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The Railway Goods Station by Fred W. West (£52.00)Publisher: London: E. & F. N. Spon — 1912Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: 9th impression. [First Edition: October, 1955] Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 7½" x 4¾". Ruled Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XV] 192 [60] pages. Tags: west railways railroad stations railroads freight freightage materials handling britain goods depots ottley 3811
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The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station by Lorraine Diehl (£33.00)Publisher: The Stephen Greene Press (Vermont) — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0828906033]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, conceived as a symbol of the wealth and power of America’s mightiest railroad, became a national monument during its short life. This history of the famous depot is not only a story of the superb achievement of architect Charles Pollen Me Kin, but also a tale of human struggle and of a complex and dangerous engineering triumph. Lorraine Diehl’s lively, authoritative text, together with vintage photographs and drawings, recaptures the classical grandeur of the building and the drama and turbulence of its times — from the sunny pre — World War I era through 1963, when it was destroyed in the appalling act of civic vandalism that spurred the modern Landmark Preservation movement.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kent Barwick. Size: 11" x 8½". 168 pages. Tags: pennsylvania station new york history mckim mead white railroad stations united states pictorial works buildings structures american architecture public commercial industrial lorraine diehl kent barwick 0828906033
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Victorian Britain and Ireland in Colour by Janice Anderson & Reinhard Schultz (£26.00)Publisher: Carlton — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844425584]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Victorian age was one of expansion in many areas, none more so than that of JM travel. With the success of explorers worldwide people’s curiosity grew, and the advent of the railroad in Great Britain and Ireland, which at that time was part of the United Kingdom, meant that the general public could do their own exploring. Many parts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales that had, at one time, seemed remote were now within relatively easy travelling distance.

This collection of unique polychrome colour photographs, which have never been seen before, captures many of the vistas that became so popular with Victorian holidaymakers -from the quaint and picturesque snapshots of Devon and Cornwall to the tranquillity of the Irish countryside via the beautiful coastline of Wales or the hustle and bustle of London, up to the broads of Norfolk and further north to the wild, heather-strewn hills and awe-inspiring lochs of Scotland.

Many of these sites are still highly popular holiday venues and with good reason, since for the most part they have been protected for historical or environmental reasons. What they share is an abundance of charm and character and, in the cases of those rural and coastal locations, a measure of, peace and tranquillity.

Accompanied by informative, and often thought-provoking captions, these pictures will transport the reader back to a time when the pace of life was, for all its new inventions, a little calmer and more leisurely. Victorian Britain & Ireland in Colour is a thoroughly engaging window on to a bygone age that will captivate readers.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: 19th alongside and anglia britain british burgeoning century cities clydeside connacht customs dickensian docks east england english europe general great history industrial ireland irish landmarks leinster life looked lovers midlands munster newspapers north penny photographs photography pictorial scotland slums social south southeast southwest teeming the they time ulster victoriana wales wessex works
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William L. Price: Arts and Crafts to Modern Design by George E. Thomas (£24.50)Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1568982208]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged heavily at the head of the spine and carries a small sticker scar to the upper panel. Bruised at the corners of the lower board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Architect George Howe believed there were three pioneers of American architecture: Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William L. Price. While Wright and Sullivan are still regarded as central figures in the history of American architecture, Price awaits rediscovery.

Price, a disciple of Frank Furness who practiced in Philadelphia from 1883 to 1916, established the character of two of the nation’s greatest resorts, Atlantic City and Miami, thus shaping the architecture of the Roaring Twenties. Although his biggest and best-known projects, the Art Deco Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City and the Chicago Freight Terminal, were both destroyed, his Arts and Crafts Utopian community in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania and his Garden City community in Arden, Delaware survive to attest to the vigour of his ideas and the leadership he exerted.

Price left a legacy of exquisite houses, railroad stations, and commercial structures that were widely emulated and recall the best works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene & Greene. In addition, Price was an accomplished writer and furniture designer whose work was regularly featured in Gustav Stickley’s The Craftsman.

