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Summer 2020 Railway List

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ABC British Rail Motive Power Combined Volume 1989, IA, pp364 plus pp48 of colour illustrations.  No underlining.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  £3.95

Anderson V R and Fox G K  A Pictorial Record of LMS Architecture, OPC, 1981, 689 plates.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Illustrations of the buildings and other structures owned by the LMS.  £26.50

Anderson V R and Fox G K  A Pictorial Record of Midland Railway Architecture, OPC, 1985, 245 plates.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  "A pictorial record of Midland Railway stations."  £16.50

Barman, Christian  The Man who Built London Transport: A Biography of Frank Pick, D&C, 1979, pp287 with pp32 of illustrations.  There is a bookplate inside the front cover, largely covered by the front dust wrapper flap.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  "Frank Pick was a remarkable man, steering the city's transport system from the early days of the underground to the plans for evacuation in World War 2."  £24.50

Borley H V and Kidner R W  The West London Railway and the W.L.E.R, Oakwood, pp32 plus pp6 of illustrations.  No date.  Oakwood Library of Railway History No.22.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  There is some superficial rubbing down the left hand side of the front cover.  A history of two major joint lines, the West London (GW & LNWR Joint) and West London Extension Railways (GW, LNWR, LBSC & LSWR Joint), which provided important link lines between the owning companies.  £4.95

Bourne's Great Western Railway, D&C, 1969, pp59, a section of the line, 2 maps & 29 plates.  First published in 1846.  Certain non-railway material was omitted from this edition.  Very Large Format.  Hard Cover. Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Very large format (21 inches by 15 inches). Very slight wear at the head of the dust wrapper spine. A superb copy, still in the original bespoke cardboard packaging.  £125.00

Bradshaw's Handbook 1861 (Bradshaw's descriptive Railway Hand-book of Great Britain and Ireland), Collins, 2014. In four sections, in total well over 400 pages.  "Largish" format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper. Bradshaw's original tourist guide and the star of the television series Great British Railway Journeys.  £5.95

Braithwaite, Jack  S. W. Johnson: Midland Railway Locomotive Artist, Wyvern Publications, 1st edition 1985, pp112.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Slight fading to the spine.  A largely pictorial tribute to Johnson's engines.  £6.95

Casserley H C  The Historic Locomotive Pocketbook, Batsford, 1960, pp256.  Small format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A survey of British locomotive history in pocket book form, with photographs and brief essays on over 200 designs.  £2.95

Clinker C R  The West Somerset Railway: A history in pictures with an account by C R Clinker, Exmoor Press, 2nd edition 1986, pp72.  Revised and enlarged by Christopher van den Arend.  Card Covers.  Fair+ with superficial wear to the covers and a three-inch crease in lower front corner.  An illustrated history of the Great Western's Minehead branch.  £1.95

Cork, Richard  Eduardo Paolozzi Underground, Royal Academy of Arts, 1986, pp48, with p16 of colour illustrations.  Card covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated tribute to the Paolozzi mosaics at Tottenham Court Road.  £12.50

Course, Edwin  Railways Then and Now - The Changing Railway Scene in Britain, Batsford, 1983, pp168.  Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The spine of dust wrapper is slightly sunned.  Examines the changing railway scene at over 100 locations all over Britain, illustrated with pairs of before and after photographs.  £2.95

Dady, Hugh  The 24s and 25s Rail 8 Portfolios, IA, 1989, pp64.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  Slight fading on the spine.  An all-colour album.  £5.95

Dady, Hugh  The WR Diesel-Hydraulics Rail 10 Portfolios, IA, 1989, pp64.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  An all-colour album.  £8.50

Diesel Traction Manual for Engineman, British Transport Commission, 1962, pp271 and 186 figs.  No dust wrapper as published.  Hb.  VG+.  The first diesel manual published by British Rail.  £2.95

Dunn J M  The Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway, Oakwood, 1st edition 1952, pp30 plus pp8 of illustrations.  Oakwood Library of Railway History No.10.  Price sticker on the front cover.  Card Covers.  Near VG.  There is a three-inch crease and a tiny nick at the bottom corner of the rear cover.  £5.95

Edwards, Dennis and Pigram, Ron  The Golden Years of the Metropolitan Railway and the Metro-land Dream, Midas Books, 1983, pp128.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  The top corners of the covers are slightly bumped. The final volume of the authors' Metropolitan Railway trilogy.  £2.95

Edwards, Dennis and Pigram, Ron  Metro Memories: A Pictorial History of Metroland, Baton Transport, 1985, pp128.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  An armchair odyssey through the countryside served by the Metropolitan Railway, first published in 1977.  £2.95

Edwards, Dennis and Pigram, Ron  The Romance of Metroland, Baton Transport, 1986, pp128.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A further pictorial history of the countryside served by the old Metropolitan Railway, first published by Midas books in 1979.  £2.95

Edwards, Dennis and Pigram, Ron  London's Underground Suburbs, Bloomsbury Books, 1988, pp137.  First published by Baton Transport in 1986, this is the later edition with a dust wrapper.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A pictorial review of the expansion of London's Underground into the suburbs between the wars.  £4.95

Essery, Bob and Jenkinson, David  An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Vol.1: General Review and Locomotive Liveries, OPC, 1981, pp238.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper spine is slightly sunned.  £12.50

Flinders T G  The Settle & Carlisle Route Revisited, IA, 1st edition 1985, pp128.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A selection of photographs from both the steam and diesel era, with each section focusing on a different aspect of the line.  £4.95

Fox B D  Soft Water for Loco Boiler Feed, Locomotive Publishing Company, 1946, pp116 with five folding figs in the rear.  Small inscription.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+.  The top corners of the covers are bumped and the red colour on the spine has faded.  Some foxing to the endpapers.  A comprehensive study of water softening techniques to improve the quality of the water used by steam locomotives.  £8.50

Fryer, Charles  The Locomotives of James Cudworth, author, pp64.  No date.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  James Cudworth was Locomotive Superintendent of the South Eastern Railway from 1845 until 1876.  £5.95

