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Wild Swan Publications

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This page lists all Wild Swan publications that are currently in stock.

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Atkins, Tony and Hyde, David  GWR Goods Services Part 2A: Goods Depots and their Operation, Wild Swan, 2000, pp180.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  The second volume of a three-part study.  18.50

Barlow, Bernard  Didcot Engineman, Wild Swan, 1994, pp264.  Large format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  There is a two-inch internally repaired tear in the dust wrapper fold.  Barlow started as a lad porter at Oxford and was based at Didcot in the 1940s and 1950s.  Details the problems of the war years and the daily routine at Didcot.  Well-illustrated throughout.  16.50

Bartholomew, David  Midland & South Western Junction Railway Vol.1, Wild Swan, 1982, pp238.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  An outline history plus a detailed survey of the line.  Vol.2 deals with locomotives, while Vol.3 covers carriages & wagons.  18.50

Barnsley, Mike  Midland & South Western Junction Railway Vol.2 Locomotives, Wild Swan, 1991, pp154.  Small inscription, the number "407."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A thorough and detailed account of the locomotive history of the Midland & South Western Junction Railway, with numerous illustrations and 7mm to the foot drawings.  14.50

An Illustrated History of LSWR Locomotives

Bradley D L  An Illustrated History of LSWR Locomotives: The Adams Classes, Wild Swan, 1985, pp186.  Small inscription, the number "421."  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The first volume in a definitive four-volume series.  38.50

Bradley D L  An Illustrated History of LSWR Locomotives: The Drummond Classes, Wild Swan, 1986, pp234.  Small inscription, the number "422."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The second volume in a definitive four-volume series.  36.50

Bradley D L  An Illustrated History of LSWR Locomotives: The Urie Classes including those modified and built by R. E. L. Maunsell, Wild Swan, 1987, pp156.  Small inscription, the number "425."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  The third volume in a definitive series.  36.50

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Cooke R A  Atlas of the Great Western Railway 1947, Wild Swan, 1st edition 1988, pp270.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  Fully indexed and cross referenced, this atlas presents every junction, station, signal box, engine shed, named siding, tunnel, viaduct, bridge and water trough.  26.50

de Courtais, Nicholas  The Wantage Tramway 1875-1945, Wild Swan, 1981, pp40 with numerous illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Published to complement and supplement The Wantage Tramway by S. H. Pearce Higgins.  9.50

Essery R J and Toms G  LMS Jubilees, Wild Swan, 1994, pp138.  Historical Locomotive Monographs No.2.  Small inscription, the number "524."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A comprehensive illustrated study.  12.50

Fenton, Mike  The Malmesbury Branch, Wild Swan, 1990, pp258.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Remains of an old label on the blank front endpaper; dust wrapper spine slightly faded.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch to Malmesbury.  24.50

Green C C  The Coast Lines of the Cambrian Railways Vol.1 Machynlleth to Aberystwyth including a general history of the Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Railway, Wild Swan, 1993, pp282.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the covers at the head of the spine.  A comprehensive study.  18.50

Harrison, Ian  Great Western Railway Locomotive Allocations for 1921, Wild Swan, 1984, pp32.  Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated booklet giving complete GWR shed allocations immediately before The Grouping.  4.95

Hart, Brian  The Elham Valley Line 1887-1947, Wild Swan, 1984, pp104.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the South Eastern Railway branch from Folkestone to Canterbury.  32.50

LMS Engine Sheds, Their History and Development

Hawkins, Chris and Reeve, George  LMS Engine Sheds, Their History and Development Vol.1: The L&NWR, Wild Swan, 1981, pp250.  Small inscription, the number "456."  Large Format.  Hard Cover. Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Some 75 sheds are dealt with using a variety of photographs and track plans together with detailed text.  36.50

Hawkins, Chris and Reeve, George  LMS Engine Sheds, Their History and Development Vol.2: The Midland Railway, Wild Swan, 1981, pp258.  Small inscription, the number "457."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight fading on the red spine of the dust wrapper.  A detailed account of each of the ex-Midland Railway depots still operating in 1947 with brief notes on sites closed before nationalisation.  18.50

Hawkins, Chris and Reeve, George  LMS Engine Sheds, Their History and Development Vol.3: The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Wild Swan, 1982, pp136.  Small inscription, the number "458."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Covers in detail the twenty-one sheds still operating in 1947, with brief notes on the sheds that closed earlier.  20.50

