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UK & Irish Railways: Authors A - L

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Railways Act 1993. Ref: S7422  


Quarto, 244 pages, card covers, near fine. **Privatisation - the Act of Parliament.
Price: 18.00

The Glasgow And South Western Railway. Ref: S6715  

Stephenson Locomotive Society, 1950.
Octavo, 60 pages + 24 pages of mainly photo plates, colour frontispiece, card covers, near fine. **Masses of information in this small publication: history, chronology, class-by-class locomotive survey, chapters on rolling stock, docks and steamers and more.
Price: 10.00

The Official Guide To The South Eastern & Chatham Railway, and the Royal Mail express routes to Paris, Bâle, Brussels, Cologne and continental Europe. Ref: S5198  


1906, edition not given.
Crown octavo, 445 pages, photo illustrations on plates and in the text. The general map is absent but the rest of the local and town plans appear to be as called for. Red cloth with black lettering and decoration (Canterbury cathedral), VG. ** NB This handsome production is a topographical guide to the areas and towns served by the SECR, not a company history.
Price: 55.00

Pre-Grouping Railway Junction Diagrams 1914. Ref: S7769  

[Railway Clearing House]
Ian Allan, undated (c1980).
Landscape octavo, 158 pages of coloured maps plus a 7-page place-name index. Laminated boards, cloth spine, VG. **A nicely done reprint faithful to the original, except each leaf printed both sides instead of single sided. The RCH is nowhere acknowledged, or even referred to.
Price: 20.00

British Express Trains. Ref: S6272  

Allen, C J.
Ian Allan, 1960.
Five volumes, duodecimo, each 64 pages except 3 and 5 which are 72 pages, some photo illustrations, timings, card covers, a little edge wear but overall an attractive clean, bright set. **These abc style booklets describe the routes and working of British expresses. No 1: Western Region; No 2: Southern Region; No 3: London Midland Region; No 4: Eastern, NE Regions; No 5: Anglo Scottish services and Scottish Region.
Price: 25.00

Rails In The Isle Of Wight. Ref: S6713  

Allen, P C & MacLeod, A B.
Allen & Unwin, 1967, 1st edition.
Quarto, 68 pages + 56 pages of b/w plates (127 photos), 2 colour plates, map, jacket, VG+. **A broad picture of the railways of the Island during the 105 years of steam operation which ended in 1966. A B MacLeod was in charge of the Island railways between 1928 - 1934.
Price: 20.00

The Railways Of The Isle Of Wight. Ref: S6140  

Allen, P C.
LPC, 1928.
Octavo, 84 pages, photo plates, locomotive list, original blue cloth, sepia plate mounted on front, some light foxing on most pages, G+. **The first book of significance to be written on the subject. Fairly scarce.
Price: 50.00

A Pictorial Record Of LMS Architecture. Ref: S7701  

Anderson, V R & Fox, G K.
1981, OPC.
Large quarto, about 300 unnumbered pages, 689 photo illustrations, 94 line drawings, jacket, VG+. **Mostly the buildings of the pre-grouping constituents, though the LMS made a solid contribution in the way of replacement stations, bridges, locomotive depots. This selection ranges from major stations to the humblest of the lesser structures.
Price: 35.00

Steam In Scotland. Ref: S3211  

Anderson, W J V & Cross, D (eds).
Roundhouse/Ian Allan, 1968, 1972.
2 volumes, landscape folio, 160 + 114 pages albums, coloured frontispieces, maps, jackets, some wear to corners otherwise VG. **Volume 1 is of ex-LMS lines, volume 2 of ex-LNER. The photographs are mostly by the editors, nicely captioned .
Price: 65.00

The Roads And Railroads, Vehicles And Modes Of Travelling of ancient and modern countries; with accounts of bridges, tunnels and canals in various parts of the world. Ref: S5099  

London, 1839: J W Parker.
Small octavo, viii, 340 pages, steel engravings on plates and in the text. Contemporary dec cloth, bookplates of three previous owners, a near fine copy. Ottley 412. **Railways and locomotives occupy pages 262-340. Not common.
Price: 75.00

The Railways Of Ireland Past And Present. Dublin. Ref: S6447  

Baker, M H C.
Past & Present Publishing, 1997.
Quarto, 127 pages album, map, jacket, near fine. **Before and after photos around Dublin.
Price: 17.00

