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Regional Railways : South & South West England

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South and South West England

Berkshire, Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
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An Atlas Of The Railways In South West And Central Southern England. Ref: SW3687  

Including the Channel Islands. From 1731 to the present day.
Malthouse.
Very large, 432 pages, including 59 map pages, photo illustrations, remaining pages are the introductory sections, the chronology of each railway, and the key pages to each map, including dates for the lines and stations thereon, glazed boards. **The author's longstanding ambition has been to improve the quality of British railway mapping by including more written information and more cartographic detail. The result is a massive tome providing closely meshed historical and geographic data for a large swathe of southern England. And note the date range!

Price: 40.00
 

Atlas Of The Southern Railway. Ref: SW3471  


Harman & Nichols.
Very large, landscape, 224 pages, including a 68-page gazetteer, glazed boards.**Detailed maps of the SR network throughout its period of operation; completely comprehensive, including single and double lines, sidings, stations, tunnels, signalboxes, level crossings, bridges, viaducts and industrial lines.

Price: 30.00
 

The Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway. Ref: SW3453  

OL160
Paye.
Medium, 144 pages, photos, map on back cover, locomotive, rolling stock and structure drawings, station plans, signalling diagrams, soft back.

Price: 13.95
 

Through The Ranks On The Southern. Ref: SW1380  

A career in the nationalised railway industry. RS8.
Aynsley, B W.
Medium, 208 pages, photo illustrations, soft back. **Story of the author's 39 year career in the railways, working his way up from engine cleaner to an important post in middle management.

Price: 13.95
 

Barry Railway Steamers. Ref: SW2011  

X80.
Tedstone.
Medium, 224 pages, illustrated with photos and some drawings, dock plans and dock track layouts, very large folding page of scale boat drawings, soft back.

Price: 14.95
 

Bath Green Park To Bristol. Ref: SW0933  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Branch Line To Moretonhampstead. Ref: SW0419  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Branch Lines Around Avonmouth. Ref: SW2990  

Hotwells, Severn Beach and via Henbury.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, map, large-scale plans of station areas, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Branch Lines Around Chard And Yeovil. Ref: SW0418  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Branch Lines Around Lydney. Ref: SW2496  

Including Coleford and Lydbrook.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, large-scale maps of station areas, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Branch Lines To Chard. Ref: SW3680  


Harrison.
Very large, 319 pages, photo illustrations including 32-page colour section, maps, including large scale maps of station areas, structure drawings, time table extracts, signal box diagrams, bibliography and list of sources, glazed boards. ** Chard was linked to the Great Western at Taunton by a thirteen mile branch - originally broad gauge - and to the LSWR main line three miles to the south of the town by a short standard gauge line. This is a very detailed history and description of working of both these branches, provided with some excellent photos and a fine set of drawings of the handsome joint station.

Price: 35.00
 

Branch Lines To Launceston And Princetown. Ref: SW0430  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

The Bridgwater Railway. Ref: SW3137  

LP132.
Harrison.
Medium, 96 pages, illustrated with photos, drawings and maps. Soft back. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 4.95
 

The Bridport Branch. Ref: SW3540  


Beale.
Very large, 154 pages, pictorial with many photos, maps, time table extracts, chronology, hardback. **Generously illustrated line history.

Price: 37.50
 

The Bridport Railway. Ref: SW3392  

OL103.
Jackson & Tattershall.
Medium, 224 pages, photos, maps, station layouts, line drawings, hard back. **Essentially a second edition of The Bridport Branch, OPC, 1976. Last copy, old stock, jacket spine faded.

Price: 19.95
 

The Bristol To Portishead Branch with the Bristol Harbour Railway And Canon's Marsh Branch. Ref: SW3773  

LP247.
Maggs.
Medium, 192 pages, many photos, plans, locomotive list, soft back. **Detailed history of the railways in and around Bristol Harbour and Portishead.

Price: 18.95
 

Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line Ref: SW3062  

LP237.
Maggs.
Medium, 240 pages, many photos, map, track plans, bibliography, soft back. **Thorough line history.

Price: 18.95
 

British Railway History In Colour. Volume 3 : Gloucester Midland Lines Part 1 : North Ref: SW3586  


Parkhouse.
Very large, 280 pages, period colour album with introductory essays to each chapter, maps, glazed boards. ** Another feast of unpublished colour material from the steam age, spanning the period from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s. This volume covers the Birmingham & Gloucester line south of Defford, the branches from Ashchurch to Evesham and Upton-on-Severn and Gloucester Eastgate station.

Price: 30.00
 

British Railway History In Colour. Volume 4A : Gloucester Midland Lines Part 1 : South Ref: SW3717  

Eastgate to Stroud and Nailsworth.
Parkhouse.
Very large, 208 pages, period colour album with introductory essays to each chapter, maps, glazed boards. ** More wonderful colour photos from the late 1950s to mid-1970s. This volume covers Gloucester Eastgate station, the High Orchard Docks Branch, the Tuffley loop, the New Docks branch, Tuffley Junction to Stonehouse and the Nailsworth and Stroud branch.

Price: 25.00
 

British Railway History In Colour. Volume 4B : Gloucester Midland Lines Part 3 : South Ref: SW3788  

Stonehouse to Westerleigh and branches.
Parkhouse.
Very large, 266 pages, period colour album with introductory essays to each chapter, maps, glazed boards. ** More wonderful colour photos from the late 1950s to mid-1970s. This volume covers the Bristol & Gloucester line between Stonehouse and Westerleigh in four sections, plus the Dursley Branch, the Sharpness branch, Sharpness Docks and Railway and the Thornbury branch.

Price: 30.00
 

Brixham Branch. Ref: SW0682  


Potts.
Medium, 176 pages, new edition. Soft back.