Gibbs, Ken  Swindon Works Apprentice in Steam, OPC, 1986, pp192 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Reminiscences as an office boy and apprentice at Swindon Railway Works 1944-1951.  £4.95

Gilbert P T and Chancellor P J  A Detailed History of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives Vol.1: Background to Standardisation and the Pacific Classes, RCTS, 1994, pp172 including pp8 of colour.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  The first volume of a definitive study.  £10.50

Great Western 150: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Great Western Railway, EMAP National Publications, 1985, pp80 with pp8 of colour.  A Steam Railway Special.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  A series of illustrated articles on the Great Western Railway.  £1.95

(The) Gresley Observer: Gresley Centenary Year Commemorative Issue Vol.14 No.58 Autumn/Winter 1976, Gresley Society, pp64.  Pb.  Very Good.  The one hundredth issue of the Gresley Observer. An enlarged professionally designed and produced issue was published to mark the occasion. Contents include: Gresley's Birthplace by Ramsay Ferguson, Sir Nigel Gresley - A Short Biographical Appreciation by Henry Turner, Fourteen Years with Gresley on Carriages and Wagons by N. Newsome, Reminiscences of the Gresley Era by T. Matthewson-Dick, The Gresley Years - An Enthusiast Remembers by Eric Neve, and Gresley Locomotives - A Critical Survey by John Clay and J. Cliffe.  £4.95

Handbook for Railway Steam Locomotive Enginemen, British Transport Commission/IA, 1957, pp196 with 89 figs.  A rebound copy of the original edition in an attractive maroon binding with gold lettering on the front cover and spine.  Hb.  Very Good.  While the binding is in excellent condition, some of the pages are a little grubby.  £8.50

Harvey D W  A Manual of Steam Locomotive Restoration and Preservation, D&C, 1980, pp96.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Full of practical information on the inner workings of the steam engine.  £8.50

Hodgson J T and Lake, C S  Locomotive Management: Cleaning - Driving – Maintenance, St Margaret's Technical Press, 9th edition 1948, pp512 and 286 figs.  First published in 1908.  Small inscription.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG- with some wear to the covers at the head & base of the spine, and some foxing to the endpapers.  For many years a standard textbook on the subject.  £10.50

Hoole, Ken  North Eastern Railway Buses, Lorries & Autocars, Nidd Valley Narrow Gauge Railways, 1969, pp79 plus 37 illustrations on pp20.  Card Covers.  VG- with superficial wear to the covers.  £3.95

Household, Humphrey  Gloucestershire Railways in the Twenties, AS, 1986, pp137.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. A series of essays on the railways of Gloucestershire, illustrated by the author's own pictures from the twenties.  Includes a chapter and pictures of the Leckhampton Quarries tramway at Cheltenham, and the construction of the standard gauge line that replaced it in 1923.  £4.95

Installation, Maintenance and Operation of MeLeSco Locomotive Superheaters (Instruction Book MeLeSco Locomotive Superheaters), The Superheater Company, 5th edition, pp62 with 29 figs and a folding diagram of a superheater inside the rear cover.  No date,  c1950.  "Superheaters" has been written neatly on the spine of the covers in capital letters.  Small format.  Card boards.  Very Good.  £4.95

Jenkinson, David and Essery, Bob  Midland Carriages: An Illustrated Review 1877 Onwards, OPC, 1984, pp184.  There is a small circular embossed stamp from Ronald Powney, the previous owner, on the blank preliminary page. Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Two small wear marks on the rear page of the dust wrapper near the rear fold.  Focuses on the last fifty years of the Midland Railway.  £14.50

Jowett, Alan  Jowett's Atlas of Railway Centres of Great Britain showing their development from the earliest times up to and including the 1990s Vol. 1, PSL, 1993, ppp240.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A series of Jowett's remarkable historical maps is used to record the development of twenty railway centres.  £10.50

Joy, David  Main Line over Shap: The Story of the Lancaster-Carlisle Railway, Dalesman, 1st edition 1967, pp88.  Card Covers.  Near VG with slight wear to the covers.  £1.95

Kidner R W  The Cambrian Railways,  Oakwood, 1st Edition 1954, pp45 plus p16 of plates.  Oakwood Library No.55.  Paper covered boards with cloth spine.  Fair.  Circular marks on the front cover - from a cup of coffee?  £3.95

Lowe, James W  British Steam Locomotive Builders, Guild/TEE, 1989, pp704, 541 photographs and 47 diagrams.  First published in 1975.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive reference work on all known builders of steam locomotives; this is the original version with a dust wrapper.  £14.50

Montague, Keith  Private Owner Wagons from The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd, OPC, 1981, pp182.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A remarkable collection of wagon photographs, with livery details for each wagon.  £20.50

Nicholson, Christopher P  Main Lines in the Peak District: A Pictorial History, Dalesman, 1977, pp80.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  With sections on: Woodhead, The Hope Valley, and Railway through the Dales.  £2.95

Nock O S  Historical Steam Locomotives, A&C Black, 1959, pp162 with a colour frontis and 67 illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  Some wear to the bottom edges of the covers. The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head & base of the spine, and the red background on the spine has faded.  Examines historic pre-grouping locomotive designs under the following headings: Early Days in the North; Robert Stephenson, Hackworth & Bury; The Columbine & Cornwall; 2-4-0s of the Decorated Period; The North Western Jumbos; Four Famous 4-2-2 Singles; William Stroudley; The Classic 4-4-0; The Highland Jones Goods; The Great Northern Atlantics; Tank Engine Prodigies; The Midland Compounds; The Great Western Cities and Churchward's Masterpiece.  £4.95

Nock O S  The British Steam Railway Locomotive: 1925 - 1965, PRC, 1995, pp276 and 415 figs.  Originally published by Ian Allan in 1966 as a sequel to "The British Steam Railway Locomotive: From 1825 to 1925" by E L Ahrons.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the last 40 years of British Steam.  £6.95

