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International Railways: Authors A - L

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L'Art Dans Le Métro. Ref: S4476  

Brussels, 1982.
Square quarto, 214 pages with colour and mono photo illustrations of artistic works at Brussels Metro stations, French text, laminated card covers, near fine.
Price: 15.00

Eisenbahnen In Finnland. Ref: S7139  

Alameri, M.
Vienna, 1979: Slezak.
Large octavo, 192 pages (of which 86 pages are photos), drawings of locomotives and rolling stock, locomotive lists. German text. Laminated boards, fine. **Some general history but mainly locomotives. Not a common book.
Price: 20.00

Bildband Dampflokomotiven. Ref: S7712  

Andreas, H & Backhaus, B.
Gifhorn, 1969 : Zeunert.
Landscape quarto, 120-page photo album of whole page plates of German steam locomotives at work, jacket, VG.
Price: 18.00

Die Ludwigs-Eisenbahn. Die erste Eisenbahnlinie in Deutschland. Ref: S7823  

Asmus, C.
Zurich, 1984 : Orell Füssli.
Square quarto, 152 pages, photo illustrations, other illustrations from contemporary sources, some colour, German text, jacket. Fine. **History of the first railway in Germany.
Price: 16.00

The Story Of Eddystone. Ref: S6023  


Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Felton, Ca, 1974: Glenwood reprint of the rare 1928 BLW official publication.
Large quarto, 74 pages, photo illustrations, plans, jacket, VG. **Published to mark the final transfer of locomotive building from the cramped Broad St shops in Philadelphia to the vast new Eddystone greenfield plant.
Price: 25.00

European Railway Atlas: Scandinavia And Eastern Europe. Ref: S6611  

Ball, M G.
Ian Allan, 1993.
Large quarto, 66 pages, index, laminated card covers, near fine. **Now scarce.
Price: 16.00

Link With A Lonely Land. The Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Ref: S7775  

Barnes, M.
Erin, Ont, 1985 : Boston Mills Press.
Landscape quarto, 230 pages, well illustrated with photos, sketch maps, jacket, fine. **History of the line linking the CNR and CPR at North Bay, Ontario with Hudsons Bay.
Price: 20.00

+ Narrow Gauge Rails Through The Cordillera. Ref: S8048  

Bent, M.
Semaphore Press 1998.
Large quarto, 144 pages, 93 photo illustrations, numerous maps, motive power information, laminated soft covers, square back, fine. **The narrow gauge railways of northern Spain, the survivors of which now operate under the FEVE name.
Price: 17.00

The Great Railway 1871-1885. (Two volumes: The National Dream and The Last Spike) Ref: S5647  


Berton, P.
Toronto, 1970-71: MacLelland & Stewart.
2 volumes, octavo, 439 + 478 pages, maps, chapter references, bibliography, both jackets worn, books VG+. **The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, an epic story; this is the full textual history. (There was also an illustrated version with shortened text, published later).
Price: 48.00

Great Railway Stations Of Europe. Ref: S2471  

Binney, M; Hamm, M & Foehl, A.
1984, Thames & Hudson.
Large square quarto, 144 pages, 107 photo illustrations (50 in colour), jacket, fine copy. **Stunning pictures of grand views and small details. The title should say Western Europe but in 1984 even western Europeans were rather parochial.
Price: 20.00

Els Ferrocarrils Catalans. Ref: S7822  

Bosch, C Salmerón i.
Barcelona, 1985, 1987 : Terminus.
Two volumes, large octavo, 187 + 184 pages, maps, photo illustrations, loco lists, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, Spanish (Catalan) text, jackets slightly faded on spine, otherwise near fine. **The two volumes cover history (Volume 1 : Cent anys d'historia) and motive power (Volume 2 : Del vapor a l'electricitat). They are from the series Els Trens De Catalunya, the other volumes of which appear to deal with minor railways of the region.
Price: 42.00

