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'45562'  London Midland Steam on Shed, Bradford Barton, 1978, pp96.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  A Bradford Barton original with a red "speckled" hardback cover.  There is an internally-repaired tear at the base of the dust wrapper spine.  4.95

'45562'  London Midland Steam on Shed 2, Bradford Barton, pp96. Undated.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A Bradford Barton original in a red "speckled" hardback cover.  Pictorial album.  5.95

Allen, G Freeman and Whitehouse, Patrick  Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy, Peerage Books, 1988, pp216.  First published in 1982 by David and Charles.  Small inscription, the number "235."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A compilation of 300 of Treacy's best photographs, including 24 pages of coloured shots.  3.95

Awdry, Christopher  Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies, Guild/PSL, 1990, pp288.  "Largish" format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Several small internally repaired tears to the dust wrapper.  Details of the over 1000 different railway companies that built Britain's railways.  7.50

Bairstow, Martin  The 'Little' North Western - Skipton, Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Clapham, Ingleton, Low Gill, author, 1990, pp96.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A well-illustrated history.  10.50

Bairstow, Martin  Railways in Ireland Part 3: Dublin & South Eastern, Midland Great Western, Fishguard & Rosslare, and Dublin United Tramways, author, pp128.  No date.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A well-illustrated survey.  10.50

Baker, Michael  The Changing London Midland Scene 1948-1983, IA, 1983, pp112.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Dust wrapper internally repaired at the head of the spine.  The rapidly changing railway scene during the first 35 years of British Rail.  2.95

Banks, Chris  British Railways Past and Present No.23 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Past and Present, 2005, pp160.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Very minor creasing at the bottom front corner of the covers; also a vertical crease line in the first few pages including the introduction.  Over 90 locations including Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield, Ambergate, Buxton, Retford, and Newark.  3.95

Bates, Chris and Bairstow, Martin  Railways in North Lincolnshire: Doncaster - Scunthorpe - Grimsby - Cleethorpes, Retford - Lincoln - Barnetby - Immingham - New Holland, Axholme Joint - North Lindsey - Lincolnshire Coast, Martin Bairstow, 2005, pp112.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated history.  8.50

Beck, Keith M  The West Midland Lines of the GWR, IA, 1983, pp112.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton (The Old Worse and Worse) and associated lines.  6.95

Bloom, Alan  Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, Jarrold, 1979, pp32, 68 illustrations (51 colour) and a map.  Jarrold Railway Series 1.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  0.95

Bodlander A, Hambly M, Leadbetter H, Southern D and Weatherley S  Wrexham Railways: A Collection of Pictures, Bridge Books, 1992, pp72.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  "The photographs cover all the lines which served Wrexham."  7.50

Bodlander A, Hambly M, Leadbetter H, Southern D and Weatherley S  Wrexham Railways: A Collection of Pictures Vol.2. Bridge Books, 1993, pp60.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  "Aims to examine some key locations in greater depth and to present further previously unpublished material."  7.50

Body, Geoffrey  Riviera Express: The Train and Its Route, British Rail (Western) and Avon Anglia, 1979, pp32.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated history of the Cornish Riviera Express, published to commemorate the introduction of HSTs to the West of England main line.  1.95

Body, Geoffrey  Oxford - Hereford Line, British Rail (Western) / Avon Anglia, 1985, pp32.  No.5 in the series Western at Work.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  "A description of the history, route and operation of a rail artery through the Cotswold and Malvern countryside."  1.95

Body, Geoffrey  Western Handbook: A Digest of GWR & WR Data, British Rail (Western) and Avon-Anglia, 1985, pp64.  Inscription.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Volume Two of two volumes published to mark the 150th anniversary of the Great Western Railway and its successor British Rail (Western).  1.95

Booth A J  A Railway History of Denaby & Cadeby Collieries, Industrial Railway Society, 1990, pp130.  Inscription.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A well-researched history of the two "sister" pits at Denby in Yorkshire.  9.50

Bradley, Roger  GWR Two Cylinder 4-6-0s and 2-6-0s, Guild/D&C, 1988, pp96.  Published by Guild Publishing by arrangement with David & Charles.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history, well-illustrated throughout.  4.95

Bray, Nigel S M  A Wiltshire Railway Remembered: The Devizes Branch, Picton Publishing, 2nd printing 1992, pp92.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  The red lettering on the spine has faded.  Traces the story of the Devizes line from the first proposals in the 1830s until closure in the 1960s.  5.95

Breckon, Don  Don Breckon's Great Western Railway, D&C, 2003, pp80.  First published in 1992.  Landscape Format Pb.  Very Good.  A selection of Don Breckon's Great Western oil paintings reproduced in colour.  3.95

Briwnant-Jones Gwyn  Railway through Talerddig, Gomer Press, 1990, pp144.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The Story of the Newtown & Machynlleth and Associated Railways in the Dyfi Valley.  6.95

Briwnant-Jones, Gwyn  Welsh Steam: Railway Photographs at National Library of Wales, University of Wales Press, 1991, pp90.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A picture of a narrow gauge Welsh freight train has been neatly pasted on the blank fly leaf at the front.  Slight foxing on the prelininary title page.  Nick to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine, loss of colour down the spine.  Ninety-five illustrations with informative captions.  3.95

Brown, Murray  The Deltics Rail 3 Portfolios, Jane's, 1985, pp64.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  An all-colour pictorial tribute.  5.95

Casserley H C  Service Suspended: A pictorial souvenir of British passenger services which are no longer in operation, IA, 1951, pp40.  Card Covers.  Very Good-.  Some superficial wear down the spine of the covers.  A fascinating collection of photographs from long closed lines (pp3-32) plus a list of withdrawn passenger services.  3.95

Catchpole L T  The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 1895-1935, Oakwood, 7th edition 1988, pp84 plus pp44 of illustrations.  Oakwood Library No.51.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour on the spine.  The much enlarged latter edition.  3.95

Chapman, Stephen  Selby & Goole, Bellcode, 2002, pp112.  Railway Memories No.14.  Card Covers. Very Good.  With sections on: Selby & the East Coast main line, The York & North Midland, Milford - Selby - Staddlethorpe, Staddlethorpe - Goole, The Lanky & Goole Docks, The Axholme Joint, and Modern Memories.  7.50

