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Great Western Railway

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This page lists all the Great Western Railway books published by the Oxford Publishing Company.

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Blenkinsop R J  Shadows of the Great Western, OPC, 1972, pp96.  Large Format. Hard Cover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A high-quality album of Great Western steam in the 1950s and 1960s.  4.95

Blenkinsop R J  Echoes of the Great Western, OPC, 1973, pp96.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The lower front corner of the covers is slightly bumped; some loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  A high-quality album of Great Western steam.  4.95

Blenkinsop R J  Reflections of the Great Western, OPC, 1974, pp96.  Large Format. Hard Cover. Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The spine of the dust wrapper is sunned.  A high-quality album of Great Western steam.  4.95

Dalton T P  Cambrian Companionship, OPC, 1985, pp144.  Large Format Hb. VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  There are small internally repaired tears in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine and at the bottom of the front dust wrapper fold.  T. P. Dalton recalls a lifetime of personal observation of the company's lines and presents a unique view of the running practices, changes during Great Western days, and staff who worked on the line."  8.50

Esau, Mike  John Ashman Rail Portfolio, OPC, 1988, pp160.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A fine collection of shots with a Great Western flavour from the John Ashman collection, compiled by Mike Esau.  4.95

Gammell, Chris  Around the Branch Lines: No. 2 Great Western, OPC, 1983, 157 plates.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper with slight wear at one corner of the dust wrapper.  A high-quality pictorial survey that examines each area in turn.  5.95

Gammell C J  GWR Branch Lines, OPC, 1996, pp192.  Large Format Hb. VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive branch-by-branch pictorial survey.  9.50

Gibbs, Ken  Swindon Works Apprentice in Steam, OPC, 1986, pp192 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Reminiscences as an office boy and apprentice at Swindon Railway Works 1944-1951.  5.95

Gibbs, Ken  Swindon Works Apprentice in Steam, OPC, 1986, pp192 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Reminiscences as an office boy and apprentice at Swindon Railway Works 1944-1951.  4.95

Griffiths, Roger  GWR Sheds in Camera, OPC, 1988, 308 plates.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Features some 160 GWR and absorbed company sheds, illustrating the various design styles and servicing facilities. 8.50

Hale, Michael  'Twixt London and Bristol, OPC, 1985, pp208.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Michael Hale, well-known for his Steam in South Wales series, turns his attention to the Great Western main line between Paddington and Bristol in Western Region days.  4.95

Kelley P J  Road Vehicles of the Great Western Railway, OPC, 1973, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  Inscription under the dw flap.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper with superficial dust wrapper wear at the base of the spine. 209 illustrations in four sections: 1. Horse drawn vehicles; 2. Mechanically propelled cartage vehicles; 3. Motor omnibuses 'Road motors'; 4. Miscellaneous vehicles.  8.50

Kelley, Philip J  Great Western Road Vehicles Appendix, OPC, 1982, 211 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Superficial wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  8.50

Lingard, Richard  Princes Risborough - Thame - Oxford Railway, OPC, 1978, pp130.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Spine of the dust wrapper slightly sunned.  A history of the line, much of it dedicated to an illustrated traversal of the route.  10.50

Lucking, John  The Weymouth Tramway, OPC, 1986, pp128.  Large format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A detailed history, very well illustrated.  24.50

Lyons E and Mountford E  An Historical Survey of Great Western Engine Sheds: 1837-1947 (including amalgamated companies), OPC, 1st edition 1979, pp216.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive study of all the Great Western sheds that were replaced or closed before nationalisation.  10.50

Lyons E T  An Historical Survey of Great Western Engine Sheds 1947, OPC, 1985, pp284.  Published with the cooperation of the Great Western Society.  Large landscape format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated survey of Great Western locomotive depots on the eve of nationalisation.  10.50

Nicholas D and Montgomery S J  100 Years of the Great Western: An album portraying the Great Western Railway and British Railways (Western Region) up to the end of Steam, OPC, 1981, 223 plates.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  5.95

