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International Railways: Authors A - L

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Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland 2009/2010. Ref: S7676  

Cologne, 2009 : Schweers & Wall.
Large quarto square format, 239 pages, German text, boards, near fine. ** 180 pages of maps, including 1:300,000 and detailed plans, plus gazetteers, key and glossary.

Price: 21.00

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

Narrow Gauge Railways Of Europe. Ref: S6621  


Allen, P & Whitehouse, P B.
1959, Ian Allan.
Quarto, 172 pages with numerous photo illustrations and location maps, signed presentation copy from Sir Peter Allen "for Margaret who should have had the dedication," full royal blue calf, marbled end papers to match. A fine copy. **A pioneering work in English, it is too early for most of eastern Europe, but covers the West and Jugoslavia and includes Mediterranean islands. The book is divided into two parts, 'The Grand Tour' - a country by country survey - which is followed by 'The Amateur's Guide' - notes for intending travellers.

Price: 38.00

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 Denver And Rio Grande Western Railroad. Rebel of the Rockies. Ref: S5749  


Athearn, R G.
Univ Nebraska Press, 1977: Bison Books.
Octavo, 395 pages, photos, maps, card covers, some wear, generally VG. **Academic but highly readable history of the development of a standard and narrow gauge system between Colarado and Utah. This is the second edition, the first having been published in 1962 with the title and subtitle transposed.

Price: 24.00

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

Mountain Railways. Ref: S7550  

Berg, Collett & Pownall.
1895, excerpt from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Octavo, 150 pages, text diagrams, tables, 2 folding plates of drawings, new red cloth, fine. **Comprises three related papers on new rack railways:
S J Berg : The St Gotthard Mountain Railway And The Stanzerhorn Cable-Railway;
Alfred Collett : The Mosistrol-Montserrat Rack Railway;
C A Pownall : The Usui Mountain Railway, Japan.
With subsequent discussion and correspondence.

Price: 35.00

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

La Ligne Des Cevennes / Die Cevennen-Bahn Südfrankreich. Ref: S7777  


Butz, R W.
Thun, 1987 : Ott.
Large landscape quarto, 160 pages, mainly colour and black & white photo album, some text in French and German, map, tabulated route statistics, laminated boards, fine. **One of the first railways in Europe to traverse mountainous terrain.

Price: 20.00

The Overland Railway. South Australia's South Line. Ref: S6573  

Callaghan, W H.
St James, NSW, 1992: ARHS.
Folio, 314 pages, many illustrations, some colour, track diagrams, jacket, fine. **The line from Adelaide to Serviceton: a detailed history.

Price: 30.00

+ 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

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

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

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

Durango, Always A Railroad Town. Ref: S5028  


Dorman, R L.
Santa Fe, 1987: RD Publications.
Oblong quarto, 184 page photo album, some colour and a little text, jacket, near fine copy.

Price: 30.00

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

The Shale Railways Of New South Wales. Ref: S6062  

Eardley, G H & Stephens, EM.
Sydney, 2000: ARHS, 2nd edition, revised.
Quarto, 224 pages, numerous photo illustrations and track plans, jacket, fine. **With multifarious motive power ranging from mules to mighty Shays.

Price: 28.00

Dampflokomotiven In Sachsen 1975-85. Ref: S2669  

Ebberg, R; Waidelich, M & Waidelich, T.
Schweers & Wall 1987.
Oblong quarto, 146 page photo album of standard gauge steam, much excellent colour, map endpapers. German forward and captions. Glazed boards, fine.

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

West Side. Narrow gauge in the Sierra. Ref: S5849  


Ferrell, M H.
1992, 2nd printing, Pacific Fast Mail.
Quarto, 318 pages, mainly photographic, rosters, scale drawings, jacket, fine copy of a scarce classic. **Pictorial history of the West Side Lumber Co Narrow Gauge Railroad, which remained in operation until 1960.

Price: 45.00

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

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

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

Tåg. A pictorial rhapsody of Swedish locomotives and railways. (En bildrapsodi om svenska lok och järnvägar). Ref: S7566  


Jangö, J.
Stockholm: 1966, Allt om Hobby.
Oblong quarto, 144 pages, mainly photo illustrations, Swedish text, captions in Swedish and English, glazed boards. VG+.

Price: 18.00

First Stop Central. The electrified system and cars of the New South Wales Government Railways. Ref: S7268  


Keenan, D R & Clark, H R.
Sydney: AETA, 1963.
Octavo, 138 pages, photo illustrations, drawings, maps, stock lists, jacket, VG+.

Price: 26.00

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

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

Banhöfe In Österreich. Architektur und Geschichte. Ref: S6411  

Kubinszky, M.
Vienna, 1986: Slezak.
Quarto, 272 pages, map, numerous photo illustrations and diagrams, including track plans, German text, laminated boards, fine. **History and architecture of railway stations in Austria; in dedicating the book to his wife the author describes it as his Lebenswerk.

Price: 22.00

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

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

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