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Anderson, Robert  West Riding Steam Pictorial: A Photographic Journey, Bellcode, 2008, pp112. Railway Memories No.20.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Each area of the old West Riding is examined in turn.  £8.50

Atthill, Robin  The Somerset & Dorset Railway, D&C, 1st edition 1967, pp200, colour frontis, and 59 illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Some wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  The first edition of a standard history of the Somerset and Dorset, with contributions on locomotives by Ossie Nock.  £5.95

Beck, Keith and Copsey, John  The Great Western in South Devon, Wild Swan, 1990, pp248 with numerous illustrations.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Very slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  "An attempt to convey something of the history and atmosphere of the Great Western Railway in South Devon."  £20.50

Bell, Dave and Flanders, Steve  The Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway: A Visitor's Guide to the old railway and all the bits that can still be seen, County Donegal Railway Restoration Society, pp96. No date.  Large Format. Card Covers. Very Good-.  Some wear to the covers at the base of the spine, otherwise VG.  £4.95

Blencowe S V  Life Begins at Forty: The Rescue and Resurrection of Great Western Locomotive No.7812 "Erlestoke Manor", Erlestoke Manor Fund, 1979, pp52.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Blenkinsop R J  Western Cameraman 1951-1962, OPC, 1984, pp384.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Some loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper. A block-buster album that combines no fewer than four earlier books - Shadows of the Great Western, Echoes of the Great Western, Reflections of the Great Western and Silhouettes of the Great Western - in a single volume.  £9.50

Blenkinsop R J  Tribute to the Western, OPC, 1985, 126 illustrations.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. Dick Blenkinsop's tribute to the Great Western Railway in its150th anniversary year.  £5.95

Brodribb, John  The Eastern before Beeching, IA, 1994, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A nostalgic look at the traditional pre-Beeching steam railway on the former LNER lines in England.  £4.95

Brown C G  Great Northern Locomotive Engineers Vol.1 1846-1881, Allen & Unwin, 1966, pp252 plus pp14 of plates.  Inscription.  Hard Cover.  VG- in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  Corners of the covers slightly bumped; dust wrapper internally repaired at the head and base of the spine.  A carefully researched history of the early years of the Great Northern Railway's locomotive department.  The sequel was published almost 20 years later by OPC under the title From Stirling to Gresley.  £5.95

Butcher, Clive  The Railways of Stourbridge, Oakwood, 1998, pp256.  Oakwood Library No.104.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. A detailed history of the railways in and around Stourbridge.  Very well illustrated.  £9.50

Butcher, Clive  The GWR at Stourbridge and the Black Country: The Life, the Times, the Men Vol.1, Oakwood, 2004, pp240.  With additional material from C. R. Kendrick et al.  Oakwood Library of Railway History No.132A.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  £8.50

Butcher, Clive  The GWR at Stourbridge and the Black Country: The Life, the Times, the Men Vol.2, Oakwood, 2005, pp256.  With additional material from C. R. Kendrick et al.  Oakwood Library of Railway History No.132B.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  £8.50

Casserley H C  Steam Locomotives of British Railways, Hamlyn Books, 3rd edition 1973, pp484.  Small inscription, the number "181."  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive photographic record of the steam engines taken over by British Railways in 1948, with brief details of each class.  £4.95

Historical Survey of Selected Great Western Stations

Clark R H  An Historical Survey of Selected Great Western Stations: Layouts and Illustrations (Vol.1), OPC, 1st edition 1976, pp188.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine and at the rear top corner. Also wear along the rear top edge.  Includes 141 stations spread throughout the Great Western System, all of which are fully described and illustrated with accompanying track plans.  £8.50

Clark R H  An Historical Survey of Selected Great Western Stations Layouts and Illustrations Vol.2, OPC, 1st edition 1979, pp202.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good  in a Fair dust wrapper.  Slight rubbing to the covers at the head and base of the spine.  The dust wrapper is in only "Fair" condition and has been internally repaired at the two rear corners and at the head of the spine, where there is slight loss.  There is also a one-inch vertical cut to the rear page of the dust wrapper, again with slight loss.  Finally, the spine is sunned.  A detailed survey of 101 more Great Western stations.  £7.50

Clark R H  An Historical Survey of Selected Great Western Stations Layouts and Illustrations Vol.3, OPC, 1981, pp224.  Completed by Christopher Potts after Ralf Clark's death.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight fading down the spine of the dust wrapper.  A detailed study of a further seventy six Great Western stations.  £22.50

Potts C R  An Historical Survey of Selected Great Western Stations: Layouts and Illustrations Vol.4, OPC, 1st edition 1985, pp224.  The original hardback edition of the final volume of a major series started by Ralf Clark.  Large Format.   Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  £26.50

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Dean, Martin; Robertson, Kevin; and Simmonds, Roger  The Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, Crusader, 1st edition 1998, pp122.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper. A comprehensive illustrated history of the line that featured in two full-length films, The Wrecker and Oh Mr Porter!  £9.50

Dove, Michael  East Coast Main Line at Nationalisation, IA, 2006, pp80.  British Railway PictorialLarge Format Pb.  VG+.  A pictorial tribute to East Coast motive power at Nationalisation.  £4.95

Earley, Maurice  Great Railway Photographers, Milepost Publishing, 1996, pp48.  Presented by Colin Garratt from the collections of the National Railway Museum.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Maurice Earley starting taking railway pictures in the 1920s and continued his railway photography for the next 50 years.  He is generally associated with the Great Western, and particularly with Sonning Cutting and the Reading area.  £2.95

Ellis, C Hamilton  The South Western Railway: Its Mechanical History and Background 1838-1922, A&U, 1st edition 1956, pp256 with 2 colour plates, pp32 of black & white plates and a foldout map.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper. Some foxing to the page edges.  Small tears to the dust wrapper at the corners and at the head of the spine, tear on lower edge, also foxing to the rear page.  A one-volume history with an emphasis on locomotive matters.  £6.95