Nock O S  Great Northern: Pre-Grouping Railway Scene No.2, IA, 1979, pp96.  Inscription.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A selection of photographs from the extensive Rixon Bucknall collection.  £3.95

Nock O S  LNWR: Pre-Grouping Railway Scene No.3, IA, 1980, pp96.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A pre-grouping album based on the Rixon Bucknall photographic collection.  £4.95

Nock O S  Rocket 150: A Century and a Half of Locomotive Trials, IA, 1980, pp128 with numerous illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  The title lettering on the dust wrapper spine has faded.  The Rocket 150 celebrations are used as an excuse for a review of some eighteen comparative tests and trials undertaken with steam engines, both in Britain and abroad, over the 150 years following the Rainhill trials.  £4.95

Nock O S  The Settle and Carlisle Railway: A personal story of Britain's most spectacular main line, PSL, 1992, pp255.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history.  £6.95

Oliver A  Locomotive Science Made Easy, Co-operative Printing Society, 1930, pp162 with 72 figs.  Small format.  Card Covers.  Fair+.  Some "browning" down the spine of the covers.  A comprehensive treatise on the many components of a steam locomotive.  The author describes himself as a "Lecturer in Locomotive Technology to Technical Education Authorities and to Locomotivemen's Mutual Improvement Classes."  £8.50

Paddington 1854 – 1979, British Rail Western Region and Avon Anglia, 1979, pp28.  Pb.  VG.  An official history of Brunel's famous railway station in its 125th year.  An illustrated history with text by C. R. Clinker.  £1.95

Pearson F K  Snaefell Mountain Railway 1895-1955, LRTL with the Manx Electric Railway Company, 1955, pp11.  Pb.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £3.95

Railway Progress 1909-1959 Vol.1 and Railway Progress 1909-1959 Vol.2, The Stephenson Locomotive Society, 1959, pp234 plus a number of un-numbered pages of illustrations. The two paperback volumes have been bound together in an attractive orange binding with gold lettering of the spine.  Note that the gold lettering down the spine is not quite central.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  The fifty year survey concentrates almost exclusively on locomotive matters including diesel and electric traction in the later years.  £8.50

Reed, Brian  150 Years of British Steam Locomotives, D&C, 1975, pp128.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive appraisal of steam locomotive design from Trevithick to Riddles.  £3.95

Russell J H  Great Western Coaches Appendix Vol.1: Standard Passenger Stock, OPC, 1st edition 1981, pp208.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There are two small tears to the bottom rear edge of the dust wrapper.  Russell's third book on Great Western coaches focusing exclusively on passenger carrying stock.  £18.50

Russell J H  Great Western Coaches Appendix Vol.2: Specific Duty Coaches and the Brown Vehicles, OPC, 1st edition 1984, pp279.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear at the top front corner of the dust wrapper.  Russell's fourth and final book on Great Western coaches featuring slip coaches, saloons, dining cars, passenger brake vans, postal vehicles, passenger vans, siphons and various other brown vehicles.  £28.50

Shannon, Paul  Railfreight: Rail 9 Portfolios, Janes, 1987, pp64. Landscape format. Glazed Boards. Fine.  An all-colour album.  £6.95

Shaw, Chris  The AC Electrics Rail 13 Portfolio, IA, 1991, pp64.  Rail Portfolio No.13.  Glazed Boards. VG.  Slight rubbing to one corner of the covers.  An all-colour pictorial tribute.  £5.95

Simpson, Bill  The Aylesbury Railway: The First Branch Line Cheddington - Aylesbury Opened 1839, OPC, 1989, pp112.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history of the LNWR Aylesbury branch.  £6.95

Smith, Peter  An Historical Survey of the Forest of Dean Railways, Layouts and Illustrations, OPC, 1983, pp144.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Plans and illustrations of the stations and junctions of the Great Western and Severn & Wye Railways in the Forest of Dean.  £18.50

Southern Colour Pictorial, IA, 1983, pp30.  Pb. VG.  A collection of Southern steam illustrations, all in colour.  £0.95

Stephenson, Brian  LMS Steam Portrait, IA, 1985, pp128.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  An album of pre-nationalisation steam, combining the best material from LMS Album No.2 and LMS Album No.3 with some new photographs.  £4.95

Timken Railway Manual No.4001, British Timken Ltd, pp118 plus 21 folding figures featuring Timken bearings.  No date, but early 1950s.  Large Format. Hard Cover.  Very Good.  No dust wrapper as issued. Red boards with gold lettering. Slight wear to the covers.  Examines the application of Timken roller bearings in railways in steam locomotives, electric & diesel electric locomotives, passenger rolling stock, and freight rolling stock.  £8.50

Trains in the Eighties

A complete set of five landscape-format pictorial booklets

Trains in the Eighties 1. Inter-City 125s & APT, IA, pp32.  No date.  Pb. VG+.

Trains in the Eighties 2. Electric Locomotives, IA, pp32.  No date.  Pb.  VG.

Trains in the Eighties 3. Diesel Locomotives, IA, pp32.  No date.  Pb.  VG.

Trains in the Eighties 4. Electric Units, IA, pp32.  No date.  Pb. VG.

Trains in the Eighties 5. Diesel Units, IA, pp32.  No date.  Pb. VG. 