Price’s role in shaping American architecture is uncovered in this lavishly illustrated volume, which documents the architect’s complete works — including over 350 hotels, houses, and pieces of furniture — bringing to light this unknown American master.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robert Venturi. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 362 pages. Tags: price william architecture 19th century united states history 20th architects biography modern american george thomas robert venturi first editions firsts printings 1st
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The History of the American People Volume II: From Civil War to World Power by James Truslow Adams (£20.50)Publisher: George Routledge & Sons — 1943Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends and corners, tanned. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “Here, indeed, is the amazing story of the march of democracy, the sweep of a new people across a great continent, their ascent to world pre-eminence during the most exciting seventy years the world has ever seen!

From the national crisis of civil war to the sad days of the great depression, from the scandals of Grant to the scandals of Handing, from the settling of the West and the great railroad hijackers to the urbanization of the West and the bootlegging hijackers, from Tweed to Penrose, from the opera bouffe Spanish-American War to the awful destruction of the World War, from the panics of 73 and ‘93 and ‘07 to the panic of ‘29 et seq. , from the courage of Cleveland to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, from Walt Whitman to Ernest Hemingway, from gaslight to remote control, from innocence to internationalism — the pulsating story of the American people is related by the greatest popular historian of our day.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 438 pages. Tags: united states history battle fredericksburg confederates taking the oath richmond 1865 wiiiiam harnden concord stage coaches opening brooklyn bridge world’s fair chicago day prohibition propaganda 1895 haynes-apperson automobile 1901 first grand central teminal new york and union hotel florodora sextette stockyards swift company 1861 pershing staff punitive expedition victory liberty loan poster efforts win suffrage orville wright fort myer proposed buildings rockefeller center governor franklin roosevelt arriving democratic convention james truslow adams
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Pennsylvania by Cronan Minton (£20.00)Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0912856408]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Both flaps creased vertically. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Leans slightly. Light spotting to start and finish although text and plates more than accetapble overall.Description: 2nd Printing. From the cover: “In magnificent colour photographs by Clyde H. Smith, Pennsylvania receives the full attention it so richly deserves. From the fertile farmland of Lancaster County, where the famous Old Order Amish still plough their fields with horses and mules, to the rushing white water of the Youghiogheny River, to the Gettysburg and Brandywine battlefields and Valley Forge, to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street and Independence Hall, to Lake Erie and its unique Presque Isle, Smith captures all of Pennsylvania’s beauty during every season of the year. In an informative text which complements the photographs, Cronan Minton describes Pennsylvania as “the archetypal American state”. He traces the state’s fascinating history — from the days of its founder, William Penn through to the Revolutionary War and the Westward movement of the pioneers, up to the Industrial Revolution and the development of Pennsylvania’s canal and railroad systems, to its present status as one of America’s four greatest industrial and urban statesNotes: Illustrated by Clyde H. Smith (Photos.). Size: 14" x 10¾". Black/Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: 78-51218 philadelphia pittsburgh pennsylvania states powerful industry preindustrial americana mercer museum bucks county pennsylvania turnpike andrew carnegie morgan william vanderbilt johnstown pennsylvania’s tragic floods amish way life old world german towns riegelsville kitchen creek ricketts glen state park trail ricketts glen state park schuylkill river delaware river valley hazleton railroad age independence hall penns cave lake erie bedford tobacco plants schuylkill waters endless mountain region warren elfreth’s alley battle buff runpa welsh hill church lenoxville white pine mifflinburg brandywine
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From Atlanta to the sea by William T. Sherman (£12.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1961Binding: Hardback - in Slip Case Condition: Very Good - in Good+ Slipcase. Slipcase rubbed at head. Spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 6¾". Blue & Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: lieutenant-general muzzle-loading breech-loader confederates' confederacy's entrenchments smooth-bore chattanooga breastworks telegraphy Washington fire-power remarkable protective goldsboro' operations pocotaligo shenandoah mcclellan, mcallister commanders mcdowell's nashville Jefferson utilizing carolinas sea-power advantage president tecumseh trenches savannah captured defences american generals railroad richmond mountain yorktown campaign increase columbia raleigh capture sherman coastal leaving tearing greater federal