An Introduction To Railway Architecture. Ref: S8036  

Barman, Christian.
Art & Technics, 1950.
Octavo, 104pp of which 40pp is text, rest photos. Jacket torn, neatly repaired and protected with clear film, some spotting to prelims, else a very good copy of a scarce work. The first book to tackle the subject in a unified way. Loosely inserted are ms notes on architecture and a short illustrated article from the PWI Journal 1966 on the same.
Price: 18.00

B&CDR Report Of The Directors And Financial Accounts And Statistical Returns for the year ending 31st of December, 1921. Ref: S6394  

Belfast and County Down Railway.
Belfast, 1922.
Folio, folded thrice, legal style, with title etc printed in column form intended to appear on outside fold, 13 pages stapled, paper covers, some splitting at folds, has been folded inside out, and now too fragile to reverse, otherwise generally VG. **Includes full page system map.
Price: 15.00

B&CDR Report Of The Directors And Financial Accounts And Statistical Returns for the year ending 31st of December, 1926. Ref: S5900  

Belfast and County Down Railway.
Belfast, 1927.
Folio, folded thrice, legal style, with title etc printed in column form to appear on outside fold, 20 pages stapled, paper covers, some wear and external discolouration, generally VG. **Includes full page system map.
Price: 12.00

B&CDR Report Of The Directors And Financial Accounts And Statistical Returns for the year ending 31st of December, 1934. Ref: S6537  

Belfast and County Down Railway.
Belfast, 1933.
Folio, folded thrice, legal style, with title etc printed in column form to appear on outside fold, 20 pages stapled, paper covers, some wear and external discolouration, generally VG. **Includes covering (printed) notice, loosely inserted.
Price: 12.00

The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway. Ref: S7050  

Billington, M H.
Plateway, 1997, 2nd (revised) edition.
Octavo, x + 77 pages, maps, photo illustrations, locomotive drawings, lists, card covers, fine. **History of the two foot gauge railway connecting the Cliffe Hill granite quarries near Markfield in Leiceicestershire with the MR.
Price: 12.00

Brunel's Bristol Temple Meads. A study of design and construction of the original railway station at Bristol Temple Meads, 1835-1965. Ref: S8037  

Binding, J.
OPC, 2001.
Large, 160 pages, illustrated with drawings, plans, photos and contemporary material, jacket, near fine.
Price: 16.00

Irish Railway Album. Ref: S7665  

Boocock, C P.
Ian Allan, 1968.
Quarto, 128 pages, map, jacket, VG. **CIE and the various Northern Ireland railways, broad and narrow gauge, plus a few pages on the unusual Guinness brewery railways.
Price: 16.00

Over Shap To Carlisle. The Lancaster and Carlisle Railway in the 20th century. Ref: S7146  

Bowtell, H D.
Ian Allan, 1983.
Small quarto, 144 pages, many photo illustrations, maps, diagrams, jacket spine faded, otherwise near fine. **Detailed history from the 1890s to the 1980s covering the route, structures, signalling and running of the west coast main line between Preston and Carlisle.
Price: 15.00

British Railways In Peace And War. Ref: S8040  

British Railways Press Office.
British Railways Press Office, 1944.
Quarto, 72 pages, many photo illustrations, white card covers slightly spotted on back, otherwise VG+, a very nice copy. **Produced for the GWR, LMS, LNER, SR and LTPB, as a follow-up to Facts About British Railways In Wartime. "This booklet is designed to give the public a brief account of the work of the British railways in the fifth year of the war". It also marked the 21st birthday of the four railway companies. Information about war effort, equipment, management, air services etc. Photos of bomb damage repaired, fuel, munitions and troop trains, railwaywomen etc. Final chapter on post war service : "the railways ... hope also to put in train as quickly as possible new developments".
Price: 8.00

Railway Through Talerddig. The story of the Newtown & Machynlleth and associated railways in the Dyfi valley. Ref: S7266  

Briwnant-Jones, G.
Gomer, 1990.
Small square quarto, 144 pages, photos, track plans, maps, jacket, near fine. **Sound, readable local history.
Price: 16.00