Hawkins, Chris and Reeve, George  LMS Engine Sheds, Their History and Development Vol.4: The Smaller English Constituents, Wild Swan, 1984, pp184.  Small inscription, the number "470."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  The sheds of The Furness, The London Tilbury & Southend, The North Staffordshire, The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction, and The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway. Comprehensive coverage with photographs and track plans together with a detailed text.  20.50

Hawkins, Chris; Reeve, George; and Stephenson, James  LMS Engine Sheds, Their History and Development Vol.6: The Highland Railway, Irwell Press, 1989, pp130.  Small inscription, the number "490."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A detailed account of each of the fifteen engine sheds still operating in 1947 followed by brief notes on sites closed prior to nationalisation.  24.50

Hawkins, Chris; Reeve George; and Stephenson, James  LMS Engine Sheds, Their History and Development Vol.7: The Glasgow and South Western Railway, Irwell Press, 1990, pp130.  Small inscription, the number "500."  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Covers in detail sheds still operating in 1947, with brief notes on the sheds that closed earlier.  Also includes details of sheds on the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint line to Stranraer.  20.50

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Hawkins, Chris and Reeve, George  The Wisbech & Upwell Tramway, Wild Swan, 1982, pp56.  Small inscription, the number "632."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Very slight browning to the covers.  An illustrated history.  16.50

Hawkins, Chris and Reeve, George  Great Eastern Railway Engine Sheds Part 2 Ipswich and Cambridge Locomotive Districts, Wild Swan, 1987, p219 - p388.  Large format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper is price clipped; there is also a half inch internally-repaired tear in the rear dust wrapper fold.  A comprehensive illustrated study.  16.50

Hemmings, William  The Banbury and Cheltenham Railway Vol.1, Wild Swan, 2004, pp200.  The hardback edition.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the Great Western's cross-country route from Banbury to Cheltenham up until 1939.  20.50

Hemmings, William, Karau, Paul and Turner, Chris  The Banbury and Cheltenham Railway Vol.2, Wild Swan, 2004, pp201-370.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A description of the route from Banbury to Kingham, followed by individual accounts of the stations from Kings Sutton to Churchill crossing.  20.50

Hodge, John  Great Western Pictorial No.2: The Hubback Collection, Wild Swan, 1999, pp92.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  High-quality illustrations from the John Hubback collection, mainly taken on the South Wales and West of England main lines.  14.50

The South Wales Main Line

Hodge, John  The South Wales Main Line Part 1: Cardiff, Wild Swan, 2000, pp100.  Featuring the photographs of John Hodge and R. O. Tuck.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  The first volume of the series focuses on the extensive railway facilities in the Cardiff area.  12.50

Hodge, John  The South Wales Main Line Part 2: Severn Tunnel to Newport, Wild Swan, 2002, pp116.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  Featuring the photographs of John Hodge and others. A pictorial survey of the line in the 1950s and 1960s.  16.50

Hodge, John  The South Wales Main Line Part 3: Cardiff (West) to Bridgend, Wild Swan, 2004 pp100.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive photographic study supplemented by large scale maps.  16.50

Hodge, John  The South Wales Main Line Part 4: Bridgend (West) to Swansea, Wild Swan, 2005, pp172.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive photographic study supplemented by large scale maps.  20.50

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Hosegood J G  Great Western Railway Travelling Post Offices,  Wild Swan, 1983, pp76.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  A comprehensive illustrated history.  16.50

Hunt, David; Essery, Bob; and James, Fred  LMS Locomotive Profiles No.4: The 'Princess Royal' Pacifics, Wild Swan, 2003, pp112.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  A carefully researched study with numerous drawings & illustrations.  12.50

Jackson, Brian L  The Abbotsbury Branch, Wild Swan, 1989, pp200.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch line from Upwey Junction, just north of Weymouth, to Abbotsbury.  28.50

Jennison, John and Clarke, David  Pictorial Supplement to LMS Locomotive Profile No.6: The Mixed Traffic Class 5s Part 2 - Nos. 5225-5499 and 4658-4999, Wild Swan, 2004, pp64.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  With David Hunt, Fred James, and Bob Essery.  Carefully selected photographs with extended captions.  5.95

Jennison, John; James, Fred; Essery, Bob; and Hunt, David  Pictorial Supplement to LMS Locomotive Profiles No.8: The Class 8F 2-8-0s, Wild Swan, 2005, pp80.  Small inscription, the number "1031."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG.  Carefully selected photographs with extended captions.  7.50

