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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A Livery Register of The Historical Model Railway Society. The Caledonian Railway Locomotives 1883-1923. With an introduction by George Dow. The authoratative work on the subject. (card cover) HMRS, circa 1967, pp17. VG (small mark on front cover and some wear to spine) £2

Ahrons, E.L. Locomotive & Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century. Volume Three. G&SWR, Caledonion Railway, North British Railway, Highland Railway, GNofSR. Detailed articles on locomotive and train working by the respective companies. Reprinting of original articles which covered the period 1916-1922. Heffer, 1952, pp113. VG, VG price clipped £11.95

Ahrons, E.L. Locomotive & Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century. Volume Three. G&SWR, Caledonion Railway, North British Railway, Highland Railway, GNofSR. Detailed articles on locomotive and train working by the respective companies. Reprinting of original articles which covered the period 1916-1922. (hb) Heffer, 1952, pp113. VG, VG (inscription + dust jacket stuff with strip of sellotape inside front/back) £10

Anderson, W J V & Cross, D (edited by). Steam in Scotland Volume 1. This volume covers the closing period of Scottish steam and concentrates upon the ex LMS lines in the West of Scotland. B/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Roundhouse - Ian Allan, 1968, pp159, large landscape format. VG no dust jacket £10

Campbell Cornwell, H.J. Forty Years of Caledonian Locomotives 1882-1922. Considered to be a definitive survey of the motive power of the CR from the arrival of Dugald Drummond through the McIntosh period to Pickersgill and absorption into the LMS. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. (hb) David & Charles, 1974, pp221, isbn 0 7153 65339. VG, VG £7

Castledine, Malcolm. The Railways of Scotland in The Latter Days of Steam. B/w photo album with detailed captions, from across Scotland taken during the 1960s. (hb) Book Law Publications, 2004, pp96, large landscape format, isbn 1 901945 34 0. F, VG £9

Corstorphine, James K. East of Thornton Junction. The Story of The Fife Coast Line. Scarce. A short history of the railway line from Thornton to Leuchars which ran around the East Neuk of Fife. Well illustrated. (pb) Published by author, 1995, pp116, isbn 0 9525621 0 3. F £15  Scarce.

Dickson, Brian. Steam Finale Scotland. Well illustrated look at steam in Scotland during the 1960s. (hb) Ian Allan, 2003, pp160, isbn 0 7110 2879 6. F, VG £7.00

Farr, A.D. The Royal Deeside Line.   Detailed history of this line which ran from Aberdeen to Ballater and closed in December 1966. Six reigns of royal family have travelled on the train to and from Balmoral. Contains 46 b/w photos and several station layout diagrams.   (hb) David & Charles, 1968, ppp158, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 4273 8.    VG, VG   (there is a postcard of the old station shop at Ballater sellotaped to front blank page)    £9

Ferguson, Niall & Stirling, David. Caledonian in LMS Days. Railways in Retrospect 5. Detailed, well illustrated book which looks at how the Caledonian fared in the ownership of the LMS, covering main and secondary lines, infrastructure improvements, motive power, rolling stock and shipping developments, the wartime years up to nationalisation. (pb) Pendragon, 2007, pp96, large format, isbn 1 899816 15 6. VG £10.00

Gammell, C.J. Scottish Branch Lines. Well illustrated study of the branch lines across Scotland. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1999, pp192, large format, isbn 0 86093 540 X. VG, VG £9

Glenn, A.E., Glen, I A. & Dunbar, A.G. Caledonian Cavalcade. A well chosen album on the Caledonian, includes sections on locomotives, rolling stock, the range of stations and variety of services. Ian Allan, 1979, pp96. VG, VG £5.95

Glen, A.E., Glen, I.A. & Dunbar, A.G. Great North of Scotland Railway Album. Pictorial tribute to this line, with over 190 b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1980, pp96, isbn 0 7110 1054 4. VG, VG £5.00

Glen, A.E., Glen, I.A.& Dunbar, A.G. Great North of Scotland Railway Album. The origin and development of the GNSR is covered, with over 190 well captioned photographs. Fraser Stewart, 1994, pp96, isbn 1 85648 188 3. VG, VG £4.75

Gordon, Hugh. Great North of Scotland Railway Locomotives. The Steam Locomotives of North-East Scotland's Own Railway. The Great North of Scotland was the smallest of the five major railway companies in Scotland. This comprehensive study of its locomotives is lavishly illustrated with many b/w photographs and scale diagrams.  (hb) Irwell Press, 2008, pp91, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 903266 08 4.    VG   £30

