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This section offers a selection of book on the steam age railway from our main listings.  All the books are hardbacks with dust wrappers and are offered at the modest price of 3.95, or in some cases at only 2.95.

 

Adley, Robert  The Call of Steam, Blandford, 1982, pp160.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper spine is slightly sunned.  More steam nostalgia from Robert Adley, illustrated with his own colour photographs.  3.95

Adley, Robert  In Search of Steam 1962-68, Blandford, 1983, pp157.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Steam nostalgia from Robert Adley, well-illustrated in colour.  2.95

Adley, Robert  In Praise of Steam, Blandford/BCA, 1986, pp159.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head and base of the spine.  Steam nostalgia from Robert Adley, illustrated with his own colour photographs.  3.95

Adley, Robert  Wheels, BCA/IA, 1987, pp160.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  "Combines the atmosphere of steam's final years with an informative text that puts into its historic place the role of many famous British locomotives."  3.95

Allen, G Freeman  The Last Years of British Steam: First Series, IA, pp128.  No date.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  An excellent selection of photographs from throughout Britain.  2.95

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

Ashworth, Ben  The Last Days of Steam in Gloucestershire, Alan Sutton, 1986, pp137.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  Small internally-repaired tear in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A pictorial album.  3.95

Casserley H C  Preserved Locomotives, IA, 5th edition 1980, pp192.  First published 1967.  Preserved Locomotives was completely revised for the 5th edition with a new format and an enlarged page size.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the many main line locomotive classes preserved whether working or inactive, steam, electric or diesel.  Also contains a comprehensive register of preserved industrial locomotives and foreign engines.  3.95

Casserley H C  Great Railway Photographers, Milepost Publishing, 1996, pp48. Presented by Colin Garratt in association with Richard Casserley.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  102 of Casserley's pictures selected and captioned by his son Richard.  In spite of the salami publishing, the book contains some excellent photographs, along with some fascinating glimpses into the man behind the camera.  2.95

Creer, Stanley  Cross-Country Steam, IA, 1979, pp80.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Some loss of colour on the dust wrapper spine.  An Ian Allan album with the focus on cross-country services.  3.95

Crook, Stephen  Classic Steam Collection: Portraits of steam locomotives at work on Britain's railways, Silver Link, 1993, pp128.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A later edition of Classic Steam Collection No.1.  With an emphasis on ex-LMS and LNER steam in the 1950s and 1960s.  3.95

Cross, Derek  Double-Headed Trains 1 South, IA, 1979, pp96.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Focuses on the Southern Region, the London area, the Western Region, and the Somerset & Dorset.  3.95

Dart, Maurice  The Last Days of Steam in Plymouth and Cornwall, AS, 1990, pp136.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An album in the Last Days of Steam Series.  3.95

Dibnah, Fred and Hall, David  Age of Steam, BBC, 2003, pp192 plus pp32 of colour illustrations.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A history of steam power with chapters on The Early Pioneers, The Transport Revolution, Driving the Wheels of Industry, Steaming down the Road, Ruling the Waves, and The Age of the Steam Turbine.  3.95

Ellis, C Hamilton  British Trains of Yesteryear: A pictorial recollection of the pre-1923 railway scene, Locomotive Publishing Co, 1961, pp132.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Wear to the dust wrapper along the top edge.  288 photographs with historical and descriptive annotations.  3.95

Gammell C J  The Steam Age, Bracken, 1988, pp96.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  1959 was a year of rapid change on British Railways.  This album portrays the scenes, month by month, as the author travelled throughout the British Isles recording the passing of the steam age.  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

Garratt, Colin  Steam Trains: A World Portrait, Colour Library Books, 1989, pp240.  Signed by the author.  Very Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A superb collection of coloured photographs from Europe, India, China, Africa, the Middle East and South America.  3.95

Garratt, Colin  The Golden Years of British Steam Trains, Milepost, 1995, pp196.  Inscription under the flap of the dust wrapper.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Atmospheric photographs taken by the Reverend A W V Mace, a prolific railway photographer who was active from the early 1920s until the end of steam.  Divided into four sections covering the GWR, LMS, LNER and SR.  Also published as four separate volumes.  3.95