Ellis, C Hamilton  The Engines that Passed, Allen & Unwin, 1968, pp133.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  The background colour on the spine of the covers has faded.  Classic steam nostalgia from Hamilton Ellis.  £3.95

Ellis, Norman  West Yorkshire Railway Stations, Bond Publications, 1989, pp54.  Editor: Peter Tuffrey.  Pb.  Very Good.  A pictorial survey from old postcards.  £3.95

Finch, M. Lawson  The Rother Valley later the Kent and East Sussex Railway 1896-1948, author, 1949, pp80.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  There is a one-inch wear mark on the front cover at the top right, otherwise VG.  An illustrated history.  £8.50

Great Western Railway in the 1930s

Fraser, David; Geen, David; and Scott, Barry  The Great Western Railway in the 1930s [Vol.1], Runpast, 1992, 132 plates from the G. H. Soole collection, now held in the National Railway Museum.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Rubbing to the bottom corners of the covers.  An appendix gives details of the coach types identified in each picture by the authors.  £5.95

Geen, David and Scott, Barry  The Great Western Railway in the 1930s Vol.2, Kingfisher, 1987, 144 illustrations.  The original Kingfisher edition.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A further 144 plates from the G. H. Soole collection, now held in the National Railway Museum.  An appendix gives details of the coach types identified in each picture by the authors.  £5.95

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Gammell, Chris  Around the Branch Lines: No. 2 Great Western,  OPC, 1983, 157 illustrations.  Large Format  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A high-quality pictorial survey that examines each area in turn.  £4.95

Gardner, Jack  Castles to Warships: On the Great Western Footplate, John Murray, 1986, pp245 plus 29 illustrations.  An inscription, the number "729" inside the front cover.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Some foxing to the page edges.  Jack Gardner joined the Great Western in 1936 and worked on the Western until the HST era.  £7.50

Gardner W J  Cleaner to Controller Vol.2: Further Reminiscences of the GWR at Taunton, Oakwood Press, 2000, pp176.  Series RS7.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £5.95

Garratt, Colin  The Golden Years of British Steam Trains: Great Western Railway, Milepost, 1995, pp48.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Evocative photographs taken by the Rev A. W. V. Mace, a prolific railway photographer from the early 1920s until his death in 1986.  £2.95

Gasson, Harold  Nostalgic Days: Further Reminiscences of a Great Western Fireman, OPC, 1980, pp112.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine.  The third volume of Gasson's best selling reminiscences.  £3.95

Gasson, Harold  Signalling Days: Final Reminiscences of a Great Western Railwayman, OPC, 1981, pp120 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Some vertical creasing to the spine of the covers, slight wear to the lower edge.  A fourth volume of reminiscences based on Gasson's many years in a signal box, together with odd trips that he 'pinched' on the footplate.  £3.95

Geens, Barrie  The Severn Valley Railway at Arley, Wild Swan, 1995, pp62.  First published in 1985, this is the revised edition of 1995.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Some loss of colour on the front cover.  A comprehensive study of Arley station on the Severn Valley Railway.  £4.95

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

Glover, Mark and Celia  The Ross and Monmouth Railway, Brewin Books, 2nd enlarged edition 1994, pp47.  First published in 1980.  This new edition was edited and revised by Celia Glover.  Card Covers. Very Good.  An illustrated history of the Ross and Monmouth railway, which was absorbed into the Great Western Railway at The Grouping.  £4.95

Goode C T  The North Warwickshire Railway, Oakwood, 1978, pp48 with pp88 of illustrations. Locomotion Papers No.114.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Old price sticker on the front cover, slight rubbing at the bottom front corner.  £4.95

Gray, Adrian  The London, Chatham and Dover Railway, Meresborough Books, 1984, pp241.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  The top corners of the covers are slightly bumped.  A highly-praised history of the line.  £14.50

Gray, Adrian  South Eastern and Chatham Railways: A Marriage of Convenience, Middleton Press, 1998, pp224.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  The third and final volume of Adrian Gray's definitive trilogy on the South Eastern and the London, Chatham & Dover Railways.  Although the two railways never formally amalgamated, they formed a joint Managing Committee in 1899 which ran the two companies until the Grouping in 1923.  This is the period covered by this final volume.  £24.50

Green C C  An Illustrated History of The Vale of Rheidol Light Railway: The Little Line along the Rheidol, Wild Swan, 1986, pp264.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The definitive history of the line.  £20.50

Hambleton F C  Locomotives Worth Modelling, Model & Allied Publications, 1st edition 1949, pp170.  Bookplate from the previous owner inside the front cover.  Hard Cover.  VG in a Poor dust wrapper.  Some foxing to the preliminary pages and to the page edges.  Wear and small tears to the edges of the dust wrapper with some loss.  Each of the seventeen chapters considers a memorable pre-grouping design, or closely related group of designs.  The book is notable for the author's line drawings of each locomotive class.  £4.95

Handley, Brian M and Dingwall R  The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch, Oakwood Press, 2nd edition 2000, pp160.  A reprint of the much enlarged second edition.  Locomotion Papers No.137.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A history of the Great Western branch line from Chepstow to Monmouth.  £4.95

Hands P B  BR Steam Shed Allocations Part 1 Western Region Sheds, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp66.  Card Covers.  Fair+.  Some browning down the vertical edges. Steam allocations at the following sheds from January 1957 until the end of steam: 81A Old Oak Common, 81F Oxford, 82A Bristol (Bath Road), 82F Weymouth, 83A Newton Abbot, and 83G Penzance.  £4.95