Great North Memories. Scenes of the North East's Own Railway. Pictorial memories of the railway know as "Little But Good". (card cover) Great North of Scotland Railway Association, 1978, pp30. VG £2

Great North Memories. Scenes of the North East's Own Railway. No. 2. Second booklet with more pictorial memories of the railway known as "Little But Good". (card cover) Great North of Scotland Railway Association, 1981, pp47, isbn 0 902 343 02 5. VG £3

Gren, Andre. The Bridge is Down! Dramatic eye-witness accounts of the Tay Bridge disaster 28 December 1879. Detailed study of this disaster. (pb) Silver Link, 2008, pp176, isbn 1 85794 269 9. VG (small corner crease to front cover) £8

Hunter, D.L.G. Carriages & Wagons of the Highland Railway. Scarce Detailed study with many b/w photos and scale drawings. (pb) Turntable Enterprises, 1971, pp99, isbn 0 902844 03 2. VG (some wear to the cover) £20 scarce

Jones, Keith G. The 'Subbies'. The Story of Aberdeen's Suburban Trains 1887 - 1987. A very rare short history on the suburban train service from Aberdeen to Dyce, from development to closure in 1937. (card cover) Great North of Scotland Railway association, June 1987, pp40. VG £5

Lambert, Anthony J. Highland Railway Album. A comprehensive album which considers locomotives, rolling stock, stations, signaling, staff and many other facets, through archive photographs and detailed captions. Ian Allan, 1974, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0532 X. VG, VG £7.95

Lambert, Anthony J. Highland Railway Album - 2. B/w photo album with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1978, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0877 9. VG, VG £5

Leslie, R. H. Steam on the Waverley Route. This hard to find volume contains some brilliant photographs of the lost and greatly lamented Waverley Route. Bradford Barton, pp96, isbn 0 85153 341 8. VG, VG (slight sunning to spine) (dark blue cloth cover) £8.95

Little & Good. The Great North of Scotland Railway. A seldom seen book which tells the story of the GNSR; its wide range of passenger and freight services; economic challenges and is supplemented by archive photographs and tables. (pb) The Stephenson Locomotive Society, 1972, pp112. VG £7.95

Noble, Tom. The west Highland Mallaig Extension in BR Days. This was one of the last major railway construction feats in Britain. This is a mainly pictorial record (colour and b/w) of the line, with detailed captions, since nationalisation in 1948. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1989, pp112, large format, isbn 0 86093 429 2. VG, VG £8.00

Nock, O.S. The Caledonian Dunalastairs. David & Charles Locomotive Monographs. A highly detailed work which considers their design, construction and performance, with the aid of many official drawings, test results, and the diaries and recollections of men who drive, fired and maintained them. Numerous illustrations. (hb) David & Charles, 1968, pp159, isbn 0 7153 4251 7. VG, VG £10

Nock, O.S. The Highland Railway. A comprehensive, well illustrated history of this most innovative of Scottish Railway companies. (pb) Ian Allan, 1973, pp177, 32 pages of photographs, isbn 0 7110 0409 9. VG (some slight browning to page edges/edge wear) £2

Peacock, Bill (edited by). Border Railway Portfolio. A selection of 12 articles and reminiscences recapturing the Scottish railway era now sadly lost forever. (glossy card cover) Cheviot Publications, 1985, pp41, isbn 0 9508698 3 X. VG £1.50

Ransom, P.J.G. Scottish Steam Today. Ships, Trains & Engines. Scottish steam today traces the history of steam power and its application in Scotland. Areas covered include Alford Valley, paddle steamer preservation, lock steamers, Summerlee, and many other sites. (pb) Richard Drew Publishing, 1989, pp144. VG £1.50

Robotham, Robert. Branches & Byways - Southwest Scotland and the Border Counties. This looks at the branches and byways in the BR era, with splendid photographs with detailed captions, line drawing and timetable extracts. Also includes closure dates. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 2003, pp256, large format, isbn 0 86093 575 2. VG, VG £29.00

Robotham, Robert. On Highland Lines. This book looks at the lines of the former Highland Railway through a series of colour photographs taken mainly in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Ian Allan, 2000, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2714 5. F £6.25

