Search Our Website



Stamford Shop


On-Line Bookshop

Pay Here View Order | Checkout | Items: , Value:

UK & Irish Railways: Authors M - Z

Online Catalogue |  Out Of Print Showcase |  UK & Irish Railways: Authors M - Z

North British Album. Ref: S7227  

Maclean, A A.
Ian Allan, 1975.
Small quarto, 144 page album, coloured frontispiece, jacket, near fine. **Well organised to give a pictorial history of the company and has an eight-page introductory article.

Price: 14.00

The Isle Of Man Railway. Ref: S6263  

Macnab, I.
Greenlake, 1945, first edition.
Small quarto, 100 pages, map, illustrated with photos, diagrams, rolling stock drawings, track plans, gradient profiles, jacket, fine. **A lovely copy of the original edition of the pioneering work on the subject.

Price: 20.00

The North Staffordshire Railway. A history of the line and its locomotives. Ref: S7281  

Ashbourne: Henstock, 1952.
Octavo, 182 pages + 56 pages of plates, coloured frontispiece and 7 folding pages (time table extracts/maps/gradient diagrams), early locomotive diagrams, locomotive stock lists, jacket, very good copy of a scarce book. **One of the best of the older style company histories.

Price: 85.00

+ Piers, Tramways And Railways At Ryde. Ref: S8026  

Maycock, R J, & Silsbury, R.
Oakwood, 2005.
Medium octavo, 176 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, street plans, signal diagrams, lists of tramway rolling stock and ferry vessels, bibliography, jacket, near fine. **Useful all-inclusive local transport history. OL136.

Price: 15.00

Railway Heritage Blackpool And The Fylde. 150 year of railways around Britain's premier resort. Ref: S6539  


McLoughlin, B.
SLP, 1996.
Folio, 128 pages, photo illustrations, area map, some other maps, card covers, fine. ** Generously illustrated local history.

Price: 16.00

E J Bedford Of Lewes. Photographer of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Ref: S6819  


Minnis, J.
Wild Swan, 1989.
Large quarto, 102 pages, album with a biographical introduction and knowledgeable captions, laminated card covers, fine. **Magnificent images taken in the 1880s and 1890s.

Price: 12.00

The Colonel Stephens Railways. A pictorial survey. Ref: S6532  

Morgan, J S.
David & Charles, 1990 (4th, revised and updated, impression).
Large octavo, 96 pages, largely pictorial, glazed boards, fine. **A short biography of the Colonel is followed by brief histories and many photos of seventeen railways managed by him, with two chapters on some of the locomotives.

Price: 14.00

The Colonel Stephens Railways. A view from the past. Ref: S6136  

Morgan, J S.
Ian Allan, 1999.
Quarto, 96 pages, largely pictorial, glazed boards, fine. **A short biography of the Colonel himself is followed by brief histories and many photos of sixteen railways managed by him.

Price: 14.00

+ Fifteen Inch Gauge Railways. Their History, Equipment And Operation. Ref: S8030  

Mosley, D, & Van Zeller, P.
David & Charles 1986.
Quarto, 96 pages, well illustrated, diagrams, jacket, fine. **A review from earliest times (c 1860), through Sir Arthur Heywood's pioneering work, to the many 15" lines which followed.

Price: 14.00

The Aberdare Railway. Ref: S6905  

Mountford & Kidner.
Oakwood, nd (1995).
Octavo, 128 pages, maps, photos, card covers, fine. **OL95.

Price: 8.00

On The Means Of Comparing The Respective Advantages Of Different Lines Of Railway; and on the use of locomotive engines. Ref: S7717  

Navier, C H, translated from the French by John MacNeill.
London, 1836 : Roake & Varty.
Octavo, xv + 97 pages, tables, modern cloth, occasional light foxing to prelims and back, overall a fine copy of a scarce early text. Ottley 306. **Navier was an eminent French mathematician who refined the method of analysing the best route for a railway. Referring to calculations in Nicholas Wood's Practical Treatise the translator comments : The result would indicate that an engine carrying a constant load of forty tons, can traverse one of these lines in less time than the other, but this superiority consists in time only : we cannot predict that this line is in other respects preferable or more economical than the other. Various other circumstances besides velocity should enter into the calculation, before we can decide with certainty which is the best line ... M Navier's formulae will enable us to approximate very nearly to a correct comparison between two lines of rail-way ...