Hands P B  BR Steam Shed Allocations Part 2 Western Region Sheds, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp82.  Card Covers.  Very Good-.  Some browning down the spine area of the covers.  Steam allocations at the following sheds from January 1957 until the end of steam: 84A Wolverhampton (Stafford Road), 84K Chester (West), 85A Worcester, 85D Kidderminster, 86A Newport (Ebbw Junction), and 86K Tredegar.  £4.95

Hands P B  BR Steam Shed Allocations Part 3 Western Region Sheds, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp54.  Card Covers.  Very Good-.  Some browning down the spine area of the covers.  Steam allocations at the following sheds from January 1957 until the end of steam: 87A Neath, 87K Swansea (Victoria), 88A Cardiff (Cathays), 88F Treherbert, 89A Oswestry, and 89C Machynlleth.  £4.95

What Happened To Steam

Hands P B  What Happened To Steam Vol.6: The Great Western Halls 4-6-0s, author, 1980, pp34.  Card Covers.  Very Good-.  Slight wear down the spine of the coves.  One of a series of 50 booklets designed to inform the reader of the allocations and re-allocations of steam engines during their last years of general service.  Also their dates of withdrawal and finally where the locomotives concerned were mainly stored and subsequently scrapped.  £4.95

Hands P B  What Happened To Steam Vol.10: The Great Western Counties, Granges, Modified Halls, and Manors 4-6-0s, author, 1980, pp34.  Card Covers.  Near VG.  Slight wear down the spine of the covers. One of a series of 50 booklets designed to inform the reader of the allocations and re-allocations of steam engines during their last years of general service.  Also their dates of withdrawal and finally where the locomotives concerned were mainly stored and subsequently scrapped.  £4.95

Hands P B  What Happened To Steam Vol.37: The Great Western 0-6-0 Pannier Tanks 1901/2021, 16XX, 54XX, 64Xx, and 74XX Series, author, 1983, pp30.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  One of a series of 50 booklets designed to inform the reader of the allocations and re-allocations of steam engines during their last years of general service.  Also their dates of withdrawal and finally where the locomotives concerned were mainly stored and subsequently scrapped.  £4.95

Hands P B  What Happened To Steam Vol.40: The GWR 22XX and 32XX 0-6-0s, 56XX and 66XX 0-6-2 Tanks and V of R, W & L, 1101, 1140, 1151, 1338 and 1361 Classes, author, 1983, pp50.  Card Covers.  Very Good-.  Some browning down the vertical edges of the covers.  One of a series of 50 booklets designed to inform the reader of the allocations and re-allocations of steam engines during their last years of general service.  Also their dates of withdrawal and finally where the locomotives concerned were mainly stored and subsequently scrapped.  £4.95

Hands P B  What Happened To Steam Vol.44: LNER Tank Locomotives C13-C16, V1/V3, L1, J94, Y9, J71, J88, J73, J77 & J83 Classes, author, 1984, pp66.  Pb.  VG.  £4.95

Hands P B  What Happened To Steam Vol.46: LNER Tank Locomotives J67/J69, J68, J72, J52 & J50 Classes, author, 1984, pp46.  Pb.  Generally VG, but with minor foxing at the top of the front cover, and a one-inch crease across the top rear cover.  £4.95

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Harris, Michael  LNER Carriages, Atlantic, 1995, pp160.  Large Format Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper. Tiny wear mark on the dust wrapper near the head of the spine.  A greatly expanded version of the author's earlier Gresley's Coaches that includes all carriages built for the LNER from 1923-47 and post war carriages to LNER design built after 1948.  £24.50

Harrison, Ian  Great Western Railway Locomotive Allocations for 1921, Wild Swan, 1984, pp32.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet giving complete GWR shed allocations immediately before The Grouping.  £4.95

Head F B  Stokers and Pokers or The London & North Western Railway, The Electric Telegraph, and The Railway Clearing House, Kessinger Publishing, 1968, pp208.  First published in 1849 by John Murray, this is a recent undated reprint of the 1861 edition.  Paper covers.  Very Good+.  £6.95

Jackson, Alan A  London's Termini, D&C, 1969, pp368 with 43 illustrations.  Card Covers.  Very Good. A paperback version of the 1st edition of 1969 - not the Pan edition.  Generally VG, but there is some vertical creasing on the spine  and the red colour on the spine has faded.  A comprehensive history by an expert on London's transport.  £3.95

Jackson, Alan A (editor)  The Memories and Writings of a London Railwayman, Railway and Canal Historical Society, 1993, pp159.  Card Covers. Very Good.  "A tribute to Harold Vernon Borley (1895-1989)." The contents include some introductory comments on the man and his career, a transcript of an interview with him at age 87 in which he vividly recalls his early adult life and railway memories, together with his personal notes supporting this interview. The major element is a collection of most of his published work outside his books.  £5.95

Jenkinson, David  The Power of the Duchesses, OPC, 1985, 276 illustrations.  Power Series.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Inscription under the flap of the dust wrapper.  £4.95

Lewis, John  Official Drawings No.3: Great Western Coaches, Wild Swan, 1998, pp80.  Large Format. Card Covers.  Near VG.  Slight wear to the edges of the covers.  A series of drawings covering the modern main line coaches of the Great Western Railway including; Dreadnoughts, Concertina Coaches, Toplight Coaches, Collett Coaches - The High Waist Era, Collett Coaches - The Large Window Era and the Hawksworth Brake Third.  £12.50

Lingard, Richard  Princes Risborough - Thame - Oxford Railway, OPC, 1978, pp130.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The spine of the dust wrapper is slightly sunned.  A history of the line, much of it dedicated to an illustrated traversal of the route.  £8.50

(The) Locomotives of the Great Western Railway Part 3: Absorbed Engines 1854-1921, RCTS, 1956, pp101 plus 203 illustrations.  Coloured frontis.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Some loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  Covers all the locomotives from companies absorbed into the Great Western before The Grouping.  £12.50

