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The National Dream: The Great Railway 1871-1881 AND The Last Spike: The Great Railway 1881-1885 by Pierre Berton (£62.00)Publisher: McClelland & Stewart — 1977Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0771013264]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Slip Case.Description: Both volumes are later printings. Illustrated / decorative end papers.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 439 / [XII] 4 pages. Tags: canada canadian company government history pacific politics railroads railway state studies
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Spirit of the Somerset & Dorset Railway by Alan Hammond (£54.00)Publisher: Millstream Books — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0948975660]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy of this uncommon title. Description: A limited printing of 2500 copies of which this is number 252. Jacket illustration: Signalman Joe Crouchman, seen talking to driver Aubrey Pearce, and fireman Wally Moon enjoy the summer sunshine at Midsomer Norto on 3rd July 1961. Class 3F 0-6-0T No. 47316 (formerly S&DJR No. 25) pilots 7F 2-8-0 No. 53810 down to Radstock, its home shed. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “This is the third in the series of photographic records of the Somerset & Dorset Railway by Alan Hammond. As with his previous books, the emphasis is on images of railwaymen and women working on the line. Most of the photographs come from private collections and provide a fascinating insight into the day-today running of this much-loved line.

There are anecdotes, too. Eight personal memories enhance the story, with many a tale from Bath, Wincanton, Sturminster Newton, Blandford and Branksome, among others. There is the tragic story of how a ganger fell to his death from a railway trolley at Kilver Street Viaduct, and the more amusing episode when lumps of coal lobbed off an engine for the crossing-keeper at Lamyatt Road broke down his front door. There is a personal memory of idyllic childhood visits to the signalbox at Midford and a wartime account of coming under fire from a German plane at Highbridge. The stories and photographs together provide a heart-warming recollection of this lost world.

The foreword has been written by the railway entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, a modern-day enthusiast and character to match those who worked on the old S&D.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Richard Branson. Size: 11" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: hammond sir richard branson 0948975660 somerset dorset joint railway history railroads england somerset employees women workers reminiscences
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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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Life On the Railway by John Owen (£39.00)Publisher: Bath: Millstream Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948975180]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little sunned. Leans very slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Too many railway histories concentrate on locomotives, with perhaps an occasional brief mention of the engine drivers or firemen. Too often the men and women who worked behind the scenes are forgotten — the fitters, the tube blowers, the shunters, the booking clerks, the refreshment room staff, without whom the railways could not have functioned. This book, while not neglecting the locomotive scene, sets out principally to describe how one small part of Britain’s railway network operated, and what life was like for all the employees on the railway.

Bath Green Park station and motive power depot provide the basis for the story though this is not just another Somerset & Dorset book. The S&D plays its part but in partnership with the Midland Railway’s Mangotsfield and Bath Branch, a relatively little known but equally hardworking component of the railway scene in Bath.

In this essentially human tale, we meet 14 year old call boys whose duties included ‘knocking up’ train crews in the small hours of the morning, and foreman Tom Rudd, famous for drinking his tea straight from the pot. We hear of train workings known as The Fish and Chip Special, The Ghost Train and The Rabbits, and of goose plucking in Weston signal box. Here is the story of the ordinary working people of the railways, the story of a way of life which has all but disappeared.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 199 pages. Tags: midland railway somerset dorset company history railroads britain england bath employees railways green park station motive power depot goods yards sidings oldfield tunnels weston train timetables 1953
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Celebration of the Somerset and Dorset Railway by Alan Hammond (£28.00)Publisher: Bath: Millstream Books — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0948975768]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: A limited printing of 2,500 copies of which this is number 1128. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Sunday 6th March 1966 was the saddest day in the history of the Somerset & Dorset Railway — the day when the Beeching axe fell and the final passenger trains powered their way over the Mendip Hills and across the Somerset Levels.

Forty years on, there is life again. No fewer than four separate organisations are working hard to preserve all that this cross-country branch stood for. And thanks to the continuing efforts of Alan Hammond to record the memories and images of those who worked on the line, more people than ever have discovered the magic of the S&D. This splendid fifth album of photographs and stories brings alive again what has made the railway so special for so many and provides a most fitting 40th anniversary celebration.

This was truly a family line, both for the many generations of different families who gave their working lives to it and in the spirit of unity which pervaded all its operations. It is that spirit which shines out from the wonderfully evocative photographs in the book.

Nowhere is that spirit of the S&D better displayed than in the accounts of the six young firemen as they learnt the joys and trials of coaxing their locomotives over some of the toughest terrain and in so doing established long-lasting friendships with many a driver.

Forty years on, too, we celebrate England’s great World Cup football triumph and it is fitting that one of the heroes of 1966, Alan Ball, should write the delightful foreword for this Celebration.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Alan Ball. Size: 11" x 8¾". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: somerset dorset joint railway history railroads england central bristol exeter highbridge brunel broad gauge evercreech bath coalfields radstock mendip hills engines rolling stock victorian politics 9780948975769
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Steam: An Evocative Tribute to the Last Days of Steam Trains by Colin Garratt (£21.00)Publisher: London: Bounty Books — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780753713990]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but the last leaf slightly mis-trimmed at the bottom corner. Description: Contains: Colour photographs;

From the cover: “This book is the finest visual tribute to the steam locomotive ever published. Colin Garratt’s text and photography reflects his unique odyssey to document, in pictures and words, the Last Steam Locomotives of the World. With hundreds of matchless photographs, this book vividly portrays real working steam eking out its final moments amid the great landscapes of the world.

