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Steam Locomotives Worldwide

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100 Years of Steam Trains, Caxton Publishing Company, pp240.  Landscape format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A colour illustration and brief technical details of 100 of the world's great steam engines.  2.95

Allen, Peter  On the Old Lines: Locomotives Around the World, Cleaver-Hume, 2nd edition 1958, pp192 with 171 illustrations.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG-.  Slight wear to the covers at the base of the spine.  Based on the author's extensive travels and illustrated by his own photos of locomotives from no fewer than 37 countries in Europe, the Near East, North & South America, Australia and Asia.  5.95

Avery, Derek  20th-Century Steam, Wordsworth Editions, 1994, pp96.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  The development of the steam engine in Europe, the United States, South America, India and Africa in the 20th century.  Colour illustrations throughout.  1.95

Bauer, Zdenek  Petite Encyclopedie des Locomotives a Vapeur, Baudouin, 1985, pp224.  Illustrations by Jiri Bouda.  French text.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Details of some of the world's most important steam locomotives, with a colour illustration and a page of text devoted to each type.  3.95

Cox E S  World Steam in the Twentieth Century, IA, 1969, pp191 plus 113 illustrations.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  An authoritative assessment of the five principal schools of design - American, British, French, German and Middle-European.  6.95

d'Ison, Cyril le Tourneur  In the Tracks of the Last Steam Trains, Hachette Illustrated, 2003, pp192.  First published in France in 2000, this is the English translation.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG.  Lavishly illustrated in both colour and black & white.  Looks at the lives of eight different lines in different parts of the world. Chapters include: The Trans-Manchurian Express, Cuba: The Sugar Trains, Eritrea: The Resurrection of a Railway, Last Train for Darjeeling, The Little Trains of Java, In Search of the African Dream, The Last Bastion of Steam in Europe, and The Loggers' Train: The Mocanitza.  8.50

Durrant A E  Garratt Locomotives of the World, D&C, 1981, pp207.  Completely revised and enlarged edition.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A comprehensive history of Garratt articulated steam engines, well-illustrated in both black & white and colour.  7.50

Edmonson, Harold  World Steam in Action, IA, 1970, pp160.  Photographs by Victor Hand.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Staining along the bottom rear edge of the dust wrapper.  High-quality photography from The Americas, Japan & Australasia, Africa & India, and Europe.  4.95

Ellis, C Hamilton  The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways, Paul Hamlyn, 1978, pp591.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A monumental pictorial history of the world's railways, with almost 600 pages and quite a bit of text - nothing quite like this has been attempted either before or since.  4.95

Evans R K  Steam Superpower around the World, Bradford Barton, 1976, pp96.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A pictorial album featuring some of the most powerful steam locomotives ever built.  An original Bradford Barton in a brown & cream "speckled" hardback cover.  5.95

Ferneyhough, Frank  Steam Trains down the Line, Tyndall, 1975, pp48.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The story of the steam locomotive in Britain, Europe & America.  Introductory.  1.95

Foxwell E and Farrer T C  Express Trains English & Foreign being a statistical account of all the express trains of the world with railway maps of Great Britain and Europe, IA, 1964, pp184.  Classics of Railway Literature Series.  First published by Smith, Elder & Co in 1889.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper with slight wear to the dust wrapper edges.  A comprehensive survey of the fastest trains throughout the world in 1888.  4.95

Garratt, Colin  Railway Photographer: A portfolio of his finest work and a world-wide testament to the steam locomotive, New English, 1982, pp146.  Signed by the author.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  An all-colour album featuring the last working steam engines worldwide.  3.95

Garratt, Colin  Veterans in Steam, Blandford, 1983, pp160.  Large format Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Illustrated in colour throughout.  A journey through seven countries, beginning in Britain then via Eastern Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia and Greece to Turkey and Syria.  3.95

Garratt, Colin  Steam Trains, Kola, 1984, pp64.  Large Format.  Fine in Glazed Boards.  Evocative pictures of steam locomotives from around the world, all in colour.  2.95

Garratt, Colin  Around the World in Search of Steam, D&C, 1987, pp184 with both black & white and colour illustrations.  Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The story of Colin Garratt's personal odyssey to document the last steam locomotives of the world.  2.95

Garratt, Colin  World of Steam: Working Steam Locomotives of the World, Peerage Books, 1988, pp150.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Superb coloured shots of the last working steam engines in far-flung corners of the world.  3.95

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  100 Years of Classic Steam, Colour Library Direct, 1997, pp304.  Very Large Format.  Glazed boards with dust wrapper.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Spectacular colour images of steam engines from around the world.  Although this is a large tomb, our standard postage rates apply - you will not be asked to pay additional postage after you have placed an order!  4.95

