Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

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Bloom, Alan. Compiled by David Williams. Jarrold Railway Series 4 Locomotives of the London and North Eastern Railway. A short photographic and technical study of the primary classes. (glossy card cover) Jarrold Colour Publications, 1980, unpaginated, isbn 85306 920 4. VG £0.50

Body, Geoffrey. Britain's Rail Routes Past and Present. The East Coast Main Line. King's Cross to Newcastle: the route of the 'Silver Jubilee'. 2509 Silver Link 60th Anniversary 1935-1995 - The Silver Jubilee.   Principal photographer Brian Morrison. Foreword by Brian Bursdall.    300 b/w photos most by Brian Morrison, the authoritative text and captions are supported by fascinating items of ephemera and specially drawn maps giving 'then and now' details of the entire route, combining to paint a portrait of the evolution of one of Britain's premier rail route over six decades.   (hb) Silver Link Publishing, 1995, pp192, large format, isbn 1 85794 052 0.   VG, VG (some edge wear to top of dust jacket)    £8

Brodribb, John. The Eastern Before Beeching. Brodribb looks at both the Eastern and North eastern regions basing his study upon each of the pre-grouping companies. The GER, NER, GCR, and the GNR. He paints a picture of the traditional railway in the era before Beeching and large scale dieselisation made its impact. Copiously illustrated. Ian Allan, 1994, pp128, large format, isbn 0 7110 2240 2. F, VG £13.95

Brooksbank, B.W.L.   Triumph and Beyond. The ECML 1939-1959.   Part One. History of the ECML during the War, in its aftermath and early years of nationalisation. Illustrated with many b/w photos.   (hb)   Challenger, 1997, pp184, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899624 21 X.   F   £8

Brown, F.A.S. From Stirling to Gresley 1882-1922. Well illustrated detailed study, with many b/w photos and scale drawings. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1974, pp149, isbn 0 902888 36 6. VG £6.00

Brown, F.A.S. Great Northern Locomotive Engineers. Volume one: 1846 - 1881. This is the authoritative, 1966 volume on the critical period of locomotive development on the Great Northern Railway.  (hb) George Allen & Unwin. 1966, pp252. VG, VG £5

Casserley, H.C. LNER Locomotives 1923-1948. B/w photo album with detailed captions of the many LNER locomotives in service. (hb)  Bradford Barton, 1977, pp96, isbn 0 85153 298 5.  VG, VG price clipped   £5

Connor, J.E. A Short History of The 'N7' Class of Locomotive. Scarce. Illustrated with b/w photos. (card cover) Connor & Butler on behalf of the East Anglian Railway Museum, pp12, isbn 0 947699 14 7. VG £15 Scarce.

Fawcett, Bill. A History of the York-Scarborough Railway. Well illustrated. (pb) Hutton Press, 1995, pp144, isbn 1 872167 71 3. F £16.50

Garratt, Colin on the work of The Rev. A.W.V. Mace. The Golden Years of British Steam Trains -London & North Eastern Railway. B/w photos with captions of main line and branch photographs from the Rev. A W V Mace collection. (hb) Milepost, 1995, unpaginated, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 900193 30 2. VG   £1

Grinling, Charles H. The History of The Great Northern Railway 1845-1922. With additional chapters by H.V. Borley and C. Hamilton Ellis. Comprehensive illustrated history of the GNR, originally published in 1898, enlarged and re issued in 1903 and this 3rd edition published in 1966 now brings the work up to date 1922. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 3rd edition 1966, pp490. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket) £19.99

Groundwater, Ken. Newcastle's Railways - A View From the Past. A broad, very well illustrated work which considers all facets of the railway scene around Newcastle. Ian Allan, 1998, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2616 5. F £6.95

Groves, N. Great Northern Locomotive History. Volume 1 - 1847-66. An exceptionally detailed and well illustrated study of the early period. (hb) RCTS, 1986, pp123, 124 figs, glazed boards, isbn 0 801115 61 4. VG £7.50

Groves, N. Great Northern Locomotive History. Volume 3a - 1896-1911 The Ivatt Era. A very detailed work which contains data of origin, dimensions, construction and withdrawal dates. (hb) RCTS, 1990, pp235, 198 figs, glazed boards, isbn 0 801115 69 X. G+ (some foxing to front/back few pages) £7.50