William Mackenzie, International Railway Builder. Ref: S6677  

Brooke, D.
Newcomen Society, 2004.
Large octavo, 200 pages, illustrated, maps, chapter notes, laminated boards, fine. **Mid-Victorian contractor active in Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium and Spain, notable for the construction of the Paris & Rouen Railway at the outset of his career.
Price: 20.00

Engine Houses And Turntables On Canadian Railways 1850 - 1950. Ref: S7324  

Bush, E F.
Erin, Ont, 1990 : Boston Mills.
Large quarto, 160 pages, illustrated with photos, drawings, plans, list of surviving depots, jacket, fine. **This was compiled for the Canadian Historic Sites and Monuments Board as a guide in determining the historic significance of the remaining examples. It is a thorough and technical study of the structures and layouts of sheds and turntables.
Price: 25.00

The Foxton And Wanganui Railway. Ref: S5652  

Cassells, K R.
Wellington, 1984: NZRLS.
Quarto, 184 pages, well illustrated, maps, track plans, diagrams, jacket, VG+. **Early railway in New Zealand that used single and double Fairlies. Scarce.
Price: 25.00

Uncommon Carrier. The history of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company, 1882-1908. Ref: S7864  

Cassells, K R.
Wellington, 1994 : NZ Railway & Locomotive Soc Inc.
Large octavo, 208 pages, map endpapers, other maps in text, photo illustrations, locomotive, rolling stock and structure drawings, stock lists, time table extracts, jacket, near fine. ** "It was quite a railroad, the Manawatu line. The first general manager was a grocer, and the directorate included several merchants, a lawyer or two, a brewer, at least two drapers and a pioneer settler once described as 'the father of Wellington'. " The company ran the trains very successfully, from 1886 to 1908, when the Government purchased the line to form part of the North Island Main Trunk.
Price: 22.00

Light Railways At Home And Abroad. Ref: S7176  

Cole, W H.
Octavo, 339 pages, illustrations on plates and in text, tables, original red cloth, VG. **Very scarce. A detailed examination of the pros and cons of light railways, techniques, legal considerations, practice at home and abroad.
Price: 120.00

The Grand Crimean Central Railway. The railway that won a war. Ref: S6052  

Cooke, B.
Cavalier, 1990.
Octavo, 176 pages, photo illustrations, bibliography, tabulated artillary statistics, inscribed by author, paperback, VG+. **Full account of the extraordinary railway and the remarkable men who built and operated it.
Price: 12.00

Hamilton's Other Railway. The Hamilton & North Western Railway in retrospect. Ref: S5848  


Cooper, C.
Ottawa, 2001: Bytown Railway Society.
Quarto, 419 pages, maps, many photo illustrations, motive power details, bibliography, apparently signed by author, jacket, fine. ** A memoir of the Hamilton & North Western Railway, including its Lake Erie Division, the former Hamilton & Lake Erie Railway. A substantial history, not seen before.
Price: 40.00

Rails To The Lakes. The story of the Hamilton & Northwestern Railway. Ref: S5275  


Cooper, C.
Cheltenham, Ont. 1980: Boston Mills.
Large quarto, 158 pages, double-page coloured frontispiece, photo illustrations, maps, drawings of structures, multimedia repair to back of jacket, book fine. **Not only the named railway, but also the Hamilton and Lake Erie (or Port Dover) Railway, both strategic to the rivalry of the city of Hamilton with Toronto, and both eventually absorbed into the CNR system.
Price: 28.00

New Zealand Steam Spectacular. Ref: S7818  

Cross, D.
Bradford Barton, 1976.
Square octavo, 96 page album of bright photos, jacket, VG+. **NZ steam at work.
Price: 14.00

The Puffing Pioneers. And Queensland's railway builders. Ref: S4746  

Daddow, V.
St Lucia, 1975: Queensland Univ Press.
Quarto, 217 pages + photo plates, other photo illustrations in text, map, jacket repaired internally with old tape, otherwise VG. **Substantial railway history; the author was driver and trade unionist on the line.
Price: 18.00