Price: 11.95
 

Brunel (Great Railway Eras). Ref: SW2119  

A railtour of his achievements.
Mitchell.
Medium, about 96 pages, album. Glazed boards. ** Six fascinating railtours of Brunel's crowning glory, the Great Western Railway.

Price: 18.95
 

Brunel's Didcot. Ref: SW0538  


Gardner.
Very large, 128 pages. Hard back.

Price: 14.99
 

Caradon & Looe. Ref: SW1422  

The canal, railways and mines.
Messenger, M.
Very large, 168 pages, illustrated with maps and photographs, soft back. **The definitive history of the Liskeard & Looe Union Canal, the Liskeard & Caradon Railway and the Liskeard & Looe Railway, now fully revised.

Price: 16.00
 

Castleman's Corkscrew. Volume One: The Nineteenth Century. Ref: SW2413  

Including the railways of Bournemouth & associated lines. OL 144A.
Jackson, B L.
Medium, 272 pages, photos, maps, track diagrams, soft back. ** Castleman's Corkscrew was the Southampton & Dorchester Railway, 60 miles of rural line. This history looks beyond the original line to its eventual terminus at Weymouth, and the other lines with which it became inextricably linked. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 15.95
 

Castleman's Corkscrew. Volume Two: The Twentieth Century And Beyond. Ref: SW2617  

Including the railways of Bournemouth & associated lines. OL 144B.
Jackson, B L.
Medium, 320 pages, photos, maps, soft back. ** Castleman's Corkscrew was the Southampton & Dorchester Railway, 60 miles of rural line.

Price: 19.95
 

Culm Valley Light Railway. Ref: SW2291  

Tiverton Junction to Hemyock.
Maggs.
Medium, 144 pages, many photos, map, station layouts. Soft back. **A standard gauge light railway designed to test its promotor's scheme for building an economical railway. Promoted in 1872, completed eventually in 1876, the last passenger service ran in 1963 and the line closed in 1975 - had they managed to build it a bit faster it would have seen its centenary.-

Price: 11.95
 

Culm Valley Light Railway. Ref: SW0187  


Messenger, M.
Very large, 96 pages, many photos, graphs, line drawings and maps. Hard back. **History of pioneer light railway which survived into the 1970's.Tells the story of a Devonshire Light Railway engineered by Arthur Pain, which was later sold to the GWR.

Price: 15.00
 

Devon Narrow Gauge (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: SW2528  

Featuring the Lee Moor Tramway.
Dart.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

The Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway. Ref: SW3225  

A new history 1882 - 1966.
Robertson.
Very large, 328 pages, pictorial : photos, many coloured, map, glazed boards. **Mr Robertson's last word on the DNS, lavishly illustrated.

Price: 38.00
 

District Controller's View 11. The Midland & South Western Junction Railway. Ref: SW2320  

Cheltenham - Cirencester - Swindon - Marlborough - Savernake - Andover Junction.
Stephens.
Very large, 68 pages, photos, many diagrams, soft back. * "Train and traffic operations over the MSW during the 1950s; full working timetable (passenger and goods); engine diagrams and locomotive allocations 1950-60 Swindon & Gloucester MPDs."

Price: 11.95
 

Dorset & Somerset Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: SW2340  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, maps, site plans, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

The East Somerset And Cheddar Valley Railways. Ref: SW3787  

The 'Strawberry Line'.
Harman.
Large, 272 pages, many photo illustrations, maps, structure drawings, large track diagrams, hardback. **Revised reprint Officially the GWR route between Yatton and Witham was known as the Wells branch, but it had originated in two entirely separate branches both terminating at Wells and ultimately joined by a short length of the Somerset & Dorset. Indeed at one time Wells had three stations, on three independent lines. A comprehensive line history and description.

Price: 30.00
 

Eastleigh To Romsey And Salisbury. Ref: SW3556  


Bray, N.
Very large, 114 pages, many photo illustrations, track and building plans, large area map, soft back. **A thorough line history and description of this important section of the railway network. The table showing the recent increase in passenger use is quite an eye-opener.

Price: 17.95
 

Exeter - Newton Abbot. Ref: SW0675  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

The Exeter And Exmouth Railway. Ref: SW3139  

LP203.
Maggs.
Medium, 128 pages, illustrated with photos and maps. Soft back.

Price: 8.95
 

Fawley Branch. Ref: SW1177  

LP221.
Fairman.
Medium, 128 pages, soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

Forest Of Dean Branch Volume 1. Ref: SW0071  

Newnham to Cinderford.
Pope, I & Karau, P.
Very large, 240 pages, pictorial. Hard back. **First volume of a two volume set which is intended to complement the Severn & Wye Railway series. It describes not only the history of the railway, but also places it in the historical context of the area.

Price: 25.00
 

Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway. Ref: SW1395  

OL125
Maycock, R J & Silsbury, R.
Medium, 176 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, track plans, hard back. **A very solid line history.

Price: 14.95
 

From Forest To Ferry. Ref: SW1923  

The story of the Brockenhurst - Lymington branch line.
Hill.
Medium, 80 pages, a few photo illustrations, some colour, soft back. **Nice local history, well-presented.

Price: 8.50
 

Gloucester To Bristol. (Midland Main Lines). Ref: SW2015  

Including the branches to Nailsworth, Dursley and Thornbury.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96 pages, photo album with some maps, glazed boards

Price: 18.95
 

Great Western Swindon. Ref: SW3091  


Bryan, T (comp).
Medium, 128 pages, album, Archive Photographs series. Soft back.

Price: 9.99
 

Hampshire Narrow Gauge (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: SW1880  

Including the Isle of Wight.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

The Hayling Railway. Ref: SW3359  

OL49.
Paye.
Medium, 160 pages, photos, map on back cover, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, station plans, signalling diagrams, soft back. 2nd edition, revised.

