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Tables Of British Decimal Coinage Metric And British Weights And Measures by A. J. Lawson (£253.00)Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode — 1918Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. A copy for reading rather than admiring, generally shabby but text complete and acceptable. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards which are heavily marked and soiled with the gilt titling now faded to black. Leans. First blank removed. Previous owners' inscription to the front pastedown. Short closed tear to the English title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned otherwise.Description: Dual language: Italian/English. Published in association with the British-Italian Commercial Association. Illustrated with diagrams. Contents: Area And Circumference Of Circles • The Force Of Gravity At Different Places • Resistance Of Trains On Level Straight Track • Resistance Due To Gradients — Resistance Due To Curves • Maximum Safe Speed Of Trains On Curves • Superelevation Of Outer Rails On Standard And Metre Gauge Railways • Curve-Ranging Tables And Earthwork Measurements On The Metric System •Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 211 pages. Tags: promoting and association british british-italian centilitre commercial data developing dimensions earth equivalents gramme measures metre metric relations system the trade weights whos
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Bingham's Negligence Cases by David Maddison, Christopher Tetlow & Graham N. Wood (£159.00)Publisher: London: Sweet & Maxwell, Limited — 2002Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 042177830X]Condition: Near Fine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a slight inward bow to the spine from storage. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 5th (revised) edition.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [LXXV] 812 pages. Tags: negligence liability law duty care standard proof defences acts statutory occupiers premises clubs highway dangers road vehicles railways employer employers servant master professions trades institutions torts property
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Greater London Plan 1944: A Report Prepared On Behalf of the Standing Conference On London Regional Planning by Professor Abercrombie At the Request of the Minister of Town and Country Planning by Patrick Abercrombie (£137.00)Publisher: London: His Majesty's Stationery Office — 1945Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards bruised and soiled. Slightly shaken. Damp stained at the foredge of the text block with some bleed onto the margins of the leaves and plates making some of the plates a little tacky. Text and plates remain bright overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [28]; Graphs; Colour Plates; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans; Folding Plan to Rear Pocket with another folded map, unlabelled, and a receipt for the original purchase; Separate folder laid in to contain maps should they detach from heavy use. A delightful glimpse of the development plans for London at the end of the 2nd World War.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 219 pages. Tags: britain ministry housing government growth outer london decentralisation survey detailed analysis population planning standards land classification agriculture industry analytical traffic flow communications railways footpaths youth hostels west ham hatfield ongar lee valley
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Greater London Plan 1944: A Report Prepared On Behalf of the Standing Conference On London Regional Planning by Professor Abercrombie At the Request of the Minister of Town and Country Planning by Patrick Abercrombie (£137.00)Publisher: London: His Majesty's Stationery Office — 1945Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is faded, heavily, at the spine and a little soiled. Front hinge more than starting. Some maps a little creased at the edges, a couple with clean and short tears but one map has a 3" tear affected some matter. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [28]; Graphs; Colour Plates; Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans; Folding Plan to Rear Pocket with another folded map, unlabelled; Separate folder laid in to contain maps should they detach from heavy use which contains 1 folding map, Greater London Plan 1944 Master Plan. A remarkable glimpse into the development plans for London at the end of the 2nd World War.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". Light Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 219 pages. Tags: britain ministry housing government growth outer london decentralisation survey detailed analysis population planning standards land classification agriculture industry analytical traffic flow communications railways footpaths youth hostels west ham hatfield ongar lee valley
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The Locomotive: Its Esthetics by Raymond Loewy (£68.00)Publisher: London: The Studio — 1937Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards somewhat dull and soiled, frayed at the head of the spine. A little shaken but still almost tight. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Text and plates bright and clean, although a few pages have small closed tears at the tail of the spine.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Black & White Drawings; Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Grey boards with Brown titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the New Vision series. 104 pages. Tags: loewy vision locomotive trains railways transport industrial design communication locomotives history construction
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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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The Light Railway Handbook by R. W. Kidner (£33.00)Publisher: Oakwood Press — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good. Just. Boards faded and quite notably rubbed, slightly frayed at the corners. Text bright and tight.Description: Blue cloth with green titling to spine, line drawings to upper board. Second (revised) edition June 1950. (A Collected Edition including Handbooks 1-6 and 8.) A summary of the history and equipment of light railways constructed under the Acts of 1864 and 1896, and other public narrow-gauge and lightly-laid standard gauge lines. Illustrated with B&W photographs. [IX]Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". 80 pages. Tags: railways ight railways gauge
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Speed And Power 100 Years of Change by Nigel Gross, Anthony Peacock, Kevin Raymond, Tim Scott, Jon Sutherland & Alexander von Wegner (£27.00)Publisher: Parragon — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752531441]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “Speed and Power documents all the world’s greatest mechanical achievements of the last 100 years, in just one volume. From NASCAR heroes to the Japanese Bullet Train; motorcycle Grand Prix to water speed records; solar-powered cars to Formula 1 mean machines — every record holder is featured with their top speed and full list of achievements. Experts in each subject relate the story of motorized speed in its various categories, accompanied by full-colour photographs and fascinating anecdotes.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Richard Noble & David Tremayne. Size: 11½" x 11¾". Pictorial boards. 200 pages. Tags: record-breaking claims model monoplane supermarine s6b bell b70 valkyrie tsr2 sr71 blackbird dragster racing land yachts rocket-powered sledge sunraycer truck grand prix motor mercedes w196 peter gethin monza lotus fastest racetrack ayrton senna greats indy car foyt arie luyendyk speed records bluebird thunderbolt railton special budweiser rocket thrust ssc motorcycle honda
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History of the Great Western Railway [3 Volumes] by Peter Semmens (£21.00)Publisher: London: Guild Publishing — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Volume I: Consolidation 1923-29; Volume II: The Thirties 1930-39; Volume III Wartime and the Final Years 1939-48; Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Tables;Notes: Size: 9" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 102/96/102 pages. Tags: western railway britain history england services enthusiasts gwr nationalisation railways locomotives war road transport electrification
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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 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 R. Barnard Way; Noël D. Green; (£18.00)Publisher: Wells, Gardner Darton & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Poor. A reading copy, just. A generally shabby copy but text complete and acceptable. Heavily shaken with binding now weak, hinges exposed at the front pastedown. Previous owners inscription to ffep alongside a small address sticker.Description: circa 1936. Contents: Constructing A Railway; The Permanent Way; Signalling; The Locomotive And Its Work; The Locomotive Boiler; Improving The Locomotive; Locomotives That Are Different; Rolling Stock; Brakes; Electric Railways;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 155 pages. Tags: trackwork concrete sleeper block pressed steel sleepers super-elevation principles curved tracks junction southern locomotives tenders water pick-up gear upper quadrant signal block signalling principles interlocking signalman’s lever locking the points flying junction g.w.r. locomotive building d-slide valve steam engine stephenson valve walschaerts valve lentz cam mallet schmidt high-pressure boiler fairlie garratt silver jubilee diesel-electric kitson-stiil l.n.e.r. post office coach vacuum brake cylinder westinghouse air brake pump south african railways electric locomotive st. gotthard railway quill system
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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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The Lore of the Train by C. Hamilton Ellis (£16.00)Publisher: Nordbook — 1983Binding: Paperback Condition: Good+. Heavily dog-eared at bottom corners otherwise a well presented copy.Description: Contents: Primeval Forms; The Motive Revolution; The Great Morning Of Steam; Mid-Nineteenth Century; The Years Of Monopoly; Steam Challenged; The Train In Our Time; The Future Of The Train;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10¼". 240 pages. Tags: penydarren trevithick blenkinsop rack locomotive railway patentee borsig electric locomotive gauge variations diesel engines monorails turbine steam trans-europ-express diesel traction unorthodox railways tracked hovercraft system tilting body train
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Bristol at Work by John Penny (£14.50)Publisher: Derby: The Breedon Books Publishing Company — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859833551]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small ding to the centre of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “Bristol’s working life — the foundation of the economy of the city — has never before been the subject of a detailed, highly illustrated history. John Penny’s fascinating account of this vital aspect of the city’s past uses a remarkable selection of rare photographs and other illustrations to record the variety of businesses, trades, industries and services that generated Bristol’s wealth and gave a livelihood to its people. Although dealing with the origins of most of Bristol’s traditional industries, the starting point is really the mid-18th century when a number of concerns were established that flourished locally until the dawn of third millennium. He chronicles the rise and fall of businesses, processes and products that once fuelled the economy of a great city. Chapters are devoted to each of the main types of employment, within which are concise histories of the city’s most important companies and undertakings.

