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Irwell Press Publications

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This page brings all the Irwell Press publications together in one place.  

Anderson, Paul  Railways of Lincolnshire, Irwell Press, 1992, pp92.  Small inscription, the number "700."  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated survey examining no fewer than 33 locations.  8.50

Baker, Audie  An Illustrated History of the Stratford on Avon to Cheltenham Railway, Irwell Press, 1994, pp156 with 143 illustrations.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  26.50

The Book of the A3 Pacifics etc Series

Coster, Peter  The Book of the A3 Pacifics, Irwell Press, 2003, pp164.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A comprehensive illustrated history.  14.50

Coster, Peter  The Book of the A1 and A2 Pacifics, Irwell Press, 2007, pp232.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A well-illustrated history.  24.50

Derry, Richard  The Book of the Merchant Navy Pacifics, Irwell Press, 2001, pp100.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A well-illustrated history.  12.50

Derry, Richard  The Book of the West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics, Irwell Press, 2002, pp172.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  Includes a detailed history of every member of the class.  18.50

Sixsmith, Ian  The Book of the Coronation Pacifics, Irwell Press, 1998, pp100.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A  comprehensive illustrated history.  9.50

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Ellaway K J  The Great British Railway Station: Euston, Irwell Press, 1994, pp92.  Inscription.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG- with wear to the top corners of the dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history.  18.50

Goslin, Geoff  The London Extension of the Midland Railway St Pancras to Bedford: A History of the St Pancras - Bedford Route, Irwell Press, 1994, pp110.  Small inscription, the number "527."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the Midland Railway's London extension.  10.50

Hawkins, Chris  The Book of the Jubilee 4-6-0s, Irwell Press, 2002, pp196.  Small inscription, the number "926."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good+.  A well-illustrated history.  16.50

Hitches, Mike  Penmaenmawr: Rails of Granite, Irwell Press, 1990, pp52.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG.  An illustrated railway history of Penmaenmawr on the Chester and Holyhead line.  8.50

Holden, Bryan and Leech, Kenneth H  A Century of Steam: GWR, Irwell Press, 1992, pp92.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a tiny indentation in the front page of the front dust wrapper with a corresponding tiny indentation underneath in the front cover.  A selection of photographs from Ken Leach's collection, together with an account of Great Western steam locomotive performance and practice, an important part of which is the recollection of footplate experiences and conversations with enginemen.  7.50

Johnson E M  Locomotives of the Great Central Railway Vol.1 1897-1914, Irwell Press, 1989, pp138.  Large Format Hb. VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a flaw line (or wrinkle)  in the plastic coating on the rear page of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive class-by-class study of Great Central locomotives.  24.50

Nicholas, John and Reeve, George  The Okehampton Line: The Southern Railway Route between Exeter, Tavistock and Plymouth, Irwell Press, 1st edition 2001, pp236.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Slight foxing to the blank endpapers and the title page.  A comprehensive history, well-illustrated throughout.  16.50

Peto, Bill  Peto's Register of Great Western Railway Locomotives: Vol.3 14XX and 58XX 0-4-2Ts, Irwell Press, 1998, pp96.  Edited by Martin Smith.  Small inscription, the number "814."  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the dust wrapper spine.  The third volume of an authoritative series on Great Western locomotive classes. Unfortunately no further volumes were published.  18.50

Poulter, Michael  Industrial Railways in Colour: South, Irwell Press, 2011, pp64.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A faint vertical indentation can be made out on the rear cover.  An all-colour album with extended captions.  6.95

Ramsey, Hugh  The Steaming Sixties: Steam on Shed, A Tour of BR Engine Sheds, Irwell Press, 2012, pp80 with colour illustrations throughout.  Notes by Ian Sixsmith.  Small inscription, the number "1057."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  Brief details of some of the last functioning steam sheds combined with well-captioned colour illustrations.  5.95

Robertson, Kevin and Abbott, David  The Marlborough Branch: The Railways of Savernake and Marlborough, Irwell Press, 1990, pp90.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the Great Western branch to Marlborough.  11.50

Robertson, Kevin  Great Western Railway Halts Vol.1, Irwell Press, 1990, pp130.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear along the top edge of the dust wrapper.  An illustrated survey of all Great Western Halts. Volume One covers the halts starting with the letters A through L.  16.50

Robertson, Kevin  Great Western Railway Halts Vol.2, KRB Publications, 2002, pp130 with over 200 photographs and drawings.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper. An illustrated survey of all Great Western Halts. Volume two covers all halts starting with the letters M through Y.  12.50

Sadler, Ian G  North Eastern Railway Brake Vans, Irwell Press, 2003, pp60.  Large Format.  Card Covers. VG+.  A comprehensive history complete with illustrations and diagrams.  12.50

Scott-Morgan, John  Bishop's Castle: Portrait of a Country Railway, Irwell Press, 1991, pp48.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the Bishop's Castle Railway, an impoverished branch line from Stretford Bridge on the GW and LNW Joint Line to Bishop's Castle.  The line was never "grouped" and struggled on as an independent concern until closure in 1935.  8.50

Smith, Martin  An Illustrated History of Plymouth's Railways, Irwell Press, 1995, pp94.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  With sections on the GWR, The LSWR & the Southern, Laira, Friary, Maritime Matters, and the 1950s and after.  8.50

Smith, Martin  Railways of the Isle of Portland, Irwell Press, 1997, pp44 with numerous illustrations.  Small inscription, the number "771."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG.  The story of the complex railway history of the railways on the Isle of Portland.  8.50

Smith, Oliver  An Illustrated History of the Isle of Wight Railways: Cowes to Newport,  Irwell Press, 1993, pp56.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  5.95

Smith W A C and Anderson, Paul  An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways Dundee and Perth, Irwell Press, 1997, pp112.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A well-illustrated history of the railways in the Dundee and Perth area.  10.50

Smith W A C and Anderson, Paul  Glasgow Railway Memories, Irwell Press, 2001, pp52 with numerous illustrations.  Small inscription, the number "882."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  "Compiled from detailed notes taken since 1941, this slice of Glasgow life is the perfect companion to the popular Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways by the same authors."  9.50

Townend, Peter  LNER Pacifics Remembered, Irwell Press, 2014, pp160 with numerous illustrations throughout.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Presents the recollections of no fewer than eighteen railway staff and engineers concerned with the LNER Pacifics at different times.  The material was originally collected in 1980 in connection with the publication of East Coast Pacifics at Work, but was only finally published here by Irwell Press in 2014.  16.50

Wells J  An Illustrated History of Rochdale's Railways, Irwell Press, 1993, pp80.  Small inscription, the number "517."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  7.50

Wroe, David  An Illustrated History of the North Cornwall Railway: The Southern Railway Route between Okehampton, Launceston, Wadebridge and Padstow, Irwell Press, 1st edition 1995, pp152.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  An illustrated history of the London & South Western Railway branch from Halwill Junction to Padstow.   16.50

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