Lund, Brian and Laming, Paul  Somerset Railway Stations on old picture postcards, Reflections of a Bygone Age, 2005, pp36.  Yesterday's Somerset Series No.1.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes during the past century with informative captions.  £2.95

Maggs, Colin  The Taunton to Barnstaple Line: Devon & Somerset Railway, Oakwood Press, 1980, pp59 with pp12 of illustrations.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Locomotion Papers No.126.  A history of the Great Western branch to Barnstaple.  £5.95

Maggs, Colin  The Bath to Weymouth Line including Westbury to Salisbury, Oakwood, 1st edition 1982, pp74 plus pp12 of illustrations.  Locomotion Papers No.138.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight wear to the edges of the covers.  £5.95

Maggs, Colin G  The Calne Branch, Wild Swan, 1990, pp112.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good. Slight loss of colour across a one-inch strip at the top of the rear cover.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch from Chippenham to Calne.  £16.50

Maggs, Colin  Branch Lines of Somerset, Alan Sutton, 1993, pp154.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  There are some score marks on the rear page of the dust wrapper.  A brief history of each branch followed by a pictorial tribute.  £3.95

Maggs, Colin G  The Minehead Branch and the West Somerset Railway, Oakwood, 1st edition 1998, pp128.  Locomotion Papers No.206.  Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated history.  £4.95

Maggs, Colin J  The Wrington Vale Light Railway, Oakwood, 2004, pp120.  Locomotion Papers No.224.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  An illustrated history of the Great Western Branch from Congresbury on the Cheddar Valley line to Blagdon.  £4.95

Maggs, Colin G  The Culm Valley Light Railway: Tiverton Junction to Hemyock, Oakwood, 2006, pp144.  Locomotion Papers No.231.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £6.95

Marshall, John  Forgotten Railways Vol.9: North West England, D&C, 1st edition 1981, pp176 with pp16 of illustrations and a folded map in the rear.  Forgotten Railways Series.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine; also a one cm internally-repaired tear to the bottom edge.  £5.95

Moody G T  Southern Electric: The History of the World's Greatest Suburban Electric Railway System, IA, 1st edition 1957, pp172.  No dust wrapper.  Bookplate and ownership stamp from the previous owner inside the front cover.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Slight browning of the page edges.  A comprehensive history.  £3.95

Morrison, Brian  Profile of the 47s, OPC, 1988, 189 illustrations.  Profile Series.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  £5.95

Nock O S  The Great Western Railway: An Appreciation, Heffer, 1952, pp185 plus pp32 of illustrations.  No dw.  Hb.  Fair.  Some wear and loss of colour to the covers, contents VG.  Ossie Nock's tribute to the Great Western at nationalisation.  £3.95

Nock O S  The Highland Railway, IA, 1965, pp174 and colour frontis.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Sellotape stains inside the covers from an old protective covering that has now been removed.  A highly readable history with an emphasis on locomotive matters.  £4.95

Nock O S  The GWR Stars, Castles & Kings Part 2: 1930-1965, D&C, 1st edition 1970, pp160.  David & Charles Locomotive Monographs.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The second volume of a classic study of Great Western four-cylinder express passenger locomotives.  £3.95

Nock O S  Southern Steam, D&C, 2nd Impression 1972, pp199, a colour frontis, and 61 illustrations.  Hard Cover.   Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been neatly fixed in place with a clear adhesive covering.  One of four volumes devoted to steam on the Big Four during the post grouping era.  £4.95

Nock O S  British Locomotives of the 20th Century: Vol. 1 1900 –1930, BCA/PSL, 1983, pp257. Published by Book Club Associates by arrangement with Patrick Stephens.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a one cm internally-repaired tear at the head of the rear dust wrapper fold.  The first volume of Ossie Nock's definitive history of British locomotive development since 1900.  £3.95

Nock O S  British Locomotives of the 20th Century: Vol.2 1930-1960, PSL/BCA, 1985, pp256.  Published by Book Club Associates by arrangement with Patrick Stephens Limited.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Some slight loss of colour on the spine of the dust wrapper.  The second volume of Ossie Nock's definitive history.  £3.95

Owen, John  The Exe Valley Railway including The Tiverton Branch, Waterfront/Kingfisher, 1999, pp192.  First published in 1985.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history.  £14.50

Page, James  Rails in the Valleys, D&C, 1989, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  Evokes the unique character of the railways in South Wales.  £5.95

Pearse, Marion & John  Twyford's Railway Heritage: 150 Years of the GWR, Twyford & Ruscombe Local History Society, 1985, pp56.  A much enlarged and updated version of The Broad Gauge Railway at Twyford published in 1980.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £4.95

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

Peters, Ivo  The Somerset and Dorset in the Sixties Vol. 3 - 1960-1962, OPC, 1982, 250 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Ivo Peter's pictorial chronicle of the last years of the Somerset and Dorset.  £4.95

Peters, Ivo  The Somerset and Dorset in the Sixties Vol. 4 - 1963-1966, OPC, 1986, 215 illustrations. Published by Book Club Associates by arrangement with OPC.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper. The final volume of Ivo Peter's pictorial chronicle of the last years of the Somerset and Dorset.  £4.95

Alternatively The Somerset and Dorset in the Sixties Vol.3 and 4 for only £7.90

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Pike, John  Iron Horse to the Sea: Railways in South Devon, Ex Libris Press, 1987, pp160.  Foreword by Crispin Gill.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  There is a one-inch crease across the bottom front corner of the covers.  A history of the Great Western Railway in south Devon.  £3.95

Potts M and Green G W  Industrial Locomotives of West Glamorgan, Industrial Railway Society, 1996, pp260 plus pp32 of illustrations.  Series editor: R. K. Hateley.  Includes Amendment List No.1. Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  A meticulously compiled record.  £14.50

