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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

Atkins, Philip  The British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0s, Irwell Press, 1993, pp92.  Small inscription, the number "123."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The complete story of the 9Fs from politics to production, development and demise.  16.50

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 West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics, Irwell Press, 2002, pp172.  Small inscription, the number "914."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  There is a tiny wear mark on the front top edge of the cover.  Includes a detailed history of every member of the class.  16.50

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; Hooper, John; and Reeve George  British Railways Engine Sheds No.1: An LNER Inheritance, Irwell Press, 1988, pp40.  Small inscription, the number "644."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An illustrated review of the main post-grouping shed developments on the LNER.  5.95

Hawkins, Chris  Great Eastern in Town and Country [Vol.1], Irwell, 1990, pp92 with a large fold-out plan of the approaches to Fenchurch Street Station.  There is a round embossed stamp on the flyleaf indicating that the book is from the library Ronald Powney.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the base of the spine. An illustrated exploration of specific aspects of the Great Eastern Railway with chapters on: Mayors and Memorials, Mean Streets, Swinging Bridges, Stratford, and Country Fayre.  18.50

Hawkins, Chris  Great Eastern in Town and Country Vol.2, Irwell, 1991, pp92.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  An illustrated exploration of further aspects of the Great Eastern Railway with chapters on: Red Herrings & Fish of all Sorts, Suffolk Punch, and Ally Pally.  32.50

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

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

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

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

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