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Abergavenny To Merthyr. (Country Railway Routes). Ref: W2720  

Including the Ebbw Vale branch.
Edge.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, maps, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Bala To Llandudno (Country Railway Routes). Ref: W3924  

featuring Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extracts, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Bangor To Portmadoc (Country Railway Routes). Ref: W3922  

Including three Llanberis lines.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extracts, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

The Barry Railway. Ref: W3770  

Its docks & successors.
Mills.
Very large, 272 pages, maps, colour photos, glazed boards. **An original treatment of a company history, this volume sets out the purposes and development of the railway in the first 58 pages; the remainder of the book comprises a colour album section showing the lines in modern times, copiously annotated.
Price: 35.00
 

Barry Railway Steamers. Ref: W2011  

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
 

Behind The Steam. Ref: W1592  


Morgan, W & Meyrick, B.
Large, 222 pages + 16 pages of photo illustrations, hard back. **An old favourite - the reminiscences of Bill Morgan, who worked for the GWR at Neyland in Pembrokeshire, now in a new edition with extra photos.
Price: 14.95
 

Beyond '68. Ref: W3695  

The last years of BR steam on the Vale Of Rheidol line.
Jamieson.
Very large, square format, 103 page album, hard back. **Here is a delightful book: a photographic record of the Vale of Rheidol line under BR during the 1970s and 1980s. The photos are one to a large page, black and white, crisp and beautifully balanced. The book starts with ten pictures of eastern European narrow gauge steam of the same period, as this was where the author came to appreciate narrow gauge as "real" railways, not just a holiday jaunt. As well as the magnificent pictures you get seven pages of extended captions at the back, and an introduction, of course. A handsome production in every way.
Price: 27.50
 

Birkenhead Railways. Ref: W3919  

A photographic history.
Merseyside Railway History Group.
Very large, 168 page album, diagramatic map, glazed boards. ** Period black & white photos of:
GWR and LNWR joint line (Mollington to Birkenhead Woodside),
Birkenhead Docks Extension Railway,
Birkenhead Docks,
MDHB Cross-Dock route and the Mersey and Wirral Railways (Rock Ferry to Birkenhead North)
with a brief introduction to each section.
Price: 25.00
 

Branch Line To Shrewsbury. Ref: W2498  

The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, large scale maps of station areas, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Branch Lines Around Barry. Ref: W2085  

To Cardiff, Wenvoe, Penarth and Bridgend.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, maps, track plans, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Branch Lines To Pembroke And Cardigan. Ref: W3365  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, gradient diagram, time table extracts, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

British Railways : The First 25 Years. Volume 10 Mid-Wales And The Cambrian Coast. Ref: W3782  

including the Central Wales Line and the Vale of Rheidol and Welshpool & Llanfair narrow gauge lines.
Allan & Murray.
Very large, 208 pages, album with area maps and notes, detailed captions, glazed boards. **The lengthy title and subtitle say it all. I need only add that there is a great range of locations and motive power and that all the shots - one or two to a page - are first-rate crisp black & white images.
Price: 22.50
 

British Railways : The First 25 Years. Volume 11 North Wales, Chester And The Wirral. Ref: W3833  


Allan & Murray.
Very large, 208 pages, album with area maps and notes, detailed captions, glazed boards. **Volume 11 of this notable series keeps up the standard of sharp clear photos, two to a page and showing an excellent variety of locations, locomotives and other motive power, all expounded with well researched captions.
Price: 22.50
 

Brunel In South Wales Volume II: Communications and Coal. Ref: W3107  


Jones, S K.
Medium, 256 pages + 16 pages of colour photo plates, other photos in text, maps. Soft back. **Many of Brunel's innovative works were pioneered in South Wales, but have been eclipsed by such famous undertakings as the GWR, the steam ships etc. Brunel worked in South Wales at nearly every stage in his career and much survives and is still in use. This is the second of three volumes and looks at Brunel's return after the completion of the Taff Vale Railway.
Price: 19.99
 

Brunel In South Wales Volume 1: In Trevithick's Tracks. Ref: W2060  


Jones, S K.
Medium, 224 pages + 16 pages of colour photo plates, other photos in text. Soft back. **Many of Brunel's innovative works were pioneered in South Wales, but have been eclipsed by such famous undertakings as the GWR, the steam ships etc. Brunel worked in South Wales at nearly every stage in his career and much survives and is still in use. This is the first of three volumes and begins with the historic background of the Merthyr ironworks and Trevithick.
Price: 17.99
 

