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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Anderson, P. Howard. Regional Railway Handbooks No. 1 - The East Midlands. A thorough, well illustrated survey of intercity, provincial sector and Railfreight activity in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.  (hb) David St John Thomas/David & Charles, 1986, pp208, isbn 0 946537 35 6. VG, VG £5

Casserley, H.C. The Later Years of Metropolitan Steam.   B/w photo album with detailed captions.   (hb) Bradford Barton, pp96, isbn 0 85153 327 2. VG, VG (repaired tear to dust jacket)   £3

Christiansen, Rex. Forgotten Railways: Vol 10 The West Midlands. Contains b/w photos and pull out map. (hb) David & Charles, 1985, pp160, isbn 0 946537 01 1. VG, VG £6.95

Coles, C.R.L. On the North and West Route from Chester to Newport. Mainly steam photo album, with detailed captions of the Welsh Marches. Covering the lines from Cardiff & Bristol to Hereford, Hereford to Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury to Chester, also Clee Hill Mineral Railway and lines towards Craven Arms, Bishops Castle and Much Wenlock Branch. (hb) Ian Allan, 1984, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1408 6. VG, VG £6.50

Coles, C.R.L. Railways through the Chilterns. This album gives a pictorial impression of the railways in this part of England over a period of 50 years. More than 60 of the b/w photographs were taken before 1939. Ian Allan, 1980, pp128. F, VG £4.50

Connor, J.E. & Halford, B.L. Forgotten Stations of Greater London. The authors have compiled a list of the stations which are now forgotten by the general public, together with dates when they finally closed. Also included is a list of station re-namings with their dates. Illustrated with many b/w photographs. (card cover) Town & Country Press, 1972, pp48. VG £1

Cooper, Basil. Celebration of Steam - Kent & Sussex. Well illustrated look at steam in these counties, complete with some shed allocations. (pb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp128, isbn 0 7110 2242 9. VG (slight wear to cover) £4.50

Davies, R & Grant, M.D. Forgotten Railways: Chilterns and Cotswolds. A vivid historical and photographic record of the many lines in the Chilterns, Cotswolds and the Northamptonshire uplands. David St John Thomas/BCA, 1984, pp256, pull out map, isbn 0 946537 07 0. VG, VG £7.95

Edwards, Dennis & Pigram, Ron. Metro Memories. A Pictorial History of Metro-Land. This book covers the origins and development of the Metropolitan Railway and the adjacent 'Metro Land settlements'. Copiously illustrated and well researched.  (hb) Baton Transport, 1985, pp128, large format, glazed boards, isbn 0 85936 058 X.  VG   £3

Fairclough, A. The Story of Cornwall's Railways. The late Tony Fairclough charts the development of the various lines in Cornwall (inc. Liskeard and Caradon, Hale, Pentewan, CMR and others). This also charts the early post nationalisation era. Many drawings and b/w photographs/maps. Also includes a copy of the Dart Valley railway stock list. (glossy card cover) Tor Mark Press, circa 1969, pp48. VG £2.75

Ferdeay Glenn, D. Celebration of Steam - Hampshire & Dorset.   Well illustrated study of railways in this area. (pb)   Ian Allan, 1994, pp128, isbn 0 7110 2251 8. VG   £5 

Field, Kenneth & Stephenson, Brian. Pennine Steam. Over 180 crisp b/w photographs show locomotives hard at work in industrial/rural environments on both sides of the Pennines. Ian Allan, 1977, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0793 4. VG, VG (some sunning to spine) £5.95

Foxall, Clive. Chesham Shuttle. The Story of a Metropolitan Branch Line. History of the Chalfont - Chesham branch line, illustrated with many b/w photographs and maps. (pb) Published by author, 1997, pp84, isbn 0 9529184 0 4. VG (corner crease) £15.95

Gahan, John W. The Line Beneath the Liners. A hundred years of Mersey Railway sights and sounds. This traces the story of the Mersey Railway from it's inception to present day Mersey Rail in the authors easy to read and highly evocative style. Complete with b/w photographs. (pb) Countryvise/Avon Anglia , 1983, pp80. VG £4.95

Gamble, Horace A. Railways around Leicester. Scenes of Times Past. Illustrated with many b/w photos. (hb) Anderson Publications, 1989, pp72, isbn 0 907917 11 9. F, VG (small repaired tear to dust jacket) £17.50

Glover, John. London Transport Buses and Trains Since 1933. Study of transport in London from early years to 1980s, illustrated with many colour and b/w photos. (pb) Ian Allan, 1988, pp64, large format, isbn 0 7110 1756 5. VG £1

Healy, John M.C. The Last Days of Steam in Leicestershire and Rutland. Fantastic b/w photographs from the GCR, MR, LNWR lines that served the county. Possibly the best of the series. Alan Sutton, 1989, pp140, isbn 0 86299 614 7. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket) £6.25

