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Defiant Publishing

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Defiant Publications were responsible for two major series: the  What Happened To Steam Series and the British Railways Steaming Series

The What Happened to Steam Series of fifty booklets was designed to record 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. 

In complete contrast, the British Railway Steaming series is a high-quality series of large format albums featuring steam in the British Railways era.  The high standard was maintained by using a large number of contributors in each volume.  The volumes have never been that easy to obtain second hand, possibly because they appear to have been largely sold via subscription.     

What Happened To Steam Series

Hands P B  What Happened To Steam Vol.30: The Southern Tank Engine Classes M7, USA, B4, G6, O2, O415, 0298, Z, H, R1, P , E2, E1, E1/R, E3, E6/E6X, E4/E4X, A1X, author, 1982, pp50.  Pb.  VG.  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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British Railways Steaming Series

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Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.1, Defiant Publications, 1983, pp96.  Small inscription, the number "210."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight creasing across the bottom front corner of the cover.  3.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.2, Defiant Publications, 1984, pp96.  Small inscription, the number "213."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  3.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.3, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.4, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.5, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.8, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp96.  Small inscription, the number "221."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.10, Defiant Publications, 1988, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Sixties: Vol.13, Defiant Publications, 1991, pp94.  Small inscription, the number "250."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Fifties: Vol.4, Defiant Publications, 1988, pp96.  Large Format. Glazed Boards.  VG.  Lower corners bumped.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming through the Fifties: Vol.5, Defiant Publications, 1989, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Top corners very slightly bumped else VG+.  4.95

Hands, Peter  British Railways Steam Hauled Passenger Trains in the Fifties: Vol.1, Defiant Publications, 1993, pp96.  Small inscription, the number "285."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  4.95

Hands, Peter  British Railways Steaming from A-Z: A 'Valediction', Defiant Publications, 1998, pp94.  Small inscription, the number "838."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  In this final volume of the series, Peter Hands presents a selection of photographs contributed by readers of his earlier publications.  5.95

Hay, Peter  British Railways Steaming on the South Coast, Defiant Publications, 1991, pp96. Small inscription, the number "249."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  With sections on Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.  4.95

Western Region

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming on the Western Region: Vol.1, Defiant Publications, 1985, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG with the remains of a small label at the base of the spine.  Sections on Paddington to Penzance, Paddington to Shrewsbury, and Patchway to Fishguard.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming on the Western Region: Vol.2, Defiant Publications, 1987, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  There are several small dents to the bottom edges of the covers, although the surface of the glazed boards is not broken.  4.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming on the Western Region: Vol.3, Defiant Publications, 1989, pp96. Small inscription, the number "406."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  4.95

London Midland Region

Hands, Peter  British Railways Steaming on the London Midland Region: Vol.5, Defiant Publications, 1997, pp96.  Small inscription, the number "798."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  Some loss of colour down the spine.  A diverse album from some twenty eight contributors.  4.95

Eastern Region

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming on the East Coast Main Line, Defiant Publications, 1986, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  5.95

Hands, Peter and Richards, Colin  British Railways Steaming on the ex-LNER Lines Vol.1, Defiant Publications, 1988, pp96.  Large Format.  Glazed boards.  VG with some loss of colour to the spine of the covers.  5.95

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