All five booklets Trains in the Eighties Vol.1-5: £3.95

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Twells H N  LMS Miscellany [Vol.1]: A Pictorial Record of the Company's Activities in the Public Eye and Behind the Scenes, OPC, 1st edition 1982, 246 plates.  There is a circular embossed stamp on the front endpaper from the previous owner, Ronald Powney.  Large Format.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The first volume of Harold Twells' superb pictorial study of the LMS.  £8.50

Vulcan Magazine Vol.1 No.5 Spring 1949, Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, pp29.  Card Covers. Fair+.  The covers are a bit grubby.  Contents include: A History of the Vulcan Foundry: The Early Days - 1830 by H. B. Sanson, and Thirty 15B Class 4-8-0 Locomotives for the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway. Published from Volume 1 Number 1 in 1948 through to Volume 5 Number 12 in 1962.  £0.95

Vulcan Magazine Vol.1 No.6 Summer 1949, Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, pp29.  Card Covers. VG-.  The rear cover is a bit grubby.  Contents include: A History of the Vulcan Foundry: 1837 - 1865 by H. B. Sanson, The Casting of a Locomotive Cylinder by F. E. Brookhouse, Twenty 221 Class 4-8-2 Locomotives for the Gold Coast Railway, and 1600 H.P. Diesel Electric Locomotives for Egyptian State Railways. Published from Volume 1 Number 1 in 1948 through to Volume 5 Number 12 in 1962.  £0.95

Williams, Peter  Rails from Ravenglass: A Pictorial Study of "La'al Ratty", Dalesman, 1972, pp96.  Card Covers.  VG- with superficial wear to the covers.  £1.95

There are over 4000 addition titles on British railways in the main British Railways Section of the web site.

Overseas Railways

Abdill, George B  Rails West: A Collector's Album of a Vanishing Era in Railroadiana, Superior Publishing Company, 1960, pp191.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  The third volume in the author's Pageant of Railroad History.  A largely pictorial tribute to railways in the American west during the turbulent years of expansion.  £5.95

Adley, Robert  To China for Steam, Blandford Press, 1983, pp153.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The spine of the dust wrapper is sunned.  The story of three extensive visits to China, illustrated with the author's own colour photographs.  £2.95

Allen, Geoffrey Freeman  Luxury Trains of the World, Bison Books, 1979, pp192.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Some superficial rubbing to the corners of the covers.  "Every aspect of the luxury train is covered from the first Pullman coach built in 1859 to the Japanese bullet trains."  £4.95

Chapelon, Andre, La Locomotive a Vapeur, Camden Miniature Steam Services, 2000, pp631 with 475 and 13 plates.  Preface by Edouard Sauvage.  Translated from the second French edition of 1952 by George Carpenter.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The English edition of Chapelon's almost legendary work on the steam locomotive.  £96.50

Combes C L (Editor)  Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice 1956: Diesel Electric, Electric, Turbine-Electric, Steam, Shops & Terminals, Electrical Fundamentals, Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation., 15th edition 1956, pp728.  Compiled and edited for the Association of American Railroads.  Bound in dark green cloth.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. VG- with some rubbing to the covers at the head and base of the spine.  With the following sections: Dictionary of Locomotive Terms, Diesel-Electric Locomotives, Diesel Engines, Diesel Engine Parts, Fuel Lubrication & Cooling Systems, Electrical Equipment, Controls, Chassis & Cabs, Trucks, Train Heating, Electric Locomotives, Turbine Locomotives, Couplers & Draft Gears, Brakes & Brake Gear, Steam Locomotives, Diesel Shop Layout & Operation, Diesel Maintenance - Mechanical, Diesel Maintenance - Electrical, and Electrical Fundamentals.  £85.50

Locomotive Hand-Book, American Locomotive Company, 1917, pp195.  Bound in black with gold lettering on the front cover.  Small format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  A technical handbook published by Alco, then "the largest builder of steam locomotives in the world."  £8.50

Loewy, Raymond  The Locomotive (Its esthetics), Trefoil Publications, 1987, pp108.  First published in 1937.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The famous American designer Raymond Lowry presents a personal selection of locomotives from around the world in the "streamline" age.  Many year ago in the 1960s the magnificent Loewy-styled GG1s of the Pennsylvania Railroad used to take me to University at Princeton.  £12.50

Meet the South African Railways, South African Railways, 1979, pp36.  Card Covers.  Landscape Format. Very Good.  An illustrated introduction to the extensive South African railway system.  All illustrations are in colour.  £2.95

Pinkepank, Jerry A and Marre, Louis  A  Diesel Spotter's Guide Update, Kalmbach, 1981, pp162. Landscape format Pb.  VG.  Includes electrics and lightweight-train power cars.  Slight wear to the covers. "Focuses on the power that has come on the scene since EMD introduced the 645 engine in 1965.  This results in some overlap with the 1973 book, but only to maintain continuity and update production totals."  £4.95

Ramaer R  Steam Locomotives of the East African Railways, D&C, 1974, pp96.  Locomotive Studies Series.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the steam engines of British East Africa including the Beyer-Garratts.  £9.50

Reed, Brian  Pennsylvania Duplexii, Profile Publishing, pp265-288.  Loco Profile 24.  There is a small price sticker on the front cover.  Soft Cover.  Very Good.  A history of the remarkable articulated passenger express locomotives built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 1930s and early 1940s.  £3.95

Reed, Brian  South African 4-8-2s, Profile Publishing, 1973, pp265-288.  Loco Profile 36.  There is a stamp on the rear cover saying that the price on the cover may no longer be correct.  Pb. Very Good.  An illustrated study with a colour centrefold.  £3.95

Robbins, David  The Blue Train: A Guide to the world's most luxurious train, and the routes which it travels, Viking, 1993, pp118.  Photographs by Steve Corner.  Large landscape format.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Some rubbing to the edges of the covers; two tears to the rear dust wrapper fold, the second leaving a small hole in the dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of South Africa's famous Blue Train.  £9.50

Sauvage, Edouard and Chapelon, Andre  La Machine Locomotive, Librairie Polytechnique Ch. Beranger, 10th edition 1947, pp667 with 521 figs.  In French.  Inscription.  Hard Cover. Near VG with slight rubbing to the covers at the head & base of the spine.  "Donnant la description des organes et du fonctionnement de la locomotive a l'usage des mecaniciens et des chauffeurs."  The French engineer Andre Chapelon was arguably the greatest of all the steam locomotive designers.  £24.50

Siviter, Roger  Focus on South African Steam, D&C, 1981.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Over 100 action-packed photographs of South African steam in the late 1970s.  £4.95

South Africa - Last Stronghold of Steam, South African Railways, 1978, pp68.  Landscape Format Pb.  VG.  Slight loss of colour on the covers.  Illustrations of South African steam locomotives, with details of each class on the facing page.  £2.95