Hallas, Christine. The Wensleydale Railway. A history of this 22 mile line, between Garsdale and Leyburn from it inception to the late 1980s. Through archive images and social/traffic data a vivid and interesting story is told. (glossy card cover) Leading Edge, 1991, pp96, isbn 0 948135 26 3. F £4.75

Hallas, C.S.   The Wensleydale Railway. Short history of the line, looking at the building of the railway, architecture, passenger and goods traffic. (pb) Dalesman, 1984, pp72, isbn 0 85206 780 1.   G + (some slight binding damage)    £2

Hamilton Ellis, C. The Flying Scotsman 1862-1962. Portrait of a train. A portrait of this iconic service which looks at the variety of locomotives which provided motive power. 16 b/w photos. (card cover) George Allen & Unwin, 1962, pp48,16 b/w plates. VG £1

Harris, Nigel (edited by). LNER Reflections. A collection of photographs from The Hulton Picture Company.   This covers all facets of the activities of the LNER and its component companies. B/w photos with very detailed captions. (hb)   Silver Link Publishing, 2nd edition 1987, large format, isbn 0 947971 03 3.   VG, VG   (inscription) price clipped   £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Great Central Then and Now. 156 locations with b/w photos with very detailed captions. Also contains a 16 page colour section. (hb) BCA/David & Charles, 1992, pp224, large format.    VG, VG   £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Great Central Then and Now. 156 locations with b/w photos with very detailed captions. Also contains a 16 page colour section. (hb) BCA/David & Charles, 1992, pp224, large format. F, VG £7.00

Hilditch, Geoffrey. Steel Wheels and Rubber Tyres. Volume One - Transport around Oldham in the 1930s. Locomotives at Gorton in the 1940s. Leeds Trams in the 1950s. Oakwood Reminiscences RS10. Illustrated with many b/w photos. (pb) Oakwood Press, 2003, pp168, isbn 0 85361 614 0. VG £7.95

Hoole, K. Railway History in Pictures: North-East England.   Mainly photo album with detailed captions, taken from the authors own collection and other sources, (hb) David & Charles, 1969, pp112, isbn 0 7153 4317 3. VG   £6

Hoole, K. The 4-4-0 Classes of the North Eastern Railway.   Comprehensive study of these locomotives, illustrated with drawings, over 130 b/w photos and informative data tables.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1979, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0921 X.   VG, VG   £8

Huntriss, Derek. On Great Northern Lines. Colour photos with detailed captions taken during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2286 0. VG   £5.50

Jenkin Jones, C.M. The North Eastern Railway A Centenary Story. A very well written short history with a number of archive photographs of both lines and stock. (card cover) British Railway (North Eastern Region), 1954, pp31. VG (some foxing to the front/back cover) £1

LNER. Locomotives of the L.N.E.R Past & Present. (card cover) Published with the Authority of the L.N.E.R. by the Locomotive Publishing Co. Ltd. London, pp50, small landscape format. G with some additional named engines listed in ink on the back cover (photos can be supplied). £0.50

MacTurk, G G, revised by Ken Hoole. A History of the Hull Railways.A seldom seen work. A detailed history of the origin and development of the many lines that came to serve the city and port of Hull. (pb) Nidd Valley Narrow Gauge Railways Ltd., 1970, pp165. VG £8.95

Main Line Steam - A Guide to the Great Central Railway.Informative guide to the GCR with much more. Section on how a steam locomotive works, diagram with wheel arrangements, b/w photos, maps and Loughborough Central Station layout plan. (glossy card cover) Great Central Railway Company, 1978, pp24, large landscape format. VG £2

Mann, John D. (compiled by) Visions of East Anglian Steam. Nostalgic full page b/w photographs of steam in East Anglia with captions. (pb) South Anglia Productions, 1998, pp40, large format, isbn 1 871277 38 8. VG £5

Moore, R.F. Paddy Waddell's Railway.  Study of this near forgotten moorland line from Brotton, near Slatburn to Glaisdale in the Esk Valley. (card cover) Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society in conjunction with the NYMR, 1973, pp56, pull out map. VG (large inscription on inside front cover) £4

Morrison, Brian. The Power of the A4s. A peon of praise to possibly the most loved class of LNER locomotives. Oxford Publishing Co., 1987, 218 b/w plates, large format, 0 86093 032 7. VG, VG £7.95

Morrison, Gavin. The Power of the A1s. Power series. A splendid pictorial tribute to the 50 original class members. Oxford Publishing Co., 2000, unpaginated, large format, isbn 0 86093 552 3. VG, VG (book marked slightly damaged in transit which has resulted in a few creases to front of dust dusted, and some of the pages have marks on them where the pages have stuck together) £4.00