+ La France A Voie Entroite. Ref: S8049  


Dahlstrom, M.
Franconville, 1989 : Autoédition.
Large landscape quarto, 223 page photo album of colour and black and white images, laminated boards, fine copy **Superb photos of the narrow gauge in France taken between 1957 and 1988
Price: 26.00

The Guide To The Great Siberian Railway. Ref: S7932  

Dimitri-Mamonov, A L & Zdziarski, A F.
David & Charles 1971 reprint of 1900 English language edition,
Large octavo, 520 pages + 12 pages advertisements, more than 360 photo illustrations and 4 maps, slight nick at foot of jacket, generally a near fine copy. **The classic guide to what is now known as the Trans-Siberian Railway. At the time of publication the route was incomplete and certain sections were travelled by river steamer. This edition seems to be fairly scarce and is the first we have seen for several years.
Price: 38.00

The Pennsylvania Railroad. Its organisation, construction and management. With eighty-Two plates and numerous illustrations. Ref: S4875  

Dredge, J.
1879, published by 'Engineering.'
Folio, 266 pages text, 34 pictorial steel engravings of the line, stations, bridges, etc; numerous technical drawings, maps, tables, appendices; followed by a large coloured map of the system and 82 plates of engineering drawings (many double and a few folding) of structures , locomotives and rolling stock. Bound in old quarter morocco, rubbed but sound, marbled end papers, top edge gilt. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy of a scarce volume. ** A good all-round account of the history, engineering and operation of the PRR. Even then the Pennsy had a good reputation for sound engineering and careful management.
Price: 400.00

Cane Train. The sugar-cane railways of Fiji. Ref: S7671  

Dyer & Hodge.
NZ Railway & Locomotive Soc, 1988.
Large octavo, 178 pages, photos, drawings, coloured frontispiece, map endpapers, locomotive lists and diagrams, jacket, fine. **Narrow gauge in the South Seas. This work updates the authors' earlier volumei>Balloon Stacks And Sugar Cane
Price: 20.00

De Belgische Trein. Bij leven en welzijn. Ref: S7344  

Elst, A ver.
Zaltbommel, 1990 : Europese Bibliotheek.
Large quarto, 158 page b/w photo album, Dutch text, laminated boards, fine. **The organisation of this selection of photos is slightly baffling, but includes some interesting motive power, a rail gun and photos of railways in the Belgian Congo.
Price: 15.00

Lödöse Lilla Edets Järnväg en historik för åren 1906-1976. Ref: S6024  

Forsæus, S.
Eksjö, 1978: Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Octavo, 159 pages, photo illustrations, maps, drawings, Swedish text, card covers, VG+.**Svenska Järnvägsklub Skriftserie nr 23. This is a numbered series of histories produced since the 1960s by Sweden's principal railway society.
Price: 14.00

+ Heeresfeldbahnen. Bau und Einsatz der militarishen Schmalsurbahnen in zwei Weltkriegen. Ref: S8050  

Gottwaldt, A B.
Stuttgart, 1998 : Transpress.
Square medium quarto, 413 pages, many illustrations, maps and plans, extensive tabulations and locomotive details, German text throughout, laminated boards, VG+. **The German army narrow gauge field railways in both world wars.
Price: 28.00

We Took The Train. Ref: S7622  


Grant, H R (ed).
DeKalb, Ill, 1990 : Northern Illinois Univ Press.
Large octavo, 175 pages, photo and other illustrations, jacket, fine. **An anthology of writings on train travel in the USA, from the earliest years to the 1980s.
Price: 16.00

Wessman-Barkens Järnväg. Ref: S5783  

Håkansson, N G.
Motala, 1983: Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Octavo, 158 pages, map, track plans, photos, traffic etc statistics, card covers, VG. **Svenska Järnvägsklub Histories number 30. This is one of a series of histories produced since the 1960s by Sweden's principal railway society.
Price: 14.00

The Nickel Plate Road. The history of a great railroad. Ref: S5714  


Hampton, T.
Cleveland, Oh, 1947: World Publshg.
Large octavo, 366 pages + 20 pages of photo plates, maps and drawings in text, map endpapers, jacket worn at edges, some foxing to prelims and edges but generally VG. **A scholarly history.
Price: 35.00