Tourret R  Hedjaz Railway, Tourret Publishing, 1989, pp181 with numerous photographs, line drawings and tables.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The Hedjaz Railway was built by the Ottoman Turks to maintain a grip on their Arabian Empire.  Although famous because of the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia, this book is the first comprehensive railway history of the line.  £28.50

Wardale D  The Red Devil and other tales from the age of steam, author, 2002, pp522 plus 76 colour illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  Superficial wrinkling & creasing to the dust wrapper, particularly down the spine and also wear to the two rear corners. A study of the author's development work on steam locomotives on the South African Railways, in particular on the Red Devil project. Later steam locomotive developments in America and China are also considered.  £32.50

Westcott, Linn H (editor)  Model Railroader Cyclopedia Vol.1 Steam Locomotives, Kalmbach, 1960, pp272.  Very Large Landscape Format.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good. The original hardback edition.  127 individual plans of American locomotives accompanied by several hundred photographs showing the engines in various stages of their development.  £16.50

Wright, Roy V (editor)  Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice 1947, Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 13th edition 1947, pp1418.  Compiled and edited for the Association of American Railroads.  Bound in dark blue cloth with faded gold lettering.  A huge tome weighing 3.6Kg!  Small inscription.  The original invoice of 1948 is still inside the front cover.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+.  Some rubbing to the covers at the base of the spine, some curling of the corners. Definitions and typical illustrations of steam, electric and diesel locomotives for railroad and industrial service, their parts and equipment.  Also, locomotives built in America for operation in foreign countries. Includes a section on locomotive shops and engine terminals. Many builders' photographs and dimensional diagrams of steam and diesel locomotives.  £96.50

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Back Track

Back Track Vol.4 and Vol.5 (1990 and 1991).  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the “Back Track and Wheel” logo on the front. Very Good+.  Volume 4 consists of the six 1990 issues; Volume 5 consists of the six 1991 issues.  £28.50

Back Track Vol.10 1996.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel logo on the front.  Very Good+.  Volume 10 consists of the twelve 1996 issues.  £24.50

Back Track Vol.11 1997.  Bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine.  Very Good.  Volume 11 consists of the twelve 1997 issues.  £16.50

Back Track Vol.12 1998.  Bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine.  Very Good.  Volume 12 consists of the twelve 1998 issues.  £16.50

Back Track Vol.13 1999.  Bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine.  Very Good.  Volume 13 consists of the twelve 1999 issues.  £16.50

Back Track Vol.14 2000.  Bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine.  Very Good.  Volume 14 consists of the twelve 2000 issues.  £16.50

Back Track Vol.15 2001.  Bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine.  Very Good.  Volume 15 consists of the twelve 2001 issues.  £16.50

Back Track Vol.16 2002.  Bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine.  Very Good.  Volume 16 consists of the twelve 2002 issues.  £16.50

Back Track Vol.17 2003.  Bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine.  Very Good.  Volume 17 consists of the twelve 2003 issues.  £16.50

Back Track Vol.18 2004.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the Back Track and Wheel logo on the front.  Very Good+.  Volume 18 consists of the twelve 2004 issues.  £24.50

Back Track Vol.19 2005.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the “Back Track and Wheel” logo on the front.  Very Good+.  Volume 19 consists of the twelve 2005 issues.  £24.50

Back Track Vol.23 2009.  Bound in the publisher's dark green cloth featuring the “Back Track and Wheel” logo on the front.  Very Good+.  Volume 23 consists of the twelve 2009 issues.  £24.50

For individual issues of Back Track see the dedicated Back Track Page.

Midland Record

Midland Record No.2, Wild Swan, pp80.  Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Featuring: Midland Railway Signal Boxes, Train Control, Midland 15-Ton Steam Cranes, The Class 4s in their Final Condition, Bakewell Footbridge, and Water Tanks & Tank Houses.  £7.50

Midland Record No.5, Wild Swan, pp80. Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good Featuring: Barnt Green to Bromsgrove, MR Carriages Converted for Motor Train Use, Porter to Porter Signalman, St Pancras for the Continent, Gasworks Traffic in the Birmingham Area.  £7.50

Midland Record No.6, Wild Swan, pp80.  Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Featuring: Swan-Necked Cranes & Breakdown Cranes, Early Travelling Post Office Arrangements, An Overview of Early Signalling, Midland Railway Lamps, and Midland Railway Coke Wagons.  £7.50

Midland Record No.8, Wild Swan, pp80. Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Featuring: Victorian Elegance, The Effect of Mining Subsidence, Train Control, Point Levers, 12-Ton Coal Wagon, and Wellingborough Marshalling Yards Part 2.  £7.50

Midland Record No.10, Wild Swan, pp80.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Editor: Bob Essery.  Featuring: Tom King A Midland Driver, The Smith Connection, The Barnoldswick Branch, The Johnson Compounds, Midland Influence on Passenger Trains, and MR Cattle Wagon.  £7.50

Midland Record No.17, Wild Swan, pp80.  Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Featuring: Tales of the London Road, Leeds 1909, Birmingham Central Goods Station, and Midland Railway 19th Century Train Working.  £7.50

Midland Record No.18, Wild Swan, pp80.  Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Featuring: Running the Strike Gauntlet, Poplar Docks, Midland & LMS Fencing, Kirtley '240' Standard Goods Engines, Warmley, and Ryecroft Reflections.  £7.50

Midland Record No.20, Wild Swan, pp80.  Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Featuring: Didsbury Goods Shed, Richard Mountford Deeley, Midland Railway Lamps, Kirtley '480' Class Standard Goods Engines, Signalling at Nottingham, and Radstock Engine Shed Coaling Crane.  £7.50

Midland Record No.23, Wild Swan, pp80.  Editor: Bob Essery.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Featuring: Some Midland Railway Locomotive Shed Allocations and Duties c1867 - 1904 Part 1, The Longbridge & Halesowen Joint Line, Midland Railway Carriages: D530 Passenger Brake Vans, Bradford Midland Station, Edwardian Elegance - An H-Boilered 4-4-0, By the Way , and Locomotive & Tender Couplings.  £7.50

For further issues of Midland Record see the dedicated Midland Record Page

Railways and Railway World

Railways was launched by G. H. Lake in December 1939.  In August 1952 the title was changed to Railway World, and in 1960 the title was acquired by the Ian Allan. 