Price: 11.95
 

Heathfield to Exeter (Teign Valley) Railway. Ref: SW0134  


Pomroy, L W.
Medium, 160 photos, maps, drawings. Soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

The Helston Branch. Ref: SW3147  

LP184.
Jenkins.
Medium, 168 pages, photos, track plans, maps, some drawings, soft back. *Line history.

Price: 12.95
 

Hidden Railways Of Portsmouth & Gosport. Ref: SW2912  


Marden.
Very large, 154 pages, photos, maps, site plans, soft back. **Some fascinating systems, including many naval and military lines, contractors' and other industrial railways. Gives locomotive stock details.

Price: 17.95
 

Illustrated History Of The Cornish Main Line. Ref: SW2604  


Vaughan, J.
Very large, 192 pages, many photo illustrations, hardback. Out of print - last copy.

Price: 24.99
 

Illustrated History Of Exmoor's Railways. Ref: SW0377  


Smith, M.
Very large, 76 pages, maps, photos, time table extracts, soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

Illustrated History Of Plymouth's Railways. Ref: SW3794  


Smith, M.
Very large, 94 pages, maps, photos, time table extracts, soft back.
Out of print, last copy.

Price: 9.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of South Western England. Ref: SW2962  


Hateley.
Medium, 383 pages, many photographs (mostly coloured), good map sections for each county including some detailed local area and site plans, lists, glazed boards. **Covers Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Information for each county is set out in three sections: First industrial locomotive worked systems, minor public railways and preservation sites; secondly known details of non-locomotive worked systems; thirdly known details of locomotives used on civil engineering contracts.

Price: 29.95
 

Isle Of Portland Railway Volume 3. Ref: SW0939  

Railway associated and other bus services.
Jackson.
Medium, 224 pages, soft back.

Price: 13.95
 

Isle Of Wight Central Railway. Ref: SW1212  

OL115.
Maycock & Silsbury.
Medium, 288 pages, hard back.

Price: 22.95
 

Isle Of Wight Here We Come. Ref: SW3163  

The story of the Southern Railway's Isle Of Wight ships during the war 1939-1945. X58.
Compton.
Medium, 80 pages, illustrated with photos, boat plans and drawings and a plan of Portsmouth harbour, soft back. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 6.95
 

Isle Of Wight Railway. Ref: SW1211  

OL109.
Maycock & Silsbury.
Medium, 240 pages, hard back. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 19.95
 

Isle Of Wight Railways. Ref: SW3405  

A new history.
Long.
Large, square format, 96 pages, photo illustrations, area map, glazed boards. **The history, with some black and white photo illustrations, occupies the first fifty pages; the remainder of the book offers a fine collection of period colour photos of the last days of steam on the Island.

Price: 20.00
 

Isle Of Wight Railways. Ref: SW2301  

From 1923 onwards. OL140
Maycock.
Medium, 288 pages, photo illustrations, maps, station layouts, drawings of structures and locomotives; hard back.

Price: 25.00
 

The Jersey Eastern Railway. Ref: SW2346  

OL143.
Paye.
Medium, 208 pages, photos, map, station layouts. Soft back.

Price: 14.95
 

The Lee Moor Tramway. Ref: SW0578  

A pictorial record.
Taylor.
Medium square, 96 pages. Hard back. **Over 130 previously unpublished photos of this ideosyncratic railway. The line served the Lee Moor clay works and was built in 1859 with horse-drawn sections linked by cable-worked inclines. Steam traction was introduced in 1899 and both its locos are preserved. The line's two remarkable features were its 4' 6" gauge (for it was built as a branch of the 1823 Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway) and its level crossing with the GWR main line at Laira. Being the older line it had priority over main line traffic until 1960.
Out of print but we still have a few copies.

Price: 16.00
 

Liskeard & Looe Branch. Ref: SW0953  


Beale.
Very large, 224 pages, hardback.

Price: 25.95
 

London & South Western Railway Miscellany. Ref: SW1965  


Scott-Morgan.
Very large, 128 page album, hard back. **About 250 photos of LSWR operations, including locos, workshops and sheds, rolling stock, docks and shipping, bridges, viaducts, and signalling. The aim is to give a picture of the LSWR in the period leading up to the grouping. Out of print - last copy.

Price: 19.99
 

The Longmoor Military Railway. Ref: SW2963  

A new history. Volume One : 1903-1939.
Ronald & Christensen.
Large, 328 pages, many photo and other illustrations, track and signalling plans, stock list and other appendices, glazed boards. ** Excellent thorough history, generously illustrated with some extraordiarily interesting photographs.

Price: 25.00
 

The Longmoor Military Railway. Ref: SW3800  

A new history. Volume Two : World war two and the cold war era.
Ronald & Christensen.
Large, 236 pages, many photo and other illustrations, track and signalling plans, traffic summary and other appendices, glazed boards. ** The second volume of this history maintains the high standard, and is illustrated with wartime and post-war photographs.

Price: 25.00
 

The Longmoor Military Railway. Ref: SW3291  

A new history. Volume Three : The inevitable closure, locomotives and rolling stock.
Ronald & Christensen.
Large, 283 pages (numbered continuously from Volumes 1 and 2, hence the last page is p 848), many photo and other illustrations, stock and numbering lists, and other appendices, glazed boards. ** Excellent thorough history, generously illustrated with more first-rate photographs.