Garratt, Colin  British Steam Lives!, Bounty Books, 2005, pp144.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  First published by Blandford Press in 1984.  A tribute to the many British steam locomotives that were exported to countries around the world, illustrated by the author's colour photographs.  3.95

Glenn, D Fereday  The Last Days of Steam in Surrey and Sussex, Alan Sutton, 1989, pp128.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight indentations to the rear dust wrapper and to the cover underneath.  A pictorial album in the Last Days of Steam Series.  3.95

Glenn, D Fereday  More Last Days of Steam in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Alan Sutton, 1993, pp152.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  "Evocative photographs from the author's own collection."  3.95

Hagan, Duncan  Indian Summer of Steam, IA, 1980, pp80.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  High-quality album of post-war steam, all from the author's camera.  3.95

Harris, Nigel  Steam All the Way, W. H. Smith / Silver Link, 1987, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history of the steam locomotive, with an emphasis on preserved steam.  3.95

Heavyside, Tom  Steam Renaissance: The Decline and Rise of Steam Locomotives in Britain,  BCA/D&C, 1984, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  The continuing saga of the steam engine through the 1970s and 1980s.  3.95

Herring, Peter  Yesterday's Railways: Recollections of an Age of Steam, D&C, 2002, pp288.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  With chapters on: Monopoly to Merger, The Golden Age, Stations & Signals, Rural Railways, Going Away by Train, Commuting by Train, Famous Locomotives, Delivering the Goods, Railways at War, The Post-War Era, Railways for Fun, and Out of Steam.  3.95

Herring, Peter  Classic British Steam Locomotives, Abbeydale Press, 2002, pp192 with numerous illustrations, mainly colour.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  Fine in a  Fine dust wrapper.  After a brief introduction, a two-page spread is devoted to each class of locomotive.  3.95

Herring, Peter  50 Famous British Locomotives, D&C, 2009, pp192.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  "A Nostalgic guide to fifty of the most famous British steam and diesel locomotives."  Well-illustrated throughout.  3.95

Johnson, Lou  World Steam since 1980, W. H. Smith / Silver Link, 1989, pp120.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Surviving steam in China, India, South-East Asia, The Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas.  Illustrated with over 150 coloured photographs.  3.95

Kichenside, Geoffrey  Steam: Portraits of the Great Days of the British Steam Locomotive, D&C, 1975, pp74.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A high-quality photographic album spanning over a century of British Steam.  3.95

Kington, Miles  Steaming through Britain, Unwin Hyman, 1990, pp190.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An introduction to the preserved railway scene, aimed at the non-specialist reader, well-illustrated in black & white and colour.  3.95

Krause, Ian S  Steam, Roundhouse, 1967, 107 illustrations.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  An excellent wide-ranging album, notwithstanding the somewhat uninspired title.  3.95

Nixon L A  Steam Around Britain in the Seventies, Bradford Barton, 1977, pp96.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Corner of flyleaf clipped.  A Bradford Barton original with a "speckled" orange cover.  3.95

Nock O S  The Pocket Encyclopaedia of British Steam Railways & Locomotives, Bounty Books, 2009, pp195 & pp192 with 386 colour illustrations portraying the history of steam from Stephenson's Rocket to Riddles' Evening Star.  "Smallish" format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Combines two earlier Nock books: Steam Railways of Britain in Colour and British Steam Locomotives in Colour in a single volume.  3.95

Ransome-Wallis P  Locomotives and Trains of the Big Four, IA, 1978, pp128.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The red spine of dust wrapper is slightly sunned.  An album consisting exclusively of pre-nationalisation photos of the GWR, LMS, LNER and SR.  3.95

Robertson, Kevin  The Last Days of Steam in Oxfordshire, Alan Sutton, 1987, pp137.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A fascinating pictorial record of the last days of steam in Oxfordshire.  3.95

Robertson, Kevin  The Last Days of Steam in Hampshire, Alan Sutton, 1990, pp136.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the top back edge of the rear cover.  A selection of atmospheric photographs showing the final years of Hampshire steam.  3.95