Price: 50.00

+ Historic Railway Disasters. Ref: S8043  

Nock, O S.
Ian Allan/BCA. 4th edition, revised, 1992
Medium octavo, 271 pages, photo illustrations and diagrams, jacket, fine copy. **"The historic accident is one which leads to a review of current practice and assumptions, and sets a course for avoiding pitfalls in the future." Abbots Ripton, Armagh, Quintinshill, Hither Green, Hixon, Moorgate, along with many less well know disasters, are described and qanalysed.

Price: 15.00

+ The Railway Race To The North Ref: S8047  

Nock, O S.
Ian Allan 1958
Octavo, 168 pages, colour frontispiece, photo plates, tables of train times, jacket, VG+. ** "The Aberdeen race of 1895 was the culmination of nearly 15 years' rivalry between the east and west coast companies, a manifestation of boundless enterprise and resource, and an alertness and flexibility in management not usually associated with the Victorian Age." Or at least, not by their grandchildren of the 1950s.

Price: 18.00

British Railways In Transition. Ref: S7200  

Nock, O S.
Nelson, 1963.
Large octavo, 193 pages + 4 colour plates, 52 pages of photo plates, diagrams, jacket, near fine. **A good survey of the Modernisation Plan in progress. Nock remarks : "Anyone looking for an impartial, or even a partisan view of the political and economic factors that have influenced - nay, bedevilled - railway affairs in this country ever since the general election of 1945, will not find it in these pages. This is predominantly a book about engineering and operation."

Price: 18.00

The Furness Railway. Ref: S6712  

Norman, K J.
SLP, 1994 (Railway Heritage series).
Quarto, 128 pages, mainly photo illustrations, map, silk marker ribbon, jacket, VG+. **Photographs from the Sankey Collection. Special 150th anniversary subscriber's edition no76/300.

Price: 26.00

A Bibliography Of British Railway History. Ref: S5943  

Ottley, G.
HMSO and the National Railway Museum 1983-1998.
Three volumes, large octavo, comprising:
1. Main Volume, from earliest times to 1965, second edition with minor revisions, 1983, 683 pages, jacket poor, book VG;
2. First Supplement covering the period 1966-1980, and with corrections and additions to the main volume, 1988, 543 pages, jacket, near fine;
3. Second Supplement covering the period 1980-1995 and with numerous additions to the two previous volumes, 1998, 674 pages, fine in glazed boards. **The book without which no British railway book collection is complete.

Price: 110.00

Railway Snowfighting Equipment And Methods. Ref: S3751  

Parkes, G R.
Published by the author, 1961.
Octavo, 95 pages + advertisements, photo and some line illustrations, jacket, VG. **Survey of British and overseas practice, critical of BR's attitude to snow and ice.

Price: 15.00

Brecon & Merthyr Railway. Ref: S6665  

Parry, V J.
Brecon, 1970, published by the author.
Octavo, 84 pages, some photo illustrations, stapled into light card covers, VG+. **Local history.

Price: 10.00

The Great Northern Railway Of Ireland. Ref: S7731  

Patterson, E M.
Oakwood, 1962, 1st edition.
Octavo, 188 pages + 20 pages of photo plates, frontispiece, maps, junction diagrams, loco lists, jacket, VG+.

Price: 22.00

The Somerset And Dorset Railway In The Sixties Volume Four 1963-1966. Ref: S7759  

Peters, I.
OPC, I983.
Quarto album, 215 photos, 2-3 per page, jacket, VG+. **The final volume in Ivo Peters' evocative series.

Price: 18.00

+ The Forth Bridge In Its Various Stages Of Construction. And compared with the most notable bridges of the World. Ref: S8032  

Phillips, P.
Grant & Son, Edinburgh, [1889], 1st edition.
Large oblong folio, 233 pages (but see comment below), 52 large collotype photo plates. Contents clean and complete. Bound in the publisher's red leathercloth with elaborate gilt decoration, trifle rubbed at the extremities, damp stain on front board, spine rebacked with original material laid down. A very good copy of a rare work. No copy at the British Library.
Surely the grandest of all the publications about the Forth Bridge, or indeed of any British bridge. There are two distinct editions, neither dated. This first edition appeared between late September and very early November 1889 - the last plate is dated September 1889 and the book was reviewed in 'The Scotsman' on 7th November. As regards the page-count, both the plates and the text are printed one side only, but the publisher has included all the blank versos to reach the total of 233pp. The actual number of printed pages of text is 65 (including the title page), making a total 0f 117 leaves. The text is largely a detailed description of the individual plates. The entry in Ottley's Bibliography (2719) is misleading: the date is wrong, the page count is wrong by either computation, and he did not know of the existence of the second edition.