Price: 30.00
 

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Yesterday And Today. Ref: SW0459  


Gower.
Medium, 112 pages, photos, map, soft back. **Delightful album showing views of the line when working, in contrast with more recent shots of the same places, in the "Past and Present" manner. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 8.95
 

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Ref: SW0163  

An Anthology. X55
Hudson, D & Leslie, E.
Medium, 80 pages, drawings. Soft back. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 5.95
 

Main Line To The South. The Southern Railway Route Between Basingstoke, Winchester, Eastleigh & Southampton - Part One. Ref: SW3781  

Basingstoke to St Cross.
Nicholas, J & Reeve, G.
Very large, 296 pages, copiously illustrated: photos, signalling diagrams, station track plans, glazed boards. **Part one of a line history in the classic style. There are to be two further parts covering the complexities of Eastleigh and Southampton respectively.

Price: 34.95
 

Main Line To The West. The Southern Railway Route Between Basingstoke & Exeter - Part One. Ref: SW1830  

Basingstoke to Salisbury.
Nicholas, J & Reeve, G.
Very large, 244 pages, many illustrations: photos, signalling diagrams, station track plans, architectural drawings, glazed boards. **A straightforward line history.

Price: 26.95
 

Main Line To The West. The Southern Railway Route Between Basingstoke & Exeter - Part Three. Ref: SW3795  

Yeovil to Exeter.
Nicholas, J & Reeve, G.
Very large, 422 pages, many illustrations: photos, signalling diagrams, station track plans, architectural drawings, glazed boards. **A straightforward line history. Reprint of the 2009 edition.

Price: 32.95
 

Main Line To The West. The Southern Railway Route Between Basingstoke & Exeter - Part Four. Ref: SW3226  

The branch lines.
Nicholas, J & Reeve, G.
Very large, 422 pages, many illustrations: photos, signalling diagrams, station track plans, glazed boards. **A straightforward line history. The branches covered are : Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway; Park Prewett Hospital Railway; Hurstbourne to Fullerton; Andover Junction to Redbridge; Amesbury and Bulford; Chard; Lyme Regis; Seaton; Sidmouth; Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth.

Price: 29.95
 

Making The Unforgettable ... Unforgettable. The Arrival, Departure And Return Of The Bodmin And Wadebridge Railway. Ref: SW2839  


Burden.
Medium, 121 pages, photo illustrations (some colour), maps, soft back. **Line history together with detailed account of preservation activity.

Price: 7.50
 

Mangotsfield To Bath Line. Ref: SW1980  

Including the story of Bath Green Park station. LP183.
Maggs.
Medium, 176 pages, many photos, maps. Soft back. **A short railway to enable trains from the midlands to reach Bath without having to go into Bristol.

Price: 11.95
 

Mechanical Signalling In Plymouth. Ref: SW1242  


Crosier.
196 pages, soft back.

Price: 15.95
 

The Minehead Branch And The West Somerset Railway. Ref: SW3156  

LP206.
Maggs.
Medium, 176 pages, many photos, map, track plans, bibliography, soft back. **Thorough line history. Second, enlarged, edition.

Price: 12.95
 

The Newton Abbot To Kingswear Railway. Ref: SW3391  

OL75.
Potts.
Medium, 352 pages, photos, map, plans etc, soft back. **Comprehensive line history.

Price: 19.95
 

Great Western Steam 1934-1949. Ref: SW3516  

The Norman Lockett Archive.
Arlett & Lockett.
Very large, 160 page album, glazed boards. ** Fine large photographs, one or two to a page, carefully researched and captioned and with brief chapter notes.

Price: 22.50
 

North Devon Clay. Ref: SW3564  

The story of an industry and its railways.
Messenger.
Very large, 120 pages, photo illustrations, maps, track and junction plans, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, hard back. **A complex history of a private line originally engineered by the notable J B Fell which subsequently became part of the light railway empire of H F Stephens. Idiosyncratically run, and worked by an eclectic assortment of motive power, it served the Marland clay works and the local community, eventually becoming part of BR who closed it finally in 1982.

Price: 21.00
 

The Okehampton Line. Ref: SW3526  

The Southern Railway route between Exeter, Okehampton, Tavistock and Plymouth, including the branch lines to Callington, Stonehouse Pool, Sutton Harbour, Cattewater and Turnchapel.
Nicholas & Reeve.
Very large, 428 pages, many illustrations: photos, signalling diagrams, station track plans, architectural drawings, glazed boards. **A comprehensive line history.

Price: 29.95
 

Operation Norfolk. Ref: SW2389  

Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway passenger services: 1954. Peterborough - Kings Lynn - Yarmouth; Spalding, Cromer, Norwich and Lowestoft Branches.
Wilkinson.
Very large, 84 pages, some photos, soft back. **Carriage workings, time tables, train formations, marshalling arrangements, carriage diagrams etc.

Price: 13.95
 

Operation Torbay. Ref: SW1859  

Summer weekday & Saturday passenger services: 1957 Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton - Goodrington - Kingswear.
Becket, W S.
Very large, 80 pages, a few photos, traffic graphs, soft back. **Carriage workings, working time tables, train formations, carriage siding arrangements etc.

Price: 13.95
 

Paddington To Weymouth. Ref: SW2967  

The route in the 1950s.
Phillips.
Very large, 152 pages, pictorial, clear reproductions of large scale OS maps, glazed boards. **Non-railway 1960s Weymouth section at end, Dick Emery, bathing beauties etc, of very little interest, I'd have thought.

Price: 24.95
 

The Pannier Papers No 1. Ref: SW3732  

94XX, 84XX, 34XX.
Derry.
Very large, 56 pages, captioned album with text notes, soft back. **Photos of GWR tank engines at work with class notes, remarks on detailing and liveries, and allocation listings.

Price: 12.95
 

The Pannier Papers No 2. Ref: SW3733  

The 57XX engines: 36XX, 37XX, 46XX.
Sixsmith & Derry.
Very large, 56 pages, captioned album with text notes, soft back. **Photos of GWR tank engines at work with class notes, remarks on detailing and liveries, and allocation listings.