Peck, Alan S  The Great Western at Swindon Works, OPC, 1994, pp280.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A fitting tribute to the main Great Western works at Swindon, well-illustrated throughout.  8.50

Phillips, Derek  The Story of the Westbury to Weymouth Line: From the battle of the gauges to the present day, OPC, 1994, pp240.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Sections on: History, Gauge Conversion, Signals & Telegraph, Locomotives Used, Working the Line, and The Route Described. Well-illustrated throughout.  24.50

Russell J H  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Engines Vol.1: Gooch, Armstrong & Dean Locomotives and Vol.2: Churchward, Collett & Hawksworth Locomotives, OPC, 1st edition 1975, pp188 and pp244. The original two-volume set of Russell's definitive study published without dust wrappers in a slip case.  Large Format Hb.  VG.  The bottom corners of both volumes are slightly bumped.  While both volumes are in VG condition, the slip case is only in Fair condition with wear to the edges.  24.50

Russell J H  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Engines Vol.1: Gooch, Armstrong & Dean Locomotives and Vol.2: Churchward, Collett & Hawksworth Locomotives, OPC, 1978, pp188 and pp244.  Small inscription, the number "389."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The combined edition of 1978.  20.50

Russell J H  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Engines Vol.1: Gooch, Armstrong & Dean Locomotives, OPC, 1999, pp188.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The top corners of the covers are slightly bumped; some creasing to the top rear edge of the dust wrapper.  Russell's definitive pictorial record.  12.50

Russell J H  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Engines Vol.2: Churchward, Collett & Hawksworth Locomotives, BCA/OPC, 1986, pp244.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Inscription.  Corners of the covers slightly bumped, half-inch internally repaired tear in the top edge of the dw.  The definitive pictorial survey.  14.50

Russell J H  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Absorbed Engines, OPC, 1st edition 1978, pp280. Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The covers are slightly bumped at the top of the spine; slight wear to the dust wrapper at the top of the spine.  A comprehensive pictorial record.  12.50

Russell J H  Freight Wagons and Loads in Service on the Great Western Railway and British Rail, Western Region, OPC, 1981, 353 illustrations.  Inscription.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  16.50

Russell J H  The Banbury and Cheltenham Railway 1887-1962, OPC, 1984, pp140.  Large Format Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A largely pictorial history of the Great Western cross-country line from Banbury to Cheltenham.  7.50

Russell J H  An Illustrated History of Great Western Diesel Railcars, Wild Swan, 1985, pp148.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG+.  A definitive study.  32.50

Smith, Peter  An Historical Survey of the Forest of Dean Railways, Layouts and Illustrations, OPC, 1983, pp144.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Plans and illustrations of the stations and junctions of the Great Western and Severn & Wye Railways in the Forest of Dean.  22.50

Vaughan, Adrian  A Pictorial Record of Great Western Signalling, OPC, 1975, pp160.   Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The spine of the dust wrapper is slightly sunned.  14.50

Vaughan, John  An Illustrated History of the Cornish Main Line, OPC, 2009, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  The top front corner of the cover is bumped, also very slightly the rear top corner, otherwise VG+/VG+.  A comprehensive pictorial survey of the Great Western main line in Cornwall including the Falmouth branch.  9.50

Vincent, Mike  Through Countryside and Coalfield: The GWR's Bristol and North Somerset Railway with its associated railways, collieries and stone quarries, OPC, 1990, pp256.  Large format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history, well-illustrated throughout.  18.50

Whitehouse P B  The Great Western in the West Midlands, OPC, 1984, 218 plates.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a tiny nick in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  The Great Western around Birmingham before nationalisation.  6.95

Whitehurst, Brian  Great Western Engines, Names, Numbers, Types and Classes (1940 to Preservation), OPC, 1973, pp168 including pp16 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  Loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  Includes an appendix with pp44 of engine diagrams.  4.95

Whiteley J S and Morrison G W  The Great Western Remembered, OPC, 1985, 326 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A high-quality large format album.  5.95

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