Reade, Lewis  Branch Line Memories Vol.1: Great Western, Atlantic, 1983, pp48.  Pb.  Very Good.  An affectionate photographic portrait of Great Western branch lines.  £1.95

Rear W G and Williams M F  The Cambrian Coast Railway, Foxline, 1988, pp80.  Scenes from the Past:4.  Small inscription, the number "93."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Some loss of colour down the spine.  The Cambrian Railways line from Dovey Junction to Pwllheli.  £4.95

Rear W G and Jones N  The Llangollen Line Ruabon to Barmouth, Foxline, 1990, 175 illustrations. Scenes from the Past 9: Railways of North Wales.  Small inscription, the number "333."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  £6.95

Riley R C and Waller, Peter  The Power of the Castles, OPC, 2003, pp112.  Power Series.  Large Format. Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A high-quality pictorial album.  £7.50

Russell J H  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Coaches including the brown vehicles Part.1: 1838-1913, OPC, 2nd Impression 1979, pp240.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  Some loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper. There are also two internally repaired tears in the rear page of the dust wrapper, a vertical tear near the top of the spine and a second horizontal tear near the top edge.  A major pictorial survey.  £12.50

Shannon Paul and Hillmer, John  Diesels in the North West, OPC, 1985, 208 illustrations.  Large Format. Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Generally VG/VG, but with some loss of colour across the bottom of the covers.  Also some loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  £4.95

Smith, David L  Tales of the Glasgow & South Western Railway, IA, 1st edition 1962, pp96 with a colour frontis and 16pp of illustrations.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper with slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A classic series of articles that originally appeared in The Railway Magazine.  £10.50

Smith, David L  Tales of the Glasgow & South Western Railway, IA, 1970, pp96 plus 16pp of illustrations.  Card Covers.  Near VG.  Slight wear to the edges of the covers.  A classic series of articles that originally appeared in the Railway Magazine.  £4.95

Smith, David L  Locomotives of the Glasgow and South Western Railway, D&C, 1976, pp192.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A definitive history by the author who will always be associated with the G&SWR.  £14.50

Tonks, Eric S  The Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway, Industrial Railway Society, 2nd enlarged edition 1972, pp102.  First published in 1949, this is the expanded 2nd edition.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated history.  £6.95

Townroe S C  'Arthurs,' 'Nelsons' & 'Schools' At Work, IA, 1986, pp144.  First published in 1973.  This is a reprint of the revised edition of 1983.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of three important Southern Railway classes.  £4.95

Vaughan, Adrian  Signalman's Morning; Signalman's Twilight, Pan Books, 1984, pp380 plus pp8 of illustrations.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Some browning of the pages. Two classic memoirs of the last years of steam in one omnibus edition.  £3.95

Trails of Steam

Walker, Colin  Trails of Steam Vol.5: Trails from Shrewsbury, Oxford Publishing Company, 1978, pp60.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Photographs of Great Western and London Midland steam in and around Shrewsbury.  £4.95

Walker, Colin  Trails of Steam Vol.7: Trails along the West Border, Oxford Publishing Company, 1980, pp60.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper with slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  Photographs of Great Western and London Midland steam on the North-to-West line from Newport through Shrewsbury to Chester.  £4.95

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Weaver, Rodney  Baguley Locomotives 1914-1931: The locomotives built at Shobnall Road Works, Burton-on-Trent, by Baguley Cars Limited and Baguley (Engineers) Limited, Industrial Railway Society, 1975, pp76 with pp36 of illustrations.  Card Covers. Very Good.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers.  A comprehensive illustrated history based on the company archives.  £16.50

Westcott Jones, Kenneth  Romantic Railways, Arlington Books, 1971, pp208, colour frontis and 48 illustrations. The four-page list of illustrations appears to have always been a loose insert.  Hb.  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  The torn dust wrapper has been internally repaired along the top edge.  The author's rail travels on all six continents.  £3.95

London and South Western Railway

Williams R A  The London and South Western Railway Vol.2: Growth and Consolidation, D&C, 1973, pp383, a colour frontis, and pp16 of illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. Slight wear to the edges of the dust wrapper. The second volume of a projected three-volume history.  The "third" volume appeared many years later as The London & South Western in the 20th Century by Faulkner and Williams.  £14.50

Faulkner J N and Williams R A  The London & South Western Railway in the 20th Century, D&C, 1988, pp224.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the final two decades of the LSWR, in effect the much delayed third volume of The London and South Western Railway by R. A. Williams.  £10.50

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Williams, Alfred  Life in a Railway Factory, Sutton Publishing, 2007, pp288 with a 37 page introduction by Michael Davis outlining William's life.  First published in 1915.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A unique description of Swindon works before the first world war, based on Williams' experience as a steam hammer operator.  £4.95

The Locomotive Magazine

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.1 & Vol.2 1896-7, F. Moore, pp155 and pp202 with an index for Vol.2. Hard Cover.  Fair.  Dark green covers with gold lettering to the spine. The first volume was published under the title of Moore's Monthly Magazine. Locomotive Magazine was adopted as the title from January 1897.  Issue 1 & 2 of volume one are missing.  The corners of the covers are slightly bumped; slight wear at the head & base of the spine; some superficial wear down the spine.  £28.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.3 1898, F. Moore, pp192 with an index plus a Christmas Number featuring 14 full page illustrations of British Expresses.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  Maroon covers with gold lettering to the spine.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers and at the head & base of the spine; some superficial wear down the spine.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.4 1899, F. Moore, pp198. Dark green covers with gold lettering to the spine. Inscription.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  The corners of the covers are bumped; slight wear at the head & base of the spine; some superficial wear down the spine.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.5 1900, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp204. Includes a pp12 Summer Number: Locomotives of 1900 and a pp5 Xmas Supplement: Locomotives at Work.  Hard Cover. Fair.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on both the spine & front and a gold outline of a steam locomotive on the front.  The top corners of the covers are bumped; slight wear at the bottom corners and at the head & base of the spine.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.6 1901, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp216.  Includes a pp12 Summer Number: British Express Locomotives for Heavy and Fast Traffic.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  Dark green covers with gold lettering to the spine.  Slight wear to the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.7 1902, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp216 with an index.  Plus a pp4 December Supplement.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on both the spine & front and a gold outline of a steam locomotive on the front.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  Slight rubbing to the corners of the covers, and at the head & base of the spine.  £24.50  