No preserved or tourist revival trains appear within these pages for they lie outside the scope of Colin Garratt’s work. The vast majority of locomotives depicted in this book will be, or more likely have been, broken up. This book covers all continents and includes subjects from all the main schools of locomotive design, vividly depicted in every conceivable mood and environment.

The steam locomotive is a sensuous and beautiful creation. It is the one truly living machine and Colin Garratt’s unparalleled photography captures every nuance of its personality. In the course of his expeditions, he has visited some of the remotest places on earth and some of the adventures described in words in this volume are truly breathtaking. He continues to scour the ends of the earth in search of imperilled survivors.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 11½". Matching Pictorial boards. 288 pages. Tags: garratt railroads steam locomotives britain history 20th century british rail trains railways industrial dockland main line pennyvennie scotland mine wales wreck tithorea greece coalfields goldfields south africa sumatra 9780753713990
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The History of the American People: The Rise of the Union 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 with a short tear to the heads of both panels, untidy v-shape to the lower, and loss at the head of the spine. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “This vivid narration of the events which have distinguished the origin of the American people and their astounding ascent to world pre-eminence, is history in its finest form. Here mellow wisdom and accurate knowledge are presented with enthusiasm, vigour, and a remarkable technical skill.

Mr. Adams presents the facts and occurrences from which so many inferences about the American people have been drawn. His purpose has been to depict the interplay of thought and action as they have combined in the evolution of the American nation, to describe the actual events which have swept across this continent in the last few centuries, so that all who read may make their own interpretation, may complete their own understanding of the drama of America.

A word on the method Mr. Adams has employed in writing this interesting history. By means of an unusual skill in assimilating material he has been able to give the reader a clear, complete, easily comprehensible and interesting account of the vast and active history of American life.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 438 pages. Tags: the colonial system takes form duel with france federal union formed jeffersonian democracy presidency jefferson war l8l2 jacksonian period william penn’s meeting-house chester ani first appearance hallams america fight lexington common battle bunker hill paper money issued congress 1779 pittsburgh 1796 girard’s bank philadelphia 1831 city election state house ralph waldo emerson henry thoreau white 1840 whitman mission waiilatpu 1843 perry expedition march 1854 commodore mathew fhe mayflower compact burning john jay effigy map showing railroads before civil nebraska and kansas territories abolitionist cartoon james truslow adams
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Odd Corners of the Great Western Railway from the Days of Steam by Kevin Robertson (£19.00)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 075091940X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “In his new book Kevin Robertson has brought together a fascinating collection of previously unpublished facts and photographs to throw new light on the long history of the Great Western Railway. He has drawn on hitherto inaccessible sources and has chosen to illustrate and record many unusual aspects of the GWR which have been overlooked in other works devoted to this famous company.

The book covers subjects as diverse as experimental signal design, station furniture, the petrol railcar, the 1930s camping coach and even the GWR’s accident record -hitherto considered exemplary. It illustrates the stations and the staff and above all the locomotives and the roiling stock upon which the high reputation of the company depended.

Odd Corners of the GWR will be entertaining and informative reading for everyone who has a sense of railway history. It will be especially valuable for enthusiasts who are keen to learn more about the background to the success of the GWR during the great age of British railways.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 146 pages. Tags: 9780750919401 0942 great britain history railroads transportation engineering technology specific events topics railway trades transport industr kevin robertson 075091940x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Great Railway Journeys of the World: An Encyclopedia of the World's Best Locomotive Journeys by Max Wade-Matthews (£18.50)Publisher: London: Lorenz — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859676928]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine and onto the very margins of the dust wrapper. Laminate is lifting slightly at the bottom corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “There are few finer experiences than the thrill of a classic railway journey. This remains as true today as it was in 1825, when Stephenson’s Rocket first steamed its way from Stockton to Darlington.

Great Railway Journeys of the World describes 95 outstanding railway journeys, experienced first-hand by a team of expert writers. Some of the journeys are quite short but steeped in history, notably the railway down India’s once perilous Khyber Pass; and the narrow-gauge line that carried gold prospectors from the port of Skagway to Whitehorse, in the Yukon. Others, such as the transcontinental lines of Australia and Canada, the Hastern and Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok, and the Red Arrow’s journey from Brussels to Hong Kong, cover thousands of kilometres.

For luxury and romance there is nothing to match the Orient Express, the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria, or the wonderfully nostalgic “Palace on Wheels” in Rajasthan; while the many extraordinary feats of engineering described include the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostock, the Trans-Ancline Railway in Chile with its 26 tunnels in 70 km (44 miles), and the Brazilian line from Santos where the carriages are still hoisted up the Serro do Mar on a rope. For lovers of the latest and fastest trains, there is the high-speed line from Tokyo to Osaka, or London to Bern by Furostar and TGV — while on many other journeys the trains are still hauled, on gauges broad and narrow, by lovingly preserved steam locomotives.