Railways: The Pictorial Railway Journal August 1948 Vol.9 No.100, Railway World, pp113-132.  Editor R. J. Raymond.  Fair+.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: Working the Devon Belle by O. S. Nock, A Railway Community gets its Coal by R. J. Blackmore, and A GWR Retrospect by K. A. C. Raybould.  £1.25

The Railway World April 1953 Vol.14 No.4, pp73-96.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair+.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: Footplate Troubles by O. S. Nock, The Leicester and Swannington Railway by C. R. Clinker, Locomotives of France Part 1 (continued) by L. F. E. Coombs, Some Private-Owner Wagons, Two New Standard Wagons for British Railways, Glimpses of the Narrow Gauge by J. I. C. Boyd, and Going Home by W. A. Tuplin.  £1.25

The Railway World Oct 1953 Vol.14 No.10, pp217-240.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair.  Wear to the covers at the head and base of the spine.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: Big Engines on Test by O. S. Nock, The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway by J. I. C. Boyd, The Chatham Loop Line by H. Chase, Montreux-Oberland Bernois Railway by H. Butter, Do You Read Your Tickets by W. H. Bett, More Lightweight Diesels to Replace Steam Trains, The Great North of Scotland Railway by R. W. G. Bryant, and New Standard Mixed Traffic Locomotive.  £1.25

The Railway World April 1954 Vol.15 No.4, pp73-96. Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair. Some wear to the covers at the head of the spine.  Contents include: Maids of All Work by R. S. McNaught, Locomotive Causerie: The Standards in Service by O. S. Nock, Glimpses of the Narrow Gauge by J. I. C. Boyd, A Welsh Journey Part 2 by P. W. Gentry, The N.S.R. and its Neighbours Part II: Other Companies' Workings by R. E. G. Read, The Brecon and Merthyr Railway Part II by W. Jones, Special W681: Jet Propelled by Inspector W. J. Fryer, and Motive Power Jottings by R. A. H. Weight.  £1.25

The Railway World May 1954 Vol.15 No.5, pp97-120.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair.  One-inch tear to the covers at the base of the spine.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: Coal and Firing Methods by O. S. Nock, The Brecon and Merthyr Railway Part III by W. Jones, Initials on Station Seats by W. S. Garth, Around the London Termini Forty Years Ago Part 1 by Reginald H. Coe, Motive Power Jottings by R. A. H. Weight, Metropolitan Special, Glimpses of the Narrow Gauge by J. I. C. Boyd, Diesel Trip to Swindon by B. D. Walsh and Ticket Spotlight by W. H. Bett.  £1.25

The Railway World September 1954 Vol.15 No.9, pp193-216.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair+.  Contents include: Electrification: Problems and Prospects by O. S. Nock, Electric Locomotive Working by J. B. White, Norwegian Railway Centenary: 100 Years of Norges Statsbaner, Old Friend at New Street by R. S. McNaught, Ticket Spotlight by W. H. Bett, 150th Anniversary: Swansea & Mumbles Railway, Motive Power Jottings by R. A. H. Weight, and The Passing of the 'J2' - Eastern Region.  £1.25

The Railway World April 1955 Vol.16 No.4, pp73-96.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair.  Some wear down the spine of the cover.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: The Future Role of Steam by O. S. Nock, Acton Works by J. B. White, Modernisation in the Eastern Region by A. J. White, Railways to Guildford 1844-1885 by J. Spencer Gilks, Around the Branch Lines by W. A. Camwell, Ticket Spotlight by W. H. Bett, Bridge Collapse on the G.N.R, and The London Tilbury and Southend Railway Part 2 by James F. Vickery.  £1.25

Railway World January 1957 Vol.18 No.1, pp1-32. Editor K. G. Mansell.  The 200th issue.  Fair+.  Slight wear to the covers at the base of the spine. Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: East is East and West is West by R. J. Doran, Around Switzerland on a Season Ticket by W. J. Wyse, London Lines Opened in the 1860s by G. T. Moody, Spotlight on Tickets by Wingate H. Bett, Glimpses of the Narrow Gauge by J. I. C. Boyd, Double Yellow by W. A. Tuplin, The Wrington Vale Light Railway by Colin G. Maggs, and 60 Years of Railway Photography Part 7 by W. J. Reynolds.  £1.25

Railway World March 1957 Vol.18 No.3, pp61-88.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair+.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: The Jazz Trains by R. J. Doran, Elements of the Law Applicable to Railway Travellers by Norman Jones, 60 Years of Railway Photography Part 9 by W. J. Reynolds, Modern Signalling at Potters Bar by H. C. Towers, Some Fragments of N.E.R. Locomotive History by K. Hoole, Coach of the Future: British Railways, Then and Now by Kenneth H. Leech, and Brill Branch Locomotive to be Preserved.  £1.25

Railway World May 1957 Vol.18 No.5, pp117-144.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair.  Wear to the covers at the head of the spine.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: Night Freight to the West by R. J. Doran, Plan for the London Area, Benjamin Baker: Builder of the First Underground by Frances Collingwood, Odd Man Out! Part Two: 1929-1952 by R. H. Mann, The Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway by W. A. Camwell, and British Railways Modernisation Progress.  £1.25

Railway World July 1957 Vol.18 No.7, pp173-200.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair.  Contents include: Around the Branch Lines by W. A. Camwell, The Taff Vale 0-6-2 Tank Engines by W. Jones, The Bury Line Electrics by R. K. Kirkland, Round the Appin Coast by J. I. C. Boyd, Last of the E5 Class by W.J. Reynolds, Steam Rail-Motor Cars of the L.B.&S.C.R. by H. M. Madgwick, W. H. Whitworth: An Appreciation by W. J. Reynolds, A Footnote to the L.B.&S.C.R. West Coast Line by H. C. P. Smail, Odd Man Out! by R. H. Mann, The Customer is Always Right by Signalman J. J. Searle, Cambridge by J. N. Westwood, H. Gordon Tidey Goes Out with His Camera Number One, and Ted Hailstone Retires: An Appreciation by W. J. Reynolds.  £1.25