Clinker C R  The Railways of Cornwall 1809-1963, David & Charles, 1963, pp32.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Some browning of the covers.  "A list of authorising acts of parliament, opening and closing dates, with other historical information, compiled from original and contemporary sources."  8.50

Clinker C R  The West Somerset Railway: A history in pictures with an account by C R Clinker, Exmoor Press, 1st edition 1980, pp64.  Card Covers.  Near VG.  Slight browning on the front cover.  A history in pictures of the Great Western's Minehead branch with an account by C R Clinker.  1.95

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.  Very Good.  Slight fading of the red background colour on the front cover.  An illustrated history of the Great Western's Minehead branch.  2.95

Coltas, Gordon  Names & Nameplates of British Steam Locomotives: 2. GWR & Absorbed, Heyday, 1985, pp80.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A well-illustrated guide to all named locomotives owned by the Great Western after 1922.  2.95

Conolly, Philip  British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer, IA, 5th edition 1976, pp84.  Inscription.  Glazed boards with ring binder.  VG-.  Some rubbing to the corners of the covers; contents VG.  A standard reference work of the railway system before 1923.  3.95

Cookson P  London Midland Steam in Yorkshire, Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A Bradford Barton original with red "speckled" covers.  5.95

Denton, Brian and Warwick, David  The Class 50s, Airtime Publishing, 1991, pp64.  Mainline Colour Albums No.1.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  An all-colour album.  6.95

Dobson, Peter and Chalcraft, John  BR Motive Power Panorama, IA, 1981, pp128.  Hb.   VG in a VG- dust wrapper with the dust wrapper internally repaired at the head of the spine.  A comprehensive pictorial review of the 1970s diesel scene.  2.95

Durrant, A E (Dusty)  Swindon Apprentice, Runpast, 1989, pp216.  "Largish" format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Some minor wear on the dust wrapper.  Dusty Durrant relates his experiences as a premium apprentice at Swindon immediately after the war.  9.50

Farr, Michael; Lovell, Robert; Maggs, Colin G; and Whetmath, Charles  The Wrington Vale Light Railway, Avon Anglia, 1978, pp28.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated history of a rural light railway situated in the Mendips area of Somerset which became part of the Great Western Railway.  3.95

Field, Kenneth and Stephenson, Brian  Pennine Steam, IA, 1989, pp128.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  An atmospheric album of steam in the Pennine area, on the eastern frontier of Lancashire and the western edge of Yorkshire.  3.95

Fox, Michael J  Railways in and Around Taunton: Somerset & North Devon, Foxline, 1986, pp96. Scenes from the Past:34.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A largely pictorial survey.  9.50

Fox, Peter and Pritchard  Preserved Locomotives of British Railways, Platform 5, 13th edition 2009, pp160.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A complete guide to all preserved steam, diesel & electric locomotives, and dmus & emus.  2.95

Freezer C J  V2 Class Green Arrows, Haynes, 1984, pp56.  Super Profile Series.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Slight rubbing to the corners of the covers.  A tribute to a famous Gresley class, with both colour and black & white illustrations.  2.95

Garratt, Colin  British Steam Nostalgia, BCA/Thorsons, 1987, pp144.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A volume of Colin Garratt's early photographs with sections on the GWR, the LMS, Industrials, BR, the Southern and the LNER.  Mainly black & white, but with some colour.  2.95

Gosling, John B  Depot and Stabling Directory Guide Book of British Rail Establishments, author, 5th edition, pp40.  No date.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  2.95

Hajducki, S Maxwell  A Railway Atlas of Ireland, D&C, 1974.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good. pp72.  Forty pages of maps plus an index and gazetteer. The maps show the railway system of Ireland in 1925, just prior to the Irish grouping.  12.50

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming on the Western Region: Vol.3, Defiant Publications, 1989, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Two tiny dents on the bottom edges of the covers - the surface of the glazed boards has not been broken.  3.95

Harris, Ken  The 50s Rail 2 Portfolios, Janes, 1984, pp64.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Spine sunned.  An all-colour pictorial tribute.  5.95

Harris, Michael (Editor)  This is York: Major Rail Centre, IA, 1980, pp56.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  A collection of well illustrated articles about the railways in and around York.  1.95

Healy, John  The Last Days of Steam in Buckinghamshire, Alan Sutton, 1989, pp136.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A pictorial survey.  3.95

Holland, Julian  Steaming Across Britain: A journey through the golden era of steam railways, AA, 2011, pp256 with 300 illustrations.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper. There is a three-inch internally repaired tear in the dust wrapper fold.  Examines thirty three lines across the six British Rail regions.  3.95

Hoole, Ken  An Illustrated History of NER Locomotives, OPC, 1988, pp255.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A detailed illustrated study of all North Eastern locomotives either built after 1880 or still in existence in 1894.  24.50

Hughes, Geoffrey  LNER 4-6-0s at Work, IA, 1st edition 1988, pp128.  At Work Series.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The original Ian Allan edition.  A comprehensive study of North Eastern, Great Central, Great Eastern, Gresley, and Thompson 4-6-0s.  6.95

Irish Railways in Pictures No.1: The Great Northern, Irish Railway Record Society, 1st edition 1976, pp33.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Covers the years from 1930 onwards.  4.95

Irish Railways in Pictures No.2: The Midland Great Western Line, Irish Railway Record Society, 1990, pp33.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A pictorial album.  4.95

James M R  Abbeys, Great Western Railway, 2nd Impression 1926, pp154 with 100 illustrations, 56 drawings, 13 plans, 7 colour plates and a folding map in a pocket at the rear.  With a chapter on monastic life and buildings by A. Hamilton Thompson.  Felix J. C. Pole General Manager.  "Largish" format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good- in a Fair to Poor dust wrapper.  The covers are rubbed at the top and base of the spine and there is wear to the bottom rear corner.  There is also some foxing to the preliminary pages. The dust wrapper has been internally repaired, and there is slight loss at the various extremities and also two small holes on the front page.  A Great Western sale publication.  8.50