Morrison, Gavin. The Power of the A1s. Power Series.  A pictorial tribute to the 50 original class members. All photos have detailed captions and each loco has built, named, liveries, allocations and withdrawal details.   (hb)  Oxford Publishing Co., 2000, unpaginated, large format, isbn 0 86093 552 3. F, VG   £7

Morrison, Brian. The Power of the A4s. Power Series. The 218 b/w photographs with detailed captions, are a pictorial tribute to these iconic locomotives. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, 218 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 032 7.   VG, VG   £8.50

Nock, O.S. (edited by). Great Northern: Pre-Grouping Railway Scene No 2. Across six well illustrated chapters, Nock shows the great legacy that the LNER owed to the GNR.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 7110 0916 3. VG, VG    £3

Nock, O.S. The Gresley Pacifics. Omnibus edition combining parts 1&2.  Well illustrated study of the origin and development of the Gresley Pacifics, along with performance/ trial data and many drawings.   (hb) David & Charles, 1982, pp284, isbn 0 7153 8388 4. VG, VG (sunning to the spine and edge wear to dust jacket) £4.50

Paar, Harry & Gray, Adrian. The Life and Times of the Great Eastern Railway 1839-1922. Illustrated with sketches, plans and b/w photos. (hb) Castlemead Publications, 1991, pp116, large landscape format, isbn 0 948555 26 2. F, VG £11.99

Parkes, G.D. The Hull & Barnsley Railway. The Oakwood Library of Railway History 3. A delightful early work with detailed text and archive photographs. (pb) Oakwood Press, 1948, pp25. VG £7.95

Paye, P. The Stoke Ferry Branch. Thorough well illustrated history of the branch, with tables and line diagrams. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, pp128, isbn 0 86093 141 2. VG £4.95

Pegler, Alan, Allen, Cecil J, Bailey, Trevor & Edmonson, Harold. Flying Scotsman. The story of the Flying Scotsman leading up the late 1960s. Ian Allan, 1970, pp80, glazed boards. VG (covered inscription on front blank page) £2.25

Penney, Derek. LNER Pacifics in Colour.  Colour photos with detailed captions taken during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1997, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2548 7.   VG  £5.50

Phillips, Charles. The Great Eastern Since 1900. A rather uncommon album with a detailed text showing the major motive power and structural changeson the old GER. Ian Allan, 1985, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1402 7. VG £6.95

Rhodes, John. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway. This book is in 2 parts, the first is a short history and development of the line. The 2nd is a tour along the western section from Little Bytham to South Lynn. Contains many b/w photos and station diagrams.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1982, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1145 1. VG, VG   £8

Rhodes, John. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway. This book is in 2 parts, the first is a short history and development of the line. The 2nd is a tour along the western section from Little Bytham to South Lynn. Contains many b/w photos and station diagrams. Ian Allan, 1982, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1145 1. VG, VG (some sunning to spine edge) £8.95

Rolt, L.T.C. Patrick Stirling's Locomotives. A rather rare work by Rolt which considers the enormous impact that Stirling had upon locomotive development. (hb) Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1964, pp64. VG, G (some foxing to front/back blank pages, covered inscription on front blank page, repairs to dust jacket) £2

Rolt, L.T.C. The Making of a Railway. Photographed by S.W.A. Newton. These photographs chart the building of the GCR and are little short of splendid. Alan Sutton, 1990, pp154. F, F £7.25

Smith, Martin. The Gresley Legacy. A Celebration of Innovation. Steam Classic Guide. Packed with data, detail and photos, this looks at Sir Nigel Gresley who will be always be remembered for his Pacific designs but was also responsible for some of steam's boldest experiments. (pb) Argus Books, 1992, pp142, isbn 1 85486 079 8. VG £3.00

Suggitt, Gordon. Lost Railways of North & East Yorkshire. Archive and modern photographs, along with 10 maps show the vast variety of lines that used to serve the area. (pb) Countryside Books, 2006, pp159, isbn 1 85306 918 3. VG £4.00

The Great Central Railway. Original Plan, photographically reduced covering the track from Loughborough to Leicester, including Nottingham Victoria Station. Limited edition of 250 books - this being number 102. Very Scarce Publication. Published by the Main Line Steam Trust in 1976 this is a very large format card cover book ( 38 cm x 45 cm) is in very good condition and contained in this folio there are 7 double page colour plans. A great collectors item for the Great Central enthusiast. £70.00 Very Scarce

