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This page lists paperback titles published by OPC.

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Brown F A S  From Stirling to Gresley 1882-1922, OPC, 1974, pp149.  "Largish" format Pb. VG-.  Rubbing to the covers down the spine edges else VG.  An illustrated history of the Great Northern locomotive department in the 40 years before Grouping.  Patrick Stirling was Locomotive Engineer until 1896 when Ivatt took over to be followed by Gresley in 1911.  6.95

Cambrian Railways Timetables July, Aug & Sept 1904 (Including Working Timetables), OPC, 1977, pp98 plus pp32.  Pb.  VG.  Reprints of both the public timetable and the working timetable from the summer of 1904.  9.50

Esau, Mike  Bluebell Steam in Action, OPC, pp32.  No date.  Landscape format.  Card Covers.  VG.  Old price sticker on the rear cover.  An early OPC booklet featuring Mike Esau's pictures of the Bluebell Railway.  0.95

Gasson, Harold  Footplate Days: More Reminiscences of a Great Western Fireman, OPC, 1976, pp112 plus pp32 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG-.  Some superficial wear to the covers, otherwise VG.  A sequel to Firing Days, more experiences at Didcot shed.  2.95

Holden J S  The Watlington Branch, OPC, 1974, pp120 with 71 illustrations, 6 maps, 7 line drawings, tables, diagrams and a gradient profile.  Pb.  Fair.  Superficial wear down the spine of the covers; a faint cup ring mark on the front cover.  A reading copy rather than a collector's item.  A comprehensive history of the Great Western Watlington to Princes Risborough branch, including the branch to Wallingford.  3.95

Hudson, Bill  Private Owner Wagons Vol.1, OPC, 1st edition 1976, 109 plates.  Large Format Pb.  VG Slight rubbing to the covers.  Photographs and livery details of a selection of private owner wagons.  10.50

Hudson, Bill  Private Owner Wagons Vol.2, OPC, 1st edition 1978, 109 plates.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Photographs and livery details of further private owner wagons.  10.50

Hudson, Bill  Private Owner Wagons Vol.3, OPC, 1st edition 1984, 109 illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Some superficial rubbing to the spine of the covers.  Photographs and livery details of further private owner wagons.  10.50

Hudson, Bill  Private Owner Wagons Vol.4, Headstock, 1987, 109 plates.  Signed by Bill Hudson.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Photographs and livery details of further private owner wagons.  12.50

Kingdom, Anthony R  The Yealmpton Branch (S. Hams Light Railway), OPC, 1974, pp136.  Pb.  VG with slight rubbing to the covers at the head & base of the spine.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch to Yealmpton.  4.95

Kingdom, Anthony R  The Princetown Branch, OPC, 1979, pp160.  Pb.  VG.  A comprehensive and well-illustrated history of the Great Western Railway's Princetown branch.  7.50

Kingdom A R  The Newton Abbot Blitz, OPC, 1st edition 1979, pp32.  Pb.  VG.  Transport Topics Series No.1.  An illustrated booklet recording the air attack on Newton Abbot station in August 1940.  3.95

Lingard, Richard  The Woodstock Branch, OPC, 1973, pp60.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the Great Western Branch to Woodstock in Oxfordshire.  4.95

LMS Centenary of the Opening of the First Main Line, OPC, pp84.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Slight wear to the covers at the head & base of the spine, some browning of the covers.  An undated reprint originally published in the Railway Gazette of September 16th 1938.  An illustrated history focusing largely on the LNWR.  4.95

Paye P  The Bishop's Stortford Dunmow & Braintree Branch, OPC, 1st edition 1981, pp210.  Pb.  Some superficial rubbing to the covers, otherwise VG.  A comprehensive history of this Great Eastern Railway branch line in mid-Essex.  9.50

Paye P  The Stoke Ferry Branch, OPC, 1982, pp128.  Pb.  Very Good.  Old price stickers on both the front and rear covers.  A well-researched illustrated history.  3.95

Pomroy L W  The Teign Valley Line, OPC, 1984, pp136.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the Great Western's Teign Valley line which provided an alternative route from Newton Abbot to Exeter.  4.95

Sangster, Alan H  The Story and Tales of the Buchan Lines, OPC, 1983, pp132.  Compiled by Alan Sangster.  Pb.  VG with slight rubbing to the edges of the covers.  A collection of articles about the branch lines of the Great North of Scotland Railway in the Buchan area.  4.50

Smith, Peter  Footplate over the Mendips, OPC, 1978, pp138.  Pb.  Generally VG, but the binding at the spine is not completely square.  Anecdotes and stories of the Somerset and Dorset, mainly from the period 1919 to 1950.  A sequel to the author's Mendips Engineman.  3.95

Smith, Peter  Footplate over the Mendips, OPC, 1978, pp138.  Pb.  VG.  Anecdotes and stories of the Somerset and Dorset, mainly from the period 1919 to 1950.  A sequel to the author's Mendips Engineman.  4.95

Southern Railway London (West) Division (Isle of Wight Section) Working Time Tables of Passenger & Freight Trains from 18th June 1932, OPC, pp32.  Pb.  VG- with wear to the covers at the head of the spine.  An OPC reprint of the 1932 working timetable for the Isle of Wight lines.   6.95

Summers A W  Engines Good and Bad, OPC, 1985, pp96, 21 photographs & 2 maps.  Pb.  VG with slight wear to the edges of the covers, and some loss of colour down the spine.  Reminiscences of an Old Oak Common driver, 1923-70.  3.95

Tanner G H J  The Calne Branch, OPC, 1972, pp64.  Research by Brian Lovelock, photographs by Donald Lovelock.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the Great Western Railway's branch from Chippenham to Calne.  5.95

Terry T H  Great Western Reflections, OPC, 1984, pp95 with pp12 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  The background colour has faded down the spine of the covers.  Terry joined the Great Western at Tyseley shed in 1919 and continued in railway service until 1963.  3.95

Vaughan, Adrian  A History of the Faringdon Branch and Uffington Station, OPC, 1st edition 1979, pp184.  Pb.  VG.  A detailed history of the Great Western branch from Uffington to Faringdon.  5.95

Vincent, Mike  Reflections on the Portishead Branch, OPC, 1983, pp224 including numerous photos, diagrams & tables.  Pb.  VG.  A comprehensive history including separate chapters on the branches from Bristol Temple Meads to Wapping Wharf and Canon's Marsh Goods.  4.95

Wignall C J  Complete British Railways Maps and Gazetteer 1830-1981, OPC, 1983, pp172 with 87 maps and 84 pages of gazetteer.  Small inscription, the number "41."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Also published in hardback form.  Very Good.  The red spine of the covers is faded.  Locates all lines and stations built since the opening of the Stockton and Darlington in 1825.  7.50

Williams, Ken and Reynolds, Dermot  The Kingsbridge Branch (The Primrose Line), OPC, 1977, pp248.  Pb.  VG- with slight wear down the spine of the covers.  An illustrated history of the Great Western branch to Kingsbridge.  6.95

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