Burry Port & Gwendreath Valley Railway. Vol 1 Canals. Ref: W1204  

And its antecedent canals. OL116A.
Bowen.
Medium, 184 pages, photos, maps, soft back.
Price: 12.95
 

Cambrian Railways. Ref: W3112  

A new history.
Johnson, P.
Very large, 200 pages, photos, map endpapers, pictures of paperwork, ephemera etc (some colour), stock lists, bibliography. Paper-covered boards. ** Peter Johnson's history of the Cambrian, carefully researched and amply illustrated.
Price: 30.00
 

Craven Arms To Llandeilo (Country Railway Routes). Ref: W3927  

The Heart Of Wales line
Organ.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extract, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Reservoir Builders Of South Wales. Ref: W2126  


Bowtell & Hill
Medium, 130 pages, photos, area and system maps, glazed boards. **Book six of Bowtell's Dam Builders In The Age Of Steam series. A specialised but fascinating subject.
Price: 14.95
 

De Winton Of Caernarfon. Ref: W2884  

Engineers of excellence.
Fisher, Fisher & Jones.
Large, 342 pages, contemporary and present-day photographs (some recent colour), maps, original technical drawings and fine, clear, recent ones by one of the authors, locomotive list, hard back. **A handsomely produced book and a superb deeply researched history of this engineering firm who produced vertical boiler locomotives and much else besides.
Price: 58.00
 

District Controller's View 2. Chester - Holyhead. Ref: W0765  


Williams.
Very large, 80 pages, soft back.
Price: 10.95
 

Ely Valley Railway. Ref: W0684  

Llantrisant - Penygraig. LP215.
Chapman.
Medium, 144 pages, photos, maps, soft back.
Price: 9.95
 

Essential Guide To Welsh Heritage And Scenic Railways. Ref: W2892  

X98
Jones, M.
Medium, 192 pages, map, colour photos, soft back. **A very useful guide to the railways in Wales, with detailed notes on access, length, journey time, motive power, operating dates, tarriffs, and a fund of local information.
Price: 16.95
 

Festiniog Railway Volume Two. Ref: W0792  

Locomotives and rolling stock; quarries and branches: rebirth 1954-1974.
Boyd.
Medium, 329 pages + 54 pages photo plates, maps & diagrams in text, 2nd impression of 1975 edition. Hard back. ** "A history of the narrow gauge railway linking the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog with Portmadoc, North Wales: together with outline histories of quarry undertakings connected to the Railway". The British Narrow Gauge Railway series no 1. B1B
Price: 25.00
 

From Hereford To Three Cocks Junction. Ref: W3832  

The Hereford, Hay and Brecon Branch. OL 166.
Mair.
Medium, 104 pages, photo illustrations, maps, station plans, signalling diagrams, good bibliography, soft back. **Nicely done line history, thorough yet commendably concise.
Price: 13.95
 

Gazetteer Of The Coal Mines Of South Wales & Monmouthshire From 1854. Ref: W3632  

Includes a searcheable CD of colliery information.
Cooke.
Very large, 192 pages including 21 pages of maps and 122 pages of photos illustrations, bibliography, appendices, cd in rear pocket, glazed boards. ** The gazetteer itself, which provides a great deal of historical and other information about each mine, is on the cd which accompanies this book. The books contains maps of the area showing mines and their railways together with a large collection of handsome and interesting photos showing the mines and railways in their setting.
Price: 30.00
 

The Gwendraeth Valleys Railway. Ref: W3164  

LP204.
Price.
Medium, 136 pages, photos, maps, soft back.
Price: 9.95
 

The Hendre Ddu Tramway. Ref: W3908  

'Blue stones and green trees'.
Quine.
Very large, 224 pages, illustrated with documents, maps and images from contemporary sources and photographs old and recent, glazed boards. ** History of an obscure narrow gauge railway built to carry slate to the Mawddwy Railway and of associated tramways and forestry in the neighbourhood. Each quarry is covered in detail and timber operations are described and there are chapters on rolling stock, permanent way and operating methods. Interesting photos and excellent clear maps add to the information.
Price: 35.00
 

Here Be Dragons. Ref: W3592  

A journey with steam to the end of the world.
Girdlestone.
Very large, 136 pages, photo illustrations, chiefly colour, maps, hard back. **Phil Girdlestone, who died untimely in 2016 at the age of 61, was a locomotive engineer, described by David Wardale in the foreword as "one of a small band of adventurers with steam for a vocation and anywhere in the world for a home - provided of course there was a steam railway nearby." Girdlestone chronicles his remarkable career, which started at the Festiniog in 1969 and took in Africa, Russia and South America, and describes his technical work in detail. A fascinating read.
Price: 33.95
 