Iron Snake. Ref: S5648  

Hardy, R.
Collins, 1965.
Octavo, 318 pages, photo plates, jacket worn with internal repairs, book VG. **The building of the Uganda Railway from Mombasa to Lake Victoria.
Price: 22.00

Steam On Four Continents / Mit Geöffnetem Regler. Ref: S7325  

Haslbeck, G and Wardale, D.
Tegernheim, 1984-1997 : Haslbeck.
Four volumes large oblong quarto, colour photo albums each approx 128 pages with captions in German and English. Volume 1, Europe and South America; Volume 2, Africa; Volume 3, Asia; Volume 4, China. Laminated boards, near fine. **Superb photos of working steam.
Price: 65.00

+ Steam On Four Continents. Part 1 Europe And South America. Ref: S8051  

Haslbeck,G & Wardale, D.
Regensburg, 1984 : Haslbeck.
Landscape quarto, 128 pages of colour photos with descriptions and captions in German and English, laminated boards. Some colour offsetting from first illustration to reverse of title page, else VG+. **The radical locomotive engineer David Wardale, who contributes about half this volume, was also an intrepid steam photographer in remote parts of the globe. He was sometimes accompanied by his wife Irene, herself an accomplished photographer, some of whose work also appears here.
Price: 22.00

My Forty Footplate Years 1943 - 1983. A New Zealand enginedriver's story. Ref: S5766  

Hercock, R.
Wellington, 1987: NZRL Soc.
Small quarto, 80 pages, photo and other illustrations, card covers, VG+.
Price: 8.00

Die Teutoburger Wald-Eisenbahn. Ref: S6516  

Högemann, J.
Lubeck, 1986: Uhle & Kleimann.
Oblong quarto, 304 pages, many illustrations, some colour, track diagrams, time table extracts, German text, laminated boards, fine. **Line history.
Price: 24.00

75 Jahre Wiener Stadtbahn. Ref: S7389  

Horn, A.
Vienna, 1974: Bohmann.
Large octavo, 96 pages with many photo illustrations, diagrams and tablulated stocklists, German text, laminated card covers, VG.
Price: 20.00

Cross Country. A history of the Ballarat-Skipton and Newtown-Colac Railway 1883-1985. Ref: S5431  

Houghton, N & McLean, J.
Melbourne, 1986: ARHS.
Small quarto, 64 pages, photos, map, track diagrams, card covers, VG. **Carefully researched history of this hundred-mile Victorian line.
Price: 12.00

Die Niederösterreichischen Landesbahnen. Ref: S5432  

Hufnagl, W.
Stuttgart, 2003: Transpress.
Large octavo, 381 pages, photo illustrations, maps and trackplans, drawings, stock lists, German text, laminated boards, as new. **Local railways in lower Austria.
Price: 24.00

100 Jahre Tegernsee Bahn. Ref: S7308  

Hufschläger, H & Zeitler, W.
Egglham, 1983 : Bufe-Fachbuch.
Folio, 95 pages, photo and other illustrations, some colour, map, tables, German text, glazed boards, near fine.
Price: 16.00

The Apricot Mail. A history of the Rogan's Hill Railway. Ref: S5558  

Irwin, B S.
NSW, 2005: published privately.
Large quarto, 96 pages, photo illustrations, map, laminated card covers, fine. **Rogan's Hill railway grew out of a tramway, at the behest of local fruit growers. It survived for just nine years, a result of "dogged quest, political naivety and a surprising inability to see signs of change already abroad".
Price: 15.00

Die Ahtalbahnen. Ref: S6993  

Kemp, K.
Freiburg, 1983 : Eisenbahn-Kurier.
Large octavo, 296 pages, 252 photo illustrations, track and station layouts, maps, time table extracts, German text, laminated boards, fine. **German line history.
Price: 18.00

The History Of The Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Ref: S5787  