Jenkinson, David and Whitehouse, Patrick  Eric Treacy's LMS, OPC, 1988, pp192.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  David Jenkinson's informative captions, based on his encyclopaedic knowledge of the LMS, make this one of the best Treacy albums.  4.95

Johnston, Howard  The Peaks Rail 4 Portfolios, Janes, 1985, pp64.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Top corners very slightly bumped.  An all-colour album.  6.95

Johnston, Howard  Preserved BR Diesel and Electric Traction Handbook, Janes, 1987, pp143.  Pb.  VG.  120 preserved locomotives are illustrated & described.  1.95

Jones, Gwyn Briwnant and Dunstone, Denis  The Vale of Neath Line: Neath to Pontypool Road, Gomer Press, 2nd edition 1999, pp221 with 300 illustrations, 28 in colour.  Second edition with additional colour illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of this Welsh railway that was absorbed by the Great Western.  16.50

Jones N and Bentley J M  Railways of the High Peak: Onwards to Cromford and High Peak Junction, Foxline, pp96.  Scenes from the Past: 37 (Part Two).  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Covers the rest of the Cromford & High Peak Railway.  9.50

Kelley, Philip J  Great Western Road Vehicles Appendix, OPC, 1982, 211 illustrations.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Photographs and drawings of Great Western vehicles.  7.50

Leech, K and Higson, M F  Pendennis Castle 4079, Roundhouse, 1962, pp32.  Pb.  Very Good.  Slight browning of the covers.  An illustrated history of a famous member of the Castle Class that distinguished itself on the LNER in 1925.  2.95

LM Pacifics: A Pictorial Tribute, Roundhouse, 1967, pp116.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Some sellotape stains on the covers under the dust wrapper.  One of a select number of albums from the Roundhouse stable.  5.95

Locomotives Illustrated 82: From Cock o' the North to Blue Peter, IA, March/April92, pp40.  Editor: Chris Leigh, Picture Editor: Brian Stephenson.  Introduction by D. H. Landau.  Large Format Pb.  Near VG.  The Gresley P2 2-8-2s, and the Thompson & Peppercorn A2s.  2.50

Locospotters' Annual 1969, IA, pp64.  Editor: C. J. Allen.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  1.95

MacDermot E T  History of the Great Western Railway: Vol. I 1833-1863, IA, 1972, pp490, pp31 of illustrations and numerous figs.  Revised by C R Clinker.  First published by the Great Western Railway in 1927.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The definitive history of the Great Western Railway.  12.50

MacDermot E T  History of the Great Western Railway: Vol. 2 1863-1921,  IA, 1972, pp362, pp33 of illustrations and numerous figs in the text.  First published by the Great Western Railway in 1931.  Revised by C R Clinker.  Hb.  VG in a  VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  The second volume of MacDermot's definitive history of the Great Western Railway.  9.50

Maggs, Colin  Branch Lines of Gloucestershire, Alan Sutton, 1991, pp146.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  A brief history of each branch followed by a pictorial tribute.  4.95

Maggs, Colin  The Last Days of Steam in Bristol and Somerset, Alan Sutton, 1992, pp192.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A wide-ranging selection of photographs.  3.95

Maggs, Colin  Branch Lines of Berkshire, Berkshire Books/AS, 1993, pp145.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A largely pictorial survey of the thirteen branch lines in Berkshire.  3.95

Maggs, Colin  Branch Lines of Warwickshire, AS, 1994, pp146.  Hb.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Illustrated histories of the branch lines in Warwickshire.  3.95

Maggs, Colin  Branch Lines of Devon: Plymouth, West and North Devon, Alan Sutton, 1995, pp146.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  The second of two volumes dealing with the branch lines of Devon.  5.95

Maggs, Colin  Colin Maggs' West of England, Alan Sutton, 1st edition 1998, pp184 with 300 illustrations.  The original Alan Sutton edition.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A history of the railways of the West of England from their beginnings to the present day, supported by a superb collection illustrations with detailed captions.  4.95

Maggs, Colin G  The GWR Swindon to Bath Line, Sutton Publishing, 2003, pp183 with over 200 illustrations.  "Largish" format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history of the Great Western main line from Swindon to Bath.  8.50

Matheson, Rosa  The GWR Story, The History Press, 2010, pp128.  Small landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  "Traces the history of the Great Western Railway covering topics such as the company, its engines and carriages, its engineers - including Gooch, Dean, Armstrong, Collett, Churchward and, of course, Brunel - as well as the battle of the gauges.  Full of little-known facts and figures and with numerous photographs and memorabilia as well as a timeline, it is a tale full of record breakers and mighty achievements waiting to be retold to a modern age."  1.95

Montague, Keith  Great Western, OPC, 1976, pp64.  The Pocket Railway Books - No.2.  Old name & address sticker inside the front cover.  Card Covers with a ring binding.  Near VG.  An early OPC publication featuring a collection of pre-nationalisation illustrations of the Great Western.  2.95

Montague, Keith  British Railways Standard Steam, OPC, 1977, pp64.  Pocket Railway Books - No.3. Card Covers with a wire binding.  Very Good.  A pictorial survey.  1.95

Morris, John  The Railways of Pembrokeshire, H. G. Walters, 1981, pp256 with 43 pictures and 13 maps.  Card Covers.  Fair.  Superficial wear to the edges of the covers and vertical creasing to the spine.  A comprehensive history of the railways of Pembrokeshire - an unusual item, but only in fair condition.  5.95

Mountford, Eric R and Kidner R W  The Aberdare Railway, Oakwood Press, pp128.  Oakwood Library of Railway History No.95.  No date, but largely compiled by Eric Mountford between 1971 and 1973, with additional notes added later by Colin Chapman and Roger Kidner.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Built to exploit the rich coal deposits in the Aberdare or Cynon Valley, the Aberdare Railway became part of the Taff Vale and later the Great Western Railway.  9.50

Mountford E R  A Register of GWR Absorbed Coaching Stock 1922/3, Oakwood Press, 1978, pp77 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Remains of old price stickers on both the front and rear covers.  Covers the Welsh railways incorporated into the Great Western at The Grouping, plus the Midland & South Western Junction Railway.  "Lists every vehicle taken into GW stock, with the principal basic details for each as known at the time of compilation."  12.50