Price: 700.00

The Jubilee Line Extension. Ref: S5188  

Powell, K.
Laurence King, 2000.
Quarto, 207 pages, 187 colour photo illustrations and architectural drawings, jacket, fine. **A grand architectural survey of the new stations which includes some details of construction, tunnelling etc.

Price: 22.00

+ A Pictorial Record Of Southern Signals. Ref: S8044  

Pryer, G.
OPC, 1991 reprint of original 1977 edn.
Large quarto, 200 pages, illustrated with 220 photo plates of signals, equipment, boxes etc, 51 scale drawings of signals, gantries, signal boxes etc, diagrams of equipment etc, jacket, a fine copy.

Price: 27.00

LMS Centenary Of The Opening Of The First Main-Line Railway. Supplement to the Railway Gazette. Ref: S7226  

Railway Gazette.
Folio, 84 pages + 78 pages of advertisements, with many illustrations, photos and maps, original orange paper covers, some discolouration to covers, contents near fine. **A B MacLeod's copy and bears his name stamp on the cover .

Price: 20.00

The Llangollen Line. Ruabon to Barmouth. Scenes From The Past 9. Ref: S7307  

Rear, W G & Jones, N.
Foxline, 1990.
Quarto, 96 page album, card covers, near fine.

Price: 12.00

The Conwy Valley Line. Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno Junction. Ref: S7667  

Rear, W.
Foxline, 1991.
Large quarto album, 160 photos on about 120 pages, maps, track diagrams, card covers, fine. **Scenes From The Past series, no 12.

Price: 14.00

The Slate Regions Of North And Mid Wales And Their Railways. Ref: S6117  

Richards, A J.
Carreg Gwalch, 1999.
Octavo, 279 pages, photo illustrations, maps, card covers, near fine. **A brief account of about 600 sites, many previously unrecorded, of the Welsh slate industry. Puts into context the almost forty tramways and railways which carried the slate to ports and main line railways.

Price: 12.00

Railways; Their Rise And Progress. With remarks on railway accidents and proposals for their prevention. Ref: S4684  

Ritchie, R.
Longman, 1846.
Crown octavo, 444 pages, woodcuts in the text. Newly rebound in red cloth, contents clean and tight. Uncommon.

Price: 95.00

+ Red For Danger. Ref: S8045  

Rolt, L T C.
D&C, 1966, 2nd edition.
Octavo, 287 pages + 12 pages plates of railway accidents, jacket worn, otherwise VG+. **Survey of major accidents in Britain, classified by cause. **An early edition of the classic work on railway accidents

Price: 15.00

Railway Memories No 3. Leeds. Ref: S6454  

Rose, P.
Bellcode, 1992.
Small quarto, 96 page photo album, map, lengthy introduction, card covers, VG+.

Price: 10.00

+ St Pancras Station. Ref: S8034  

Simmons, J & Thorne, R.
Historical Publications : 2nd edition.
Large octavo, 184 pages, photo and other illustrations, some colour, jacket, near fine copy. The original edition was published when the battle for the future of the station still raged, this later version, revised, re-set and with extra illustrations, includes a chapter by Robert Thorne "St Pancras Revived".

Price: 20.00

The Aylesbury Railway. The first branch line Cheddington - Aylesbury opened 1839. Ref: S7662  

Simpson, B.
OPC, 1989.
Large quarto, 112 pages, maps, station layouts, structure drawings, photos, jacket, fine. **A generously illustrated line history.

Price: 20.00

Waverley. Portrait of a famous route. Ref: S7028  

Siviter, R.
Kingfisher, 1988.
Large quarto, photo album of approx 120 pages, 190 illustrations, some narrative, jacket, fine.

