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

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

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

Bloom, Alan. Compiled by David Williams. Jarrold Railway Series 2 Locomotives of the Southern Railway. A short photographic and technical study of the primary classes. (glossy card cover) Jarrold Colour Publications, 1980, unpaginated, isbn 85306 886 0. VG £0.50

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

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

Bradley, D.L. The Locomotives of the London Chatham & Dover Railway. A highly detailed book on all classes/types of locomotives used. (card cover) The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, 1960, pp50, 85 figs. VG £6

Bradley, D.L. The Locomotives of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Detailed study of the locomotives complete with 82 b/w photos and drawings. (pb) RCTS, 1961, pp81. VG £5

Britton, Andrew. Ryde by Steam. Volume 1. author inscription and signature Lovely colour pictorial album of BR steam on the Isle of Wight, with detailed captions. Medina Books, pp80, large landscape glazed boards, isbn 0 9548507 0 X. F £12.95 author inscription and signature

Britton, Andrew. Ryde by Steam. Volume 2. author inscription and signature A further selection of lovely colour photographs in this pictorial album of BR steam on the Isle of Wight, with detailed captions. Medina Books, 2005, pp100, large landscape glazed boards, isbn 0 9548507 1 8. F £14.95 author inscription and signature

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

Day-Lewis, Sean. Bullied Last Giant of Steam. A very thoughtful and perceptive biography of Bullied, who played such a major role initially on the LNER and subsequently as the CME of the Southern. A seldom seen work. (pb) George Allen & Unwin, pp303, isbn 0 04 923068 9. VG £8

Eagles, Barry J. Southern Steam Finale. Colour photographs from the branches and main line in the last few years of Southern steam. Waterfront, 2002, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 946184 94 1. F £5.75

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

Esau, Mike. Steam into Wessex. B/w photos with detailed captions of steam in the area during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1991, pp112, large format, isbn 0 7110 1998 3. VG, VG £6

Esau, Mike. The Southern Then & Now. This is probably the best of the series because of the fantastic changes that have taken place across the Southern. Over 300 locations are covered from Central London (Charing Cross), across to the Isle of Wight and to the Southern out posts of Mortehoe and Woolacombe and Padstow. Fantastic. Ian Allan, 1996, pp256, 327 b/w photographs, large format, isbn 0 7110 2464 2. VG, VG £11.25

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

Garratt, Colin on the work of The Rev. A.W.V. Mace. The Golden Years of British Steam Trains -Southern 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 35 3. VG £1

Gough, Terry. Around the Branch Lines No. 1 Southern. B/w photo album containing 178 photos with detailed captions, taken during the final years of steam on the region. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, 178 plates, large format, isnm 0 86093 159 5. V G, VG £7

Harding, Peter A. The Bexhill West Branch Line. Short illustrated history of this 4 ½ mile railway from Crowhurst to Bexhill via Sidley which opened in 1902 and closed in1964. (pb) Published by author, 2002, pp32, isbn 0 9523458 6 2. VG £4

Harding, Peter A. The Bulford Branch Line. A detailed short history, complete with photographs and diagrams. (card cover) Publsihed by author, 1991, pp32, isbn 0 9509414 7 6. VG £3

Harding, Peter A. The Longparish Branch. A short, well illustrated history. (card cover) Published by author, 1992, pp32, isbn 0 9509414 8 4. F £3

Harding, Peter A. The New Romney Branch Line. Short, well illustrated history of this branch line. (card cover) Published by author, 1983, pp32. VG £4

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

Jenkins, Alun. Along South Eastern Lines. Photo album with very detailed captions which sets out to "record the fine achievements of the railway". (pb) Kent County Library, 1986, pp61, isbn 0 905 15576 9. VG £4.00

Kichenside, G M. Isle of Wight Album. A lovely album that covers the entirety of the island. Highly recommended. Ian Allan, 1967, pp96. VG, VG (small amount of edge rubbing to top of dust jacket) Signed by author. £7.95

Kingdom, Anthony R. The Turnchapel Branch (including The Cattewater Goods Branch). A highly illustrated and very comprehensive history of these lines. It includes a significant section on the very recently closed Cattewater Branch which lately carried bituman. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1982, pp152, isbn 86093 181 1. VG £6.95

London and South Western Railway Timetables 7th June to 30th September 1914 or until further notice. Reprint of these LSWR timetables for 1914 with large pull out map. (pb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp170, large format. VG (some wear to cover) £6

