the locomotive monograph series, a detailed and well illustrated history of the Princes Royal class, The Coronation class (Duchesses) and the experimental steam turbine Pacific, the turbomotive. David & Charles, 1987, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8776 6. VG, VG £6.75

Skellon, Peter W. Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners. The life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks. Comprehensive, well illustrated history. (hb) Bahamas Locomotive Society, 2011, pp256, large format, isbn 0 9569292 0 4. VG, VG (some wear to top of dust jacket) £26

South Western and Midland Railway Companies' Somerset and Dorset Railway Joint Committee. Working Time Book From 4th October, 1920, and Working Time Book Passenger and Milk Trains From 14th September, 1931. Appendix to Working Time Book No. 16 will continue in force. Trains Office, Bath. Reprint of working timetables from the S&D. (card cover) Oxford Publishing Co., reprint, pp72, isbn 0 86093 061 0. VG (slight wear to cover) £6

Stuart, D.H, M.A., Mech, M.I. & Reed, Brian. The Crewe Type. Loco Profile 15. (pb) Profile Publications, 1971, pp23. VG £1

The Settle & Carlisle Route. Railway World Special. A detailed photographic and textual study of this much loved line. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, reprinted 1985, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1448 5. VG £0.50

Vinter, Jeff. Railway Walks LMS. This provides a detailed guide to ten of the best walks. Included are the High Peak and Monsal Trail, the Middlewood Way, and the Morecombe and Lune Valley. Alan Sutton, 1995, pp178. F, G (2 repaired tears on back of dust jacket and slight spine edge bumps) £4.25

Walker, Colin. Trails of Steam Volume 7 - Trails along the Welsh Border. 59 b/w photos of GWR/LMS locomotives hard at work on passenger and freight duties, with captions. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 59 b/w plates, landscape format, isbn 0 86093 006 8. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket edges) £1

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

Whitehouse, P.B. Branch Line Memories. Volume 2 - London Midland & Scottish. B/w photographs from around the LMS, including LNWR lines in North Wales/South Wales, Midland in Worcestershire, Holcombe Brook and the Cumbrian lines, with detailed captions. (pb) Atlantic, 1983, pp45, isbn 0 906899 09 5. VG £0.50

Whitehouse, Patrick & Thomas, David St John. LMS 150. The London Midland & Scottish Railway - A century and a half of progress. A magnificently produced album concerning the diversity of the LMS. Book Club Associates/David & Charles, 1987, pp208, large format. VG, VG £5.50

Whitehouse, Patrick & Thomas, David St John. LMS 150. The London Midland & Scottish Railway - A century and a half of progress. A well illustrated album concerning the diversity of the LMS. (hb) Book Club Associates/David & Charles, 1987, pp208, large format. VG, VG £1

Williams, C (compiled by). Supplement to the Register (1922 edition) of London & North Western Locomotives showing Corrections to 30th June, 1924. Supplement giving details of the 196 locos which had been newly built/acquired by the LNWR since the register had been published in 1922. (card cover) Published by author, 1924, pp12. VG (staples have rusted) £5.00

Williams, Frederick S. Williams's Midland Railway. Its Rise and Progress. A Narrative of Modern Enterprise. New introduction by C.R. Clinker. Originally published in 1876, this is a new printing of the 5th edition of one of the Victorian classics of railway history. (hb) David & Charles, 1968, pp510, isbn 0 7153 4253 3. VG, no dust jacket £15

Williams, Frederick S. Williams's Midland Railway. Its Rise and Progress. A Narrative of Modern Enterprise. New introduction by C.R. Clinker. Originally published in 1876, this is a reprint of one of the Victorian classics of railway history. It includes 7 maps and 210 contemporary engravings. (hb) David & Charles, 1968, pp510, isbn 0 7153 4253 3. VG, VG (some wear to the dust jacket) £18.00

Williams, Roy. The Midland Railway. A new history. A broad ranging work which looks at the component companies, locomotive and carriage development, absorption into the LMS, and a small section on the Midland as it remained in the late 1980s. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps and drawings. (hb) David & Charles, 1988, pp192, isbn 0 7153 8750 2. VG, VG £7

Wray, Tom. Manchester Victoria Station. Comprehensive history of this station from its early years through to 1990s and Metrolink. Well illustrated with b/w photos, maps, plans and diagrams. (pb) Peter Taylor Publications, 2004, pp132, large format, isbn 0 9549451 0 7. F £20

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