Mountford, Eric R  The Barry Railway: Diagrams and Photographs of Locomotives, Coaches and Wagons, Oakwood, 1987, pp80.  Series X47.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  "Intended to illustrate the position at the end of the Barry Railway period (1922), although it has been necessary to include some later photographs."  8.50

Mountford E and Sprinks N  The Taff Vale Lines to Penarth, Oakwood Press, 1993, pp128 with a large folding map of Penarth Dock and Harbour in the rear.  Locomotion Papers No.185.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Includes the Ely Tidal Harbour and Railway; Penarth Harbour, Dock and Railway; Penarth Extension Railway; and Cardiff, Penarth and Cadoxton - juxta - Barry Junction Railway.  12.50

Mourton, Stephen and Pixton, Bob  Birmingham-Bristol Portrait of a Famous Midland Route Part 1: Birmingham to Cheltenham, Runpast, 2001, pp96.  Large Format Pb.  Generally VG+ but with slight creasing to the rear cover.  A largely pictorial study.  4.95

Mourton, Stephen and Pixton, Bob  Birmingham - Bristol Portrait of a Famous Midland Route Part 2: Cheltenham to Bristol and Bath, Runpast, 2003, pp96.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  A largely pictorial study.  7.50

Nock O S  British Railways in Action, Nelson, 1956, pp228, coloured frontis and 48 black & white illustrations.  Hb.    VG in a Poor dust wrapper.  Inscription under the dust wrapper flap.  Slight foxing to the pager edges, repaired dust wrapper with some loss.  Ossie Nock vividly describes the complexities and difficulties of operating the steam-powered railway network in the immediate post war era.  3.95

Nock O S  Great Western: Pre-Grouping Railway Scene No.1, IA, 1975, pp96.  Inscription.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is a tiny internally-repaired nick in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A pictorial album based on the Rixon Bucknall photographic collection.  4.95

Nock O S  Standard Gauge Great Western 4-4-0s Part 1 Inside Cylinder Classes 1894-1910, D&C, 1977, pp96.  David & Charles Locomotive Monographs Series.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. As seems to be always the case with this first volume, the original green on the front and spine of the dust wrapper has faded, otherwise VG in a VG dust wrapper. 

Standard Gauge Great Western 4-4-0s Part 2 Counties to the Close 1904-1961, D&C, 1978, pp96.  David & Charles Locomotive Monographs Series.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The two volumes together: 24.50

Nock O S  The Limited: The Story of the Cornish Riviera Express, A&U, 1979, pp94 with 61 illustrations.  Steam Past Series.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine and at the top corners; loss of colour down the spine.  3.95

Nock O S  150 Years of Main Line Railways, D&C, 1980, pp191.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.   The dust wrapper spine is slightly sunned.  A history of Britain's railways from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway to Inter-City.  3.95

Somerset and Dorset in the Fifties and Sixties by Ivo Peters

Peters, Ivo  The Somerset and Dorset in the Fifties Vol. 1 - 1950-1954, OPC, 1st edition 1980, 260 plates.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper, slight wear at the top front corner.  Superb photographs from Ivo Peters who will always be associated with the Somerset and Dorset.  4.95

Peters, Ivo  The Somerset and Dorset in the Fifties Vol. 2 - 1955-1959, OPC, 1984, 231 plates.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The second volume of Ivo Peter's pictorial tribute to the Somerset and Dorset.  4.95

Alternatively The Somerset and Dorset in the Fifties Vol.1 and 2 for only 7.90

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Pixton, Bob  North Midland Portrait of a Famous Route Part.1: Derby to Chesterfield, Runpast, 2000, pp80.  Small inscription, the number "881."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A pictorial study of the line.  6.95

Pixton, Bob  North Midland Portrait of a Famous Route Part.2: Chesterfield - Sheffield Rotherham, Runpast, 2001, pp96.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  The second part of a pictorial study of the line.  Both the original line avoiding Sheffield and the new 1870 route through Sheffield are included.  8.50

Potter, Margaret  Smoke over Shap, BBC, 1975, pp128.  Illustrated by Tony Morris.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Some wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  Railway fiction for the young enthusiast about building the line over Shap, broadcast by the BBC as a six-part serial in 1975.  2.95

Preedy, Norman E  North Eastern Pacifics: A Pictorial Survey, Enterprise Transport Books/Bradford Barton, pp96.  An undated reprint first published in 1974.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  3.95

Ransome-Wallis P  The Last Steam Locomotives of British Railways, IA, 2nd edition 1973, pp191.  First published in 1966.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive class-by-class survey.  A classic album from the 1960s.  3.95

Robertson, Kevin  Devon and Cornwall Railways in Old Photographs, Alan Sutton, 1989, pp144.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Both the Great Western and London & South Western Railway lines in Devon and Cornwall are covered.  3.95

Robertson, Kevin  Somerset and Avon Railways in Old Photographs, Alan Sutton, 1997, pp143.  First published in 1990.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  With sections on: Bath to Wellington, Bristol to Winterbourne, Frome to Athelney, Yatton & Yeovil, West of Taunton, Branch and Cross-Country Routes, and Somerset & Dorset.  2.95

Roche T W E  Plymouth and Launceston, Branch-Line Handbooks, 2nd edition 1965, pp32.  Branch-Line Handbooks No.15.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight browning of the covers.  An illustrated history of the Great Western branch to Launceston.  6.95

Roche T W E  Go Great Western, Branch Line Handbooks and West Country Handbooks, 1st edition 1966, pp64.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight browning to the covers.  Reminiscences of the GWR main line and branches in Devon.  6.95

Roche T W E  Cornish Riviera Limited: A Review of the Life of a Famous Train, Town & Country Press, 1969, pp24.  Card Covers.  Landscape Format.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  1.95

Rowland, Don  British Railway Wagons: The first half million, Leopold, 1996, pp192 with 175 illustrations and 109 drawings.  First published by David and Charles in 1985.  "Largish" format.  Glazed boards with dust wrapper.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A history of traditional four-wheel wagon construction on British Rail.  7.50

Russell J H  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Absorbed Engines, OPC, 1st edition 1978, pp280.  Small inscription, the number "387."  Large Format Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive pictorial record.  12.50