Thomas, John. The North British Atlantics. This is an intimate portrait of this class, written with the benefit of access to many official records. A highly recommended volume. David & Charles, 1972, pp188, colour frontis. VG, G (slight sunning to spine and edge rubbing to top of spine on dust jacket) £11.95

Thomas, John. The North British Atlantics. . This is an intimate portrait of this class, written with the benefit of access to many official records. A highly recommended volume. David & Charles, 1972, pp188, colour frontis. VG, G (sunning to spine) £12.50

Walker, Colin. Great Central Twilight. Memories of a lost main line to London. A lovely nostalgic tribute to the Great Central. 180 b/w photographic memories of the railway in its last decade before closure together with some later material. (hb) Pendyke Publications, 1986, 180 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 904318 12 5. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket) £30.00

Webb, Ben. ABC Locomotive Series.  Locomotive Engineers of the LNER and Its Constituent Companies.   A short work looking at the designs and impact of Stirling, Ivatt, Worsdell, Gresley and Thompson loco engineers. Illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Ian Allan, 1946, pp76.   VG   £2

Weight, R.A.Weight, R.A.H. Great Northern Locomotives 1847-1947. Bury, Sturrock, Stirling, Ivatt, Gresley, Personal Narratives, The Story of the Famous 'Atlantics', Numbers, Dates, Dimensions and Classes, Drawings and Illustrations. A very detailed work complete with archive photographs, tables, diagrams and listings of Doncaster works numbers/engine numbers 1867-1922. (pb) Published by the author, 1st edition 1947, pp78.    G (wear to cover and binding, rusted staples)   £3

Weight, R.A.H. Railways Before the Grouping Number Two. The Great Northern. A short history of the GNR with particular emphasis on locomotives. Numerous archive photographs. (card cover) Ian Allan, c1952, pp32. G (edge wear and staples have rusted) £1

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The LNER Remembered. 267 b/w plates with detailed captions. Oxford Publishing Co., 1979, 267 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 069 6. VG, VG (marking to front/back fly leaves) £7.95

Willingham, Edward P. From Construction to Destruction. An Authentic History of the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. Scarce book. Comprehensive history, illustrated with photos, plans, timetables and photocopy of Rules & Regulations book of April 1860. (pb) Halstead and District Local History Society, 1989, pp256, large format, isbn 0 9513106 2 3. VG £15.00

Wrottesley, John. The Great Northern Railway. Volume 1 - Origins and Development. Comprehensive history of the GNR with 36 monochrome illustrations and 7 maps. (hb) Batsford, 1979, pp256, isbn 0 7134 1590 8. VG, VG price clipped £10.00

Wrottesley, John. The Great Northern Railway. Volume 11 - Expansion & Competition. Second volume of this 3 part comprehensive history of the GNR with 35 b/w photos, 16 line illustrations and 3 maps. (hb) Batsford, 1979, pp201, isbn 0 7134 1592 4. VG, VG price clipped £10.00

Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives Volume 11. Gresley J39 Class. Highly detailed study of these LNER locomotives.   (hb) Challenger, 1996, pp94, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 899624 16 3.  F  £10

Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives Volume 15. Class J94, 06 & 07 The Engines from the Years of Expediency. Highly detailed study of these LNER locomotives. (hb)  Booklaw/Railbus, 1999, pp92, large format glazed boards + dust jacket, isbn 1 899624 39 2.  F, F £10

Yeadon, W.B. Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives Appendix One. Named Engines - Their Application, Derivation & Changes. B/w photos and coloured nameplates. (hb) Book Law Publications, 2003, pp156, large format, isbn 1 899624 59 7.   F, VG £7

Yeadon, W.B. Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives Appendix One. Named Engines - Their Application, Derivation & Changes. B/w photos and coloured nameplates. (hb) Book Law Publications, 2003, pp156, large format, isbn 1 899624 59 7. F, VG £12.50

Yeadon, W.B. Yeadon's Register of Named Trains on LNER Lines. Combined Deluxe Edition. Mainly pictorial album complete with detailed captions on the named trains on LNER lines, combining parts 1 and 2. (hb) Booklaw, 2004, pp310, large landscape format, isbn 1 899624 38 4/ 1 899624 78 3. F red mock leather with gold lettering £24.95