Over the centuries Bristol has established itself as a centre for industries as diverse as tobacco, chocolate, chemicals, brick-making, pottery, ship-building, motorcycles, publishing, banking, insurance, aviation and brewing. Throughout this time the city functioned as one of the foremost ports in the country. Conditions and processes in these trades and industries are described in vivid detail, and the author recalls the generations of Bristolians who spent their lives working in the city. Many readers will be surprised to learn of the huge variety of work carried out locally over the last 150 years and will be reminded of just how many well-known local firms have disappeared within their lifetimes. John Penny’s revealing, thoroughly researched and lively account will be essential reading for everyone who enjoys Bristol’s history.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 195 pages. Tags: penny industries england bristol history occupations port coal mining quarrying pottery lead tin zinc chemicals tobacco chocolate printing packaging ships locomotives trains railways aeroplanes aeronautical firms 1859833551
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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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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: New Holland — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843305976]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¾". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: railroad travel voyages and travels the americas usa canada royal canadian pacific white pass yukon route denali star california zephyr peru machu picchu vistadome europe united kingdom west highland line westward across ireland cornish riviera express norway norwegian railways arctic circle germany brocken railway france petit train jaune venice switzerland swiss federal golden bernina italy sardinia narrow gauge rai ukraine ukrainian steam tour africa nambia desert south union limited thread asia pakistan bolan mail border india northern steaming into nilgiri hills china jitong australia savannahlander railtours tom savio anthony lambert 1843309335 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio & Anthony Lambert (£14.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1843309335]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “What makes a rail tour extraordinary? Is it the countryside, unique people and places along the way, a colourful or turbulent history, select carriage interiors and the ultimate in comfort, or the noble patina bestowed by a succession of distinguished passengers?