Karau, Paul; Parsons, Mike; and Robertson, Kevin  An Illustrated History of The Didcot Newbury and Southampton Railway, Wild Swan, pp224.  No date.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history including a detailed description of the line.  18.50

Karau, Paul and Turner, Chris  The Marlow Branch, Wild Swan, pp216.  No date.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A definitive illustrated history.  20.50

Karau, Paul  An Illustrated History of the Henley-On-Thames Branch, Wild Swan, 1982, pp176.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a Near VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper; some loss of the plastic coating on the dust wrapper at the two corners.  A definitive illustrated history.  16.50

Karau, Paul and Turner, Chris  Country Branch Line: An Intimate Portrait of the Watlington Branch Vol.1: The Story of the Line from 1872 1961, Wild Swan, 1998, pp240.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A definitive history of the line.  28.50

Karau, Paul and Turner, Chris  Country Branch Line: An Intimate Portrait of the Watlington Branch Vol.2 The Stations, Wild Swan, 1998, pp240.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A detailed portrait of each of the stations and halts along the line, including staff, daily routines and details of traffic and traders.  28.50

Lacy R E and Dow, George  Midland Railway Carriages Vol.1, Wild Swan, 1984, pp170 with numerous drawings & illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The lettering of the title on the dust wrapper has slightly faded.  A definitive history started by R. E. Lacy and completed by George Dow after Lacy's death.  Vol.1 takes the story to 1901.  32.50

Maggs, Colin G  The Clevedon Branch, Wild Swan, 1987, pp68.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Superficial wear to the covers at the head of the spine.  An illustrated history of the Great Western branch from Yatton to Clevedon.  16.50

Norris, John; Beale, Gerry; and Lewis, John  Edwardian Enterprise: A Review of Great Western Railway Development in the First Decade of this Century, Wild Swan, 1987, pp202.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Following the abolition of the Broad Gauge in 1892, the first decade of the 20th century saw a remarkable surge in development on the Great Western.  10.50

Pope, Ian; How, Bob; and Karau, Paul  An Illustrated History of the Severn & Wye Railway Forest of Dean Vol.1, Wild Swan, 1983, pp158.  The original hardback edition.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A history of the line followed by a detailed study of the section from Lydney Junction to Parkend.  16.50

Rear W G  LMS Branch Lines in North Wales Vol.1, Wild Swan, 1986, pp170.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive survey of branches that the author knew intimately in his youth as a fireman at Bangor shed, illustrated with a variety of photographs, track plans and signalling diagrams.  18.50

Robertson, Kevin and Simmonds, Roger  An Illustrated History of the Lambourn Branch, Wild Swan, 1984, pp164.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  There is a tiny indentation to the top rear edge of the covers.  Spine of dust wrapper slightly faded, slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine, some loss of the plastic laminate covering of the dw near the bottom corners.  10.50

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

Russell, Janet K L  GWR Company Servants, Wild Swan, 1983, pp246.  Large format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A pictorial tribute to the staff of the Great Western with sections on: The General Manager's Department, The Civil Engineer's Department, The Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department, the Superintendent of the Line's Department, and The Goods Manager's Department.  12.50

Simmonds, Roger and Robertson, Kevin  The Bishops Waltham Branch, Wild Swan, 1988, pp92.  Large Format Pb.  VG with slight creasing at the bottom corner of the front cover.  A comprehensive illustrated history of a short Southern Railway (formerly L&SWR) branch line in Hampshire.  8.50

Smith T M and Heathcliffe G S  An Illustrated History of The Highworth Branch: Originally The Swindon & Highworth Light Railway, Wild Swan, 1979, pp90.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch line from Swindon to Highworth.  28.50

Sterndale, Tony  Great Western Pictorial No.3: The Tony Sterndale Collection, Wild Swan, 2006, pp102.  Commissioned by Sue Sterndale.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  High-quality illustrations from the Tony Sterndale collection.  14.50

Toms T and Essery R J  Claughton & Patriot 4-6-0s, Wild Swan, 2006, pp124.  With contributions by F. James.  Historical Locomotive Monographs No.3.  Small inscription, the number "1030."  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A comprehensive illustrated study of the London and North Western Railway Claughton Class, and the later LMS Patriot Class which the LMS regarded as replacements for the Claughtons.  10.50

Whitehouse P B  The Early Years of Western Region Steam: An Album of P. M. Alexander's Photographs, Wild Swan, 1983, pp92.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  The illustrations are mainly concentrated between 1948 and 1952.  6.95

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