Healy, John M.C. The Last Days of Steam in Northamptonshire. B/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Alan Sutton, 1990, pp135, isbn 0 86299 613 9. VG, VG £4.99

Jackson, Joan. Steam Returns to London. Railway World Special. Detailed study of the return of steam to Marylebone in the late 1980s, illustrated with many photographs and also contains list of diary of locomotives and events. (pb) Ian Allan, 1990, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1897 9. VG £0.50

Joy, David. Railways in the North. A Pictorial Introduction. A delightful mix of archive steam and first generation diesel/electrics, show the enormous variety to be seen in the North West. (pb) Dalesman Books, 1983, pp72, landscape format. VG £2.50

Leboff, David. Ian Allan abc London Underground Stations. A-Z of all underground stations, giving layout, history, design and features, illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp160, isbn 0 7110 2226 7. F £8.50

Lucking, J.H. Dorset Railways. Short illustrated account of the growth, running and gradual reduction of Dorset's railways. (hb) Dovecote Press, 1982, pp54, glazed boards, isbn 0 946159 02 5. VG £3.00

McCarthy, Colin & David. Railways of Britain: Kent and Sussex.    Short, well illustrated history of the railways in the area, through to preservation, complete with 41 colour coded maps with map index and gazetteer with opening/closure dates. (hb) Ian Allan, 2007, pp128, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3222 4.   F    £5

McCormack, Kevin. The Midland Around London. A Colour Portfolio.   Colour photo album with detailed captions, of steam on the LMR during the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s.   (hb) Ian Allan, 2008, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3296 5.   F, VG   £6

Madge, Robin. Railways Round Exmoor. A detailed and well illustrated history of the major, minor and mineral lines (Watchet-Brendon Hill/South Molton-Heasley Mill) around Exmoor. (pb) The Exmoor Press, 1971, pp72 + pullout map. VG £4.95

Maggs, Colin G. Branch Lines of Warwickshire. Well illustrated study of railways in the area, with many b/w photos. (hb) Alan Sutton, 1994, pp146, isbn 0 7509 0317 1.   VG, VG  £4.50

Maggs, Colin. West of England. Through a collection of b/w photos with detailed captions, and a lengthy introduction, the author shows us the history of the railways in the West of England from their beginnings to present day.   (hb) Sutton Publishing, 1998, pp184, isbn 0 7509 1618 4.   VG, VG    £7

Mellentin, Julian. Kendal and Windermere Railway. Short illustrated history of this line, complete with reminiscences of station life and activities. (pb) Dalesman, 1980, pp72, isbn 0 85206 610 4. VG £4.95

Mitchell, David. British Railways Past and Present No 17 Cornwall. Over 250 photographs cover most of the passenger stations in the county, the ex LSWR North Cornwall line, branches to Bude, Callington, Looe, Fowey, Newquay, Falmouth, helston and St Ives amongst others. (pb) Past & Present Publishing Ltd., 1993, pp144. VG £6.75

Mitchell, David. British Railways Past & Present No. 8 - Devon. Locations include Axminster, Dainton, Dawlish, Laira Junction and Totnes. (pb) Silver Link, 1991, pp128, isbn 0 947971 58 0. VG (slight edge wear) £5.95

Mitchell, David. British Railways Past & Present No. 8 - Devon. B/w photos with detailed captions from across Devon. (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 1993, pp128, isbn 1 85895 009 0. VG £5.95

Morrison, Brian & Brunt, Ken. British Railways Past and Present No 13. North West, West and South West London. Over 260 b/w photos with detailed captions, covering over 80 locations. (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 2002, pp144, isbn 1 85895 113 5. VG £5.95

Pirt, Keith R. Steam Colour Portfolio. Eastern & North Eastern Region. Volume Two. This second helping of the regions photographs contains some of Keith Pirt's more dramatic work. Lovely colour photographs with detailed captions. Book Law Publications, 2008, pp96, large landscape format, isbn 1 901945 90 4. F, F £13.95

Reed, Hayden J. The Rise & Fall of Nottingham's Railway Network. Volume 2 - Beyond the City Limits. Second volume charting the history of Nottingham's railways. This looks at the lines leading to the city, from their early beginnings through to the decimation of the network in the wake of the Beeching report and beyond. Well illustrated. (hb) Book Law Publications, 2007, pp102, large landscape format, isbn 1 901945 71 5. F, VG £12.00

Riley, R.C. Railway History in Pictures: The West Country.   Mainly b/w photo album with detailed captions, covering GWR and LSWR main lines and branches in the area.   (hb) David & Charles, 1972, pp112, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 5479 5.   VG, VG   (slight wear to spine edge of dust jacket)   £6