The answer is all that and more, and each of the 24 journeys in this book contains liberal doses of these magic ingredients. One common factor unites them: the romance and allure of this incomparable mode of travel, which grants modern-day explorers an increasingly rare commodity — time. On a train one has time to absorb the passing scenery, and an opportunity to socialize with other travellers or spend reflective moments in solitude.

Stories about trains as diverse as Pakistan’s Bolan Mail and Australia’s Savannahlander, the Cornish Riviera Express and the California Zephyr convey the authors’ passion for the lines, locomotives and carriages, and their deep respect for the men who planned and built them, often under harrowing circumstances. Hand-drawn maps, evocative images and the captivating first-hand narrative of knowledgeable travel and railway writers combine to present unique experiences that carry readers from the Arctic Circle to the heat of India. Extraordinary Railway Journeys is an entertaining collection of adventures, all of which can be re-enacted today (contact details and booking information are listed at the back of the book).”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: railroad travel voyages and travels the americas usa canada royal canadian pacific white pass yukon route denali star california zephyr peru machu picchu vistadome europe united kingdom west highland line westward across ireland cornish riviera express norway norwegian railways arctic circle germany brocken railway france petit train jaune venice switzerland swiss federal golden bernina italy sardinia narrow gauge rai ukraine ukrainian steam tour africa nambia desert south union limited thread asia pakistan bolan mail border india northern steaming into nilgiri hills china jitong australia savannahlander railtours tom savio anthony lambert 1843309335 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Travels with Queen Victoria by Sarah Ferguson & Benita Stoney (£14.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 029783195X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a stain, on the reverse, to the foot of the upper panel not affecting the board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs [120]; Black & White Drawings [50]; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “HRH The Duchess of York, Benita Stoney and photographer Robin Matthews set out on a royal adventure story, a journey back into the past, retracing Queen Victoria’s travels abroad to state and family occasions throughout Europe. We catch entertaining glimpses of her engaging character through many colourful and amusing letters, her assiduously kept journals and private sketchbooks which describe the people she met, the places she visited and the events of the day. Professional watercolour artists were commissioned to paint the highlights of her travels from balls and picnics to picturesque views, castles and grand houses, and one of the unknown delights of her reign is this treasure trove of watercolours and drawings preserved in sumptuously bound volumes at Windsor Castle.