Robotham, Robert. On West Highland Lines. Delightful photographs with detailed captions, showing a steam and first generation diesel infrastructure of years gone by. Ian Allan, 1997, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2526 6. F £6.25

Sangster, Alan H (compiled by). The Story and Tales of the Buchan Line. A delightful series of articles, complete with many archive photographs and maps which look at the vast variety of railway activities in this area from the rural branches, Cruden Bay Hotel Tramway through to curiosities such as the Royal Naval Air Service, Airship station at Lenabo. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1983, pp132, isbn 86093 179 X. VG £5.75

Sanders, Keith & Hodgins, Douglas. British Railways Past and Present No. 9 - South East Scotland. B/w photos with detailed captions. (pb) Silver Link, 1991, pp128, isbn 0 947971 60 2. VG £6.50

Sanders, Keith & Hodgins, Douglas. British Railways Past and Present. No. 19 - South West Scotland. Over 250 b/w and colour photographs, featuring over 90 locations including South Glasgow, Ayr, Stranraer, Dumfries, Beattock and many more. (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 1995, pp144, isbn 1 85895 074 0. VG £5.95

Simmonds, J. Scottish Railways. Contains 6 pages of b/w photographs and a map. (card cover) James Pike Ltd., 1975, pp32, isbn 0 85932 108 8. VG (some slight wear to cover) £1

Siviter, Roger. Scottish Steam Routes. Preserved steam and modern diesel photos with detailed captions in the vibrant Scottish landscape. (hb) Baton Transport, 199 b/w photographs, large format, isbn 085936 298 0.   VG, VG   £1.50

Swinfen, David. The Fall of the Tay Bridge. Examination of the Tay Bridge disaster,illustrated with b/w photos. The bridge took six years and 600 men to build. Today passengers travelling across the new Tay Bridge can still see the stumps of Thomas Bouch's ill fated bridge. (pb) Mercat press, 1998, pp114, isbn 1873644 345. F £14.00

Tatlow, Peter.   A History of Highland Locomotives.   Based on the original book by M.C.V. Allchin.   Detailed history complete with 157 b/w plates and 46 fig., mainly scale drawings.   (hb)   Oxford Publishing Co., 1979, pp120, large format, isbn 0 86093 048 3. VG, G (dust jacket has large repaired tear to front and also edge wear)   £7

The Glasgow and South Western Railway 1850 - 1923. Comprehensive illustrated history, covering locomotives, passenger & goods vehicles, steamships docks & harbours and civil engineering works. (pb) The Stephenson Locomotive Society, 1950, pp60, colour frontis. VG (slight browning to cover/edges) £6.00

The Rannoch Line (Crianlarich to Fort William). Edited selections from Mountain, Moor and Lock first published in 1894. A lovely work brought up to date with some contemporary photographs of stations and class 37 diesels. (pb) Famedram, pp78. Book is in a VG condition but the card cover has a few edge knocks and marks due to use. £2.50

Thomas, John. Forgotten Railways: Scotland. A comprehensive, well illustrated study of lines now long gone. (hb) David & Charles, 1976, pp224, 0 7153 7185 1. VG, VG £6.50

Thomas, John. The Skye Railway. Illustrated history of the railway to Skye, between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh, one of the most scenic Highland railway routes in Scotland. (hb) David & Charles, 1977, pp168, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7383 8. VG £6.00

Thomas, John. The West Highland Railway. The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands Vol 1. Extra material by Alan J S Paterson. A wide ranging, well illustrated history of the origin and development of the West Highland. (hb) David St John Thomas, David & Charles, 1984, pp184, isbn 0 9046537 14 3. VG VG £4.50

Weir, Tom. The Highland Line (Perth, Pitlochry, Aviemore, Inverness, Lairg, Wick/Thurso). A Pictorial Guide. A lovely illustrated guide to the line with many photographs and detailed text. (pb) Famedram, circa 1975, unpaginated, small landscape format. VG (Small mark on front cover) £1

Weir, Tom. The Kyle Line. An illustrated History and Guide. A short history concerning the origin and development of the line, complete with numerous photographs. (pb) Famedram, 1974, pp64. VG (small mark to front over) £1

Weir, Tom. The Mallaig Line. An Illustrated History and Guide. A short illustrated history. (pb) Famedram Publishers Limited, pp26. VG £1

Weir, Tom. The Mallaig Line. An Illustrated History and Guide. A short illustrated history. Also contains contemporary adverts.  (pb) Famedram Publishers Limited, pp40. VG £1