Long or short, modern or historic, broad-gauge or narrow, each of the journeys described in Great Railway Journeys of the World will whet the appetites of rail enthusiasts everywhere. Packed with information — historical, geographical and technical — and with over 700 photographs of the world’s most remarkable trains, and stunning scenery, this monumental book bears eloquent witness to the enduring romance of rail travel.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: railroad travel western hemisphere pictorial works eastern railroads trains history voyages and travels locomotives encyclopedias description rail enthusiast armchair traveler
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The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives: A Complete Guide to the World's Most Fabulous Locomotives by Colin Garratt (£18.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859674550]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later Printing. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Since the birth of the railroads in the early Industrial Age, people across the world have been fascinated by the locomotive as an enduring symbol of the advance of technology and as a powerful means of transport. From the early beginnings of steam power to today’s awe-inspiring high-speed passenger trains, The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives spans nearly two centuries of locomotive development worldwide in an easy-to-use format that will appeal to every railway enthusiast.

Divided into three sections, the book is organized chronologically, documenting developments and innovations in a concise and authoritative text.

Part One — The Birth of the Railways charts the very beginnings of locomotive design up to 1900. Starting with the British locomotives of the 1830s and the Battle of the Gauges, we move on to the early North American freight trains and the great building schools across the world.

Part Two — The Golden Age of Steam details the early British innovations in steam; the American Mikados, Shays, Switchers and Record Breakers; the early Canadian freight trains; European mountain power; and the enduring steam locomotives of India and Latin America — many of which were in use until recently.

Part Three — The 1950s to the Present Day explains the crossover from steam to diesel and electric. It looks at how these changes transformed the locomotive throughout the world into a superior passenger and freight pulling power, making it the supreme form of transport. Bringing us to the present day, this last section highlights the latest developments in world-class locomotive technology, including Europe’s Eurostar and the Japanese bullet train.

Written by world experts in the field and illustrated with over 700 photographs and artwork, The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives is an exhaustive reference work that takes an illuminating glance at a technology that was pivotal in the development of the modern world.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: and catalogs collections encyclopaedias encyclopedias exhibitions general history interest locomotives photography railroads railways reference trains transportation travels voyages works
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Railways by John Stewart Murphy (£17.50)Publisher: London: Oxford University Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-School Library: Library stamp to the pastedown; Numerals to the first blank; Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Illustrated by Charles Keeping. Size: 10" x 7½". Matching Pictorial boards. In the How They Were Built series. 32 pages. Tags: murphy charles keeping how they were built railroads juvenile literature children books
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Industrial Steam Locomotives by V. F. Hall (£17.00)Publisher: Buxton: Moorland Publishing Co. — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0903485346]Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several small nicks and tears with slight loss at the top edge. Text bright and tight.Description: Cross-section of locomotives produced by the major British manufacturers and while not purporting to be a comprehensive album, the illustrations selected show many of the standard designs found in industrail service.Tags: hall locomotives britain history railroads industrial steam railway services 1960-1970 railways british rail southern
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Steam Railways in Colour Around Northamptonshire by Richard Coleman & Joe Rajczonek (£16.50)Publisher: Wellingborough: W. D. Wharton — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0951855727]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Presentation inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Steam Railways in Colour Around Northamptonshire is the first all-colour book depicting the county’s railways during the final years of the steam era from the late 1950s onwards. An eye-catching panorama of steam working on main lines, branch lines and the ironstone tramways is shown — from red Coronation class locomotives, hauling their matching coaches, to the delightful green quarry shunting locomotives with their wagons laden with orange ironstone.

A unique collection of over 200 illustrations, many of which are published for the first time, give a colourful insight into many different locations in and around the county.

The county town of Northampton features strongly, and also included are many interesting views at such popular locations as Blisworth, Wellingborough and Kettering, as well as a unique selection of rare photographs taken at Raunds, Kelmarsh, Althorp Park, Charwelton and other places.

Readers who already have the trilogy of black and white books on railways in the county by the same authors will value this addition to their collection, and as a colourful and informative record of a bygone era it is a book which no one should be without.”
Notes: Illustrated by Don Breckon. Foreword or introduction by Don Breckon. Size: 9½" x 10½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: rajczonek steam locomotives history northamptonshire england railroads 0951855727 9780951855720
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British Railways: Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocock & Brian Morrison (£14.50)Publisher: Promotional Reprint Company — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856480143]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: First in this edition. [First: Ian Allan, 1986] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This pictorial record of British Railways covers four eventful decades of that much-maligned but nevertheless vital organisation.

The central characters are, as always, the trains and the locomotives that haul them.