The authors have immersed themselves in Queen Victoria’s travel library to reconstruct the journeys and create their own itinerary. They have followed routes she took by horse and carriage, and on the new and rapidly expanding railways of Europe. They have traced her in Rhincland palaces and fortresses, and in forgotten castles deep in middle Europe. Looking for her memory in the resorts of the French Riviera and on the Italian lakes, they visited the grand villas and chateaux, some now crumbling, some still resplendent, where the Queen enjoyed the pleasures, new to her era, of holidays in the south.

The text mingles Victoria’s descriptions with the authors’ impressions of place and period, while the illustrations juxtapose contemporary photographs and Victorian watercolours to startling effect. Primarily the record of a modern adventure, the book provides a fascinating insight into the Victorian past.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Turquoise boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: 19th albert autobiography biography britain century great historical history households journeys military political queens royal royalty travel victoria writing
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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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A History of Chocolate in York by Paul Chrystal & Joe Dickinson (£13.00)Publisher: Remember When — 2012Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1844681238]Condition: Very Good. Small, light, spots to the leading edge of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Think of York and you think of its Minster, mediaeval streets, the railways — and of confectionery, particularly chocolate. Kit Kat, Fruit Gums, All Gold, Butterkist have all been as much a part of British life as the York companies that made them: Rowntree’s, Terry’s and Craven’s.

This new book is the first to chart the history of chocolate and confectionery manufacture and marketing by York companies, from their origins in the eighteenth century, through to the recent takeovers by Nestlé, Tangerine and Kraft.

Revolutionary new products such as Easter eggs in the 1870s and chocolate assortments in the 1890s are covered along with such crucial turn of the century developments as milk chocolate and the chocolate bar. The significance to the industry of the Quaker movement is discussed along with an examination of the impact of the world wars and the intervening depression.

The book is fully illustrated throughout, depicting all aspects of production, quality control, distribution and marketing: the packaging, design and branding developed by the companies broke new ground in branding and became an art form in itself with iconic images that still resonate today.