Garratt, Colin  Legends of Steam, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1998, pp255.  Large format hardback.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A lavishly produced tribute to the age of steam, with coloured illustrations from all five continents and text by Colin Garratt.  3.95

Garratt, Colin  Legends of Steam, Seven Dials, pp254.  No date  Large Format Pb.  VG.  A lavishly produced tribute to the age of steam, with coloured illustrations from all five continents and text by Colin Garratt.  3.95

Garratt, Colin  The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives: A Complete Guide to the World's Most Fabulous Locomotives, Hemes House, 2001, pp256.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Documents nearly two centuries of locomotive development worldwide with sections on: The Birth of the Railway, The Golden Age of Steam and The 1950s to the Present Day.  Well-illustrated throughout, mainly in colour.  2.95

Garratt, Colin  The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives: An International Guide to the World's Most Fabulous Locomotives, Lorenz, 2002, pp256.  The much more substantial large format edition.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the base of the spine.  Documents nearly two centuries of locomotive development worldwide with sections on: The Birth of the Railway, The Golden Age of Steam and The 1950s to the Present Day. Well-illustrated throughout, mainly in colour.  4.95

Garratt, Colin  History of Trains, Hamlyn, 1998, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  "A comprehensive history of the world of rail travel, from Stephenson's Locomotion No.1 to the Japanese Lightning Train."  3.95

Garratt, Colin  The History of Trains, Chancellor Press, 2002, pp192 with numerous illustrations in both colour and black & white.  First published by Hamlyn in 1998.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  "A history of the world's most significant trains, their routes and the people who built them."  3.95

Garratt, Colin  British Steam Lives!, Bounty Books, 2005, pp144.  Glazed boards with dust wrapper.  Fine/Fine.  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

Garratt, Colin and Wade-Mathews, Max  Locomotives: A Complete History of the World's Great Locomotives and Fabulous Train Journeys, Lorenz Books, 2006, pp512.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper with a tiny nick in the dust wrapper a the head of the spine.  Combines two books, The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives by Colin Garratt and Great Railway Journeys of the World by Max Wade-Mathews under a single cover.  Well-illustrated throughout, largely in colour.  4.95

Garratt, Colin  Steam: An Evocative Tribute to the Last Days of Steam Trains, Bounty Books, 2006, pp288.  Text and photographs by Colin Garratt.  Extremely Large Format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A lavishly produced tribute to the last working days of the steam locomotive throughout the world - in colour throughout. Note that, although this is an extremely heavy book, our standard postage rates apply; you will NOT be asked for additional postage after you have placed an order.  5.95

Glancey, Jonathan  The Train: A Photographic History, Carlton, 2004, pp256.  Glazed boards with dw.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A visual history charting the development of the train around the world.  3.95

Glancey, Jonathan  Giants of Steam: The Great Men & Machines of Rail's Golden Age, Atlantic Books, 2012, pp376 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam locomotives designed and built by the railways and workshops of Britain, France, Germany and the United States.  4.95

Gordon S  Trains: An Illustrated History of Locomotive Development, Cathay Books, 1976, pp192 with 250 illustrations in both colour and black & white.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Focuses on developments in Britain, the USA and Australasia.  3.95

Greggio, Luciano  The Steam Locomotive, Hamlyn, 1980, pp262.  Translated and adapted by Peter Kalla-Bishop.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Some wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated survey of the world's steam locomotives.  3.95

Hand, Victor and Edmondson, Harold  Trains: Steam and Diesel Locomotives in Action around the World, Treasure Press, 1974, pp80.  Very Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Stunning colour pictures from Java, the Andes, Japan, Spain, America, South Africa, Mexico, France and Australia.  3.95

Hand, Victor and Edmondson, Harold  The Love of Trains: Steam and Diesel Locomotives in Action around the World, Octopus Books, 1974, pp80.  Very Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Stunning colour pictures from Java, the Andes, Japan, Spain, America, South Africa, Mexico, France and Australia.  3.95

Hayes, Bill  Steam Trains of the World, Albany, 1981, pp189.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper with slight wear to the corners of the dust wrapper.  The history of the steam engine from their beginnings in the early 1800s, through their hey-day in Victorian times, up to the end of the era in the mid-sixties.  Illustrated in both colour and black & white.  3.95

Hennessey R A S  Atlantic The Well Beloved Engine, Tempus, 2002, pp192.  Pb.  VG.  A history of the Atlantic type, particularly in Britain and America.  4.95

Hollingsworth, Brian  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Steam Passenger Locomotives, Salamander, 1982, pp208.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a  Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A directory of the major international express engines from the 1820s to the present day, well-illustrated throughout in both colour and black & white.  3.95

Hollingsworth, Brian and Cook, Arthur  The Great Book of Trains, Salamander, 1996, pp414.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A directory of the major locomotives from the 1820s to the present day, well-illustrated throughout in both colour and black & white. The first half of the book deals with steam locomotives, while the second half considers diesel and electric traction.  3.95