From the austere days of the early Nationalisation era, to the more colourful but uncertain railway scene of recent years, the image of the rolling stock constantly changes — grimy black steam locos with ‘blood-and-custard’ carriages give way to the Diesel era, and the sterile uniformity of Corporate Blue livery is in turn replaced by an explosion of exciting new colour schemes, reflecting the revised structure of BR, which may ultimately signal a return to some form of private ownership.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: 9781856480147 transportation railroads trains railways interest colin boocock 1856480143 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Early American Steam Locomotives: 1st Seven Decades, 1830-1900 by Reed Kinert (£14.00)Publisher: New York: Bonanza Books — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded withDescription: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 8½" x 10¾". Grey boards with Green titling to the Spine. 158 pages. Tags: kinert railroads history united states steam locomotives drawings overseas
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The Golden Years of British Steam Trains: Colin Garratt On the Work of A. W. V. Mace by Colin Garratt (£14.00)Publisher: Milepost 92½ — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1900193051]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The Golden Years of British Steam Trains contains two hundred and fifty glorious pictures, magnificently printed in Duotone recalling the living vitality of the steam age during its most exciting years. The pictures have been chosen by Colin Garratt from the collection of the late Rev. A. W. V. Mace and grouped into sections of the big four companies; L. M. S. , G. W. R. , S. R. and L. N. E. R. These companies operated from 1923 until the formation of British Railways in 1948. This twenty five year period was the high summer of steam railway operation when the most technically advanced designs worked in contrast with a plethora of ancient types dating back to the individual designs of the separate companies of pre 1923.

Arthur Mace travelled widely across Britain capturing the vibrant spirit of this exciting period. The matchless photography contained within these covers rates him as a leading name in the history of railway photography notwithstanding that he was relatively unknown until Milepost took over the responsibility for his pictorial legacy and published the first volume of his work in 1994.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". Pictorial boards. Tags: 9781900193054 great britain history otives pictorial works railroads transportation trains railways interest photography street-railroads trams golden age mace arthur railway colin garratt 1900193051 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Trains We Loved by David St John Thomas & Patrick Whitehouse (£14.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715302922]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Do you remember the days when the train journey was the best part of the holiday? When the great named expresses, hauled by the most powerful steam locomotives ever built, ran to time-honoured patterns? When trains formed of yesteryear’s rolling stock criss-crossed the land on well-ordered branch lines, calling at strings of picturesque stations commanded by proud station-masters?

Although many hark back to an even earlier age, half remembered or known from tales handed down by father or grandfather, few would argue that the finest days of railway travel began towards the end of the steam era and carried on into the period of nationalisation. BR continued to build steam locomotives on a grand scale, even manufacturing machines to the old companies’ designs, while many pre-Grouping locomotives were still busily at work. In the last days of steam many expresses were both heavier and faster, and used by a much wider cross-section of the population. And despite the pressures to conform, traditional practices and the individuality of the different parts of the railways still persisted. It is this era that The Trains We Loved evokes: the sights and sounds — even the smells — of the glory days of rail travel in Britain.

David St John Thomas and Patrick Whitehouse have produced an expansive text, rich in atmosphere but based on sound research and with substantial reference value. Portraits of the six regions and Ireland alternate with fascinating insights into how rail traffic was affected by the seasons, and the significance of holiday and school specials. Glimpses into station life shed light on the operating problems faced by staff and the devotion that went into solving them. Older readers will surely exclaim: ‘Yes, that’s exactly how it was!’ while those too young to remember will marvel at what has been lost

But The Trains We Loved is also a visual feast thirty-two splendid paintings, many previously unpublished, by Philip Hawkins, chairman of the Guild of Railway Artists, evoke the period in his own distinctive and unerringly accurate way. One hundred of the finest black and white railway photographs by Philip Alexander, Eric Treacy and other famous names make their own substantial contribution.”
Notes: Illustrated by Philip Hawkins. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: whitehouse hawkins 0715302922 railroads great britain history pictorial works locomotives railways trains steam engines
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Great Western Swindon by Tim Bryan (£13.00)Publisher: The Chalford Publishing Company — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 075240153X]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “For almost 150 years, the influence of the Great Western Railway’s workshops in Swindon extended well beyond the great walls which surround much of the complex, which at its height, covered over 320 acres. Although the works has now closed, its influence on the town it helped to create is as strong as ever.

In this collection of old photographs drawn from the archives of the GWR Museum in Swindon, the reader is taken on a photographic tour of the great workshops and the huge variety of activities which went on in the factory are well illustrated with many evocative pictures mainly covering the period between 1900 and 1960.

Swindon was justly famous for the quality of the locomotives and rolling stock it produced, but this book also tells the story of the men behind the machines. Rare and unpublished photographs show something of life for the railway worker both inside and outside the works, and it is hoped that this selection will give the reader some idea of what it was like to live in what many see as the archetypal ‘Railway Town’.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6½". In the Archive Photographs series. 128 pages. Tags: 9780752401539 0942313 history world transportation europe great western railway britain swindon works pictorial railroads england wiltshire otives swinson railways local transport industries photographs collections places peoples interest united kingdom european other than ireland tim bryan 075240153x archive
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The Professional Approach to Model Railways by John Wylie (£13.00)Publisher: Sparkford: Haynes Publishing — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844256792]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Glossary; Cutaways; Photographic end papers & blanks; Plans;

From the cover: “First published in 1987 and now available in this totally revised and expanded Second Edition, The Professional Approach to Model Railways is the complete guide to all the essential techniques used to create professional-looking layouts.

