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Steam Locomotives

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This page lists books on Steam Locomotives published by the Oxford Publishing Company.

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Allen, Ian (Dr)  Gleneagles to Glastonbury: Steam in the Thirties, OPC, 1985, 124 illustrations.  Small inscription, the number "242."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A wide-ranging selections of the author's photographs, all taken in the thirties.  6.95

Anderson, David  Scottish Steam in the 1950s and 60s, OPC, 1997, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  A superior album of Scottish steam.  10.50

Banks, Chris  British Railways Locomotives 1948, Guild/OPC, 1990, pp215.  Published by Guild Publishing by arrangement with OPC.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Details of every locomotive acquired by British Railways at nationalisation, giving number, name and allocation.  4.95

Blake, Francis and Nicholson, Peter  The Barry Locomotive Phenomenon, OPC, 1987, pp192 with numerous black & white and colour illustrations.  Foreword by Robert Adley.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a near VG dust wrapper.  Spine of the dw slightly faded with some wear along the bottom edge. The full story of the steam engines rescued from Dai Woodham's legendary scrapyard in South Wales.  8.50

Burridge, Frank  Nameplates of the Big Four including British Railways, OPC/BCA, 1985, pp160.  First published in 1975.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  The large number of illustrations of nameplates make this an excellent reference.  6.95

Cross, David  Last Years of the Waverley Route, OPC, 2010, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a nick in the dust wrapper at the base of the spine.  A pictorial tribute covering the last 15 years from 1954 until the closure of the line in 1969.  14.50

Fryer, Charles  Single Wheeler Locomotives: The Brief Age of Perfection, OPC, 1993, pp112.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  An illustrated history of the final generation of Singles on the Great Northern of Ireland, The Midland, The Caledonian, The North Eastern, the London & South Western, The Great Eastern, The Great Northern & the Great Central Railways.  10.50

Griffiths, Roger and Smith, Paul  The Directory of British Engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: 1 Southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and Wales, OPC, 1999, pp221.   Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive survey of all known locomotive sheds and stabling point in Wales and Southern England.  10.50

Griffiths, Roger and Smith, Paul  The Directory of British Engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: 2 North Midlands, Northern England, and Scotland, OPC, 2000, pp206.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a Fine dust wrapper.  The top front corner of the front cover is bumped, otherwise Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive survey of all known locomotive sheds and stabling points.  14.50

Griffiths, Roger and Smith, Paul  The Directory of British Engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: Supplement No.1, OPC, 2006, pp32.  Large Format  Pb.  VG.  Provides an update, corrections and amendments to both Vol.1 & Vol.2.  5.95

Steam in South Wales

Hale, Michael  Steam in South Wales Vol.2: North and West of Swansea, OPC, 1981, 180 plates.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A line-by-line pictorial survey in the 1950s and 1960s.  12.50

Hale, Michael  Steam in South Wales Vol.3: Main Line and the Docks, OPC, 1982, 180 illustrations.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The third volume in a sought-after series.  14.50

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Harris, Michael  British Main Line Services in the Age of Steam: 1900-1968, OPC, 1996, pp224.  Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A major study of the development of scheduled passenger services.  4.95

Hucknall, David  Twilight of Scottish Steam, OPC, 1989, pp120.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a nick in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A class-by-class survey of the last steam engines in Scotland.  4.95

Kneale E N  North Wales Steam (1927-1968) [Vol.1], OPC, 1980, 178 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG- dust wrapper with several small internally repaired tears in the dust wrapper.  A pictorial tribute to the LNWR main line to Holyhead.  5.95

Morrison, Brian (editor)  Steam Cameramen, OPC, 1980, 412 plates.  No.628 of a limited addition of 2000 published in tribute to the Railway Photographic Society. Signed by Maurice Early, one of the three founder members of the society.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG slipcase.  Photographs are included from no fewer than fifty eight of the society's members.  28.50

Rogers H C B  Express Steam Locomotive Development in Great Britain and France, OPC, 1990, pp120.  Inscription.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG with slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  An authoritative assessment of the major developments in both countries, well-illustrated throughout.  8.50

Talbot, Edward  A Pictorial Record of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives, OPC, 2000, 241 plates.  First published in 1982.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  Photos and line drawings of the twelve standard classes.  10.50

Vaughan, Adrian  The Kenning Collection, OPC, 1985, pp59.  First published in 1972.  Landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  In our experience it is unusual to find a copy of this book with a dust wrapper; most copies seem to have been issued without one.  There are three very small circular indentations on the front page of the dust wrapper - the surface is not broken.  A selection of pre-grouping photographs taken by Bill Kenning - mainly GWR, LBSC, SECR and M&GNJt.  3.95

Vaughan, Adrian  The Kenning Collection, OPC, 1972, pp59.  Landscape format Hb.  No dw.  VG in an attractive green cover with gold lettering.  A selection of pre-grouping photographs taken by Bill Kenning - mainly GWR, LBSC, SECR and M&GNJt.  2.95

Vaughan, John  Sunset of British Steam, OPC, 1981, 253 plates.  Large Format Hb.  Fine / Very Good.  A high-quality album with 250 pictures from all BR regions.  5.95

Trails of Steam

Walker, Colin  Trails of Steam Vol.1: North West from Paddington - A Main Line Trail, OPC, 1974, pp60.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  Photos from the Great Western main line through Birmingham to Birkenhead.  5.95

Walker, Colin  Trails of Steam Vol.4: Midland Trails through Leicestershire and Rutland, Oxford Publishing Company, 1976, pp60.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  An album focusing on Leicestershire and Rutland.  5.95

Walker, Colin  Trails of Steam Vol.5: Trails from Shrewsbury, Oxford Publishing Company, 1978, pp60.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Photographs of Great Western and London Midland steam in and around Shrewsbury.  5.95

Walker, Colin  Trails of Steam Vol.7: Trails along the West Border, Oxford Publishing Company, 1980, pp60.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper with slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  Photographs of Great Western and London Midland steam on the North-to-West line from Newport through Shrewsbury to Chester.  5.95

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Whiteley J S and Morrison G W  50 Years of Preserved Steam on the Main Line, Guild/OPC, 1989, pp174.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A large and varied photographic collection in both black & white and colour.  4.95

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