Railway World August 1957 Vol.18 No.8, pp201-228.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair+.  Contents include: Locomotive Causerie: Merchant Navies and the Bournemouth Belle by R. J. Doran, London-Hamburg Express, The First of Many: D8000, H. Gordon Tidey Goes Out with His Camera Number Two, Hail to the Past, To Nice by Narrow Gauge by Peter F. Winding, and New Life for Old Branch Lines by Ian Cameron.  £1.25

Railway World September 1957 Vol.18 No.9, pp229-256.  Editor K. G. Mansell.  Fair.  Some wear to the covers at the head and base of the spine. Contents include: With Driver Brewer of the Stewarts Lane Boat Link, Around the Branch Lines by W. A. Camwell, To Plymouth with "The Limited" by Kenneth H. Leech, Puffers and Trams by Alan A. Jackson, I Shall Remember - Whittingham by Norman Jones and A Chapter of Accidents by K. Hoole.  £1.25

For further individual issues and bound volumes of Railway World see the dedicated Railway World Page.

Model Railways

Ahern, John H  Miniature Locomotive Construction, Percival Marshall, 1956, pp171 with 162 figs.  First published in 1948.  Foreword by J. N. Maskelyne.  Hb.  Very Good in a Poor dust wrapper.  Slight browning of the covers.  The dust wrapper is torn with some loss along the top edge - three small "V" shaped bits are missing.  A classic book on scratch building OO gauge models.  £3.95

Amos, Roger  Practical Electronics for Railway Modellers [1], PSL, 1984, pp160.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is a one-inch internally-repaired tear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A series of practical electronics projects of increasing complexity.  £2.95

Amos, Roger  Practical Electronics for Railway Modellers 2, PSL, 1985, pp174. Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A further series of practical electronics projects with sections on controllers, accessories for controllers, track circuiting, signalling systems, automatic train control, train lighting and sound effects.  £2.95

Leigh, Chris  A Railway Modeller's Picture Library, BCA/IA, 1995, pp256.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive source book of prototype material from arches to weigh bridges.  £6.95

Modellers' Back Track Vol.2 No.1: April-May 1992.  VG.  Contents: The Great Central Immingham 4-6-0s, A Little Piece of History, Same Train Different Periods, As It Was Part 2, A Yorkshire Railway Accident, The Twelve Wheelers of Wolverton - Part 2, The Ibbotson Portfolio, Common & Not So Common Goods Stock, and Introducing the Cockermouth Project.  £1.95

For further books on model railways see the main Model Railways Section.

Buses

Bus Fayre Vol.8 No.7 Jan86.  Very GoodPb.  An issue devoted entirely to an interview with Colin Curtis then Vehicle Engineering Manager, London Buses Ltd.  The article, entitled London Buses Development, is well illustrated throughout.  £0.95

For further books on buses see the main Bus Page.

Canals and Rivers

Edwards, Lewis A  Inland Waterways of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, 1950, pp440 with a large folding map of waterways.  Foreword by Robert Aickman.  Hb.  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Wear to the dust wrapper edges, particularly at the head and base of the spine.  The first edition of the standard post-war directory to the waterways.  £12.50

Roulstone, Alan and Roulstone, Michael  Fenland Waterways: A Pictorial Anthology, Balfour, 1974, pp96.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  There are several internally repaired tears to the edges of the dust wrapper.  Thirty six of Alan Roulstone's delightful watercolours with supporting text by his son Michael.  £3.95

Russell, Ronald  Waterside Pubs, D&C, 1974, pp176 with 20 plates.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Ideal for locating canalside hostelries.  £3.95

Snoxell F H  Holidays in Boats, Temple Press, 1956, pp171.  No dust wrapper.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  "The essential guide for anyone who wishes to enjoy a holiday afloat."  Includes examples of cruises on the broads, on the Thames, through Swedish Fjords and in the Netherlands.  £2.95

Stephens, Wilson  The Kennet, Muller, Blond & White, 1985, pp48.  With illustrations by Gabriel White.  Rivers of Britain Series.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper. A useful overview by a former editor of The Field.  £1.95

Stephens, Wilson  The Thames, Muller, Blond & White, 1986, pp47.  With illustrations by Gabriel White.  Rivers of Britain Series.  Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A brief portrayal by a former editor of The Field.  £1.95

Stewart, Sheila  Ramlin Rose The Boatwoman's Story, OUP, 1994, pp230.  Inscription.  Card Covers. Very Good.  Experiences of boatwomen - mainly on the Oxford Canal - through the Great War, the Depression, the Second World War, and the decline of the canals.  £2.95

Thames Conservancy, Launch Digest, 1971, pp40.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A useful booklet giving advice and information to people who use a motor launch on the upper Thames, the part of the river within the Conservator's jurisdiction.  £0.95

Vince, John  Canals & Canal Architecture: Shire Album 3, Shire Publications, 1976, pp32.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  A well-illustrated booklet.  £0.95

Vine P A L  London's Lost Route to the Sea, An historical account of the inland navigations which linked the Thames to the English Channel, D&C, 4th edition 1986, pp278 with 71 plates, 64 line figures & 16 maps.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  There is a very slight crease at the bottom of the dust wrapper.  Canals of the British Isles Series edited by Charles Hadfield.  £9.50

Ware, Michael E  Britain's Lost Waterways Volume 2: Navigations to the Sea, Moorland, 1979, pp138.  Glazed pictorial boards.  Very Good+.  The second volume of a comprehensive pictorial survey of abandoned canals - in 1979 this included the Kennet and Avon.  £5.95