Hollingsworth, Brian  The Illustrated Directory of Trains of the World, Greenwich Editions, 2001, pp490.  Pb.  VG.  "Illustrated details of the world's major steam, electric and diesel locomotives from 1830 to the present day.  More than 175 locomotives described in detail with over 360 illustrations, including 108 colour profiles."  3.95

Huxtable, Nils  The Pictorial Treasury of Classic Steam Trains, Bison Books, 1989, pp192.  Very Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG.  Superb photographs with sections on: The United Kingdom; Europe; Greece; Turkey & the Middle East; Africa ; Asia; Australia; Latin America; and North America.  Note that, although this is a very heavy book, our standard postage rates still apply.  4.95

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

Nock O S  Railways at the turn of the Century 1895-1905, Blandford, 1969, pp186.  Railways of the World in Colour Series.  Small format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  194 coloured plates - largely locomotives - by Clifford and Wendy Meadway with supporting text by Ossie Nock.  2.95

Nock O S  Railways at the Zenith of Steam 1920-40, Blandford, 1970, pp186.  Railways of the World in Colour Series.  Small format Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  184 coloured plates by Clifford and Wendy Meadway with supporting text by Ossie Nock.  2.95

Nock O S  Railways in the Years of Pre-Eminence 1905-1919, Blandford, 1971, pp194.  Railways of the World in Colour Series.  Small format Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  188 coloured plates by Clifford and Wendy Meadway with supporting text by Ossie Nock.  2.95

Nock O S  Railways in the Formative Years 1851-1895, Blandford, 1973, pp156.  Railways of the World in Colour Series.  Small Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  151 coloured plates by Clifford and Wendy Meadway with supporting text by Ossie Nock.  2.95

Nock O S  Locomotion: A World Survey of Railway Traction, Routledge & Keegan Paul, 1975, pp280 with numerous illustrations throughout.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.   Traces the development of the steam locomotive from the sporadic early developments to Stephenson's Rocket in which the steam locomotive attained a basic form that was to endure for upwards of 150 years, and then on through the gradual evolutionary development of subsequent years.  The final chapters examine the introduction of electric and diesel traction.  4.95

Ross, David  The Willing Servant: A History of the Steam Locomotive, Tempus, 2004, pp352 plus pp32 of illustrations, 8 in colour.  "Largish" format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A history of the world-wide development of the steam locomotive, from its earliest beginnings to its last days and preservation, well-illustrated with over 200 colour and black & white photographs.  4.95

Rowe, D Trevor  Two Feet between the Tracks, Plateway, 1990, pp96 with 4 maps.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Illustrations of two-foot or 60cm gauge steam locomotives in 34 countries throughout the world.  8.50

Train Journeys of the World: A Spectacular Voyage of Discovery along 30 of the World's Most Exciting Rail Routes, AA, 1994, pp224.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  Very Good+ in a  Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The covers are slightly bumped at the head and base of the spine.  Well-illustrated in colour, with a detailed map of each journey.  3.95

Van Riemsdijk J T  Compound Locomotives: An International Survey, Atlantic, 1994, pp140 with over 200 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Traces and explains the development of the compound from its mid-Victorian origins to its final triumphant flowering in the last days of steam working.  8.50

Vuillet, Gerard  Railway Reminiscences of Three Continents, Nelson, 1968, pp257 plus 92 illustrations.  Two inscriptions inside the front cover, the second sellotaped in place.  Hb.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Old sellotape stains inside the front and back covers, some foxing to the early pages, and a small nick to the dust wrapper.  Chronicles Baron Vuillet's footplate experiences between 1904 and 1964.  Throughout this period the baron travelled extensively on the European continent, particularly in France and Germany, in North America, and in Britain.  Brief visits to North Africa make up the three continents in the title.  6.95

Westwood, John  The World Steam Album, Magna, 1993, pp272.  Very Large Format Hb.  VG/VG with slight rubbing to the edges of the covers.  Sections on Steam's Golden Age, The Rise & Fall of Steam, and The Modern Era.  Mainly pictorial, with a mix of colour and black & white illustrations.  3.95

Whitehouse P B  Classic Steam, Bison, 1984, pp192.  Inscription.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated survey of the final years of steam in Britain, North America, Germany, France and other European countries.  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

Whitehouse, Patrick and Thomas, David St John  A Passion For Steam, D&C, 2002, ppp192.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  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."  2.95

Whitehouse, Patrick  Steam Railways of the World, Chancellor Press, 1992, pp256.  First published by Hamlyn in 1988.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  With sections on: Yesterday's Steam, Steam Today, The Tourist Lines, New Life on the Main Lines, and Tomorrow's Steam.  Well-illustrated throughout, mainly colour with some black & white.  4.95

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