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Train Journeys of the World: A Spectacular Voyage of Discovery Along 30 of the World's Most Exciting Rail Routes by Susan Gordon (£12.50)Publisher: Automobile Association — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 074950658X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. [First: 1993] From the cover: “Since the opening of the first railway over 150 years ago, train journeys have evoked an air of romance and adventure, linked with the excitement of new places and the opening up of whole continents. Train Journeys of the World explores 30 of the most spectacular and famous routes in the world, from the magnificent, nostalgic Orient-Express line to the modern, high-speed efficiency of the Japanese ‘bullet train’. Nineteen modern-day explorers recount their adventures as they travel all around the world — through Mongolia, along the Nile, from coast to coast in Australia, down the length of Italy, across America and Canada, into the high Andes, around the Aegean, into the heart of Africa. The names of the trains evoke their own special magic — the Mandalay Express, Al Andalus, the Sunset Limited, the Glacier Express. The story of each route, from Scotland to Chile, Thailand to Norway, is told in detail, capturing the atmosphere of the people and places, the enclosed world of the train and the greater landscape beyond the windows. Maps have been specially drawn to accompany each route, and the book is full of superb, evocative photographs. And there is even information to help you make the journeys yourself, should you feel tempted…”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Paul Atterbury. Size: 12" x 8½". Matching Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: gordon paul atterbury 074950658x railroad travel voyages around world trains railways interest writing places peoples transportation railroads essays travelogues pictorials
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The Langhorne Sisters by James Fox (£11.50)Publisher: Granta Books — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862070717]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “High-spirited, beautiful, clannish and adored, the five strikingly different Langhorne sisters were mythologized in the plural long after their separate careers were a matter of history. Their great fame held sway first in the South, in Virginia, then across the rest of America and England. Lizzie, the eldest, was trapped in post-Civil War Richmond. Irene was the eternal Southern belle who also became the model for the Gibson Girl. Nancy, an unpredictable, elemental force, conquered Edwardian society in England — as Nancy Astor — and was the first woman to sit in Parliament at Westminster. Phyllis, private, romantic, melancholy, was Nancy's confidante and the only person she loved all through her life. Nora, the youngest, was extravagant, feckless and promiscuous, her life punctuated with seductions and boltings. Using the sisters’ intimate voices selected from thousands of letters and journals, this epic narrative charts the attempts of two extraordinary women to transform and recreate themselves, and the chain of events that would have such a destructive effect on their family lives and happiness.”Notes: Jacket designed by Peter Dyer. 578 pages. Tags: kindergarten entrepreneur illustrator ambassador auctioneer decorator patriarch langhorne genevieve separated economist waldorf's lancaster phyllis's ancaster divorced viscount reynolds gardener forsythe railroad football chiswell grenfell daughter milner's observer countess virginia reginald british charles marquis penrhyn soldier feeling pennant lothian phyllis younger chillie shooter witcher perkins husband douglas nanaire moncure maurice michael creator
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The Langhorne Sisters by James Fox (£11.50)Publisher: Granta — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862070717]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “High-spirited, beautiful, clannish and adored, the five strikingly different Langhorne sisters were mythologized in the plural long after their separate careers were a matter of history. Their great fame held sway first in the South, in Virginia, then across the rest of America and England. Lizzie, the eldest, was trapped in post-Civil War Richmond. Irene was the eternal Southern belle who also became the model for the Gibson Girl. Nancy, an unpredictable, elemental force, conquered Edwardian society in England — as Nancy Astor — and was the first woman to sit in Parliament at Westminster. Phyllis, private, romantic, melancholy, was Nancy's confidante and the only person she loved all through her life. Nora, the youngest, was extravagant, feckless and promiscuous, her life punctuated with seductions and boltings. Using the sisters’ intimate voices selected from thousands of letters and journals, this epic narrative charts the attempts of two extraordinary women to transform and recreate themselves, and the chain of events that would have such a destructive effect on their family lives and happiness.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. 578 pages. Tags: kindergarten entrepreneur illustrator ambassador auctioneer decorator patriarch langhorne genevieve separated economist waldorf's lancaster phyllis's ancaster divorced viscount reynolds gardener forsythe railroad football chiswell grenfell daughter milner's observer countess virginia reginald british charles marquis penrhyn soldier feeling pennant lothian phyllis younger chillie shooter witcher perkins husband douglas nanaire moncure maurice michael creator
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An Illustrated History of British Railways' Workshops: Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Building and Maintenance, from 1825 to the Present Day by Edgar Larkin (£10.50)Publisher: Heathfield Railway Publications — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1906974020]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Small ding to the top edge of the lower board. Leans a little. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Within British Railways a main works has always been classified as one which is equipped to build and/or undertake heavy classified repairs of locomotives or rolling stock. This comprehensive volume provides a broad pictorial record of the railway workshops that were inherited by British Railways at Nationalisation in 1948.

