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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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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

Beale, Gerry  The Liskeard and Looe Branch, Wild Swan, 2000, pp218.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Tiny nick in the dust wrapper at the head of the spine; slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch line from Liskeard to Looe.  24.50

An Illustrated History of LSWR Locomotives

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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Carpenter, Roger  The Criggion Branch of the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway, Wild Swan, 1990, pp48.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  An outline history of the branch is followed by a detailed pictorial study of the line and then by shorter sections on the Breidden Quarry, Locomotive & Train Working, and Branch Train Services.  9.50

Cooksey, Laurie A  The Selsey Tramway Vol.1, Wild Swan, 2006, pp188.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A definitive account of the Light Railway from Chichester to Selsey.  Volume One provides a complete history of the line, while Volume Two describes the route and gives details of the locomotives and rolling stock.  24.50

Cooksey, Laurie A  The Selsey Tramway Vol.2, Wild Swan, 2006, pp189-p334.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A definitive account of the Light Railway from Chichester to Selsey.  Volume One provides a complete history of the line, while Volume Two describes the route and gives details of the locomotives and rolling stock.  24.50

de Courtais, Nicholas  The Wantage Tramway 1875-1945, Wild Swan, 1981, pp40 with numerous illustrations.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Published to complement and supplement The Wantage Tramway by S. H. Pearce Higgins.  8.50

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

Fenton, Mike  Camp Coach Holidays on the GWR, Wild Swan, 1999, pp218 with a large number of illustrations.  Large Format. Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  Post-war developments are not included.  24.50

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.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.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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Hemmings, William  The Banbury and Cheltenham Railway Vol.1, Wild Swan, 2004, pp200.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A comprehensive history of the Great Western's cross-country route from Banbury to Cheltenham up until 1939.  18.50

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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Great Western Pictorial 

Hopkins, Philip  Great Western Pictorial [No.1], Wild Swan, 1995, pp92.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  High-quality illustrations from the author's camera.  16.50

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

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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

Jenkins S C and Carpenter R S  The Shipston-on-Stour Branch, Wild Swan, 1997, pp106.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the cover.  A comprehensive history of the Great Western branch from Moreton-in-Marsh to Shipston-on-Stour that started life as a horse tramway.  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.  Slight wear along the top edge of the 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

Lloyd, Mike  The Tanat Valley Light Railway, Wild Swan, 1990, pp112 with numerous illustrations and drawings.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  Loss of colour down the spine of the covers.  There is also some superficial surface "ceasing" on the front of the covers.  A comprehensive study of the line which briefly became part of the Cambrian Railways before being absorbed into the Great Western Railway at the Grouping.  12.50

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

Severn & Wye Railway

Pope, Ian; How, Bob; and Karau, Paul  An Illustrated History of the Severn & Wye Railway Forest of Dean Vol.1, Wild Swan, 1983, pp158.   Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the mylar covering of the dust wrapper at the rear bottom corner.  A history of the line followed by a detailed study of the section from Lydney Junction to Parkend.  16.50

Pope, Ian; How, Bob; and Karau, Paul  An Illustrated History of the Severn & Wye Railway Forest of Dean Vol.2, Wild Swan, 1985, p161-p362.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Fair dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine, and there is also wear at the four corners and at the base of the spine.  A detailed history of the line from Coleford Junction to Cinderford.  16.50

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Forest of Dean Branch

Pope, Ian and Karau, Paul  The Forest of Dean Branch Vol.1 Newham to Cinderford, Wild Swan, 1992, pp234.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good- dust wrapper.  Slight loss of colour down the spine of the dust wrapper; slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine, and a tiny nick at the top of the front dust wrapper fold.  An outline history followed by a survey of the line from Newham to Cinderford.  18.50

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Smith, William H  The Golden Valley Railway, Wild Swan, 1993, pp136.  Large Format. Card Covers. Very Good.  The mylar coating on the dust wrapper has lifted along the base of both the front and rear covers, otherwise VG.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Great Western branch from Pontrilas to Hay on Wye.  8.50

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

Williams, Glyn  The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Wild Swan, 2010, pp282. Large Format. Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of this Welsh narrow gauge line, well-illustrated throughout.  Note that the preservation era is not covered.  32.50

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