The book is intended for anyone interested in social history and the history of the food industry in Britain, the Quaker movement and social reform and manufacturing and marketing history; residents of and visitors to York will find in the book a fascinating glimpse of an integral part of York’s past, present and future.”
Notes: Illustrated by Mark Sunderland (Photos.). Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 240 pages. Tags: dickinson 1844681238 rowntree firm history early chocolate manufacturers britain quakers english industry confectionery york caley norwich mackintosh halifax fry bristol cadbury bournville england
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British Railways Steaming On the Ex-LNER Lines Volume One by Peter Hands & Colin Richards (£13.00)Publisher: Defiant Publications — 1988Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0946857199]Condition: Very Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the edges of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: railroads great britain history pictorial works london and north eastern railway locomotives services steam 1946-1967 illustrations railways peter hands colin richards 0946857199
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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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Guide to the Archaeological Sites of Britain by Peter Clayton (£12.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Fine - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: There are in Britain over 2,000 archaeological sites - mostly prehistoric and Roman - that can be visited. They range in size from the faint indications of a partially ploughed out barrow ( ancient burial mound) to complete circuits of wall like those at the Saxon Shore fort of Pevensey. What the visitor needs, when wandering around an ancient site, is some background information which will bring the past to life. And here it is. Mono illustrations throughout.Tags: adopts ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bed bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological block boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings
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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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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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The Calendar Year: A Celebration of Events in the Yorkshire Television Region by Edited By Maurice Colbeck (£12.50)Publisher: EP Publishing — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. The events are chronologically arranged, season by season, and colour maps and a cross-referenced index enable the reader easily to locate events and their venues.Notes: Illustrated by Derry Braggs (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Richard Whiteley. Size: 10¾" x 8". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: huddersfield agricultural peterborough recreational gainsborough scarborough bridlington nottingham huntingdon recreation scunthorpe chatsworth north-east activities wakefleld leicester pickering sheffleid todmorden mansfield driffield doncaster religious brighouse harrogate festivals yorkshire ashbourne bradford northern richmond grantham barnsley dewsbury keighley helmsley weighton railways skegness spalding stamford wetherby feather gardens customs glossop rallies museums worksop halifax wisbech leyburn matlock england skipton norwich theatre lincoln houses flower burton buxton crafts abbeys events public newark county market settle hebden bridge boston thirsk malton ilkley sports king’s whitby music motor derby filey hawes shows louth ripon arts hull lynn york fur and air
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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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West of England by Colin G. Maggs (£12.50)Publisher: Budding — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1840151862]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: First in this edition [1998 - Sutton]. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Through a collection of superb black and white photographs with detailed captions, and a lengthy introduction, he shows us the history of the railways in the West of England from their beginnings to the present day. Here are locomotives in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and south-west Wiltshire. In almost 300 black and white photographs and ephemera, this book from one of our foremost railway historians brings the railways of this area to life as never before. It will be welcomed by steam enthusiasts countrywide.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 184 pages. Tags: railways transport locomotives branch lines engine coaches freight tunnels railway docks broad gauge train truro railway architecture railway buses railway air services gwr lswr great western railway didcot broad gauge standard gauge bristol exeter railway chard branch 150234 forder viaduct saltash germans sidings sleepers transoms rolling stock railways west england blandford forum goods yard railhead radstock seaton junction market-garden traffic north cornwall ballast train cheddar 48431 lms bath green park 48431 48706 coal wagons writhlington colliery radstock cornish riviera express bullion van powderham. 6024 4700 didcot railway centre.
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Locomotives of British Railways L.M.S. Group by H. C Casserley; L. L. Asher; (£12.00)Publisher: Andrew Dakers — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ somewhat faded, frayed at head and tial with small closed tears to the edges of the upper panel and a small amount of loss at head of lower panel. Text bright and tight.Description: A complete and fully illustrated record of all classes of steam locomotives acquired from the London Midland and Scottish Railway by British Railways, together with full details of those built subsequent to January 1948, to L.M.S. design. This volume embraces all locomotives numbered by British Railways between 40000 and 59999, the block of numbers allocated to the L.M.S. engines. Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 114 pages. Tags: british rail steam locomotives L.M.S.
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A Photographer's Guide to Railways by Roger Siviter (£11.50)Publisher: Peerage Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850521336]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Lightly spotted to start and finish.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. First in this edition. From the cover: “This superb book offers guidance and advice for anyone interested in railway photography. The book discusses in detail the photographic approach to different types of train, locations, composition, style and technique, weather and lighting, night photography, colour, faults and remedies, processing and the wide choice of equipment for photographs and for use in the darkroom. Complete with over 180 stunning photographs.”Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 135 pages. Tags: railway photography photographer railways slr tlr cameras aperture cibachrome printing darkroom films filters lens hoods miniature locomotives photographic club courses,
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British Railways Steaming on the East Coast Line by Peter Hands & Colin Richards (£11.50)Publisher: Defiant Publications — 1986Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0946857075]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: locomotives great britain history 20th century pictorial works railways british rail steam 1950-ca 1965 peter hands colin richards 0946857075 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Diesels on the London Midland by John Vaughan (£11.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071101146X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The London Midland Region is the largest of the BR regions, and its predecessor, the London Midland & Scottish Railway, was a pioneer of main line diesel traction in Britain. During the 1950s the LMR received a number of experimental diesel locomotives on trial, including the celebrated ‘Deltic’ prototype.