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.8 and Vol.9 1903, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp452 and pp376.  Blue covers with gold lettering to the spine.  In 1903 The Locomotive Magazine was published weekly.  Vol.8 therefore consists of 26 issues published in the first six months of 1903.  In July 1903 the title was changed to include Railway Carriage & Wagon Review.  Vol.9 consists of a further 26 issues published in the second half of 1903.  Hard Cover.  Fair-.  Wear to the corners of the covers and at the head & base of the spine; also down the edges of the spine.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.10 1904, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp220 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on both the spine & front and a gold outline of a steam locomotive on the front.  In 1904 the Locomotive Magazine was once again issued monthly.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  The corners of the covers are slightly bumped; slight wear at the head & base of the spine and down the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.11 1905, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp220 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on both the spine & front and a gold outline of a steam locomotive on the front.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  The corners of the covers are slightly bumped; slight wear at the head & base of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine Vol.12 1906, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp216 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on both the spine & front and a gold outline of a steam locomotive on the front.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  Foxing to the front endpaper.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers; rubbing to the head & base of the spine; tears at the bottom edge of some pages.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.13 1907, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp226 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Inscription (9th January 1933) inside front cover.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  Some wear to the bottom edges of the covers; slight rubbing to the corners and at the top & base of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.14 and Vol.15 1908-09, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp222 plus pp238.  Index for Vol.14 only.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Bookplate from Tonbridge School library and inscription inside the front cover. Hard Cover.  Fair  1.5 inch "tear" in the cloth binding at the top front edge of the spine and a 2.5 inch tear at the bottom front edge; wear mark on front cover; some wear to the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.16 and Vol.17 1910-11, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp280 plus pp276.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine.   Hard Cover.  Fair+.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers; slight rubbing at the head and base of the spine.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.18 1912, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp266 with an index.  Purple covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Substantial card covers.  Fair.  Loss of colour down the spine; crease across the lower front corner.  £12.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.19 1913, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp294 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers and at the head & base of the spine.  £14.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.22 1916, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp260 with an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers and at the head & base of the spine.  £14.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.23 1917, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp260 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers and at the head & base of the spine.  £14.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.24 1918, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp202 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on both the spine & front and a gold outline of a steam locomotive on the front.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  The May issue is missing.  Corners slightly bumped; rubbing at the head & base of the spine.  £12.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.27 1921, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp342 with an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover. Very Good+.  A recent binding in excellent condition.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.30 1924, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp396 with an index.  Half of the first page of the index is missing.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  Some loss of colour on the spine of the covers; the bottom corners are turned in; slight wear at the top & bottom of the spine.  £14.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.31 1925, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp406 with an index.  Page 67/8 is missing.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  Loss of colour in a strip down the edge of the rear cover; some loss of colour down the spine; the bottom corners are turned in; slight wear at the top corners and at the head of the spine.  £14.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.32 1926, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp408 with an index. Pages 35-40 are loose.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine - a superior binding to Vol.31.  Hard Cover.  Very Good-.  Slight wear to the covers at the head & base of the spine  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.33 1927, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp408 with an index. Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine - a significantly superior binding to Vol.31.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  Slight wear to the covers at the head & base of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.34 1928, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp408 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine - a slightly different binding again.  Hard Cover.  Very Good-.  Bottom corners of the covers slightly turned in; slight wear to the covers at the head & base of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.37 1931, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp438 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  The corners of the covers are slightly bumped; slight wear at the head & base of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.38 1932, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp452 with an index.  Dark green covers with gold lettering on the spine and a gold outline of a steam locomotive on the front.  Hard Cover.  Fair+.  The corners of the covers are curled up; some rubbing at the head & base of the spine, foxing to the endpapers.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.39 1933, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp376 with an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover. Very Good.  Slight rubbing to the covers at the head & base the spine and at the corners, but a much more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.41 1935, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp404.  There is a separate index.  Bookplate inside the front cover.  Black covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair+/VG-.  The corners of the covers are turned in; some rubbing at the head & base of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.42 1936, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp406 with an index.  Inscription in very small writing.  Purple covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Fair/Fair+.   Loss of colour down the spine.  The top corner of the front covers is bumped; some wear at the top front edge of the spine.  £18.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.43 1937, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp404 with an index.  Black covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover. Fair/Fair+.  Loss of colour down the spine.  Slight wear to the covers.  The covers tend to spring outwards when the volume is laid flat.  £16.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.44 1938, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp402. Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  A much more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.45 1939, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp358 with an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  A much more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £24.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.48 & Vol.49 1942 & 1943, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp216 and pp199.  Both volumes have an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The Locomotive continued to be issued monthly throughout 1942 and 1943.  A more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £32.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.50 & Vol.51 1944 & 1945, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp196 and pp192.  Both volumes have an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  The Locomotive continued to be issued monthly throughout 1944 and 1945. Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The top corners of the covers are slightly turned in.  A more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £32.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.52 & Vol.53 1946 & 1947,  Locomotive Publishing Company, pp194 and pp192.  Vol.53 has an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  A more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £32.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.54 & Vol.55 1948 & 1949, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp194 and pp192.  Both volumes have an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  The corners of the covers are slightly turned in.  A more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £32.50