Russell J H  The Banbury and Cheltenham Railway 1887-1962, OPC, 1984, pp140.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A largely pictorial history of the Great Western cross-country line from Banbury to Cheltenham.  7.50

Semmens, Peter  The Heyday of GWR Train Services, D&C, 1990, pp184.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive study the passenger train services provided by the Great Western Railway between the wars.  4.95

Shenton, Roger  Changing Tracks: The Photographs of a Midlands Railwayman 1946-1994, Midland Publishing Limited, 1995, pp176.  Small inscription, the number "295."  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the dust wrapper spine. One enthusiast's records of how the very essence of the railway changed in the decades after nationalisation.  3.95

Sixsmith, Ian  The Book of the Coronation Pacifics, Irwell Press, 1998, pp100.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A well-illustrated history.  8.50

Smith, Peter  An Historical Survey of the Forest of Dean Railways, Layouts and Illustrations, OPC, 1983, pp144.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Plans and illustrations of the stations and junctions of the Great Western and Severn & Wye Railways in the Forest of Dean.  16.50

Somewhere Along the Line: The Story of the Banbury and Cheltenham Railway and the people Associated with It 1887-1987, Hook Norton Local History Group, 2nd edition 1993, pp38.  Second (illustrated edition).  Text by Barbara Brown, illustrations by Brian Clay.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated history published to mark the centenary of the line.  7.50

Steele A K  Great Western Broad Gauge Album, OPC, 1972, pp80.  Landscape format.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An early OPC album devoted to the broad gauge.  6.95

Taylor, Stuart  The Railways of Colne, Lancashire, Foxline, 1994, pp104.  Scenes from the Past: 23.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  9.50

Taylor, Stuart  Journeys by Excursion Train Home to East Lancashire Part Four: Return from Blackpool (Central) via the Coast Line St Annes, Ansdell & Fairhaven, and Lytham, Foxline, 1995, pp128.  Scenes from the Past: 26: Part Four.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  The fourth volume in this series of pictorial journeys to the Lancashire coast.  12.50

Thomas, David St John  A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Vol.1: The West Country, Phoenix, 1st edition 1960, pp212 with a folding map in the rear.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper with slight wear along the edge of the dust wrapper.  A first edition of the book that launched the monumental History of Railways Series, later published by David & Charles.  4.95

Thomas, David St John and Rocksborough-Smith, Simon  Summer Saturdays in the West, D&C, 1983, pp173.  Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A unique study of Western Region holiday operations to the West Country on Saturday 27 July 1957, set in the context of GW summer services.  4.95

Thompson, Alan and Groundwater, Ken  British Railways Past and Present No.11 North Yorkshire (Part I): York and Selby, the Dales, and Skipton to Garsdale, Past & Present Publishing, 2002, pp128.  Pb.  VG+.  Featuring over 50 locations including York, Northallerton, Selby, Harrogate, Skipton, Ribblehead and Garsdale.  3.95

Timms, Peter  Working at Swindon Works 19301960, Tempus, 2007, pp160 with 100 illustrations.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated history of the main Great Western Railway works at Swindon.   4.95

Today's Railways Review of the Year

Today's Railways Review of the Year Vol.1 (1987), Platform 5, pp144.  Editors: Howard Johnston & Steven Knight.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive review of all the major railway events in 1987.   3.95

Today's Railways Review of the Year Vol.2 (1988), Platform 5, 1989, pp144.  Editors: Steven Knight and Peter Fox.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive review of all the major railway events in 1988.  3.95

Today's Railways Review of the Year Vol.3 (1989), Platform 5, 1990, pp144.  Editors: David Carter and Peter Fox.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive review of all the major railway events in 1989.  3.95.

Today's Railways Review of the Year Vol.4 (1990), Platform 5, 1991, pp144.  Editors: Peter Fox and David Carter.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is a small closed tear at the head of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive review of all the major railway events in 1990.  3.95

Alternatively all four volumes,  Today's Railways Review of the Year Vol.1-4, for only 12.50.

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Tomkins, Richard and Sheldon, Peter  Swindon and the GWR, Alan Sutton & Redbrick, 1990, pp132.  In association with the Great Western Railway Museum, Swindon.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A pictorial record of the Great Western in Swindon, based largely on the archives of the Swindon Railway Museum.  4.95

Tuplin W A  Great Western Steam, Allen & Unwin, 2nd edition 1965, pp194.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been neatly protected with a clear adhesive covering. Professor Tuplin's first book on Great Western steam and one of the best one-volume appraisals of Great Western practice.  4.95

Tuplin W A  Great Western Saints and Sinners, Allen & Unwin, 1st edition 1971, pp200.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  Some wear to the edges of the dust wrapper and to the corners.  Professor Tuplin's second book on Great Western steam.  "A study of Great Western steam, attempting to reach a balanced evaluation of all the principal locomotives, from the company's beginning."  4.95

Tuplin W A  Great Western Power, Allen & Unwin, 1975, pp215.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Professor Tuplin's third and final book on Great Western steam.  7.50

Turner, Keith and Susan  The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway, D&C, 1982, pp48.  Glazed Boards.  Near VG.  Slight rubbing to the corners of the glazed boards.  A detailed history of this minor line which was once part of the Colonel Stephen's empire.  4.95

Vaughan, Adrian  Great Western Portrait: 1913-1921, OPC, 1971, pp59.  A coloured card depicting a 45XX on the Ashburton Branch has been pasted on the flyleaf opposite the title page.  Landscape format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  There is a stray bit of sellotape inside the front cover.  Also, the dust wrapper has been repaired at the head of the spine.  A collection of pre-grouping Great Western photographs taken by Bill Kenning.  5.95

Vaughan, John  The Power of the 50s, OPC, 1979, 239 illustrations.  Power Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head and base of the spine.  5.95

Vaughan, John  Class 50s at Work, IA, 1986, pp128 with technical contributions from Michael Hunt.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the Class 50s in the At Work Series.  8.50

Wainwright S D  Steam in West Cheshire and the North Wales Border, IA, 1981, pp96.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  "No 2 Volume" written on the flyleaf.  An album focusing on the area around Chester.  3.95