Photographer John Vaughan has followed his popular Diesels on the Southern with this volume in which he covers the whole range of diesel locomotive types which have operated on the London Midland Region. More than 220 photographs, many from the author’s own camera, illustrate the wide range of LMR diesel operations during the past 35 years. Among these are many rare or unusual workings — some illustrated in print for the first time.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages. Tags: britain british company diesel firm great history illustrations locomotives london midland pictorial rail railways region scottish services works
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Great Western in Colour by O. S. [Oswald Stevens] Nock (£11.50)Publisher: New Orchard Editions — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850790183]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Notes: Illustrated by Clifford & Wendy Meadway. In the Great Railways of the World series. Tags: great western railway history britain services england 1947 railways oswald stevens nock clifford wendy meadway 1850790183 the world first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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Stanier Locomotives: A Pictorial History by Brian Haresnape (£11.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0711001081]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd impression. [First Edition: 1970] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “When W. A. Stanier (later Sir William) accepted the post of Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway — largest of the Big Four companies — in 1932, he was faced with an immediate requirement to improve upon the locomotive stock then existing. He set about this with such purpose that only seventeen months after taking office his first large Pacific locomotive, The Princess Royal, was completed at Crewe, and by the end of 1935 over 500 new engines had been constructed to his new standard designs. In all, no less than 1224 engines had been constructed by the end of 1939, including the first batches of his Coronation Pacifies — generally considered to be his masterpiece — and the motive power situation on the LMSR had been transformed.

This pictorial history deals with each class he introduced, in chronological order, and each development is described by means of informative captions. It forms a valuable and fascinating record of the locomotive practice of the Stanier Regime, and the later modifications to Stanier designs made by Fairburn and Watt are also described.

Careful choice of over 100 halftone illustrations has allowed both good record shots and impressive action photography to play their part in telling the story. Many photographs are reproduced for the first time, and “official” works photographs have been avoided wherever possible, in order to present a lively and interesting selection. In addition to the captions there is a short introduction to each class and a complete list of named locomotives, also the details of each batch constructed..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: 0711001081 0711010986 9780711010987 and arthur biography brian britain company diesels engineering great haresnape history lmsr locomotives locos london midland pictorial preserved railway railways scottish sir stanier steam william works
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The Complete Book of Motor-cars, Railways Ships and Aeroplanes by Various (£11.50)Publisher: Odhams — 1949Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Pages a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Fully Illustrated Story of Power and Speed in Modern Transport. Railways — F. Ferneyhough; Motor-Cars and Motor-Cycles — A. V. Clifford, F. E. Dean and F. R. Morley; Ships — Frank C. Bowen; Aeroplanes — by W. N. S. Bevan;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Red boards with Gilt & Embossed titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 384 pages. Tags: Railways locomotive types and classes steam locomotives the world electric diesel turbo-electric power robot signalling modern rolling stock motor-cars motor-cycles four-stroke cycle two-stroke superchargers silencing cooling ignition clutch gear-box john cobb’s railton george eyston goldie gardner’s records road-racing cars timing record jet turbine cars steam turbines diesel turbo electric marine engines floating hotels aeroplanes world’s air routes bristol brabazon standard beam approach radar meteorolog rolls-royce griffon merlin napier sabre rolls-royce eagle bristol centaurus jet rocket planes
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The Countries of North-Western Europe by F. J. Monkhouse (£11.50)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Top edges of text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3rd Impression. Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the flap: “A survey of the countries of North Western Europe, defined as extending from the North Cape of Norway to the Bay of Biscay Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, West Germany, East Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and France. An introductory chapter deals with the emergence of each of these countries as entities, a final chapter summarizes trends towards European unity. Each intermediate chapter examines one of the countries mentioned above. Systematic topics (structure, relief, climate, soil, land-use, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, power, manufacturing industry, commerce, communication and population) occupy the first part; the second part describes the main regions within the country concerned. Careful integration precludes overlap or repetition.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Geographies Intermediate series. 528 pages. Tags: geology sweden norway finland norway baltic region skerry-guard farming year industrial area industrial regions railways scandinavia metallurgical plants main soil-groups denmark provinces lander west germany glacial and fluvioglacial features bavarian foreland terminal moraines the north german plain loess deposits mineral resources industrial towns west germany ruhr saarland ville
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Wessex by H. C. Casserley (£11.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715370588]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners inscription to the first blank anda small sticker to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The area includes three east-west main lines — the GW’s Berks & Hants, and the LSW West of England and Weymouth routes and is bounded to the north by a fourth, the original GW route to the West via Bristol. AII were bisected by numerous cross-country lines and branches, a few happily still with us but most now memories, and many traces of early railways left in limbo by later diversions and extensions, or the more recent closures, can still be found. Casserley has assembled more than 100photographs illustrating the railway history of Wessex, not only of the major concerns but also the out of the way local, rural, and industrial lines.Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Railway History In Pictures series. 96 pages. Tags: gwr reading-bristol lswr west england line the somerset dorset midland south western junction independent and light railways war department industrial lines alton winchester line basingstoke alton light railway box tunnel bristol gloucester railway cheddar valley railway cheltenham great western union railway dursley midland
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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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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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Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy by G. Freeman Allen (£10.50)Publisher: Peerage Books — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 185052095X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This volume contains some of the finest photographs of railway subjects in the British Isles; they came from the cameras of one man, Bishop Eric Treacy, a doyen among railway photographers. Unlike most railway enthusiasts Treacy was a photographer first. There is no doubt that the smoke, steam, light and shade, so much part of the railway, as well as steam locomotives of all shapes and sizes, tempted him and in the event he came as near as any man to capturing these scenes through the lens of a camera.