The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review Vol.56 & Vol.57 1950 & 1951, Locomotive Publishing Company, pp202 and pp196.  Only Vol.56 has an index.  Maroon covers with gold lettering on the spine.  Hard Cover.  Very Good.  A more recent binding than many of the earlier volumes.  £32.50

 

Overseas Railways

Wright, Roy V (editor)  Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice 1927, Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 8th edition 1927, pp1373.  Managing Editor: Roy V. Wright, Contributing Editor: W. H Markland.  Compiled and edited for the American Railway Association.  Bound in black cloth with faded gold lettering on the spine.  A huge tome weighing around 5Kg!  Name and address of a previous owner inside the front cover.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fair.  Some wear and rubbing to the edges of the covers, binding still sound.  Contents include: Definitions and Typical Illustrations of Locomotives, Their Parts and Equipment, Descriptions and Illustrations of Shops Employed in Their Construction and Repair; Locomotives Built in America for Railroad and Industrial Operations in Foreign Countries.  Includes many builders' photographs and dimensional diagrams of American steam locomotives.  £95.00

 

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

Model Railways

Model Railway Journal No.28, 1989, pp40.  Very Good-.  Some creasing on the covers and at the lower corners.  Contents include: Banbury North Western by D. N. Ratcliff, GWR Dean Coaches in 7mm Part 2 by Patrick Reardon, Hal o' The Wynd - Dyna Drive Developed for 4mm Steam by Chris Pendlenton, and A Universal Paint Stand by Bob Alderman.  £1.50

Model Railway Journal No.51, 1991, pp40.  Very Good.  Contents include: Bramblewick NER by Tom Harland, The Tin Mission by Gerry Hall, Resistance Soldering by Iain Rice, Going Finescale by Andrew Lambert, and LSWR Lattice Post Signal in 7mm by Peter Squibb.  £1.50

For further books on Model Railways see the dedicated Model Railway Section.

Trams, Buses and Traction Engines

Appleby, John and Lloyd, Fred  Cheltenham's Trams & Buses 1890 – 1963, 21 Tram Group, 1964, pp84.  Pb.  VG.  Corner missing from page 83/84, no loss of text.  An illustrated history.  £5.95

Endacott D L  Steam in the West, D&C, 1974, pp96.  Hb.  VG- in a VG dust wrapper.  Wear to the inside of the covers along the bottom edge, dust wrapper spine slightly sunned.  A pictorial survey of steam in the West Country with sections on Showman’s Engines, Showman’s Tractors, Agricultural Engines, Rollers, Ploughing Engines, Steam Wagons, Working Outfits, Fair Organs & Rides, Railways, Ships and Models.  £2.95

Lockett, David and Arlett, Mike  Traction Engines: A Colour Portfolio, IA, 2002, pp80.  Landscape format.  Glazed board.  VG+.  A collection of the traction engine photographs taken by Norman Lockett.  £3.95

Canals and Maritime

Groves, Peter (editor)  Waterside Walks in the Midlands, Meridian, 1990, pp106.  Pb.  VG+.  Spine sunned.  Members of the City of Birmingham Group of the Ramblers' Association describe twenty-two walks in the Birmingham area.  Most of the walks are circular and all are accessible by public transport.  £2.95

Hadfield, Charles and Biddle, Gordon  The Canals of North West England Vol.2, D&C, 1970, pp241-496 with pp8 of illustrations.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover and a pastedown inside the rear cover which indicates that the book was never issued.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper edges.  £9.50

Handford, Michael  The Stroudwater Canal Vol.1 1729-63, Moonraker Press, 1976, pp93.  Hb.  Glazed boards.  Very Good.  The cover has been protected by a clear adhesive covering.  There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and brown stain from a now-loose pastedown inside the rear cover that indicates that the book was never issued.  The first volume of a three-volume history of one of Britain's earliest canal companies.  £3.95

Holland, Julian  Canal Recollections: A Pictorial Record, Parkgate, 1st edition 1998, pp96.  Pb.  VG+. "Vividly portrays many aspects of life on Britain's canals from the late 19th century to 1960."  £1.95

Household, Humphrey  The Thames & Severn Canal, D&C, 1969, pp237 with 33 plates & 15 text illustrations.  Colour frontis.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover that indicates that the book was only issued twice.  A thorough well-researched history.  £8.50

Miller, William H  Liner: Fifty Years of Passenger Ship Photographs, PSL, 1986, pp160.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A pictorial history of passenger shipping.  £4.95

Ransom P J G  Waterways Restored, Faber & Faber, 1974, pp179.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.   There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover indicating that the book was only issued once.  Spine slightly sunned.  Restoration projects, inspired by the post-war surge of interest in canals, involving no fewer than twenty-one canals.  £2.95

Rolt L T C  Thomas Telford, The History Press, 2008, pp268.  First published by Longmans, Green & Co in 1958.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  A recent paperback reprint of Rolt's definitive biography of Telford.  £4.95

Stevens, Philip A  The Leicester Line: A History of the Old Union and Grand Union Canals, D&C, 1972, pp216, colour frontis, 17 plates, and 6 text illustrations.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a presentation plate to a school library inside the front cover, and a pastedown inside the rear cover that indicates that the book was never issued.  The red spine of the dust wrapper is sunned.  £6.95

Williams, David L  Salvage! Rescued from the Deep, IA, 1991, pp160.  Pb.  Fine.  Stories of some of the most spectacular salvage operations undertaken through the years.  £2.95

For further books on canals see the dedicated Canal Page.