Waters, Laurence  London: The Great Western Lines, IA, 1993, pp160.  Britain's Rail Super Centres Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the Great Western lines into Paddington.  5.95

Welch, Michael  Lancashire Steam Finale, Runpast, 2004, pp72.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Small inscription, the number "985", inside the front cover.  An all-colour album depicting the final years of steam in Lancashire.  2.95

Whitehouse P B  The LMS in the West Midlands, OPC, 1984, 262 plates.  Small inscription, the number "475."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The top corners of the covers are slightly bumped.  An excellent pictorial survey of the 1923-1948 period.  4.95

Whiteley, John and Morrison, Gavin  British Railways Past and Present No.2: South and West Yorkshire, SLP, 1st edition 1986, pp84.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Over 170 photographs from over 70 locations including Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield.  4.95

Woodley, Richard  The Day of the Holiday Express: Western Region Services on 9 July 1960, IA, 1996, pp184.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Well-illustrated throughout.  Recalls what Western Region rail services were like on one summer's Saturday in July 1960, and how the railway coped with the holiday traffic on one of the busiest days of the year.  5.95

The Industrial Railway Record

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.1 1962-1966, Birmingham Locomotive Club, pp312 with an eight page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover. Very Good.  Vol.1 consists of the first twelve issues of Industrial Railway Record.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.2 1967-1968, Industrial Railway Society, pp364 with a ten page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.2 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.13-22.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.3 1969-1970, Industrial Railway Society, pp384 with a eleven page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine.  Vol.3 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.23-34.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.4 1971-1973, Industrial Railway Society, pp372 with a thirteen page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover. Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine.  Vol.4 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.35-46.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.5 1973-1975, Industrial Railway Society, pp396 with a thirteen page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine.  Vol.5 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.37-58.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.6 1975-1977, Industrial Railway Society, pp408 with a 14 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine.  Vol.6 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.59-69.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.7 1977-1979, Industrial Railway Society, pp392 with a 14 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Vol.7 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.70-81.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.8 1979-1982, Industrial Railway Society, pp460 with a 14 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.8 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.82-93.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.9 1982-1986, Industrial Railway Society, pp436 with a 14 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The covers are slightly bumped at the top of the spine.  Vol.10 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.94-105.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.10 1986-1989, Industrial Railway Society, pp424 with a 14 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.10 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.106-117.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.11 1989-1992, Industrial Railway Society, pp452 with a 15 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.11 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.118-129.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.12 1992-1995, Industrial Railway Society, pp484 with a 14 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.12 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.130-141.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.13 1995-1998, Industrial Railway Society, pp536 with a 15 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Vol.13 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.142-153.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.14 1998-2001, Industrial Railway Society, pp532 with a 15 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.14 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.154-165.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.15 2001-2004, Industrial Railway Society, pp528 with a 14 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Vol.15 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.166-177.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.16 2004-2007, Industrial Railway Society, pp556 with a 16 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine. Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.16 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.178-189.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.17 2007-2010, Industrial Railway Society, pp576 with a 16 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.17 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.190-201.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.18 2011-2013, Industrial Railway Society, pp576 with a 16 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  Vol.18 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.202-213.  16.50

The Industrial Railway Record Vol.19 2013-2016, Industrial Railway Society, pp576 with a 16 page index at the front.  In the official dark green binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Vol.19 consists of Industrial Railway Records No.214-225.  16.50

For individual issues of The Industrial Railway Record see the dedicated Industrial Railway Record Page.

The Railway Observer

The Railway Observer Vol.10, 1938, RCTS, pp430.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+.  The twelve issues from 1938.  24.50

The Railway Observer Vol.11, 1939, RCTS, pp390 with index.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hb.  Very Good+.  The twelve issues from 1939.  24.50

The Railway Observer Vol.17 & 18, 1947 & 1948, RCTS, pp220 & pp254.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Some slight foxing to the page edges.   The twenty four issues from Vol.17 and Vol.18.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.19 & 20, 1949 & 1950, RCTS, pp306 & pp304.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twenty four issues from Vol.19 and Vol.20.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.21 & 22, 1951 & 1952, RCTS, pp308 & pp320.  There is an index for Vol.22.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twenty four issues from Vol.21 and Vol.22.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.23 & 24, 1953 & 1954, RCTS, pp366 & pp386.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Some light foxing to the page edges.  The twenty four issues from Vol.23 and Vol.24.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.25 & 26, 1955 & 1956, RCTS, pp404 & pp368.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Some slight foxing to the page edges.  The twenty four issues from Vol.25 and Vol.26.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.27 & 28, 1957 & 1958, RCTS, pp346 & pp400.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Some very slight foxing to the page edges.  The twenty four issues from Vol.27 and Vol.28.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.29 & 30, 1959 & 1960, RCTS, pp400 & pp412.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twenty four issues from Vol.29 and Vol.30.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.31 & 32, 1961 & 1962, RCTS, pp412 & pp412.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twenty four issues from Vol.31 and Vol.32.  A 16-page index for Vol.32 (1962) has been inserted in the rear.  28.50

The Railway Observer Vol.33, 1963, RCTS, pp404.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.33.  20.50

The Railway Observer Vol.34, 1964, RCTS, pp412.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.34.  20.50

The Railway Observer Vol.35, 1965, RCTS, pp424. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover. Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.35.  20.50

The Railway Observer Vol.36, 1966, RCTS, pp416.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.36.  20.50

The Railway Observer Vol.37, 1967, RCTS, pp432 with an index.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.37.  20.50

The Railway Observer Vol.38, 1968, RCTS, pp452 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.38.  20.50

The Railway Observer Vol.39, 1969, RCTS, pp432 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.39.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.40, 1970, RCTS, pp428 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.40.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.41, 1971, RCTS, pp436 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.41.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.42, 1972, RCTS, pp464 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.42.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.43, 1973, RCTS, pp444 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.43.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.44, 1974, RCTS, pp444 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.44.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.45, 1975, RCTS, pp416 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.45.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.46, 1976, RCTS, pp424 with an index.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.46.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.47, 1977, RCTS, pp436 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.47.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.48, 1978, RCTS, pp468 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.48.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.49, 1979, RCTS, pp500 with an index. Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The twelve issues from Vol.49.  14.50