Price: 12.95
 

The Pannier Papers No 6. Ref: SW3673  

1366, 15XX.
Sixsmith.
Very large, 48 pages, captioned album with text notes, soft back. **More evocative photos of GWR tank engines at work with class notes, remarks on detailing and liveries, and allocation listings. This volume contains some wonderful photos of street working in Weymouth.
Reprint of first (2013) edition.

Price: 15.95
 

Past And Present No 29. Dorset Part 1. Ref: SW0901  


Gough & Mitchell
Medium, 160 pages, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view.

Price: 17.99
 

Past And Present No 44. Dorset. Ref: SW1903  

A second selection.
Gough & Mitchell.
Medium, 128 pages, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view. Includes Weymouth, Bournemouth, Yeovil Junction, Dorchester, Wimborne, Wareham, Lyme Regis.

Price: 15.99
 

Past And Present No 52. East Devon. Ref: SW2042  


Mitchell.
Medium, 128 pages, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view. Includes Exeter, Honiton, Axminster, Seaton, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Tiverton.

Price: 17.99
 

Past And Present No 59. Central Gloucestershire. Ref: SW2463  


Stretton.
Medium, 128 page album, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view. Gloucester, Lydney, Stroud, Kemble, Tetbury, Cirencester, Fairford. Now out of print - last copy.

Price: 17.99
 

Past And Present No 64. Bristol And South Gloucestershire. Ref: SW2826  


Stretton.
Medium, 144 page photo album, map, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view. Bristol, Avonmouth, Filton, Pilning, Mangotsfield, Bitton.

Price: 17.99
 

Past And Present No 67. Plymouth And South West Devon. Ref: SW3109  


Mitchell.
Medium, 128 page photo album, map, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view. Plymouth; Tavistock; Princetown; Brent; Totnes; Kingsbridge.

Price: 18.00
 

Past And Present No 68. South Devon. Ref: SW3290  


Mitchell.
Medium, 136 page photo album, map, soft back. **Matching pairs of photos - "old" scenes (mainly 50s and 60s) contrasted with the present day view. Torquay; Paignton; Dawlish; Newton Abbot; Ashburton; Moretonhampstead; Exeter.

Price: 18.00
 

The Pentewan Railway. Ref: SW3617  


Lewis & Messenger.
Very large, 128 pages, photo and other illustrations, maps, plans, hard back. **This fascinating line was opened in 1829 as a horse drawn tramway for carrying china clay, and converted to a narrow gauge steam railway in 1873. This is an updated version of M J T Lewis's original 1960 history, with additions by Michael Messenger. Lewis was also the author of the seminal Early Wooden Railways.

Price: 25.00
 

The Piers, Tramways And Railways At Ryde. Ref: SW3170  

OL136.
Maycock, R J & Silsbury, R.
Medium, 176 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, street plans, signal diagrams, stock lists of tramway and ferry vessels, bibliography, hard back. **Useful all-inclusive local transport history.

Price: 16.95
 

Plymouth Tavistock And Launceston Railway. Ref: SW0193  


Kingdom.
Medium, 244 pages, soft back.

Price: 11.95
 

Plymouth To Turnchapel Railway. Ref: SW0192  


Kingdom.
Medium, 160 pages, soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

Plymouth To Yealmpton Railway. Ref: SW1944  

(The South Hams Light Railway).
Kingdom.
Medium, 224 pages, illustrated with photos, maps and diagrams, soft back.

Price: 11.95
 

Plymouth's Hidden Railways. Ref: SW3585  

Over eighty independent railway systems, private sidings and contractors.
Burkhalter
Medium, 168 pages, photo illustrations, maps, plans, diagrams, soft back with slightly oversized fold-in covers. **The Plymouth area boasted a myriad of private lines, ranging from a few yards long to systems of over twenty miles and serving quarries, contractors, industry and military sites. Line by line descriptions and data. Now out of print, last copy.

Price: 16.00
 

Poster To Poster. Volume 7 The Glorious South-West. Ref: SW3250  

Railway journeys in art.
Furness.
Very large landscape, 264 pages, colour images, discursive text, poster database in county order, bibliography, hardback. **Seventh and last volume of a fine series cataloguing British railway posters throughout the twentieth century, and based largely on the magnificent collection of the NRM. Cornwall, Devonshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, the Channel Islands and the Scillies.

Price: 39.00
 

Rails To Poole Harbour. Ref: SW3131  

LP213.
Stone.
Medium, 208 pages, photos, maps, soft back.

Price: 14.95
 

Railway Track Diagrams Book 5. Ref: SW3727  

Southern & TfL.
Munsey (ed).
Very large, 49 map pages + 19 pages of text: introduction, index (gazetteer) and other information, coloured diagrams, area index map, soft back. **Fourth edition.

Price: 15.95
 

Railways Of The Channel Islands. Ref: SW3140  

A pictorial survey. PS1.
Judge, C.
Medium, 90 pages, album: photos, plans, maps. Soft back. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 4.95
 

Redlake Tramway & China Clay Works. Ref: SW1299  

The story of a Dartmoor railway.
Wade.
Medium square, 84 pages, photo illustrations, maps, some loco drawings, soft back. **New edition.

Price: 8.00
 

Ryde By Steam Volume 1. Ref: SW2002  


Britton.
Very large, landscape 80 page colour album, glazed boards. **Full page period colour pictures of IOW lines in BR steam days. Volume 2 is titled Return To Ryde By Steam; a third volume is planned.

Price: 15.99
 

Return To Ryde By Steam. Ref: SW2047  

Volume 2.
Britton.
Very large, landscape 100 page colour album, glazed boards. **Full page period colour pictures of IOW lines in BR steam days. Volume 1 is titled Ryde By Steam; one further volume is planned.