Price: 20.00

+ New Street Remembered. Ref: S8035  

Smith, D J.
Birmingham: Barbryn, 1984.
Small quarto, 124 pages, photo illustrations, track diagrams, glazed boards, VG+ ** "The story of Birmingham's New Street station 1854 - 1967 in words and pictures" ; despite this subtitle the book is a real history, not just a picture history.

Price: 12.00

Shrewsbury To Swansea. The story of the railway through central Wales. Ref: S5585  

Smith, D J.
Town & Country, 1971.
Small quarto, 111 pages, photos, map, track plans, gradient diagrams, time table extracts, card covers, VG.

Price: 14.00

Groudle Glen Railway. Ref: S4588  

Plateway, 1989.
Small quarto, 56 pages, photos, map, diagram, card covers, near fine. **Isle of Man.

Price: 6.00

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway. Ref: S4268  


Branch Line Handbooks & anor, 1966
Octavo, 67 pages, illustrated with maps, photos, diagrams, card covers, light tea stain on p 5, generally VG.

Price: 8.00

The Miniature World Of Henry Greenly. Ref: S7238  

Steel, E A & E H.
MAP, 1973.
Octavo, 251 pages, photo illustrations, loco list, jacket, near fine. **Greenly was a pioneering model engineer at the turn of the last century ; he was associated with a number of miniature railways at home and abroad, the most important being the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch which he built and for which he designed the locomotives.

Price: 15.00

Steam Supreme. Recollections of Scottish railways in the 1920s. Ref: S4415  

Stephen, R D.
Bradford Barton, nd.
Small octavo, 151 pages including photo plates, litho'd typescript, card covers, VG. **Nicely written, full of interest.

Price: 9.00

Branch Line To Southminster. Ref: S7858  

SVRPS, 1981.
Octavo, 72 pages, photos, map, station plans, card covers, VG. **Local history.

Price: 6.00

Great Western Railway Centenary Number. Ref: S5406  

The Times.
London, Saturday August 31 1935.
Broadsheet newspaper, 28 pages, externally worn and discoloured, there is a small central hole through the first 6 pages, where the paper has been folded into four; the contents are otherwise generally clean and sound, though fragile. G - VG. **Contains interesting photographs and a large range of articles, some weighty, some light-hearted, on GWR history, operations, locomotives and other matters too numerous to list.

Price: 15.00

A Regional History Of The Railways Of Great Britain. Volume 1 The West Country. Ref: S7108  

Thomas, D St J.
David & Charles, 1973, 4th edition.
Octavo, 274 pages including photo plates, maps, folding map attached inside rear cover, card covers, VG+. **Paperback edition of volume one in the highly regarded D&C series.

Price: 9.00

North Eastern Railway. Its rise and development. Ref: S3754  

Tomlinson, W W.
Newcastle, 1914: Reid, 1st edition.
Quarto, 820 pages, numerous illustrations on plates and in the text, newly rebound in green cloth by DJ Bookbinders. Looks good without, and is clean within, an excellent copy. **The classic and monumental NER history, the first scholarly history of any British railway company. By far the best of the old style company histories, and the only one to be written from primary source material. Most of the book concerns the period before 1880 and with some justification there is nothing later than 1904.

Price: 130.00

Ironstone Quarries Of The Midlands. History, Operation And Railways. Ref: S6958  

Tonks, E S
Runpast, 1988 - 1992.
Nine volumes, uniform octavo, average 250 pages per volume, photo illustrations and maps, one jacket faded on spine otherwise a very fine set (and a bargain compared with the new paperback edition). **Eric Tonks's definitive series on these unobtrusive but unexpectedly interesting Midlands industrial byways. Covers all ironstone operations between Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire with descriptions and details of every quarry - ownership, photos, maps and plans and locomotive lists. Volumes are:
Part I: Introduction
Part II: The Oxfordshire Field
Part III: The Northampton Area
Part IV: The Wellingborough Area
Part V: The Kettering Area
Part VI: The Corby Area
Part VII: Rutland
Part VIII: South Lincolnshire
Part IX: Leicestershire

Price: 210.00

The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway. Ref: S6323  

Tonks, E S.
Industrial Railway Society, 1972, 2nd edition, revised and enlarged.
Large octavo, 102 pages, photo illustrations, double-page map, glazed card cover, near fine. **Very scarce.