Following an outline description of the development of the workshops established by the various railway companies, a brief history of each works is then given. The author was personally involved at a high level with the reorganisation and the inevitable rationalisation of the works and has been able to draw upon his own intimate knowledge of the subject as well as documentation specially prepared to assist in planning BR’s workshop requirements.

This material includes plans of all the main locomotive works which have never before been published and offer a unique record of the works as they were at the time of Nationalisation. Details and illustrations of typical or particularly well-known products are included, together with much statistical information.

In addition to locomotives and rolling stock there is the human aspect of supplying and maintaining railway equipment and the author, who was responsible for establishing the LMS’s apprentice training scheme, describes the establishment and running of BR’s works training schools.

The author, born in 1900, had a long and distinguished railway career, serving in the railway workshops of Britain for most of his 52 years of railway service, spanning the period 1914 to 1966. He was chairman of many policy committees dealing with the organisation of the railways’ main works and was subsequently appointed Deputy General Manager of BR’s Workshop Division, with its 60,000 staff, following an appointment with the BTC as their First Director of Work Study, reporting directly to the Chairman, Lord Robertson.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 184 pages. Tags: british railways history pictorial works railroads rolling-stock locomotives design and construction railroad cars locomotive great britain rolling stock workshops railway workers trains infrastructure edgar larkin 1906974020
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Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563208260]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: In 1872 Fogg set off from The Reform Club in London on an 80-day journey around the globe which took him through southern Europe, the Middle East, China and the USA. Palin's journey is no less hectic and incident-packed than his illustrious predecessor, as he pursues Fogg in an increasingly frenetic attempt to get back to the Reform Club within the allotted 80 days. Along the way we are treated to Palin's trademark traveller's tales and bizarre journeys, from the idyllic but at times traumatic medieval boat journey across the Indian Ocean, to dog-sledding and ballooning across the USA. Some of the finest sections come with Palin's often hilarious accounts of cultural confusion encountered throughout India and the Far East. 208pp.Tags: felixstowe aspenaspen burlington alexandria guangzhou lightning singapore northern arriving yokohama espresso atlantic crossing adriatic railroad colorado glenwood shanghai diamond yangtse neptune malacca nicobar english sumatra chicago arrival springs through angeles america channel express driving pacific corinth arabian island indian maersk athens madras jeddah strait reform riyadh egitto london arabia nevada sharma
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Chapters of Erie: And Other Essays by Charles F. Adams, Jr. & Henry Adams (£10.50)Publisher: New York: Augustus M. Kelley — 1967Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 8 in the series. Contains: A Chapter Of Erie By C. F. Adams, Jr.; The New York Gold Conspiracy By Henry Adams; An Erie Raid By C. F. Adams, Jr.; Captaine John Smith By Henry Adams; The Bank Of England Restriction By Henry Adams; British Finance In 1816 By Henry Adams; The Legal-Tender Act By Francis A. Walker And Henry Adams; The Railroad System By C. F. Adams, Jr.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Library of Early American Business and Industry series. 429 pages. Tags: adams library early american business industry smith john 1580-1631 erie railway harvard law school westminister review north railroads united states finance britain legal tender
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Great Railway Journeys of the World by Miles Kington, Brian Thompson, Michael Palin, Michael Wood, Eric Robson, Ludovic Kennedy, Michael Frayn & Dennis Marks (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: B0047X16RC]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a closed, but untidy, slit to the leading edge of the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Long train journeys give the traveller time for observation and reflection. In Great Railway Journeys of the World, seven distinguished writers and presenters each take a different journey and give an original and dramatic perspective on the modern world.