History Of The Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company And The South Wales Mineral Railway Company Volume 1. Ref: W3064  

1853 - 1907.
Simmonds.
Very large, 258 pages, photo illustrations, maps, loco lists, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, hard back. ** Detailed history of two enterprises, the first an important player in the development of industrial South Wales, the second - a line taking coal to a new port at Briton Ferry - a less successful venture but a useful source of traffic to the PTR, who took it over. This volume takes the history of the lines to the point where they were taken over by the Great Western.
Price: 25.00
 

History Of The Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company And The South Wales Mineral Railway Company Volume 2. Ref: W3213  

1894-1971.
Simmonds.
Very large, 300 pages, photo illustrations, maps, loco list, hard back. ** Detailed history of South Wales enterprises. This volume continues the history of the companies from the point where they were taken over by the Great Western. It also covers the construction of the new dock at Port Talbot and continues the history under the GWR and BR. The railways were mostly closed by the 1960s but the docks and the industries around them continued to expand.
Price: 30.00
 

Ifor Higgon's Cambrian Diary. Ref: W3613  


Jones.
Very large, 72 page photo album, soft back. ** Ifor Higgon lived most of his life near Barmouth Junction. He was a railway enthusiast and keen and proficient photographer. Between 1924 and 1967 he produced over 1000 railway photos, mostly of the Cambrian line near his home, but later further afield, and to some of the narrow gauge lines. Here is a small selection of his best work, well captioned and with a five page biographical introduction.
Price: 10.00
 

Illustrated History Of The Welsh Highland Railway. Ref: W1294  


Johnson, P.
Very large, 128 pages, photos, maps, pictures of paperwork, ephemera etc. Hardback. Excellent value. Out of print - last copy.
Price: 19.99
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Mid And South Glamorgan. Ref: W2307  


Hill.
Medium, 424 pages, maps (some colour), photo section, softback.
Also available in hardback, see 2954.
Price: 19.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Mid And South Glamorgan. Ref: W2954  


Hill.
Medium, 424 pages, maps (some colour), photo section, glazed boards.
Also available in softback, see 2307.
Price: 24.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of West Glamorgan. Ref: W0349  


Potts & Green.
Medium, 260 pages, illustrated: photos and maps, glazed boards. **Includes information previously published in Pocket Book 6, but in a greatly amplified state. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractors' and preservation sites within the county. Also available in softback, qv.
Price: 20.00
 

Industrial Locomotives Of West Glamorgan. Ref: W2956  


Potts & Green.
Medium, 260 pages, illustrated: photos and maps, soft back. **Includes information previously published in Pocket Book 6, but in a greatly amplified state. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractors' and preservation sites within the county. Also available in glazed boards, qv.
Price: 14.95
 

Industrial Tramways Of The Vale Of Llangollen. Ref: W3063  

LP238.
Thomas & Southern.
Medium, 72 pages, many photos, maps, bibliography, soft back. **Fascinating survey of the numerous obscure and often shortlived industrial (mostly quarry) lines around Llangollen.
Price: 9.95
 

Lampeter, Aberayron And New Quay Light Railway. Ref: W2833  

LP191, 2nd edition.
Price.
Medium, 104 pages, photos, maps, soft back.
Price: 8.95
 

Little Giants. Ref: W3629  

A history of the Ffestiniog Railway's pre-revival locomotives, their mentors, manufacture and maintenance.
Jones & Dennis.
Very large, 592 pages, well illustrated with plans, maps, locomotive drawings, contemporary illustrations and photographs, some colour, bibliography, appendices, glazed boards. ** Surely the most substantial book I have catalogued in many a year, this history will be of great interest to all lovers of narrow gauge railways. Unarguably this book should be in at least two volumes and considerable space might have been saved by recording sources in end- or footnotes, but that may be its only fault. It is considerably more than a locomotive history; the origin and development of the line and its motive power has been researched in great depth and illustrated with some remarkable pictures.
Price: 60.00
 

Llandeilo To Swansea (Country Railway Routes). Ref: W3931  

Including the Llanelli and Carmarthen branches.
Organ.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extract, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

The Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway. Ref: W3144  

LP187
Turner, K.
Medium, 160 pages, photos, maps, fleet lists, soft back. **2nd edition. The only real tramway I ever travelled on, before the present tram revival that is. I found it spectacularly un-bus-like, partly because of the open top, but more because, after leaving the town conventionally on the road it would suddenly veer off into a field setting a cross-country course to Llandudno.
Price: 11.95
 

Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway. Ref: W1333  

OL84
Price.
Medium, 176 pages, photos, maps, some drawings. Hard back. *Line history. Out of print, one copy left.
Price: 13.50
 

The Llantrisant Branches Of The Taff Vale Railway. Ref: W3143  

A history of the Taff Vale and Llantrissant Junction Railway and the Treferig Valley Railway. LP192.
Chapman.
Medium, 136 pages, photos, maps, extracts from large scale OS maps, time table extracts, locomotive drawings, soft back.
Price: 9.95
 

The Manchester & Milford Railway. Ref: W3151  

OL50.
Holden.
Medium, 216 pages, photos, maps etc. Soft back. ** Detailed line history. "The Manchester & Milford [Haven] Railway never came within many a mile of either place. It amounted to a delightful cross country route from Aberystwyth, south to Pencader Junction, near Carmarthen". 2nd edition.
Price: 14.95
 

The Mawddwy, Van & Kerry Branches. Ref: W3150  

OL32.
Cozens, Kidner & Poole.
Medium, 240 pages, photos, maps, site plans, drawings, soft back.
Price: 14.95
 

Monmouthshire Eastern Valleys. (Welsh Valleys). Ref: W2490  

Featuring Newport Docks.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, large-scale maps of station areas, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Mountain Ash To Neath. (Welsh Valleys). Ref: W2412  

Including the Merthyr branch.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Narrow Gauge Album 1950-1965 In Colour. Ref: W3786  


Whitehouse.
Very large, 208 pages, pictorial, glazed boards. ** Although the book title describes itself as an album there is quite a bit of explanatory text between the photos, as well as the captions. And such photos! Colour views of the early days of preservation on the Festiniog and Talyllyn, and the Midlands ironstone workings, to name but three. All totally fascinating.
Price: 25.00
 

Narrow Gauge Album 1965-1985 In Colour. Ref: W3715  


Whitehouse.
Very large, 224 pages, pictorial, glazed boards. ** This book is rather more than an album, containing a good deal of descriptive text which gives the background to this set of superb colour photos. Lines depicted include the Talyllyn, Festiniog (with some photos which will raise many memories for former deviationists), Isle of Man, Leighton Buzzard, Vale of Rheidol and Welshpool. Off these well-beaten tracks was the last slate incline in Wales at Maenofferen, which provides an exceptionally interesting chapter. Super book!
Price: 25.00
 

Narrow Gauge Railways In North Caernarvonshire. Volume 2 The Penrhyn Quarry Railways. Ref: W1207  


Boyd.
Medium, 164 pages, illustrated, hard back. Reissue.
Price: 18.95
 

Narrow Gauge Railways In North Caernarvonshire. Volume 3. Ref: W1208  

The Dinorwic quarry and railways, the Great Orme tramway and other rail systems..
Boyd.
Medium, 228 pages, illustrated, hard back. Reissue.
Price: 22.95
 

Neath And Brecon Railway. Ref: W2093  

A history.
Jones, Dunstone & Watkins.
Medium, 204 pages, many illustrations, some in colour, map endpapers, hard back. **Nicely produced and well illustrated line history.
Price: 25.00
 

The Nelson And Ynysybwl Branches Of The Taff Vale Railway. Ref: W3155  

LP200.
Chapman.
Medium, 136 pages, photos, maps, extracts from large scale OS maps, time table extracts, rolling stock and structure drawings, soft back.
Price: 10.95
 

Great Western Steam 1934-1949. Ref: W3516  

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 & West Route Volume 3A Hereford To Abergavenny Jct. Ref: W2773  


Hodge.
Very large, 140 pages, pictorial: photos, map, some large scale maps, hard back. **Third in the series on the North and West Route between Shrewsbury, Hereford and Newport (Maindee). This section of the route has been divided into two volumes to accommodate the large amount of photos available.
Price: 28.95
 

North & West Route Volume 3B Abergavenny Brecon Road To Maindee Junction. Ref: W2915  


Hodge.
Very large, 140 pages, pictorial: photos, map, some large scale maps, hard back. **Third in the series on the North and West Route between Shrewsbury, Hereford and Newport (Maindee). This section of the route has been divided into two volumes to accommodate the large amount of photos available.
Price: 30.95
 