Price: 18.99
 

An Illustrated History Of The Severn & Wye Railway Volume 4. Ref: SW2712  


Pope & Karau.
Very large, 271 pages, illustrated with photos, large scale maps, site plans, junction and other diagrams, hard back. **Fourth volume of a projected six-volume work covers the Mineral Loop. Future volumes are planned for Lydney Docks (5) and the Severn Bridge Railway and Sharpness Docks (6).

Price: 29.95
 

An Illustrated History Of The Severn & Wye Railway Volume 5. Ref: SW3815  


Pope.
Very large, 204 pages, illustrated with photos, large scale maps, diagrams, hard back. **Fifth volume of a projected six-volume work, this is a study of Lydney Docks and its railways, in great detail; the final volume is to cover the Severn Bridge Railway and Sharpness Docks (6).

Price: 25.00
 

Somerset Railway Stations. Ref: SW0793  


Oakley, M.
Large, 160 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced - a real bargain.

Price: 12.95
 

The South Wales Direct Line. Ref: SW3603  

History and working.
Rendall.
Large, 208 pages, photo illustrations, some period colour, large-scale plans of station areas, signalling diagrams, soft back. ** A history of the GWR's direct line from London to South Wales, from the early 1900s onwards, focussing on the people who worked the line. It includes the 'Badminton' line route and all the stations and junctions between Patchway and the Severn Tunnel.

Price: 19.99
 

Southampton's Quayside Steam. Ref: SW2360  


Mardon.
Very large, 154 pages, many photo illustrations, maps, soft back. **Diligent survey set out by owner and locomotive class (scores of them!). Plenty of locomotive photos plus some location pictures, track diagrams etc.

Price: 16.95
 

Southern Nouveau. Ref: SW3785  

And the lineside.
Reeve & Tibble.
Very large, 392 pages, copiously illustrated with photos and drawings, glazed boards. **Classic study back in print The Southern Railway inherited an incongruous set of buildings and other structures from its three consitituents and unsurprisingly decided to rationalise its house style. All replacements and new work, from signal boxes to fencing would be done using standard components produced by the company in reinforced and pre-stressed concrete. These were manufactured at the special concrete works at Exmouth Junction which provided not only components for larger structures but entire footbridges and huts. A wealth of illustration shows these buildings in great detail. Fascinating background for all interested in railway architecture and essential reference for modellers.

Price: 29.95
 

Southern Rails On Southampton Docks. Ref: SW2971  

Including the industrial lines of Southampton.
Drummond.
Very large, 160 pages, pictorial: photo illustrations, some period colour, excellent clear specially drawn coloured maps and dock and wharf plans, bibliography, glazed boards. **Detailed area survey, exceptionally well presented.

Price: 22.95
 

Southern Rails On The Isle Of Wight Volume One. Ref: SW2662  

The central and Freshwater lines.
Drummond.
Large, 156 pages, pictorial: photo illustrations, some period colour, numerous maps and station layouts, bibliography, glazed boards. **Detailed line survey.

Price: 19.95
 

Southern Steam Operations 1966-67. Ref: SW3579  


Simpson.
Very large, 336 pages, photos, allocations, diagrams etc, glazed boards. ** The final months of steam on the Southern Region. Some terrific pictures. Robert, who knew every back way into Eastleigh shed, was in raptures.

Price: 27.95
 

Swanage. Ref: SW2846  

125 years of railways.
Jackson.
Medium, 288 pages, photo illustrations, maps, track plans, architectural drawings, soft back. ** Very thorough local history. OL153.

Price: 16.95
 

Swindon To Newport (Western Main Lines). Ref: SW3360  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

The Taunton To Barnstaple Line. Volume 1 From Conception To Demise. Ref: SW3524  

A history of the Devon & Somerset Railway.
Huxtable.
Very large, 232 pages, photo illustrations, maps, large-scale maps of station areas, appendices, tabulated list of contractor's locomotives, bibliography, glazed boards. ** A broad gauge line, operated initially by the Bristol & Exeter Railway. This volume chronicles the line's construction and development and its decline and closure.

Price: 25.00
 

The Taunton To Barnstaple Line. Volume 2 The Route, Stations And Signalling. Ref: SW3604  

A history of the Devon & Somerset Railway.
Huxtable.
Very large, 236 pages, photo illustrations, maps, large-scale maps of station areas, signalling diagrams, appendices including traffic statistics, glazed boards. ** A broad gauge line, operated initially by the Bristol & Exeter Railway. This volume provides a description of the route and stations, locomotives, signalling, operation and notable events.

Price: 25.00
 

The Taunton To Barnstaple Line. Volume 3 Locomotives, Operations & Recollections. Ref: SW3784  

A history of the Devon & Somerset Railway.
Huxtable.
Very large, 250 pages, photo illustrations, map, time table extracts, locomotive lists and allocations, appendices including locomotive rosters, coach workings and passenger countings, glazed boards. ** A broad gauge line, operated initially by the Bristol & Exeter Railway. This volume studies the operation of the line throughout its existence and the people who ran and who used the railway.

Price: 25.00
 

Torrington & Marland Light Railway. Ref: SW2163  


Garner.
Very large, 98 pages, photo illustrations, drawings of structures, maps, bibliography, soft back. **This little railway from Great Torrington to the brick works at Peters Marland did not play a major part in the development of the railway network, nor did it have a lasting effect on local trade and industry, nevertheless it is a classic case study of the effects of railway development on communities. Out of print, last copy.

Price: 14.00
 

Track Layout Diagrams Of The Great Western Railway And BR (WR) Section 37 Forest Of Dean. Ref: SW2247  


Cooke.
Very large, 56 pages, large-scale diagrams, brief photo section, soft back. **First published 1976, this is a revised and expanded version of the much enlarged 1992 edition.