Rocksborough-Smith, Simon. Main Lines to the West. Well illustrated study of the GWR and former LSWR lines to the west during the 1950s and 60s. (hb) Ian Allan, 1981, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1117 6. VG, VG £4.50

Saunders, John. Lincs, Notts & Derbyshire by Rail. A guide to the routes, scenery and towns. An interesting an well illustrated (DMU's etc) guide to the area. (pb) Jarrold, 1989, pp64. VG £0.50

Searle, Muriel V. Down The Line to Southend. The author has used contemporary records, photographs, documents and timetables to recreate the atmosphere of the exceptionally busy line between London, through Barking to Southend and Shoeburyness, Southend being the venue of many seaside excursions. Bloomsbury Books, 1988, pp196, isbn 1870630 46 7. F, VG £2.50

Shannon, Paul & Hillmer, John. British Railways Past and Present No 3. The North West. Locations include: Liverpool, Manchester, Wigan, Rochdale, Preston, Blackpool and Lancaster. (pb) Silver Link Publishing Ltd., 1986, pp104, isbn 0 947971 10 6 VG £5.75

Sherwood, Tim. The Railways of Richmond upon Thames. Illustrated history from Richmond's first railway in 1830 through to electrification and up to the 1980s. (pb) Forge Books, 1991, pp72, isbn 0 904662 18 7. VG £4

Smith, Martin. An Illustrated History of Exmoor's Railways. Well illustrated study looking at five railway lines in the area, Barnstaple-Ilfracombe, Barnstaple-Taunton, Taunton-Minehead, Lynton & Barnstaple and the West Somerset Mineral Railway. (pb) Irwell Press, 1995, pp76, large format, isbn 1 871608 66 X. VG £5

Stocks, William B.   Pennine Journey. Being the history of the railways, tramways and canals in Huddersfield and district.   History of transport in the area from the 1800s through to the 1950s, with chapters on the origin of canals and railways, from canal to railway, the railway age, railways and private industry and tramways.   (pb) The advertiser Press Ltd, Huddersfield, 1960, pp98.   VG   £3

Suggitt, Gordon. Lost Railways of Lancashire.   Illustrated with b/w photos and maps, this looks at 10 lost railways in the Lancashire area,   (pb) Countryside Books, reprinted with revisions 2004, pp160, isbn 1 85306 801 2.   VG    £3

Suggitt, Gordon. Lost Railways of Lancashire.   Illustrated with b/w photos and maps, this looks at 10 lost railways in the Lancashire area,   (pb) Countryside Books, 2003, pp160, isbn 1 85306 801 2.   VG    £5

Thomas, David St John. A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Volume 1 - The West Country. Considered to be the authoritative work on the West Countries many railways.   (hb) David St John Thomas, 6th edition 1988, pp313, 68 plates, 16 illustrations in text including regional maps, large folding map, isbn 0 946537 17 8. G, G The book has been knocked on the back resulting in a small dent in back of book and damage to the dust jacket (photos may be supplied) £4

Thomas, David St John. West Country Railway History. The paperback edition of A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume 1: The West Country. This is considered to be the authoritative work on the subject. (pb) David & Charles, 1988, pp313, 68 plates, 16 illustrations in text including regional maps and large folding map, isbn 0 946537 17 8. VG £4.75

Thomas, David St John & Rocksborough Smith, Simon. Summer Saturdays in the West. A detailed work which compares and contrasts the services, journeys, rolling stock and timings of summer Saturday services in July 1957 and a similar summer Saturday in 1971. Illustrated with b/w photos. (hb)   David & Charles, 3rd edition 1983, pp175, isbn 0 946537 04 6.    VG, VG    £5

Waller, Peter. Celebration of Steam - West Riding.   Comprehensive, well illustrated study of railways in the area including Bradford, Queensbury Triangle, Calderdale, Huddersfield, Wakefield and other locations. (pb) Ian Allan, 1994, pp128, isbn 0 7110 2252 6.   VG   £4

White, H.P. Edited by David St John Thomas. A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Volume 2. Southern England.   Comprehensive history of the railways in this area. (hb)   David & Charles, 1970, pp218, with frontispiece 36 plates, 9 illustrations in text including regional maps and large folding map, isbn 0 7153 4733 0. VG, VG £5

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. British Railways Past and Present No. 2: South & West Yorkshire.   B/w past & present photos with detailed captions from across the area, including the class 76s around Barnsley.   (pb) Silver Link, 1986, pp84, isbn 0 94797 08 4.   VG   £5

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. British Railways Past and Present No. 2 - South and West Yorkshire. B/w photos with detailed captions. (pb) Silver Link, 1991, pp84, isbn 0 947971 08 4. VG (slight edge wear to cover) £5.50