McDonald, Ian. Taw Valley From Dream to Steam. A comprehensive study of this much loved Southern locomotive from its building through to withdrawal, rescue, restoration and main line running. Many photographs and tables. (pb) Midland Publishing Limited, 1993, pp72, large format, isbn 1 85780 011 7. VG £3.95

Marx, Klaus. Famous Fenchurch 1872-1972 A Century of Service. A short detailed history of this locomotive, illustrated with b/w photographs. (glossy card cover) Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, 1972, pp34. VG £3.50

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

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

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

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

Pomeroy, Colin A. Isle of Wight Railways. A 'then and now' pictorial survey. An excellent work which looks at every line on the Island. Ryde-Ventnor and the Bembridge branch; Cowes to Newport/Ashey; Newport to Freshwater; Newport to Sandown and Merstone to Ventnor West. A seldom seen work in exceptional condition. Silver Link Publishing, 1991, pp192. F, no dust jacket £7.95

Popplewell, Laurence. Branch Lines, Links and Local Connections. The South Western Company's Proposed Bournemouth Central Passenger Station. Short study with appendix of newspapers cuttings from the 1880s. (card cover) Melledgen Press, 1985, pp42, isbn 0 906637 08 2. VG £2

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

Railways South East. Winter 1990/1. Volume 2 No. 3. Edited by David Jenkinson. Contents include Railway Memories of Docklands, Brighton Freight Line, The Merchant Navy Class, Dover's Promenade Railway and much more. (pb) 1990, pp58, large format. VG £0.50

Reade, Lewis. Branch Line memories vol 3 - Southern. B/w photos with detailed captions from across the region. (pb) Atlantic, 1984, pp48, isbn 0 906899 10 9. VG 50p

Robertson, Kevin. Leader: Steam's Last Chance. A thorough study of the origin, development and subsequent 'failure' of this incredibly innovative 'Leader' locomotive designed by Bullied. Alan Sutton, 1988, pp123, 100 photographs, isbn 0 86299 376 8. F, VG £8.50

Robertson, Kevin. Leader. The Full Story. This brings together Leader: Steam's Last Chance and Leader and Southern Experimental Steam into one volume. Well illustrated study of Leader, its design, construction, test runs and progress, along with the SR experiments between 1923 and 1948. (hb) Alan Sutton, 1995, pp250, isbn 0 7509 1003 8. F, VG £12

Robertson, Kevin. Steam around Eastleigh. Britain's Railways in Old Photographs. B/w photos with detailed captions from around this SR steam works and shed. (pb) The History Press, 2009, pp128, isbn 0 7524 5035 3. F £4

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. SR 150. A Century and a half of The Southern Railway. A great look at the SR in the period between 1923 and 1948. Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1988, pp208, large format VG, VG £4

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

Thomas, David St John & Whitehouse, Patrick. SR 150. A Century and a half of The Southern Railway. A great look at the SR in the period between 1923 and 1948. Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1988, pp208, large format. F, no dust jacket £3

Townroe, S.C. The Arthurs, Nelsons and Schools of the Southern. This looks at the origin, development and operation of these classes. Illustrated with b/w photos, scale drawings and tables. (hb) Ian Allan, 1973, pp103, isbn 0 7110 0434 X. VG, VG £7

Whetmath, C.F.D. The Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway. Well illustrated history of this railway in Cornwall. (pb) Forge Books, 4th edition reprinted 2003, pp96, isbn 0 904662 20 9. VG (corner crease to front cover) £6.00

White, H.P. (edited by). Railways South East - The Album. Formerly a magazine, this new format book contains articles on Mid-Sussex Branch, Planning the Pacifics, The Southampton and Netley railway, \signalling the Dover triangle, The Waterloo & City Line and many more. (hb) Capital Transport, 1994, pp96, large format, glazed boards, isbn 1 85414 165 1. F £4

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

Winkworth, D. W. Maunsell's Nelsons. This illustrated work considers the origin, development and performance of this much loved class. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1980, pp123, 61 photographs, 18 detailed performance tables, isbn 0 04 385079 0. VG, VG £5.50

Wragg, David. The Southern Railway Handbook 1923-1947. Well illustrated book that looks at the history and achievements of the Southern Railway. (hb) Sutton Publishing, 2003, pp236, isbn 0 7509 3294 5. G, VG (there is some staining to the front/back 4 pages and top edge through the book - photos may be supplied) £4