Price: 26.00

The Snailbeach District Railways. Ref: S5612  

Tonks, E S.
IRS, 1974, revised edition.
Octavo, 52 pages, photos, line drawings of rolling stock, maps, card covers, fine. **History of a narrow gauge mining railway in Shropshire.

Price: 10.00

Industrial Railways Of Bolton, Bury And The Manchester Coalfield. Ref: S7779  

Townley, Appleton, Smith & Peden.
Runpast, 1994, 1995.
Two volumes large octavo, 206 + 249 pages, illustrated : photos, maps, site plans, loco lists, jackets, near fine set. **Part 1 : Bolton and Bury (includes Radcliffe, Clifton and Kearsley); Part 2 The Manchester Coalfield (including Atherton, Leigh, Tyldersley, the Bridgwater Collieries system and some non-mining industrial lines in Salford).

Price: 55.00

A Pictorial Record Of The Leicester And Burton Branch Railway. Ref: S7131  

Twells, H N.
Trent Valley, 1985.
Folio, 96 pages, photos, track plans, extensive captions, some narrative text, route map on front cover, card covers, VG+.

Price: 15.00

+ The Highland Railway. Ref: S8031  

Vallance, H A.
Lochar, 1996 : 5th edition revised by A J Lambert.
Octavo, 222 pages, photo plates (some colour), line diagrams, laminated soft covers, square back, fine copy. **The final edition of the company history originally published by David & Charles, and uniform with the paperback volumes in that series.

Price: 12.00

+ A Pictorial Record Of Great Western Signalling. Ref: S8042  

Vaughan, A.
1984, OPC, 2nd edition, revised, 1984.
Large quarto, 160 pages with numerous photo illustrations and drawings, jacket, near fine.

Price: 22.00

Gradients Of The London And North Eastern Railway. Ref: S6523  

Railway Publishing Co, nd.
Octavo, 48 pages, gradient diagrams and descriptive text, light spotting to card covers, generally VG+. **Interesting period item by C J Allen writing under a pen name.

Price: 9.00

British Railway Bridges. Ref: S7473  

Walters, D.
Ian Allan, 1963.
Small octavo, 72 pages, photo illustrations, card covers, VG+. **A fourteen-page historical survey is followed by detailed descriptions of twenty-five of the most interesting railway bridges and viaducts in the country. Nice period Ian Allan booklet and usefully informative.

Price: 8.00

Rail Centres: Peterborough. Ref: S7650  


Waszak, P.
Ian Allan, 1984.
Small quarto, 128 pages, many photo illustrations, track diagrams, jacket, fine copy. **One of the popular Rail Centres series.

Price: 16.00

+ Industrial Railways & Locomotives Of The County Of London. Ref: S8028  

Waywell, R & Jux, F.
IRS, 2008.
Octavo, 232 pages + 80 photos on 40 pages, location maps, laminated card covers, square back, fine. **Comprehensive locomotive lists past and present for all known locations in the area.

Price: 15.00

The Railway Data Book. Ref: S6224  

Westwood, J N.
PSL, 1983.
Octavo, 222 pages, many illustrations and diagrams, jacket, near fine. **An unusual take on railway writing, this is compendium of facts on most aspects of railways - personalities, motive power, track, train control etc etc, in chapter form. It is pitched at the knowledgeable layman. Useful reference, and a pleasant read. I've put this in the UK section, although the author does not restrict himself to British railways.

Price: 15.00

The Railways Of Great Britain & Ireland Ref: S6077  

Whishaw, F.
David & Charles, 1969: reprint of 1842 edition.
Quarto, 500 pages, 15 plates and a folding plate and map loosely inserted, jacket, binding a little strained, stain on one insert, but generally VG. **A valuable survey of all the railways then open or well advanced in construction.

Price: 45.00

The North Sunderland Railway. Ref: S7199  

Wright, A.
Oakwood, 1988 (2nd, enlarged, edition).
Octavo, 94 pages, photos, maps, station diagrams, locomotive drawings, stock list etc, card covers, near fine. **LP 36.

Price: 9.00

Online Catalogue |  Out Of Print Showcase |  UK & Irish Railways: Authors M - Z


© 2016 Robert Humm & Co