Designed primarily to instruct railway modellers of all levels of experience, the book shows the beginner how to create a basic layout using simple methods and the expert how to create more complex layouts using more advanced techniques. It also serves as an invaluable reference for all model railway enthusiasts.

Beginning with an introduction to understanding maps and contours, the author guides readers through the process of designing and building a layout and making the scenery. He continues with detailed explanations of how to make buildings, the painting and weathering of both buildings and rolling stock, along with track laying, wiring, signalling and timetables.

Finally, a thorough introduction to photography is provided, intended both as a tool for gathering reference material and also to record the models that have been made.

Lavishly illustrated throughout with top-quality plans, sketches and photographs, as well as many step-by-step procedures, this book will help all railway modellers to improve their skills and produce better model railways.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Matching Pictorial boards. 219 pages. Tags: wylie railroads models model railway making buildings painting weathering track laying signalling technology digital command control maps contours designing layout building baseboard handbooks manuals railways crafts hobbies railroading 9781844256792 1844256790
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Ivo Peters' Classic Steam by Mac Hawkins (£12.50)Publisher: Hawk Editions — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0952908158]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Acknowledged as one of the finest railway photographers of his generation, Ivo Peters devoted much of his life to recording the glories of the steam age across the British Isles and Ireland from its heyday to its decline. This single volume brings together some of the very best of his work, much of it previously unpublished. Each picture was carefully selected from the photographer’s extensive library by his son, Julian, and Mac Hawkins.

As an aesthete and perfectionist Ivo Peters was unsurpassed: he took infinite care to compose each subject within a complementary panorama, reflecting the magnificence of the surroundings as well as recording the age of steam. Urban and industrial scenery was not forgotten: throughout the 1950s and early 1960s he travelled extensively visiting many colliery and ironstone lines, photographing both humble and unique steel workhorses wherever they were employed.

Containing some 120 superb examples of Ivo Peters’ craft, this magnificent volume showcases an exclusive collection of nostalgic images of steam traction. Accompanied by explanatory text based on the photographer’s own notes and writing, each picture offers an enticing glimpse of a lost era.

For maximum effect the photographs have been reproduced in duotone, adding an extra depth to the subjects and enhancing their superior quality..”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 10¾". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: 0862880580 0952908158 20th and art artist artists britain catalogs century collections covered dates design dorset engine engineering european exhibitions gauge great hawkins history individual industrial interest ireland isle ivo joint kingdom locomotives mac mainlines man midlands narrow north peters photographs photography pictorial railroads railway railways region scotland sheds somerset southern steam styles technology trains transportation united wales western works
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Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297846442]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Following the great success of the best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur has found and interviewed the last twenty-one British veterans of the conflict. The oldest of these men is 109, the youngest 104. In their own words they describe the extraordinary changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, all have lived as adults through the Depression, the Second World War and the Millennium. But for these men, the Great War was the defining period of their lives. Some of them, mere boys at the outbreak, lied about their ages to join up. They saw action in the trenches, at sea and in the fledgling air services.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: meuse-argonne porokovskikov skoda-porsche expeditionary anti-semitism ersatz-reserv straussenburg flamethrowers dellmensingen combined-arms passchendaele yarde-buller conscription disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris etain-verdun saint-mihiel anglo-french organization intelligence propagandist mobilization joseph-simon rennenkampf wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs jean-joseph knobelsdorf minenwerfer tagliamento grandmaison philippines clemenceau millimetre hindenburg grignotage censorship clausewitz konstantin carpathian belleville controlled superieure fourteenth
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Steaming Through Britain by Miles Kington (£12.50)Publisher: London: Unwin Hyman — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0044404883]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Illustrated by Alain Le Garsmeur (Photos.). Size: 9¾" x 11¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: kington alain garsmeur 0044404883 railroads britain history narrow gauge locomotives preserved railways 385.0941
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Stopping-Train Britain by Alexander Frater (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340324511]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of text block dusty. Ffep lightly spotted.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “How long the country train will survive is questionable. But whatever the politicians decide ‘Stopping-Train Britain’ will ensure that the romance of railways is not forgotten. Here is the great classic run between Settle and Carlisle, a line which in engineering and in scenic terms can be described only in superlatives. In Scotland Frater chose two famous routes – the spectacular line from Glasgow to Mallaig across the haunted wilderness of Rannoch Moor (and its famous bouncing rails) and the line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, often described as the most beautiful train journey in the British Isles. In Wales they travelled the great Welsh line from Dovey junction to Pwllheli which runs so close to the sea that signalmen must consult their tide tables and, periodically, send their trains down flooded tracks – a very different line from the Vale of Rheidol, served by British Rail’s last steam-hauled service. The line from Norwich to Sheringham took Frater through the green heartland of eastern England and past a surprising array of fine medieval churches, while the one from Preston to Colne showed a bleaker landscape, a route lined by mills and grimy old town halls.”Notes: Illustrated by Alain Le Garsmeur (Photos.). Size: 10" x 8½. Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: british rail railroads branch lines 385’.0941 he3816 oxenholme windermere preston colne settle carlisle barrow glasgow mallaig dovey junction pwllheli aberystwyth devil’s bridge norwich sheringham inverness kyle lochalsh richmond rural railway
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Tales of the Old Railwaymen by Tom Quinn (£12.50)Publisher: Newton Abbot: David & Charles — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715305441]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of toning to the very margins of the leaves. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: railways railroads britain employees history steam locomotives trains railway reminiscences workers british isles
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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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Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Book People — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little shelfwear at head and tail of spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “In 1972 a team of academics and archivists from the imperial war museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary men and women who had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, the First World War. Veterans from Britain, Germany, America, Australia and Canada were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front. The archive has grown to be one of the most important of its kind in the world and provides a unique account of life during the Great War. These tapes, some of which have rested unheard for decades, contain the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us. Now over thirty years on, after hundreds of hours in the archive, author Max Arthur has created this remarkable, landmark history of the First World War.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert. Size: 8" x 5½". 326 pages. Tags: combined-arms dellmensingen meuse-argonne straussenburg passchendaele ersatz-reserv anti-semitism expeditionary skoda-porsche porokovskikov flamethrowers propagandist joseph-simon intelligence organization conscription anglo-french saint-mihiel etain-verdun yarde-buller disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris mobilization tagliamento philippines grandmaison rennenkampf minenwerfer knobelsdorf jean-joseph wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs mangiennes malancourt saint-gond aubreville barrenkopf ludendorff propaganda bar-le-duc balfourier maximilian offensives montfaucon
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Somerset by David Mitchell (£11.50)Publisher: Past & Present Publishing — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1858950880]Condition: Very Good. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1996] Number 30 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “British Railways Past and Present is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate — or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route.