First, Brian Thompson travels leisurely through southern India, from the noise and heat of Bombay to the calm of Cochin via Bangalore and Ootacamund. Michael Wood goes north from Cape Town on the Blue Train, the most luxurious train in the world, and then through spectacular scenery to the Victoria Falls. His journey is a unique and compelling portrait of modern southern Africa. Michael Frayn’s journey across Australia includes rides on the legendary Ghan into Alice Springs, and a three hundred-mile trip across the Nullarbor Plain on the longest straight railway line in the world.

Ludovic Kennedy crosses the United States by the historical overland route — from . New York to Chicago on the Broadway Limited, and then, in the tracks of Robert Louis Stevenson, he takes the San Francisco Zephyr via Denver and Promontory Point. The journey ends in Los Angeles. Miles Kington travels through South America from Lima to La Paz, crossing the highest railroad in the world — 60 tunnels, 45 bridges, and zigzagging all the way up to 15,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes. Later he unexpectedly encounters a Bolivian revolution in the wayside town of Viacha. As a boy, Michael Palin (of Monty Python fame) spent hours on Sheffield’s Midland Station train-spotting. In his great railway journey, he fulfils a dream and travels from London to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast of Scotland, a route steeped in railway history. Finally, Eric Robson meanders through France, rides rack-and-pinion up and down the mountain railways of Switzerland and goes on to Vienna and through the Iron Curtain to Budapest.