The Railways Of Fife. Ref: S7934  

Bruce, W S.
1980 Melven Press.
Octavo, 247 pages + 28 pages of photo plates, map endpapers, other maps and track diagrams in text, jacket, near fine. **A study of railway development in Fife and the adjoining counties of Perth, Kinross and Clackmannan.
Price: 18.00

Outline Of Irish Railway History. Ref: S7869  

Casserley, H C.
D&C, 1974.
Octavo, 303 pages, photo illustrations, maps, track diagrams, stock lists, large folding map at end, very slight wear to jacket edges, otherwise a fine copy.
Price: 32.00

+ Caley To The Coast, or Rothesay by Wemyss Bay. Ref: S8101  

Clark, A J C.
Oakwood, 2001
Octavo, 320 pages, illustrated with photos, sketches by the author and maps; chronology, bibliography; jacket. **Glasgow to Wemyss Bay railway, and the connecting steamer services. OL119.
Price: 20.00

Scenes From The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway. Ref: S7907  

Clark, R H.
Moorland, 1978.
Small quarto, 112 pages, album, map, sectionalised locomotive drawings, glazed boards, VG. **A great selection of views - locomotives, structures, signalliing, day-to-day operation - with views going back to the 1880s.
Price: 14.00

Railways Of The West Midlands. A chronology 1808-1954. Ref: S6533  

Clinker, C R.
Stephenson Locomotive Society, 1954.
Octavo, 64 pages + 16 pages of photo plates, large sketch map loosely inserted, card covers, near fine. ** "A reasonably complete and detailed record of historical events on all railways (except private industrial systems) within the defined area".
Price: 10.00

Steam Nostalgia Around Northampton. Ref: S6445  

Coleman, R & Rajczonek, J.
Wharton of Wellingborough, 1999, 2nd edition.
Landscape quarto photo album: 172 pictures, pages not numbered, jacket, near fine. **Classic picture collection.
Price: 20.00

The Northamptonshire Series: Steam Nostalgia Around Northampton, Steaming Into Northamptonshire, Railway Images Around Northamptonshire. Ref: S3464  

Coleman, R & Rajczonek, J.
Northamptonshire Libraries, 1987, 1988; Wharton of Wellingborough, 1992. All first editions.
Landscape quarto, photo albums respectively 172, 260, 283 pictures, pages not numbered. Uniform binding, real cloth with an image from the book in gilt on the upper boards. Uniform jackets, as new. All three volumes signed by both authors. Joe Rajczonek is a superlative photographic craftsman, coaxing the best out of every negative; Richard Coleman does the picture research and writes informative captions; while Woolnoughs of Irthlingborough have done their usual high quality print job. A tremendous local effort. Sold as a set only.
Price: 65.00

The Forgotten Stations Of Greater London. Ref: S6904  

Connor, J E & Halford, B L.
Connor & Butler, 1991.
140 pages, photos, nine maps covering the area, card covers, fine. ** "A gazetteer of disused and renamed passenger stations within the area covered by the Greater London boroughs". Gives opening and closing dates and a brief history of each station.
Price: 8.00

Rails Around Belfast. Ref: S6962  

Crockhart, A & Patience, J.
Midland Publishing, 2004.
Quarto, 80 page album, card covers, fine. **One of the collectable Irish Railway Pictorial series - high quality paper and production.
Price: 12.00

+ Liverpool & Manchester Railway Operations 1831-1845. Ref: S8100  

Donaghy, T J.
David & Charles, 1972.
Octavo, 212 pages, illustrations, appendices, single sheet of manuscript notes pasted to rear endpaper, jacket, VG+ **Includes a neat, brief handwritten list of queries and corrections by Geoffrey Webb.
Price: 20.00

The London & North Western Railway. Ref: S6534  

Dorman, C C.
Priory Press, 1975.
Small quarto, 128 pages, largely pictorial, jacket, VG. **Over 200 illustrations, mostly of locomotives, arranged chronologically, with introductory text to each chapter.
Price: 15.00

The Central Wales Line. An illustrated history of the Shrewsbury to Swansea railway. Ref: S7623  

Doughty, A.
OPC, 1997.
Folio, 192 pages, illlustrated with photos, station track plans, maps, jacket, fine copy.
Price: 24.00