Ware, Michael E  Narrow Boats at Work, Moorland, 1985, 2nd printing 1985, pp212.  "Largish" format.   Card Covers.  VG- with some slight wear at the corners.  A pictorial tribute to the narrow boat, with 212 carefully chosen photographs.  £3.95

Webb, Mike  Shroppie Boats, Pearson, 1985, pp36.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  A nostalgic album of the twilight years of commercial traffic on the Shropshire Union.  £2.95

Westlake, Roy J  Britain's Holiday Waterways - A Pictorial Tour, Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A high-quality Bradford Barton album.  £3.95

Wheat, G  On the Duke’s Cut, Transport Publishing Company, 1977, pp32 plus 10pp of black and white photos and a mileage chart of the Bridgewater Canal.  Card covers.  VG.  A well-produced booklet on the Bridgewater canal.  £1.95

Williams, Howard  The Diary of a Rowing Tour from Oxford to London in 1875 (via Warwick, Gloucester, Hereford and Bristol), Alan Sutton, 1982, pp166.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £2.95

Wykes, Alan  An Eye on the Thames, Jarrolds, 1966, pp224.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An informative anthology about the Thames from its geology and pollution to historical vignettes.  £4.95

For further books on canals and waterways see the main Canal & Maritime Section.

Industrial History

Cochran Auxiliary Marine Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1957, pp32.  Card Covers.  VG-.  There is a three-inch crease across the top front corner of the front cover, and the staples are rusty.  An illustrated booklet£1.95

Cochran Hopwood Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, pp24. No date.  Leaflet No.55.  Card Covers.  VG-. The white covers are a little bit grubby, otherwise VG.  An illustrated booklet.  "The Hopwood Type Boiler, by its ability to produce steam quickly and the fact that it can be built to fit into very restricted heights, is eminently suitable for installation on all kinds of cranes, excavators, pile driving and other movable plant."  £2.95

Cochran-Kirke Sinuflo Gas Fired Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1940, pp20.  Booklet No.62.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Cochran Marine Diesel Exhaust Gas Boilers, Cochran & Co., Annan, pp32. No date.  Booklet No.74. The name and address of the previous owner has been stamped inside the front cover.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet giving information and particulars of the four types, and some twenty sizes, of boiler suitable for employment in motor ships powered with diesel engines.  £2.95

Cochran Vertical Boilers Class A, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1961, pp40.  Booklet No.100a.  Card Covers. Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Cochrane Vertical Marine Exhaust-Gas Boilers with Vertical Sinuflo Tubes, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1953, pp11.  Booklet No.76.  The name and address of the previous owner has been stamped inside the front cover.  Card Covers.  VG- with slight creasing to the bottom front corner of the covers.  An illustrated booklet.  “Gives particulars of a Cochran vertical boiler with vertical Sinuflo tubes for operation with the Exhaust Gases of diesel engines on board ship."  £1.95

Copper in Cast Steel and Iron, Copper Development Association, revised impression 1955, pp132.  Issued by the Copper Development Association, first published 1937.  Hard Cover.  VG+.  Printed on high quality art paper.  An attractive well-illustrated book.  £2.95

Die Casting for Engineers, The New Jersey Zinc Company, New York, 1946, pp152.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  VG+.  Printed on high-quality art paper.  An attractive well-illustrated. book.  £2.95

Evans H  Vickers Against the Odds 1956/77, Hodder & Stoughton, 1978, pp287.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper edges.  How Vickers was transformed in the turbulent post-war era.  £4.95 

Extraction and Fabrication of Aluminium, Northern Aluminium Company Ltd, 1949, pp113.  No dust wrapper.  Hard Cover.  VG+.  Printed on high-quality art paper.  An attractive well-illustrated book.  £2.95

(The) Gold Fields 1887-1937, Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, 1937, pp185.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  A history of The Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, written in 1937 to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Company by Rhodes in February 1887.  £4.95

Goodall A  Introduction to Design of Shell Boilers, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp51.  Session 1947-48.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A technical paper.  £3.95

Hudson, Kenneth  The Archaeology of Industry, The Bodley Head/BCA, 1976, pp128.  Bookplate inside front cover.  Hb.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Considers mining & quarrying, working with metals, factories & mills, transport, and food & drink.  £2.95

(The) Machining of Copper and its Alloys, Copper Development Association, 1957, pp118.  First issued in 1939.  Hard Cover.  VG+.  Printed on high-quality art paper.  An attractive well-illustrated book.  £2.95

Napier, Jean  Rhosydd: A Personal View, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1999, pp53.  Card Covers.  NEW.  An brief account of the Welsh Slate Industry followed by Jean Napier's evocative photographic studies. English and Welsh text.  £4.95

Norwood, Victor G C  A Hand Full of Diamonds, T. V. Boardman and Co, 1960, pp235.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  VG-.  The top and bottom of the spine are bumped.  Marks on the cover and slightly sunned at the back.  Adventures and experiences of a diamond prospector in the jungles and diamond fields of Guiana and Brazil.  £3.95

Notes on Cochran Boiler Practice, Cochran & Co., Annan, 1960, pp40.  First published in 1939.  Booklet No.65.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight wear to the covers at the base of the spine.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Richards, Alun John  Slate Quarrying at Corris, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1994, pp144.  Card Covers.  NEW.  Traces the history of slate quarrying at Corris from Tudor times to the present day.  £3.95

Richards, Alun John  Slate Quarrying in Wales, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1995, pp232.  Card Covers.  NEW.  Traces the history of slate quarrying in Wales from its earliest beginnings up to the present day.  £3.95

Spreadbury F G  Electronic Stroboscopes, Tachometers, and Flash-Lamps, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp79 with 51 figs.  Session 1948-49.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A technical paper.  £3.95

Standing, Basil  The Moment Distribution Method for Continuous Beams and Framed Structures, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp43 with 42 figs.  Session 1948-49.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  A technical paper.  £3.95

Waterhouse T  Design of Transformers, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp103 with 48 figs.  Session 1945-46.  Card Covers.  Fair+.  The cream covers are a bit grubby.  A technical paper.  £3.95

For further industrial history books see the main Industrial History Section.

 

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