The Railway Observer Vol.50, 1980, RCTS, Hard Cover. Very Good pp480.  Bound in a purple cloth binding with gold lettering on the spine. The twelve issues from Vol.50.  14.50

Overseas Railways

Battelle Institute, Geneva  Technical Note Concerning the Electronically Controlled 040 DE Locomotive, March 1966, pp7 plus 2 photos and 2 fold-out figures.  A typewritten report stapled together with clear plastic covers.  Grey adhesive tape has been used to bind the spine.  "The purpose of this report is to outline the principle and advantages of the electronic control system installed in a 825 H.P.  040 locomotive (BB 63.000), and fitted with separately excited d.c.  traction motors."  At the time of writing the locomotive had been running on the SNCF for 18 months.  2.95

Bent, Mike  Narrow Gauge Rails through the Cordillera, Semaphore Press, 1998, pp144.  Large Format.  Card Covers. Very Good A detailed study of the narrow gauge railways of northwest Spain.  Well-illustrated with 32 specially prepared maps.  18.50

Polish Technical Papers on Locomotive Performance (In Polish)

A series of pre-war technical papers from the Derby Research Library.  Each monograph presents performance test data on a particular class of locomotive.  All are in a similar condition (generally G+), with loss of colour around the edges of the cover.   All also have a faint stamp from Derby Research Library, remains of a small label and associated classification(?) numbers at the top of front cover. 

Czeczott A (Prof.)  Wazniejsze Wyniki Badania Parowozow (Important Results Locomotive Research) Typ 1-5-0 Ty 23, Warsaw, 1929, pp32.  Pb.   Fair+.  3.95

Czeczott A (Prof.)  Wazniejsze Wyniki Badania Parowozow (Important Results Locomotive Research) Typ 1-3-1 OKI 27, Warsaw, 1935, pp20.  Pb.  Fair+.  3.95

Czeczott A (Prof.)  Wazniejsze Wyniki Badania Parowozow (Important Results Locomotive Research) Typ 1-5-0 Ty 23, Warsaw, 1935, pp21.  Pb.   Fair+.  3.95

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Day, John R  Railways of Southern Africa, Arthur Baker, 1963, pp143.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the corners and at the head & base of the spine. A well-illustrated history of the railway development in South Africa, the Rhodesias, Portuguese East Africa, Angola and the Congo.  4.95

Day, John R  Railways of Northern Africa, Arthur Baker, 1964, pp144.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Some superficial wear to the dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history of the railway development in Tanganyika, British East Africa, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, The Mediterranean Coast, Morocco, The Far West & The Bight of Begin.  4.95

Fox M J  Last Steam Locomotives of Spain & Portugal, IA, 1978, pp144.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A pictorial survey of the last twenty years of steam in Spain and Portugal.  14.50

Garrod, Trevor  Europe Beyond the Tunnel: Exploring the near continent by rail, Leading Edge, 1994, pp128.  Pb.  VG+.  A guide to the opportunities for rail travel beyond the Channel Tunnel.  1.95

Hauck, Cornelius W  Narrow Gauge to Central and Silver Plume, Colorado Railroad Museum, 1972, pp223.  Colorado Rail Annual Issue No.10.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Dust wrapper internally repaired at the head of the spine and at the top front corner.  An illustrated history of the Clear Creek narrow gauge line, later an important constituent of the Colorado & Southern.  12.50

Hughes, Hugh and Jux, Frank  Steam Locomotives in India Part 1: Narrow Gauge, Continental Railway Circle, 2nd enlarged edition 1980, pp96.  First published in 1969.  Card Covers.  Very Good with slight loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  An illustrated study with locomotive lists.  8.50

Hughes, Hugh  Steam Locomotives in India Part 2: Metre Gauge, Continental Railway Circle, 1977, pp96.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour on the spine of the covers.  An illustrated study with locomotive lists.  7.50

Hughes, Hugh  Steam Locomotives in India Part 3: Broad Gauge, Continental Railway Circle, 1979, pp96.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Very slight creasing at the top corner of the covers.  An illustrated study with locomotive lists.  7.50

Hughes, Hughes  Indian Locomotives: Part 1 - Broad Gauge 1851-1940, Continental Railway Circle, 1990, pp112.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Lists and describes the ten thousand 5ft 6in gauge locomotives put into service in India between 1851 and 1940.  8.50

Hughes, Hugh  Indian Locomotives: Part 2 - Metre Gauge 1872-1940, Continental Railway Circle, 1992, pp112.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Lists and describes the 4,500 meter gauge locomotives put into service in India between 1872 and 1940.  8.50

Jordan, Peter; Paget, Richard and Charlesworth, David  India 'No problem Sahib!': A State by State Tour of India and Her Railways, Three Counties, 1989, pp96.  Signed by all three authors.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Well-illustrated in colour throughout.  10.50

Jordan, Peter; Paget, Richard and Charlesworth, David  India 'No problem Sahib!': A State by State Tour of India and Her Railways, Three Counties, 1989, pp96.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper with a tiny internally-repaired nick in the dw at the base of the spine.  Well-illustrated in colour throughout.  9.50

(The) Locomotive Laboratory, University of Illinois, USA, November 1915, pp18.  Pb.  Some rust on the staples else VG.  An illustrated booklet describing the stationary locomotive testing plant at the University of Illinois.  Opened in 1913, the stationary testing plant was capable of absorbing a drawbar pull as high as 125,000 pounds.  Churchward installed a similar plant at Swindon in 1904.  2.95

Lyden, Anne M  Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception, J.  Paul Getty Museum, USA, 2003, pp164 with 31 colour and 113 duotone illustrations.  Large landscape format.  A slight indentation in the bottom edge of the cover and several small internally repaired tears in the lower edge of the dw, otherwise VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A collection of American railway photographs, many from the Getty Museum Collection.  8.50

Middleton J N  Industrial Steam Locomotives of South Africa, Railway Society of South Africa, 3rd edition 1988, pp50.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Lists every known existing industrial steam locomotive operating, dumped or preserved in South Africa.  6.95