The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything had altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of ‘past’ and ‘present’ will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". In the British Railways Past and Present series. 160 pages. Tags: 9781858950884 094238 england history pictorial works railroads somerset business economics industries transportation railway transport trains railways interest david mitchell 1858950880 british past and present
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The Incredible Pierpont Morgan: Financier and Art Collector by Cass Canfield (£11.50)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241024951]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small nicks at head, tail and corners. Internally bright and clean although some imbecile has run a black pen over the publisher details on verso of title page.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Incredible not only for his financial genius, which made his credit more reliable than that of the U.S. Government, but also for his flair for art, which made him one of the foremost collectors of modern times, J. Pierpont Morgan’s career spans the period from the end of Abraham Lincoln’s administration to the end of Theodore Roosevelt’s – a time of intense change and development.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". 176 pages. Tags: pierpont morgan origin susquehanna rainsford u.s. steel pujo investigation princes gate hartford connecticut american civil war railroads industry financed bondholders banker park avenue
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A Handbook of Railway Photography by Roger Siviter (£10.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715382659]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Railway photography is an art form in its own right, with unique problems in combining artistic and technical viewpoints, and a subject, often moving, set against a scenic or industrial background. Moreover the atmospheric effects of steam exhaust, or the strident visual effect of electrified catenary have their part to play. Diesel locomotives and multiple-units, often thought to be uninteresting boxes on wheels, can make attractive photographs but often need careful composition where the background is made to work so that the location is an important part of the overall effect without diminishing the role of the train.

Roger Siviter, a railway photographer with many years’ experience, and an associate of the Royal Photographic Society, discusses in detail with many illustrations the photographic approach to the different forms of traction, locations, composition, style and technique, weather and lighting, night photography, colour, faults and remedies, processing, and the wide choice of equipment not only for taking photographs but also in darkrooms. It is an invaluable handbook for beginners and experienced photographers alike.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 135 pages. Tags: photography railroads great britain handbooks manuals railway techniques photographic equipment special kinds trains railways interest transportation subjects artistic photographs roger siviter 0715382659 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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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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In Search of Steam 1962-68 by Robert Adley (£10.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713710918]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Robert Adley’s mission fifteen years ago was to photograph in colour (at a time when colour photography was still comparatively rare) the last days of working steam in Britain. As a result of this Odyssey, which took the author and his camera throughout the four seasons of the year to railway station, engine shed, shunting yard, countryside bridge and embankment, he has compiled an impressive collection of over 1,000 colour transparencies.

Carefully preserved until now, Robert Adley’s album provides a unique colour record, which it would be impossible to recapture from the preserved steam railways of today. His book displays seventy-one colour subjects in all their glory. Even the macabre scrapyard evokes an acute nostalgia for another forgotten way of life.

This book is not justabout locomotives and rolling stock. It describes how the railways grew in Britain and in many cases faded away. The historian will have much to learn from the Ordnance Survey maps, which the author has ingeniously used to illustrate the changing pattern of the British railway systems throughout the years.