Robertson, Kevin  Locomotives Between the Wars, AS, 1995, pp131.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Two internally repaired tears in the dust wrapper.  A collection of locomotive photos from the 1930s, with a section on each of the four groups.  3.95

Robinson, Gerald  Steam Days, BCA/IA, 1993, pp112.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at two corners. The 200 colour plates of BR steam from the author's collection.  3.95

Ross, David  British Steam Railways: A History of Steam Locomotives - 1800 to the Present Day, Parragon, 2002, pp160.  "Largish" format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Well-illustrated with over 200 colour and b/w photographs.  3.95

Ross, David  The Illustrated History of British Steam Railways: The Legacy of the Steam Locomotive, Parragon, 2008, pp320.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A lavishly produced showcase of all that steam railways have achieved with the following chapters: The Pioneering Years, The Old Companies, The Railway Towns, The Big Four, the Railway in the City, Parcels & Wagon Loads, The Passenger Train, Special Locomotives, State Occasions, The Steam Railway at War, The Last Years of Steam, and Little Lines.  3.95

Sagar, John  Chapters of Steam: Steam Locomotives of the Worth Valley Railway, Kingfisher, 1984, pp160.  The earlier Kingfisher edition, rather than the later Bracken Books reprint.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A pictorial album recording the varied careers of the over fifty locomotives that have appeared on the Worth Valley Railway since preservation.  3.95

Sawford E H  British Railways Steam in the 1950s, AS, 1992, pp184.  Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A 20 page introduction, followed by locomotive pictures from each region of British Railways.  3.95

Siviter, Roger  Tempo of Steam, IA, 1980, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A high-quality large-format album featuring the best of Siviter's steam photographs from the period 1966 to 1979.  3.95

Siviter, Roger  The Welsh Marches, Baton Transport, 1986, 188 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Fourteen years of preserved steam on the Chester - Shrewsbury - Newport route.  A large format black & white and colour album.  3.95

Siviter, Roger  BR Steam Surrender, Kingfisher, 1988, pp96.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Published to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of steam, with 140 photos covering over 40 locomotive classes.  3.95

Stephenson, Brian and Russell, Patrick  Specials in Steam, IA, 1st edition 1968, pp128.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper with some superficial wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  A first edition of a best-selling album recalling the steam specials that ran between 1938 and 1968.  2.95

Stephenson, Brian  BR Standard Steam Locomotives, IA/Taj Books, 2007, pp128.  A matt reprint of a book published by Ian Allan in 1983.  The illustrations were originally published in various issues of Locomotives Illustrated.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  3.95

Treacy, Eric  Spell of Steam, IA, 1982, pp208.  First published in 1973.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A classic steam album from the 1970s.  3.95

Treacy, Eric  Portrait of Steam, IA, 1991, pp200.  First published in 1967.  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper. Tiny loss to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. The Ian Allan edition rather than the later matt reprint from PRC.  3.95

Welch, Michael  Last Breaths of Steam, Runpast, 1998, pp76.  Glazed Boards.  Landscape Format.  Very Good+.  An all-colour landscape format album published to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the end of BR Steam.  3.95

Wells P H  BR Steam Portrait, Janes, 1987, pp64.  Steam Portfolios 4.  There is an old price sticker on the front cover.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  An all-colour album from the author's camera with pictures from Shap to Weymouth and from North Wales to Cambridge, although around half of the pictures come from the East Midlands where the author lived.  3.95

Whitehouse, Patrick and Powell, John  Treacy's Routes North, D&C/BCA, 1985, pp192. Published by Book Club Associates by arrangement with David & Charles.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A superb collection of Eric Treacy's photographs from the West Coast, Midland and East Coast routes.  3.95

Whitehouse, Patrick and Thomas, David St John  A Passion For Steam, D&C, 1992, pp192.  Inscription.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a  Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The well-known Whitehouse/Thomas team turns its attention to steam engines throughout the world.  "A combination of technical, nostalgic and imaginative writing and a splendid selection of photographs celebrating the pulsating joy of this unique form of power."   3.95

Whiteley J S and Morrison G W  Steam in the West Riding, D&C, 1975, pp70.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A high-quality album featuring the last 20 years of steam.  3.95

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