Moore, Herbert F  First Progress Report of the Joint Investigation of Continuous Welded Rail, University of Illinois, USA, 1939, pp29.  Conducted by the Engineering Experimental Station, University of Illinois, in cooperation with The Association of American Railroads.  Reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Railway Engineering Association, No.411, June-July 1939.  Pb.  VG.   A technical study of the strength of the welded joints in continuous welded rails.  3.95

Moore, Herbert F  Third Progress Report of the Joint Investigation of Fissures in Railroad Rails, University of Illinois, USA, 1937, pp29 with 21 figs and 1 table.  Conducted by the Engineering Experimental Station, University of Illinois, in cooperation with The Association of American Railroads and The Rail Manufacturers Technical Committee.  Reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Railway Engineering Association, No.395, March 1937.  Pb.  VG- with some wear to corners.   A technical report on rail fissures.  3.95

Nordmann, Professor Dr -Ing.  E H Hans  Die Mechanik der Zugforderung und ihre wissenschaftlich-experimentellen Grundlagen, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1952, pp170 with 50 figures.  Pb.  Browning of the spine, part of the front & back covers, and the page edges otherwise VG.  A German technical monograph.  2.95

Ransome-Wallis P  The Concise Encyclopaedia of World Railway Locomotives, Hutchison, 1959, pp512 with 16 colour plates and 128 black and white illustrations. With contributions by G. Freeman Allen, P. Ransome-Wallis, H. M. Le Fleming, David P. Morgan, J. M. Doherty; C. R. H. Simpson, S. O. Ell, O. S. Nock and F. J. G. Haut.  Hb. VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  Slight foxing to the front endpaper and to the page edges, one-inch tear to the rear top edge of the dust wrapper. A very substantial study of world traction written during the transition period from steam to diesel and electric traction.  Chapters on: Diesel Railway Traction, Diesel Traction in North America, Electric Motive Power, The Reciprocating Steam Locomotive, Modern Steam Locomotives, Testing of Locomotives, The Steam Locomotive in Traffic, The Organization of a Steam Motive Power Depot, Unconventional Forms of Railway Motive Power, and The Gas Turbine in Railway Service.  5.95

Rodgers D C  South African Steam Today, IA, 1980, pp136.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The colour on the spine of the dust wrapper has faded.  A region-by-region tribute to South African steam, covering the period 1976-78 - mainly pictorial.  6.95

Signal auf Halt!: Sicherheits-Einrichtungen im Zugverkehr der Deutschen Reichsbahn, Verlag Von E S Mittler & Sohn, Berlin 1929, pp32.  Pb.  The covers are torn along the spine, with only 3 inches in the middle still intact.  An illustrated pre-war booklet.  2.95

Sinclair, Roy  Rail: The Great New Zealand Adventure, Grantham House, New Zealand, 1987, pp151.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated tribute to the New Zealand railway system with chapters on The Routes, The System, The Locomotives and The Journeys.  6.95

Technical Note Concerning the Electronically Controlled 040 DE Locomotive, Battelle Institute, Geneva, March 1966, pp7 plus 2 photos and 2 fold-out figures.  A typewritten report stapled together with clear plastic covers.  Grey adhesive tape has been used to bind the spine.  "The purpose of this report is to outline the principle and advantages of the electronic control system installed in a 825 H.P. 040 locomotive (BB 63.000), and fitted with separately excited d.c. traction motors."  At the time of writing the locomotive had been running on SNCF for 18 months.  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.  32.50

Tuthill, John K  The Railroad Dynamometer Car of the University of Illinois and the Illinois Central Railroad, University of Illinois, USA, 1947, pp36 with 23 figs.  Pb.  VG- with some foxing on the title page, and several numbers & "dupe" written along the top of the front cover.  A history of the development of dynamometer cars at the University of Illinois from 1898 to 1947, followed by a detailed description of the current car.  3.95

Vom Adler zur 2000  PS-Maschine: Die Dampf-Lokomotiven der Deutschen Reichsbahn, Verlag Von E S Mittler & Sohn, Berlin 1931, pp40 mit 20 bildern.  Pb.  The covers are a bit grubby and have three inch tears along both the top and bottom of the spine.  An illustrated pre-war booklet on German steam.  2.95

Wilke, Dr Ing.  Gerhard  Nouvelles Orientations de la Technique des Automotrices Electrique, Resultant des Etudes de La Deutsche Bundesbahn, Bulletin A.I.C.C.F.: La Traction Electrique dans les Chemins de Fer, pp571-596 with 20 figs.  Pb.  VG with an inscription on the rear cover.  A reprint of a technical paper from the late 50s.  In French.  2.95

For further books on Overseas Railways see the extensive Overseas Railways Section.

Model Railways

Freezer, Cyril  Model Railways on a Budget, A practical guide to inexpensive more enjoyable modelling, PSL, 1987, pp168 with numerous diagrams & illustrations.  "Smallish" format.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper corners.  The long-term editor of the Railway Modeller explains how to construct a model railway without spending a fortune.  3.95

Trench, Patrick  Model Cars & Road Vehicles, Pelham Books, 1983, pp96.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There is a small internally-repaired tear in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  Traces the history of the British die-cast manufacturers from their origins in the 1930s to the present day.  3.95

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

Buses

Booth, Gavin  Scottish Buses: A Colour Portfolio, IA, 2003, pp80.  There is a crease across the corner of page 9.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  Scottish bus services in the 1980s.  3.95

Bradford City Transport Official Fare & Time Table November 1958 to April 1959, pp116 with a folding map of the central area of Bradford in the back.  Small format. Card Covers.  Fair+.  Some superficial wear down the spine of the covers.  4.95

Lumb, Geoff  The Heyday of the Bus: Yorkshire, IA, 1999, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards. Very Good+.  An all-colour pictorial survey of bus operations in Yorkshire in the 1960s.  5.95

For further books on buses, trams and trolleybuses see the main Bus & Tram Section.

Industrial History

Atkinson, Frank  Northern Life: Pictures from the Past, Collins & Brown, 1991, pp96.  .   Scenes from the 1920s to the 1950s - a period of huge changes - with sections on Domestic Life, Country Life, The North at Work, and The North at Play.  1.95

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

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