The book is illustrated with evocative photographs in both colour and black and white, and will appeal not only to those who enjoyed the television programmes but to all railway buffs.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Glynn Boyd Harte. Size: 8¾" x 7½". Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: railroads rail travel railways miles kington brian thompson michael palin wood eric robson ludovic kennedy frayn dennis marks b0047x16rc first editions firsts printings 1st
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Railways Restored 2006 by Alan C. Butcher (£10.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0711031223]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: 27th edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". 240 pages. Tags: 9780711031227 transportation railroads trains railways interest great britain preservation and restoration guid steam locomotives railroad museums reference yearbooks annuals almanacs directories alan butcher 0711031223
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The Guinness Book of Rail Facts and Feats by John Marshall (£10.50)Publisher: Guinness Superlatives — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900424338]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled along edges, more so at head and tail of spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1971]. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the flap: “Designed for easy reference, and with a comprehensive index, this is a record of the achievements, facts and feats arising from the history of the world's railway systems and the people who created them.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". Yellow boards with Orange titling to the Spine. 253 pages. Tags: pre-electrification rapid-transport transportation mid-victorian proliferation beyer-garratt second-class metropolitan engine-house environment engineering locomotives six-coupled third-class fitzwilliam achievement development outstanding inter-city 4-cylinder high-speed 3-cylinder signalling levitation dining-car industries locomotive technology engineers passenger economics paddlebox festiniog yorkshire reference wolferton transport challenge gladstone induction gradients accidents railroads magnetic railroad european brighton earliest northern railways stirling
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The Republic of China under Chiang Kai-Shek: Taiwan Today by F. A. Lumley (£10.50)Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0214203514]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Here is the background of the Republic of China’s impressive economic take-ofF in Taiwan, presented for the first time since the statistical records published by the United Nations and other international organisations were discontinued following its withdrawal in 1971. In its diplomatic isolation 16 million people have ceased to exist on paper, although they have about the same amount of foreign trade as the 800 million other Chinese of the Communist mainland; their living standards are four times as high in GNP terms. Taiwan’s transformation from the poor agriculturally based island which Japan handed back to China in 1945 to the dynamic major trading nation of today merits study by all concerned about the developing countries of the Third World.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: pharmaceuticals re-emancipation petro-chemicals electrification sino-japanese urbanisation agricultural shipbuilding suao-hualien declaration wangchen-yi nationalist corporation development weitao-ming electronics educational kuomintang university industrial investment occupation processing automobile production cheng-kung government provincial corruption programme kaohsiung inflation indemnity institute four-year financial executive fisheries petroleum structure economic formosan republic yen-tien japanese kai-shek province american railroad research national
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Beyond the Bamboo Screen by Tom Mcgowran (£9.50)Publisher: Cualann Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0953503615]Condition: Very Good+. A slightly warped copy.Description: 2nd Printing. From the introduction: “Scottish Prisoners of War under the Japanese. Extracts from Newsletters of the Scottish Far East Prisoner of War Association and Other Sources. For several years after the end of the war little was generally known about prisoners’ experiences in areas other than the Burma-Siam Railway. The earliest books (eg Railroad of Death by John Coast and Naked Island by Russell Braddon) dealt with that ‘campaign’. To anyone coming to these stories for the first time, the battles for Malaya and Singapore and the captivity and internment that followed will probably seem a crazy nightmare.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 159 pages. Tags: scottish far east prisoner war association hong kong chungkai rangoon malaya singapore atlantis japan japanese spies japanese army tanaka bismark formosa taiwan yamashita fort canning bukit timah
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The Christmas Train by David Baldacci (£9.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1405005750]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped.Description: 2nd Printing. From the cover: “Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to LA in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight ‘misunderstanding’ at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, where he will rediscover people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. In equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful and thrilling, The Christmas Train is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief… Part detective story, part disaster movie, part romance, this is a brilliant, heart-warming holiday tale.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Red titling to the Spine. 260 pages. Tags: fiction general journalists modern railroad states travel united
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The Christmas Train by David Baldacci (£9.50)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1405005750]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans a little.Description: From the cover: “Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to LA in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight ‘misunderstanding’ at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, where he will rediscover people’s essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. In equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful and thrilling, The Christmas Train is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief… Part detective story, part disaster movie, part romance; this is a brilliant, heart-warming holiday tale.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: fiction general journalists modern railroad states travel united
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World Steam Locomotives by James G. Robins (£9.50)Publisher: John Bartholomew & Son — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851529232]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of dh. somewhat ruffled and stained on the reverse at the top edge and corner of the lower panel. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Illustrated by The Author. Size: 9¼" x 7¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 52 pages. Tags: pre-electrification beyer-garratt technological mid-victorian second-class metropolitan engine-house anachronisms significance third-class engineering fitzwilliam locomotives development six-coupled appearance napoleonic 4-cylinder elementary dining-car inter-city 3-cylinder signalling locomotive effective festiniog yorkshire gladstone wolferton passenger paddlebox primitive compound brighton railways drummond northern electric carriage railroad primrose stirling rail-car complete aspinall atlantic hundred retains william earlier pullman
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From Behind the Mask by Pam Warren with Gareth Owen (£8.50)Publisher: London: Biteback Publishing — 2014Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781849546669]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Light ding to the upper panel near the join. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “She was not expected to survive. She became the lady in the mask. In October 1999, Pam Warren’s life was turned on its head when she sustained horrific injuries in the Paddington rail crash. The casualties numbered thirty-one dead and over five hundred injured. Pam underwent scores of operations to rebuild her burnt body, and had to wear a plastic mask over her face for twenty-three hours a day over an eighteen-month period. Unwittingly, she became the public face of the disaster.