Railway Heraldry and other insignia. Ref: S7152  

Dow, G.
D&C, 1973.
Octavo, 269 pages, including 24 colour plates, other black & white photos throughout, slight browning on endpapers, jacket, faded on spine, generally VG. **Essential reference.
Price: 28.00

The Newbury Railway. Ref: S8024  

Down, C G and Warrington, A J.
Industrial Railway Society 1979 (Special Number of the Industrial Railway Record No.82
Small quarto, 48 pages, illustrations and maps, thin card covers, VG+. **Mells Road to Vobster, Somerset. Very scarce.
Price: 18.00

A History Of The York-Scarborough Railway. Ref: S5774  


Fawcett, W.
Hutton Press, 1995.
Square quarto, 144 pages, many illustrations and track diagrams, some colour, laminated card covers, fine.
Price: 16.00

Liverpool Road Station, Manchester. An historical and architectural survey. Ref: S8033  

Fitzgerald, R S.
1980, Manchester Univ Press / RCHM.
Large quarto, 64 pages with many illustrations, drawings, plans, card covers, VG+. **Terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and the oldest surviving purpose-built railway station in the country, if not the world. This nicely produced work combines a history of the site and buildings together with the results of an archaeological examination under the aegis of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments.
Price: 8.00

Swinton And Knottingly Railway. Ref: S7859  

Franks, D L.
Dalesman, 1979.
Small octavo, 70 pages, map, photo illustrations, card covers, VG. **History of a Midland / NER joint line originating in the 1870s and still an important part of the national network.
Price: 9.00

Rail Rover from Kent to Cornwall. Ref: S7813  

Glenn, D Fereday.
Sutton, 1988.
Quarto, 172 pages, map endpapers, photo illustrations, jacket, VG. ** In 1959 for the first time the entire Southern Region was brought within the scope of the £6 Rail Rover. This is the author's diary of his week making the most of this terrific bargain. He was knowledgeable about locomotives and rolling stock and handy with his camera.
Price: 12.00

The Railways Of Hull. Ref: S6854  

Goode, C T.
Published by the author, 1992.
Octavo, 104 pages, photos, card covers, VG.
Price: 8.00

Furness Railway, Its Rise And Development. Ref: S4060  

Gradon, W McG.
Privately published by the author, 1946.
Quarto, 109 pages with photo illustrations, maps and tables. Brown cloth, a well above average copy, clean and tight.
Price: 45.00

Ratty. A history of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Ref: S6493  

Gradon, W McG.
Plateway, 1997: 2nd, revised, edition.
Small quarto, 49 pages, well illustrated with photos; some station layouts, loco list, card covers, fine. **The classic history of 1947 brought up to date.
Price: 9.00

London Transport At War. Ref: S8041  

Graves, G.
London Transport, 1978.
Large octavo, 96 pages, photo illustrations, jacket (small neat repair), slight browning to endpapers but generally VG+. **First published in 1947, a history of London Transport 1939-1945 - evacuation, Dunkirk spirit, bomb damage, tube shelters, plans for exodus in face of enemy invasion, women at work, railway workshops overhauling/producing military equipment, VE-day, getting back to normal.
Price: 20.00

GNRI Report Of The Directors And Statement Of Accounts 31st December 1921. Ref: S6817  

Great Northern Railway Co (I).
Dublin, 1921.
Folio, folded thrice, legal style, with title etc printed in column form to appear on outside fold, 20 pages stapled, paper covers, worn at folds, external discolouration, fragile but complete and clean inside. **Ex Widnes public library reserve stock, complete with ticket pocket, borrowing record (yes! once, on 29.8.77), and big green stamp. Fortunately there is plenty of empty space for these trimmings and the text is not affected.
Price: 15.00

GNRI Report Of The Directors And Statement Of Accounts 31st December 1924. Ref: S6244  

Great Northern Railway Co (I).
Dublin, 1925.
Folio, folded thrice, legal style, with title etc printed in column form to appear on outside fold, 20 pages stapled, paper covers, worn at folds, external discolouration, fragile but complete and clean inside.
Price: 15.00

Rules And Regulations to be observed by all persons in the service of the Great Northern Railway Company. 1st September 1889. Ref: S5776  

Great Northern Railway Co.
London, 1889.
Duodecimo (6½" x 4"), 312 pages, contents clean and tight, dark green cloth with embossed title on front. Lacks front free endpaper, and foxed on remaining eps, no other noticeable blemishes, a very nice copy for its age.
Price: 70.00