Price: 7.20
 

Trams And Buses Of Poole. Ref: SW3390  

X72.
Roberts & Jackson.
Medium, 208 pages, stock lists, soft back.

Price: 13.95
 

The Wantage Tramway. Ref: SW3576  


Courtais.
Very large, 94 pages, pictorial with many photos, maps, scale drawings, chronology, soft back. **The classic history of the well-loved Wantage Tramway was by S Pearce-Higgins and is long out of print. In 1981 Nicholas de Courtais produced a book he describes as a pictorial complement to the classic work; this is the second, enlarged, edition of de Courtais' book, incorporating fresh information and photographs.

Price: 18.95
 

West Cornwall Mineral Railways. Ref: SW1975  


Dart.
Medium, approx 96 pages, album with extra text and several maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

West Cornwall Railway. Ref: SW1116  

Truro to Penzance.
Jenkins, S C & Langley, R C.
Medium, 240 pages, photos, track plans, maps. Soft back. **Detailed history and description. Includes the Hayle Railway.

Price: 14.95
 

West Country Railway Memories. Ref: SW3159  

Rose-tinted reflections of some rural railways past and present. RS25.
Prance.
Medium, 224 pages, many photos, bibliography, soft back. **Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. A good present for someone who likes to recall the steam age in these counties.

Price: 15.95
 

Westbury To Taunton. Ref: SW1214  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Weymouth To The Channel Islands. Ref: SW0800  

A Great Western Railway shipping history. X76.
Jackson, B L.
Medium, 208 pages, photos, maps, line drawings, soft back.

Price: 13.95
 

Wiltshire Railway Stations. Ref: SW1836  


Oakley, M.
Large, 158 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced - a real bargain.

Price: 12.95
 

Wrington Vale Light Railway. Ref: SW1940  

LP224.
Maggs.
Medium, 120 pages, many photos, maps. Soft back. **Congresbury to Blagdon, south west of Bristol.

Price: 11.95
 

Yate To Thornbury Branch. Ref: SW1202  

LP219.
Maggs.
Medium, 144 pages, illustrated, soft back.

Price: 10.95
 

Yelverton To Princetown Railway. Ref: SW0043  


Kingdom, A R.
Medium, 160 pages, pictorial, hard back.

Price: 9.95
 

Yeovil 150 Years Of Railways. Ref: SW1590  

OL 128.
Jackson, B L.
Medium, 232 pages, photos, maps, many track diagrams, soft back. **Changing trains between Yeovil Town, Yeovil Junction and Yeovil Pen Mill baffled me as a teenager. This book usefully provides the history behind this small town's need for three railway stations.

Price: 14.95
 

Artist Among The Ashes. Ref: SW2914  

A photographic record at the very end of Southern Region steam.
Shepherd.
Large landscape, 96-page colour album, glazed boards. **Atmospheric photographs taken by the artist David Shepherd to record details for his paintings. Mostly these were taken in 1967; a second volume, of 1968 photos is in preparation.

Price: 19.95

Bodmin And Wadebridge Railway. Ref: SW0282  


Whetmath.
Large, 96 pages, 4th edition. Soft back.

Price: 6.00

Bristol Railway Stations 1840 - 2005. Ref: SW2167  


Oakley, M.
Very large, 111 pages, photo illustrations, map, bibliography, soft back. **A survey of Temple Meads and the suburban stations, giving descriptions and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in Bristol.

Price: 9.99

Callington Railways. Ref: SW0278  


Cromblehome & others.
Large, 56 pages, 3rd edition. Soft back.

Price: 4.75

Cornwall Railway Stations. Ref: SW2419  

On old picture postcards.
Lund & Laming.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Devon Railway Stations (Southern Railway). Ref: SW1315  

On old picture postcards.
Swift.
Medium, 36 pages, album. Soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Devon Railway Stations. Ref: SW2433  


Oakley, M.
Large, 222 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced and good value.

Price: 14.95

Devon Railways. Ref: SW1347  


Gosling & Clement.
Medium, 128 page album, soft back. **Sutton's Photographic History Of Railways series.

Price: 10.99

Didcot, Newbury And Southampton Railway. Ref: SW1480  


Karau, P, Parsons, M & Robertson, K.
Very large, 224 pages, photo illustrations, some building plans. Hard back.

Price: 25.95

Dorset Railway Stations. Ref: SW1976  

On old picture postcards.
Lund & Laming.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Eastleigh. Steam Centre Of The South Western. Ref: SW0834  


Eagles.
Medium landscape, 80 page colour album, glazed boards.

Price: 14.95

Exe Valley Railway. Ref: SW0671  


Owen.
Very large, 192 pages, 2nd edition. Hard back.

Price: 25.00

Ferry Services Of The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Ref: SW0472  


Jordan, S.
Medium, 112 pages. Soft back. LAST COPY

Price: 8.95

Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Ref: SW1661  


Oakley, M.
Large, 159 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced - a real bargain.

Price: 12.95

GWR To Devizes. Ref: SW1427  


Priddle, R & Hyde, D.
Very large, 272 pages, photo illustrations, hard back.

Price: 25.00

Hampshire Railway Stations. Ref: SW1548  

On old picture postcards.
Swift.
Medium, 36 pages, album. Soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes during the past century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Lambourn Branch Revisited. Ref: SW2538  


Robertson.
Very large, 128 pages, photos, maps, plans, drawings of structures, some colour, soft back. **Further information on this GWR branch, nicely illustrated.

Price: 14.95

Lambourn Branch. Ref: SW0182  


Robertson, K & Simmonds, R.
Very large, 172 pages. Hard back. **A well illustrated history of this former GWR branch line.

Price: 18.95

Lightning Force. Ref: SW2113  

RAF units 1960-1988. A photographic appreciation of the English Electric Lightning.
Martin.
Square quarto, 112 page colour album, soft back. **We do not normally stock new books on aviation, this one has snuck in under the radar.