Over a decade on from that terrible event, From Behind the Mask charts the true inside story of Pam’s journey from victim to survivor and campaigner. Following the crash she became the UK’s leading spokesperson for improving rail safety, battling with rail management executives and the government — and winning. She was branded a troublemaker, but Pam and fellow members of the Paddington Survivors’ Group helped bring about great improvements on our railways. For years Pam remained focused on that campaign. Now, for the first time, she can tell us all what really happened. It is an inspirational story of determination and courage.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIV] 290 pages. Tags: accident victims england burns scalds patients railroad accidents london case social issues railway transport industries greater science business economics 9781849546669
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Trains of the World by Compiled and Illustrated By Arthur W. Baldwin (£8.50)Publisher: Dean & Son — 1960Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Boards slightly warped with a little of the usual rubbing / fraying at the corners. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A children's picture book showing trains from various countries of the world. Illustrated / decorative end papers. Full page colour illustrations throughout.Notes: In the Dean's Gold Medal series. Tags: 0-6-2 2-2-2 3-cylinder 4-cylinder adams allan aspinall atlantic ben beyer-garratt boom bridge brighton broad carriage civil comport corris crewe cutting deeley development diesel dining-car drummond eastern engineering engine-house engines festiniog fitzwilliam foundry gauge gladstone glenn goods hebden inter-city isles jenny johnson lines locomotives lord metropolitan midland mid-victorian mount nidd olive paddlebox passenger peak peter primrose pullman rail-car railroad railways rhymney royal running second-class shed signalling six-coupled spinner steam stirling taff terrier third-class titan tram turbine vale vulcan wantage wolferton yorkshire
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Tracks of Deceit by Alan Morris; Gilbert Morris; (£7.50)Publisher: Tyndale House — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0842320393]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper a little curled.Description: From the cover: “Dangerous mountain passages. A rough gang of labourers. A ruthless murderer. Katy Steele must overcome these obstacles on her quest for justice. With her partner, ex-gambler and actor Sam Bronte, Katy trails the saboteur of the Central Pacific Railroad — and her father’s killer. Will courage, cunning, and faith sustain her, or will she be run down on the Tracks of Deceit?”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". In the Adventures of Katy Steele series. 233 pages. Tags: historical chronicles narration chronicle narrative storyline medieval earlier ancient account history england fiction stories middle period bygone legend annals times olden fable story tale saga ages days yore myth past one day old
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The 8.55 to Baghdad by Andrew Eames (£7.00)Publisher: Corgi — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0552150770]Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Travel journalist Andrew Eames was in the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo when he met an elderly lady who had known Agatha Christie. Fascinated by the exotic history of this quintessential English crime writer, he decided to retrace the trip from London to Baghdad which she made in 1928 — a journey which was to change Agatha Christie completely and led to her other life as the wife of an archaeologist in the deserts of Syria and Iraq. Travelling from London to Baghdad by train on the eve of the Iraq war; through the troubled areas of the Balkans and the Middle East, Eames found stark contrasts to the old Orient Express route as well as some unexpected connections with the past.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers' Narrative Travel Book of the Year prize. 400 pages. Tags: travelogues description literature knowledge novelists biography railroad christie history century authors writing express essays middle travel europe orient agatha andrew eames train east iraq and
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The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia by Paul Theroux (£7.00)Publisher: Penguin — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780141038841]Condition: Very Good. Description: From the cover: “The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux’s account of his epic journey by rail through Asia. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes — the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto and the Trans-Siberian Express — it describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met.