The author’s fast and often amusing text, full of anecdotes and on-the-spot detail, will fascinate railway enthusiasts throughout the land.

Robert Adley is Member of Parliament for Christchurch and Lymington and a spokesman on transport and tourist affairs. He is a confirmed and longstanding railway and transport enthusiast.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: locomotives great britain history 20th century pictorial works railroads steam 1962-1968 photography railway technology engineering highway traffic inventions interest robert adley 0713710918
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Industrial Steam by Adrian J. Booth (£10.50)Publisher: Truro: Barton — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851532365]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little dull. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 8½". Beige boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: booth locomotives britain history railroads industrial steam railway services railways
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Ivo Peters' Classic Steam by Mac Hawkins (£10.50)Publisher: Greenwich Editions — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0862880580]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel with small nicks to both edges. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Acknowledged as one of the finest railway photographers of his generation, Ivo Peters devoted much of his life to recording the glories of the steam age across the British Isles and Ireland from its heyday to its decline. This single volume brings together some of the very best of his work, much of it previously unpublished. Each picture was carefully selected from the photographer’s extensive library by his son, Julian, and Mac Hawkins.

As an aesthete and perfectionist Ivo Peters was unsurpassed: he took infinite care to compose each subject within a complementary panorama, reflecting the magnificence of the surroundings as well as recording the age of steam. Urban and industrial scenery was not forgotten: throughout the 1950s and early 1960s he travelled extensively visiting many colliery and ironstone lines, photographing both humble and unique steel workhorses wherever they were employed.

Containing some 120 superb examples of Ivo Peters’ craft, this magnificent volume showcases an exclusive collection of nostalgic images of steam traction. Accompanied by explanatory text based on the photographer’s own notes and writing, each picture offers an enticing glimpse of a lost era.

For maximum effect the photographs have been reproduced in duotone, adding an extra depth to the subjects and enhancing their superior quality.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 10¾". Pictorial boards. 127 pages. Tags: 9780862880583 20th century great britain history ireland railroads art individual artists photography transportation monographs photographs trains railways ivo peters 0862880580
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Railway Dictionary: An A-Z of Railway Terminology by Alan A. Jackson (£10.50)Publisher: Wrens Park — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0905778162]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Light wrinkling to the head of the lower panel.Description: 2nd, revised, edition. [First Edition: Alan Suton, 1992]Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. [X] 325 pages. Tags: dictionaries history railroads railways terminology
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Railway Photography of Henry Priestley by Colin Garratt (£10.50)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750925086]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Sticker ghost to the upper panel. Slight ripple to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “A visual record of the great age of British railways produced from a selection of images by Henry Priestley. Covering 75 years of railway history, the photographs portray signalling, goods yards, level crossings and every other aspect of the railway landscape.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 150 pages. Tags: priestley henry railroads great britain history pictorial works europe 20th century photography nottinghamshire railway collections catalogs exhibitions transportation trains railways interest photographs united kingdom 9780750925082 inter colin garratt 0750925086 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 Final Link: A Pictorial History of the Great Western & Great Central Joint Line - the Last Main Line Steam Railway to Be Built in England and Its Effect Upon the Chilterns and South Midlands by Dennis Edwards & Ron Pigram (£10.50)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury Books — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1870630017]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Probably nowhere other than in the heady patriotic atmosphere of England in the dying years of the Victorian Age could such an expensive and unnecessary venture in railway building have taken place. Another link between London and Birmingham, that was to prove the very last steam main line railway built in England, had little sound financial logic in the dawn of the motor age. There was a Late Imperial flavour about the whole affair.

It was spawned by the powerful Great Western Railway’s wish for a more direct line between London and Birmingham to gain additional traffic, and the Great Central Railways’ difficulty in working high-speed trains into its new London terminus, via Aylesbury and Harrow, because of its argument with the Metropolitan Railway.

The Joint Line was to help the spread of London and to bring a promise of industry, as well as promoting trade in a very rural part of England. But these were the sunset years of Britain’s great Railway Age.

It was already too late…”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: great western railway history british rail region and central joint firm britain railroads england chiltern hills midlands services line railways
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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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Industrial Steam Album Number 2 by M. J. King & G. D. Fox (£9.50)Publisher: London: Ian Allan — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0711007039]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, slightly faded.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Tags: fox 0711007039 locomotives britain history railroads industrial railway services steam 1973 railways
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Last Breaths of Steam: Commemorating the Thirtieth Anniversary of the End of BR Steam by Michael S. Welch (£9.50)Publisher: Runpast Publishing — 1998Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1870754441]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 7½" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. Tags: 9781870754446 0941 british rail history pictorial works firm steam otives great britain 20th century railroads michael welch 1870754441 first editions firsts printings 1st
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NE/SW Main Line Album by John Chalcraft (£9.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0711011729]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, slight creasing to the head of the upper panel, with fading to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The transformation of the former Midland Railway’s Derby-Bristol main line into what it is today known as the Northeast-Southwest route is one of the most interesting developments of recent British railway history. Although in earlier days some services worked from the north of Derby to the west of Bristol, it has only been in the past 15 or so years that the route’s potential has begun to be fully realised.