During his lifetime Eric Treacy made many friends; this book is a tribute by three of them. Over the years it was natural that so eminent a photographer should have his work well published; this book contains some 300 of his best photographs ranging from Southern England to Scotland and from mighty Pacific locomotives to the dirty unloved goods train. It is not generally realised that Eric Treacy ventured into the realms of colour photography and 24 pages in colour testify to his skill in this medium, blending with the black and white reproductions.

As a man of the Church his parishes embraced railway stations and locomotive depots, nowhere more so than on Merseyside where he became very much an accepted part of the Edge Hill scene in the late 1930s both as a vicar and photographer. Even during his ultimate Church appointment as Bishop of Wakefield he found a little time to relax behind his camera, though now pointing at diesels and electrics as well as preserved steam locomotives.

Great Railway Photographs is not just another good book of railway pictures, it is a classic that will be treasured by railway buffs for years to come.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by J. A. Coiley. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Grey boards with Yellow titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 216 pages. Tags: railroads great britain pictorial works locomotives history 20th century steam 1925-1975 illustrations english language guides photography collections catalogs exhibitions transportation trains railways interest photographs united kingdom sale books freeman allen coiley whitehouse 185052095x
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Her Majesty: Fifty Regal Years by Brian Hoey (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002570793]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Queen Elizabeth is far and away the most experienced figure in British public lire. The most famous woman in the world, she is also its most private. Now, in her fiftieth year on the throne, Brian Hoey — one of our best-informed royal chroniclers — takes a searching look at the ups and downs of Her Majesty’s long reign, and highlights the important difference in people’s attitudes towards the Queen personally and the monarchy in general. The author has had unrivalled access to past and present members of the royal staff and household, as well as to ex-Heads of State, statesmen, politicians and personal friends of the Queen. Nothing they have said is ‘off the record’. The result is a lively, authoritative and revealing portrait of the Queen’s life and work seen largely through the eyes of those who’ve known her and worked with her over the course of half a century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 377 pages. Tags: graham-hodgeson armstrong-jones gloucestershire eccentricities superintendent grandchildren grants-in-aid correspondent field-marshal modernization holyrood house russell-smith extra-marital mountbattens investitures commonwealth gainsborough metropolitan broadcasting arrangements independence bedfordshire money-saving stag-hunting douglas-home relationship twenty-first relinquishes unpopularity marksmanship homoeopathic beaconsfield chamberlains stockbrokers legge-bourke constantine maintenance conferences counsellors elphinstone squidgygate christopher forfarshire sandringham sunninghill association backbencher corporation dannenhauer mountbatten
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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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