Here he overhears snippets of chat and occasional monologues, and is drawn into conversation with fellow passengers, from Molesworth, a British theatrical agent, and Sadik, a shabby Turkish tycoon, while avoiding the forceful approaches of pimps and drug dealers. This wonderfully entertaining travelogue pays loving tribute to the romantic joys of railways and train travel.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 369 pages. Tags: theroux paul travel asia authors american 20th century railroad description and 1970 1980 essays travelogues middle east russia writing 9780141038841
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Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin (£6.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0563384956]Condition: Very Good.Description: The first of Palin's highly acclaimed travel trilogy, Around the World in 80 Days finds the former Monty Python comic swapping his dead parrot for his rucksack, and setting off in the footsteps of Jules Verne's intrepid traveller, Phileas Fogg.Notes: Size: B Format (Approx. 7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: felixstowe aspenaspen burlington alexandria guangzhou lightning singapore northern arriving yokohama espresso atlantic crossing adriatic railroad colorado glenwood shanghai diamond yangtse neptune malacca nicobar english sumatra chicago arrival springs through angeles america channel express driving pacific corinth arabian island indian maersk athens madras jeddah strait reform riyadh egitto london arabia nevada sharma
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The West by Jon E Lewis (£6.50)Publisher: Sienna — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752528246]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: From the cover: “The story of the American West is one of the epics of mankind. This exhilarating account is at once a complete anecdotal history and a compendium of western lore. It shows what life on the frontier was really like, and portrays the brave, unpredictable and sometimes violent men and women who explored, fought over and finally tamed a continent. Jon E. Lewis vividly depicts the pioneers, the onrush of the cattle barons, the coming of the lawmen and the tragic demise of the Plains Indians. Heroes and villains — including Sitting Bull, Doc Holliday, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Crazy Horse and Custer — are often revealed in a startling new light, and a host of minor characters are rescued from obscurity. One, the Californian gunfighter Walter J. Crow, killed more men in ‘gundowns’ than Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James and Wild Bill Hickok combined. The book pays full homage to the part played by women and African-Americans, and includes a mass of intriguing and fascinating detail — from how Montana cowboys warmed their horses’ bits to the words of the Navajo medicine chants.”Notes: Size: B Format (Approx. 5¼" x 7¾"). 528 pages. Tags: boonesborough improvements stagecoaches construction reservations pre-emption comancheros association exploration appalachian cultivation mississippi speculators registering tocqueville settlements reservation butterfield harrodsburg washington anti-horse childbirth revolution steamboats freighting corruption tippecanoe purchasing california implements cincinnati vigilantes shenandoah motivation cumberland chickasaws punishment carondelet lieutenant homesteads canebrakes government blackfoot mountains applegate buildings baltimore bartering bemalillo allegheny livestock
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Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin (£5.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780563367123]Condition: Very Good. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: felixstowe aspenaspen burlington alexandria guangzhou lightning singapore northern arriving yokohama espresso atlantic crossing adriatic railroad colorado glenwood shanghai diamond yangtse neptune malacca nicobar english sumatra chicago arrival springs through angeles america channel express driving pacific corinth arabian island indian maersk athens madras jeddah strait reform riyadh egitto london arabia nevada sharma
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Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin (£4.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0563367121]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “In the autumn of 1988 Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. But if the rules were simple, nothing else was. Palin's Passepartout was not a loyal French manservant but a 5-person film crew, there to record his every move. Fogg brought back a Princess, Palin a lot of dirty laundry and a television series that stands as an unparalleled tribute to man's ability to make life difficult for himself. This book is the story of, and the story behind, the making of the series — a no-holds barred account of a journey that turned into a Great Twentieth Century Adventure.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 256 pages. Tags: felixstowe aspenaspen burlington alexandria guangzhou lightning singapore northern arriving yokohama espresso atlantic crossing adriatic railroad colorado glenwood shanghai diamond yangtse neptune malacca nicobar english sumatra chicago arrival springs through angeles america channel express driving pacific corinth arabian island indian maersk athens madras jeddah strait reform riyadh egitto london arabia nevada sharma
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God's Wonderful Railway: Clear Ahead by Avril Rowlands (£4.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1980Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0563178299]Condition: Good. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Illustrated by Jo Worth. Size: 7¾" x 5". 103 pages. Tags: and bbc britain children england english fiction god great railroad railroads railway river series severn stories texts valley wales western wonderful
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God's Wonderful Railway: Permanent Way by Avril Rowlands (£4.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1980Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0563178272]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Illustrated by Jo Worth. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 111 pages. Tags: 1900 and britain children england english fiction great railroad railroads railway river severn stories texts valley wales western
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The 8.55 to Baghdad by Andrew Eames (£4.00)Publisher: Corgi — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0552150770]Condition: Good. Leans. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Travel journalist Andrew Eames was in the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo when he met an elderly lady who had known Agatha Christie. Fascinated by the exotic history of this quintessential English crime writer, he decided to retrace the trip from London to Baghdad which she made in 1928 — a journey which was to change Agatha Christie completely and led to her other life as the wife of an archaeologist in the deserts of Syria and Iraq. Travelling from London to Baghdad by train on the eve of the Iraq war; through the troubled areas of the Balkans and the Middle East, Eames found stark contrasts to the old Orient Express route as well as some unexpected connections with the past.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 400 pages. Tags: travelogues description literature knowledge novelists biography railroad christie history century authors writing express essays middle travel europe orient agatha andrew eames train east iraq and
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The Club — An Everyday Story of Trainspotters by Mel Rees (£3.50)Publisher: Trouser Press — 1995Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780340838310]Condition: Very Good.Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover: “The Author has drawn upon his childhood memories as a “spotter”, his encounters with the preservation movement and long-standing involvement with model railways in order to present “The Club”. This story concerns a group of similarly dedicated individuals, brought together from many walks of life. The reader follows their everyday trials and tribulations which are inevitably entwined with the world of steam, modelling, exhibitions, day-trips and a yearning for the past. The result is their membership of the Surbiton Railway Club.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 225 pages. Tags: trainspotting railroad railway stories century fiction
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