The reasons for this are fairly obvious — first, the fact that the route cut through three (and at one time four) Regions of BR, which led to administrative problems and conflicts of interest; second, it has only been recently that the introduction of diesel traction, the spread of multiple-aspect signalling and lineside improvements have combined to allow the introduction of commercially attractive journey times between centres as far apart as Edinburgh and Plymouth — something that the introduction of IC125s in 1981 obviously helped.

NE/SW Main Line Album portrays the history of these lines over the last decade, charting pictorially the progressive changes to rolling stock, trackwork, signalling and lineside buildings, that have led to the route’s increased importance. The highly informative captions and splendid photographs provide a good example of the changing face of Britain’s rail network in recent years.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages. Tags: 20th britain british century country cross england great history illustrations lines photography pictorial rail railroads railways route services works
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Steam in the Landscape by Kenneth Westcott Jones (£9.50)Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713705426]Condition: Very Good - in Good dust wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat rubbed with a little loss to the head of the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Illustrated by A. J. Hudson (Photos.). Size: 7½" x 5¼". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 187 pages. Tags: history locomotives railroads railways steam railway authorities railwaymen american canadian
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Teenage Tommy: Memoirs of a Cavalryman in the First World War by Richard Van Emden (£9.50)Publisher: Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military — 2013Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1783032871]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small spot to the edge of the first blank otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: First in this edition. [First: Spellmount, 1996] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 178 pages. Tags: britain army british expeditionary force history royal irish dragoon guards 4th cavalry war 1914-1918 campaigns warfare animals military battles first railroads france 20th century
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The Midland in the 1930s by Alan Whitehead (£9.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0711012024]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “In The Midland in the 1930s, Alan Whitehead has produced a very personal view of the Midland lines of the LMS. An enthusiast first and foremost, he noted a fascinating collection of locomotives in this decade — some of the classic classes of the heyday of British steam.

The Grouping of 1923 had seen the amalgamation of Britain’s myriad railway companies into the ‘Big Four’ and the creation of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Such a major change inevitably led to teething problems, and these were very much in evidence at the beginning of the 1930s. Sir Henry Fowler had taken over the position of CME of the LMS from George Hughes in 1 925, and while Hughes’ legacy included the fine Horwich 2-6-0 ‘Crabs’, it also left an over-powerful motive power department run by a former Midland Railway man, James Anderson. Anderson adhered to the Midland’s small engine policy which, while it worked well in pre-Grouping days, caused considerable difficulties when applied to the wider context of the LMS. Heavier and heavier loadings, especially on the West Coast main line, brought matters to a head and Fowler had to produce his powerful ‘Royal Scots’ and ‘Patriots’ (rebuilt from the LNWR ‘Claughtons’) in rapid time. But it was William Stanier, appointed CME in 1932, who really welded the individual loyalties of Derby, Crewe and Horwich into one cohesive unit and resulting designs — the ‘Black Fives’ and ‘Jubilees’ for example — were classics.

In 1934, just as the new Stanier locomotives were coming into service, Alan Whitehead became a season ticket holder on the Midland main line, travelling from Radlett to St Pancras, and he was able to view at first hand the exciting changes in motive power. He travelled extensively on LMS metals during this decade and The Midland in the 1930s provides a fascinating insight into the variety of LMS motive power from the Thames Estuary to Derby, East Anglia and Northern Ireland..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages. Tags: 0711012024 20th alan and britain century company england great history lines locomotives london midland midlands railroads railway railways scottish services steam whitehead
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Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder by Kate Colquhoun (£8.50)Publisher: London: Little, Brown — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781847443694]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Maps [1]; Review copy, with slip laid in;

From the cover: “In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9. 45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain.

The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 339 pages. Tags: briggs death burial murder england london case railroads history victims 19th century investigation crime britain travelers crimes railways united kingdom 9781847443694
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Railway Antiques by James Mackay (£8.50)Publisher: London: Ward Lock — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0706355261]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour and monochrome plates. A collector's guide to rail relics and collectable items associated with the railways.Notes: 136 pages. Tags: mackay 0706355261 railroads equipment collectors collecting collectibles railways items associated railwayana antiques guides
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Railway Modeller Annual 2014 by Steve Flint (£8.50)Publisher: Beer: Peco Publications & Publicity — 2014Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 20453264/]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' name to the head of the front cover otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Plans;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". 122 pages. Tags: flint railroads models periodicals england model railway journals 20453264
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London and North Eastern Railway by Brian Haresnape (£8.00)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1984Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) [ISBN: 0711013462]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7". In the Railway Liveries series. Tags: london and north eastern railway history 9780711013469 railroads cars painting great britain locomotives england rolling-stock markings liveries 20th century services 1923-1947 railways brian haresnape 0711013462
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Steam in East Anglia by Colin Shewring (£8.00)Publisher: Becknell Books — 1980Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0907087019]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". 96 pages. Tags: locomotives england east anglia history pictorial works steam railroads 1935-1979 illustrations colin shewring 0907087019
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