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British Railways

History of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives

Gilbert P T and Chancellor P J  A Detailed History of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives Vol.1: Background to Standardisation and the Pacific Classes, RCTS, 1994, pp172 including pp8 of colour.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  The first volume of a definitive study.  10.50

(A) Detailed History of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives Vol.2: The 4-6-0 and 2-6-0 Classes, RCTS, 2003, pp280 including pp8 of colour.  Small inscription, the number "936."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A definitive study.  16.50

Walford, John and Harrison, Paul  A Detailed History of British Railways Standard Steam Locomotives Vol.4: The 9F 2-10-0 Class, RCTS, 2008, pp22 plus 317 including pp8 of colour.  Small inscription, the number "1056."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A definitive study.  24.50

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Great Western Railway

Chancellor, Paul  Western Change: Summer Saturdays in the West 1957-1995, RCTS, 1995, pp169.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the changing traffic patterns on the former Great Western lines to the West Country.  Extensive use is made of detailed traffic surveys.  5.95

Leitch, Russell  The Railways of Keynsham: featuring Fry's Chocolate passenger & freight operations, RCTS, 1997, pp156.  Card Covers.  VG.  Slight loss of colour at the head of the spine, some superficial creasing on the surface of the covers.  A detailed history of the railway at Keynsham, on the line between Bristol and Bath.  7.50

Locomotives of the Great Western Railway Series

(The) Locomotives of the Great Western Railway Part 1: Preliminary Survey, RCTS, 1951, pp62 plus pp26 of illustrations.  Coloured frontis.  Pb.  Very Good.  Although the publication date is given as 1951, this is clearly a later reprint.  4.95

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LMS

Goodman, John  LMS Locomotive Names: The Named Locomotives of the London Midland & Scottish Railway and its Constituent Companies, RCTS, 1994, pp215 with 122 illustrations.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Spine sunned, top corners of the covers slightly bumped.  A detailed account of the names and nameplates carried on LMS locomotives and those of its Constituent Companies.  6.95

Jack, Harry  Locomotives of the LNWR Southern Division: London & Birmingham Railway, London & North Western Railway and Wolverton Locomotive Works, RCTS, 2001, pp302.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  A comprehensive illustrated survey.  12.50

Townsin, Ray  The Jubilee 4-6-0s, RCTS, 2006, pp267 with 197 illustrations.  Locomotives of the LMS Series.  Small inscription, the number "1020."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A definitive study of the Jubilees.  16.50

Young, John and Tyreman, David  The Hughes and Stanier 2-6-0s, RCTS, 2009, pp208 with 147 illustrations.  Locomotives of the LMS Series.  Small inscription, the number "1077."  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  A definitive study.  16.50

LNER

Great Northern Locomotive History

Groves N  Great Northern Locomotive History Vol.2 1867-95 The Stirling Era, RCTS, 1987, pp315 with 237 illustrations.  Glazed Boards.  VG with a tiny wear mark on the top edge of the covers and some loss of colour down the spine.  The second volume of a comprehensive history of every locomotive class built for the Great Northern Railway.  10.50

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Henshaw, Alfred  The Great Northern Railway in the East Midlands [Part 1]: The Rise and Fall of Colwick Yards - Nottingham London Road - Gedling Basford, RCTS, 1999, pp120.  Small inscription, the number "833."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  The first volume of Henshaw's definitive pictorial record of the Great Northern in the East Midlands.  18.50

Locomotives of the LNER Series

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 1 Preliminary Survey, RCTS, 1963, pp120 plus 171 illustrations, and folding map in the rear.  Pb.  Fair+.  Loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  5.95

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 3C Tender Engines - Classes D13 to D24, RCTS, 1981, pp119 plus 137 figs.  Pb.  VG.  Slight rubbing at the corners of the covers.  The 4-4-0 classes.  9.50

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 4 Tender Engines - Classes D25 to E7, RCTS, 1st Edition 1968, pp156 plus colour frontis and 222 illustrations.  Inscription.  Card Covers.  VG+.  4-4-0s and 2-4-0s.  9.50

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 6B Tender Engines - Classes O1 to P2, RCTS, 1983, pp196 plus 150 illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  2-8-0 & 2-8-2 classes, along with the WD 2-8-0 and 2-10-0 austerities.  14.50

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 6C Tender Engines - Classes Q1 to Y10, RCTS, 1984, pp166 plus 150 illustrations.  Pb.  VG with slight vertical creasing down the dust wrapper spine.  0-8-0s, 2-6-2s, 4-6-4s, 4-2-2s & 0-4-0s.  12.50

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 7 Tank Engines - Classes A5 to H2, RCTS, 1964, pp118 plus 208 illustrations.  Card Covers.  VG-.  Inscription.  Loss of colour down the spine of the covers, slight wear at the top of the spine.  4-6-2Ts, 4-4-2Ts, 4-4-0Ts, 2-4-0Ts, 2-4-2Ts, 0-4-4Ts and 4-4-4Ts.  7.50

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 9A Tank Engines - Classes L1 to N19, RCTS, 1977, pp170 plus 181 figures.  Card Covers.  VG- with slight vertical creasing to the spine and slight wear to the edges of the covers. 2-6-4s, 0-6-4, and 0-6-2s.  7.50

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 10A Departmental Stock, Locomotive Sheds, Boiler and Tender Numbering, RCTS, 1st edition 1988, pp140 plus 149 illustrations.  Inscription.  Pb.  VG+ with slight vertical creasing down the spine of the covers.  7.50

Locomotives of the LNER: Part 11 Supplementary Information, RCTS, 1994, pp98 plus 85 figs.  Pb.  VG+.  Supplements the information in ALL the previous volumes.  10.50

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Prentice, K Risdon and Proud, Peter  The Locomotives of the LNER, RCTS, 1941, pp136 plus pp24 of illustrations.  "With 73 illustrations and complete lists of names, numbers and classes."  Pb.  Fair.  Covers a little grubby with some wear at the head of the spine.  A mine of detailed information on LNER locomotives.  7.50

Proud, Peter  The Great Eastern "Claud Hamilton" Class, RCTS, 1959, pp20 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the Great Eastern locomotives that became the LNER D14, D15 and D16 classes.  4.95

Southern Railway

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Industrial Railways

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