Cambrian Railways 1859 - 1947. Ref: S6776  

Green, C C.
Ian Allan, 1997 (combined edition).
Small quarto, 224 page album, photos, maps, jacket, fine. **This is a combined edition of the author's Cambrian Railways Album, which dealt with the railway's history up to the grouping, and Cambrian Railways Album 2, which continued the story under GWR ownership up to 1948.
Price: 18.00

Rail Centres: Manchester. Ref: S7279  

Hall, S.
Ian Allan, 1995.
Small quarto, 192 pages, maps, photo illustrations, track diagrams, jacket, fine copy. **One of Ian Allan's popular Rail Centres series.
Price: 18.00

The Wensleydale Railway. Ref: S4578  

Leading Edge, 1991.
Small square quarto, 96 pages, photo illustrations, maps, card covers, fine.
Price: 7.00

LSWR West Country Lines Then And Now. Ref: S7343  

Hawkins, M.
David & Charles, 1993.
Large quarto, 224 page album, with old and recent photo pairs, some colour, track plans and informative commentary, jacket, fine.
Price: 20.00

The Eastern Union Railway 1846 to 1862. Ref: S7811  

Hilton, H F.
LNER, 1946.
Octavo, 44 pages + 2 folding pages (gradient diagrams and loco list), photo and line illustrations, map, card covers, VG. **LNER commemorative booklet.
Price: 10.00

The Newport Docks & Railway Company. Ref: S6706  

Hutton, J.
Silver Link, 1996.
Large quarto, 128 pages, copiously illustrated: photos, maps, some narrative text, card covers, VG+. **A portrait of the Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks & Railway, and the Pontypridd, Caerphilly & Newport Railway. Title page stamped "slightly damaged in transit...", which, aside from a small ink mark on the lower edge, is its only defect.
Price: 18.00

Talerddig In Great Western Days. Ref: S5664  

Jones, G B.
Gomer, 1999.
Square quarto, 244 pages, well illustrated, some colour, map, jacket, fine. **The Newport & Machynlleth Railway 1922 onwards (it continues beyond GW days into the BR era).
Price: 25.00

The Isle Of Man Railway. Scenes From The Past: 17 Part 1. Ref: S7573  

Jones, N.
Foxline, nd, c1992.
Quarto, 64 page album (some colour) with a considerable introductory text, card covers, near fine.
Price: 12.00

The Plymouth Tavistock And Launceston Railway Ref: S7920  

Kingdom, A R.
ARK Publications, 1990.
Octavo, 244 pages, photo illustrations, diagrams, large scale OS maps, timetable extracts, laminated card covers, square back. Fine copy.
Price: 12.00

+ Sir Herbert Walker's Southern Railway. Ref: S8108  

Klapper, C F.
Ian Allan, 1973.
Large octavo, 295 pages + 28 pages photo plates, bears the signature of J B Snell (one time general manager of the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway), jacket, VG+. **A perceptive biography with many interesting sidelights on the development of the SR system.
Price: 17.00

Miniature Railways Past & Present. Ref: S5459  

Lambert, A.
David & Charles, 1982.
Octavo, 96 pages, interesting album with lengthy informative captions and a three page introduction. Glazed boards. VG/F. **Good basic reference.
Price: 15.00

The Welsh Highland Railway. Ref: S4536  

Lee, C E.
WHRSoc & D&C, 1962.
Octavo, 48 pages including 16 pages of photo plates, maps, drawings, folding locomotive drawing, card covers, bright copy.
Price: 6.00

The Pentewan Railway 1829-1918. Ref: S7305  

Lewis, M J T.
Barton, 1960.
Octavo, 58 pages including plates of photos and drawings, maps, card covers, VG+.
Price: 8.00

+ The Great Western At Weymouth. A railway and shipping history. Ref: S8103  

Lucking, J H.
David & Charles 1971
Octavo, 253 pages, photo and line illustrations, jacket, fine copy.
Price: 17.00

The Louth, Mablethorpe And Willoughby Loop. Ref: S6855  

Ludlam, A J.
Oakwood, 1987.
Octavo, 64 pages + photo plates, maps, card covers, VG. LP162.
Price: 9.00

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