Klein, M.
Macmillan, 1972.
Large octavo, 572 pages, 70 illustrations, numerous charts, bibliography, chapter notes and references, jacket, fine. **In the Macmillan "Railroads Of America" series, by general consent the most authoritative set of railroad company histories. Not common in the UK.
Price: 50.00

The Railroad Caboose. Its hundred year history, legend and lore. Ref: S2923  

Knapke, W F.
1968 Golden West.
Octavo, 237 pages, well illustrated with photos and some drawings, some wear to jacket, generally VG.
Price: 15.00

La Poste Et Le Rail. 150 ans de vehicules ferroviaires postaux. Ref: S7786  

Knepper, M & Pochet, C.
Paris, 1999 : La Vie Du Rail.
Large quarto, 207 pages, many colour and b/w illustrations, vehicle plans, fleet lists, French text, laminated boards, fine. **History of railway postal vehicles in France.
Price: 27.00

Die Feldbahnen Der Bong'schen Mahlwerke. Ref: S7778  

Koch, M.
Freiburg, 2004 : Eisenbahn-Kurier.
Folio, 244 pages, many photo illustrations, some colour, maps and site plans, laminated boards, much locomotive information, near fine. ** A large quarrying concern near Monchengladbach, extracting foundry sand and possibly other materials, with an extensive narrow gauge system. This is a detailed study of the system and its operation. It was put to military use during 1944-45, and closed in the 1960s.
Price: 30.00

Golden Rails. One hundred years of operation of the Union Pacific Railroad. Ref: S5499  


Kratville, W.
Kratville Publications, 1965; copy no 259 of an edition of ?1000 copies
Folio, 314 pages, well illustrated, maps, gradient profiles. Gold laminated boards. Original owner's name on title page. A very good copy of a scarce work.
Price: 90.00

Schmalspurig Durch Österreich. Ref: S8001  


Krobot, W, Slezak, J & Sternhart, H.
Vienna, 1975 :Slezak, 2nd edition, enlarged.
Large octavo, 352 pages including approx 200 pages of photo illus. Text diagrams and detailed motive power lists. Route and track plans. Laminated boards, fine copy. **The standard work of reference on Austrian narrow gauge railways; there are about 80 pages of history and background, a 120-page photo section, the remainder is stocklists and rolling stock drawings.
Price: 28.00

Steam On The Illawarra. Ref: S5429  

Larkin, F.
Burwood, NSW, 1979: NSW Rail Transport Museum.
Small quarto album, 60 pages, card covers, VG+.
Price: 12.00

Bygone Light Railways Of Europe. Ref: S7930  

Laursen, O W.
1973 Oakwood Press.
Octavo, 154 pages, many illustrations in the text. Red cloth, no jacket, VG+. **The result of many years research on the ground, this is a fine collection of photographs of lost light railways of Western Europe, supporting a text covering the countries in general and many individual systems in particular. The first overview of European light railways, standard and narrow gauges.
Price: 21.00

Berliner U-Bahn. Ref: S6228  

Lemke, U & Poppel, U.
Dusseldorf, 1985: Alba.
Octavo, 160 pages, many photo illustrations, some colour, maps, German text, card covers, VG+. **A history of the Berlin underground, strong on rolling stock.
Price: 12.00

100 Jahre Waldenburgerbahn 1880 - 1980. Ref: S5905  

Leupin, H (ed).
Waldenburg, 1980, published by the Company.
Large octavo, 156 pages, well illustrated, some colour, stock lists etc, German text, reprint historic document loosely inserted, laminated pictorial boards, near fine. **History of a local railway in Switzerland.
Price: 18.00

Laxå-Röfors Järnväg. Ref: S5974  

Ljungqvist, T.
Laxå, 1968; Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Octavo, 111 pages, photo illustrations, maps, drawings, Swedish text, card covers, near fine. **Svenska Järnvägsklub Skriftserie nr 4. This is a numbered series of histories produced since the 1960s by Sweden's principal railway society.
Price: 12.00

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