Industrial History

Besant, Walter  London, Chatto and Windus, 1892, pp343.  New edition with 125 illustrations.  No dust wrapper.  Hard Cover.  Fair+ to VG-.  Rubbing to the edges of the covers and down the edges of the spine.  Some foxing to the pages.  A history of London from the end of the Roman period trough the reign of George II.  £4.95

Bick D E  Old Leckhampton: Its Quarries, Railways, Riots and the Devil's Chimney, author, 1971, pp52.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet.  £3.95

Buchanan R A  Industrial Archaeology in Britain, Penguin Books, 1974, pp446 plus 44 illustrations.  First published in 1972.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight browning of the pages.  A pioneering introduction to the subject.  £1.95

Buchanan, C A and R A  The Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Central Southern England, Batsford, 1980, pp208.  Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles Series. Series Editor: Keith Falconer.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Old price sticker on the front dust wrapper page; red spine slightly faded.  An illustrated gazetteer of industrial archaeology sites.  Covers Avon County, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.  £4.95

Harris, Helen  The Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, Peninsula Press, 4th edition 1992, pp246.  First published in 1968, this is the 4th revised and extended edition of 1992.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Old price sticker on the rear page of the dust wrapper.  £8.50

Haselfoot A J  The Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South-East England, Batsford, 1978, pp153.  Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles Series. Series Editor: Keith Falconer.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated gazetteer of industrial archaeology sites.  Covers Kent, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex.  £2.95

Kittridge, Alan  Rendel's Floating Bridges, Twelveheads, 2008, pp143.  Pb.  VG+.  Rendel's floating bridges were designed to maintain communication across estuaries were bridges were impractical or simply too expensive.  £5.95

Macartney, Sylvia and West, John  The Lewisham Silk Mills and the History of an Ancient Site; The Story of Armour, Small Arms, Silk, and Gold & Silver Wire Drawing, Lewisham Local History Society, 1998, pp113.  First published in 1979, this is the rewritten and extended edition of 1998.  Card Covers. Very Good.  Some slight wear to the front corners of the covers.  £6.95

Newton, John  The Falls of Burbage Wharf: Steam Threshing and Ploughing Contractors of Wiltshire, Road Locomotive Society, 1995, pp80.  A Family History.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Some slight "wrinkling" of the plastic coating on the dust wrapper.  An illustrated booklet.  £4.95

Payne, Gordon A  Surrey Industrial Archaeology: A Field Guide, Phillimore, 1977, pp64.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated introduction to the wide variety of industrial remains in Surrey.  £2.95

Raistrick, Arthur  Industrial Archaeology: A Historical Survey, Paladin, 1973, pp314 plus 51 illustrations.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A newspaper obituary to the author has been pasted inside the front cover. There is a single vertical crease to the spine of the covers and some browning of the pages. "Seeks to restore a historical perspective by applying traditional archaeological techniques to the study of industrial development from prehistoric times to the present."  £1.95

Rule, Christopher S  The Industrial Archaeology of South East London, SELIA, 1982, pp73.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A site list with brief notes on the significance of each location.  £2.95

Smith, Denis  Civil Engineering Heritage: London and the Thames Valley, Thomas Telford Ltd, 2001, pp331.  Civil Engineering Heritage Series.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Published for the Institution of Civil Engineers by Thomas Telford Ltd.  £8.50

Torr, Cecil  Small Talk at Wreyland, Adams and Dart, 1970, pp112. Introduction by Jack Simmons.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Some rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. "Cecil Torr's family were modest landowners in Devonshire, near the village of Lustleigh by the River Wey, and this book gives a close-up of the local history of the area from the 1840s to 1916 when it was written. It describes the local people, and recalls the more important events of the preceding 70 years, such as the coming of the railway and its impact, the effect on farmers and their workers on the failure of the potato crop in 1845-6, and the Great Exhibition."  £7.50

Townsend J L  The History of the Dorking Greystone Lime Co. Ltd and the Locomotive Townsend Hook, Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 1st edition 1961, pp42.  Reproduced typescript.  Card Covers. Very Good-.  Slight wear to the edges of the covers.  A history of the extensive works and quarry of the Dorking Grey Stone Lime Company in Surrey.  £4.95

Industrial Archaeology

A quarterly journal published by David and Charles.

Industrial Archaeology Vol.3 1966: The Journal of the History of Industry and Technology, D&C, pp326.  Edited by Keith Hudson.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper. Volume 3 contains all four 1966 issues of Industrial Archaeology in book form.  £6.95

Industrial Archaeology Vol.4 1967: The Journal of the History of Industry and Technology, D&C, pp420. Edited by Keith Hudson.  Hb.  VG in Fair+ dust wrapper.  Dust wrapper repaired with sellotape.  Volume 4 contains all four 1967 issues of Industrial Archaeology in book form.  £6.95

Industrial Archaeology Vol.5 1968: The Journal of the History of Industry and Technology, Augustus M. Kelley, pp442.  Edited by Keith Hudson.  Technical Editor: Neil Cossons.  David & Charles books were published in the USA under the Kelley imprint.  Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Slight wear and small tears to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine; old price sticker on the front.  Volume 5 contains all four 1968 issues of Industrial Archaeology in book form.  £6.95

Industrial Archaeology Vol.6 1969: The Journal of the History of Industry and Technology, D&C, pp431.  Edited by John Butt, Assistant Editor: Ian Donnachie.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Volume 6 contains all four 1969 issues of Industrial Archaeology in book form.  £6.95

Industrial Archaeology Vol.8 1971: The Journal of the History of Industry and Technology, D&C, pp456.  Edited by John Butt, Assistant Editor Ian Donnachie.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Volume 8 contains all four 1971 issues of Industrial Archaeology in book form.  £6.95

Industrial Archaeology Vol.9 1972: The Journal of the History of Industry and Technology, D&C, pp464.  Edited by John Butt, Assistant Editor Ian Donnachie.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Slight wear and a tiny nick in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  Volume 9 contains all four 1972 issues of Industrial Archaeology in book form.  £6.95

 

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