Price: 19.95

Memories Of Isle Of Wight Railways. Ref: SW2744  


Jacobs.
Very large landscape, 96 pages, pictorial, some period colour, soft back. **A happy combination of personal recollection and some fine photos, generously sized.

Price: 14.95

The Minehead Branch 1848-1971. Ref: SW2882  

The history of the West Somerset and Minehead railway companies.
Coleby.
Very large, 392 pages, well illustrated with photographs and contemporary illustrations, structure drawings, site plans and maps, hard back. ** Second edition of this exhaustive line history which includes operation, detailed line descriptions, and an original and interesting extra - an alphabetical list of employees.

Price: 24.99

Moretonhampstead Branch. Ref: SW0672  


Owen.
Very large, 176 pages. Hard back.

Price: 18.95

Somerset & Dorset Railway 1935-1966. Ref: SW2508  

The Norman Lockett archive.
Arlett & Lockett.
Very large, 192 page album, glazed boards. ** Fine large photographs, one or two to a page, well captioned and with brief chapter notes.

Price: 22.50

Past And Present No 8. Devon. Ref: SW2754  


Mitchell, D.
Medium, 128 pages, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view.

Price: 17.99

Past And Present No 30. Somerset. Ref: SW0902  


Mitchell.
Medium, 160 pages, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view. New printing.

Price: 19.99

Past And Present No 53. North And West Devon. Ref: SW2175  


Mitchell.
Medium, 128 pages, soft back. **Matching pairs of "old" (mainly 50s and 60s) scenes contrasted with the present day view. Includes Exeter, Crediton, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Okehampton, Tavistock, Lynton..

Price: 17.99

Plymouth's Railways In The 1930's. Ref: SW0813  

Including "The GWR's poor relation".
Leitch.
Very large, 120 pages, photos, maps, soft back. **A very thorough study of the GWR and its operations in and around Plymouth including air and sea services. The poor relation of the subtitle is of course the Southern, which gets its own chapter.

Price: 12.95

Private Owner Wagons Of Bristol & District. Ref: SW2607  


Pope, I.
Very large, 128 pages, many photo illustrations, maps. Glazed boards.

Price: 18.00

Rail & Road Transport On The Isle Of Portland. Ref: SW1133  

A pictorial survey.
Jackson.
Medium, 160 pages,soft back.

Price: 11.95

Rails To Newquay. Ref: SW2501  

Railways - Tramways - Town - Transport. OL148.
Vaughan.
Medium, 288 pages, photos, maps etc. Soft back. **An excellent local history. The first 60 pages give a brief history of the town, dwelling particularly on its industries and transport (including the charming Newquay Airport from which I once made an epic, but delightful, day trip to Essex). Subsequent chapters deal more fully with the Treffrey Tramway, the Newquay Tramway and harbour, the Cornwall Minerals Railway, the GWR and the numerous branch lines with which the area was blessed. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 16.95

Red Panniers. Ref: SW2551  

Last steam on the Underground.
Scott-Morgan & Martin.
Very large, 176 pages, pictorial, some colour, glazed boards. ** The story of thirteen ex GWR 57xx pannier tanks that LT acquired and based at Neasden and Lillie Bridge between 1957 & 1971. The last working main line steam locomotives in Britain.

Price: 27.00

Scenes From The Past 34. Railways In And Around Taunton. Ref: SW0291  


Fox.
96 pages, very large, pictorial, soft back.

Price: 11.95

Reminiscences Of The Somerset & Dorset. Ref: SW1324  


Hammond.
Medium, 96 pages, illustrated with photos, map endpapers. Glazed boards.

Price: 10.99

Stories Of The Somerset & Dorset. Ref: SW1325  


Hammond.
Medium, 86 pages, illustrated with photos, map endpapers. Glazed boards.

Price: 10.99

Somerset Railway Stations. Ref: SW1977  

On old picture postcards.
Lund & Laming.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Somerset Railways. Ref: SW1256  


Gosling & Clement.
Large, 128 pages, photo album, glazed boards.

Price: 12.99

Southern Counties Main Line Steam. Ref: SW2872  


Welch.
Large square, 112 page colour album, glazed boards. **Super period colour images, well annotated.

Price: 18.95

Southern Rails Around Southampton. Ref: SW2860  

Including the Fawley branch.
Drummond.
Very large, 188 pages, pictorial: photo illustrations, some period colour, nice maps and station layouts, bibliography, glazed boards. **Detailed area survey.

Price: 19.95

Southern Region Flashback. Ref: SW2889  

The South Western main line through Hampshire in the 1950s.
Kimber.
Large landscape, 64-page album, soft back. **Photographs taken by the compiler's father, and other photographers, arranged one or two to a page, and captioned.

Price: 10.00

Sutton Scotney. Ref: SW2164  

Life at a country station.
Robertson
Very large, 56 pages, photo illustrations, soft back. **Great Western Aspects No 3.

Price: 7.95

Totnes To Ashburton Railway. Ref: SW2212  

And the Totnes Quay Line.
Kingdom.
Medium, 160 pages, illustrated with photos, maps and diagrams, soft back.

Price: 9.95

Travelling Around The Isle Of Wight. Ref: SW1309  

On old picture postcards.
Swift.
Medium, 36 pages, album. Soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring rail and road transport during the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Tube Trains On The Isle Of Wight. Ref: SW1646  


Hardy, B.
Medium, 96 pages, photo illustrations (mainly colour), map, stock lists, soft back.

Price: 9.95

Weymouth Harbour Tramway. Ref: SW0322  

In the steam era.
Beale, G.
Very large, 94 pages, many photo illustrations, soft back.

Price: 14.95

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