The Ocean Coal Company And "The Barry". Ref: W3877  

David Davies's extraordinary South Wales enterprises.
Shore.
Very large, 272 pages, photo illustrations, maps, glazed boards. **The "finest seams of coal in the world" were exploited by David Davies' Ocean Coal Co collieries in Rhondda Fawr and adjacent valleys; Davies was also "arch promoter" of the Barry Railway which transported the coal to the docks and became Great Britain's greatest shipper of coal. Closely researched and related in detail here is another engrossing history of South Wales rail and mining enterprise.
This work stands with the author's Peerless Powell Duffryn (W3015) and The Tredegar Company (W3566) as a chronicle of the "Big Three" South Wales coal undertakings.
Price: 35.00
 

Origins Of The LMS In South Wales. Ref: W0294  


Jones & Dunstone.
Large, 257 pages, some colour, hard back.
Price: 25.00
 

Oswestry To Whitchurch (Country Railway Routes). Ref: W3932  

Including the Wrexham branch.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extract, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Peerless Powell Duffryn. Ref: W3015  

Of the South Wales coalfield.
Shore.
Very large, 240 pages, many photo and other illustrations, colliery site plans, bibliography, glazed boards. ** The first full history of Powell Duffryn, Britain's foremost coal company.
Price: 24.99
 

Pontypool To Mountain Ash. (Welsh Valleys). Ref: W2499  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, large scales maps of station areas, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Private Owner Wagons A Seventh Collection. Ref: W2511  


Turton, K.
Very large, 160 pages, many photo illustrations. Glazed boards. **Another wide range of wagons and their operators. Short histories of over seventy more businesses, together with all known details of their wagon fleets; a further section reviews all the previous volumes adding information and pictures which have come to light since their original publication.
Price: 19.95
 

Rails Along The Fathew. Ref: W3468  

The story of the Talyllyn Railway.
Drummond.
Very large, 224 pages, very generously illustrated with photos (some period colour), excellent clear specially drawn maps and station plans, bibliography, glazed boards. **New line history to mark the 150th anniversary of this, the very first preserved railway.
Price: 25.95
 

Railway Through Talerddig Ref: W1266  


Briwnant-Jones
Medium square, 144 pages, photo illustrations, soft back. **Also available in hard back at £11.95. We may not necessarily have both in stock
Price: 7.50
 

Re-Shaping Rail In South Wales. Ref: W3696  

The railways of Briton Ferry and district - past, present and future.
Adams & Davies.
Very large, 288 pages, photos, including colour, maps, site plans, appendices, bibliography, soft back. **A compilation of history, enthusiasts', railwaymens' and locals' recollections, together with observations on future transport needs of the area.
Price: 25.00
 

The Shrewsbury & Welshpool Railway. Ref: W3633  

(including the Minsterley branch).
Yate.
Very large, 96 pages, maps, track plans, photo illustrations, soft back. ** Well-illustrated line history.
Price: 12.00
 

Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway Under Military Control 1940-1960. Ref: W2858  


Christensen.
Very large, 192 pages, many photo illustrations, signalling diagrams, station layouts, glazed boards. ** On the brink of a second closure (the first had been between 1880 and 1911) the line was taken over by the WD in 1940 to form the basis of an extensive depot for the storage of ammunition. Additional track was laid, more than 200 rail-served explosive store houses constructed,and new marshalling yards were built. The depot survived the war until 1960, when it and - effectively - the railway, were closed.
Price: 22.50
 

Slate Quarry Railways Of Gwynedd. Ref: W2630  


Messenger.
Medium square, 96 pages, album with 3-page introduction and notes about the individual quarries, some colour, site maps, soft back. ** Interesting period photographs.
Price: 14.00
 

Small Mines Of South Wales. Volume 2. Ref: W0348  


Booth.
Large, 112 pages. Hard back. **On the same principle as the first volume, this book describes a further 34 working coal mines, all visited by the author in the mid '90s. An appendix lists all mines known by the author to have been working at some point between 1980 and 1997 with grid references. (Also available in soft back, qv.)
Price: 17.50
 

Small Mines Of South Wales. Volume 2. Ref: W2948  


Booth.
Large, 112 pages. Soft back. **On the same principle as the first volume, this book describes a further 34 working coal mines, all visited by the author in the mid '90s. An appendix lists all mines known by the author to have been working at some point between 1980 and 1997 with grid references. (Also available in hard back, qv.)
Price: 15.00
 

The South Wales Direct Line. Ref: W3603  

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
 

South Wales Main Line. Part 1. Cardiff. Ref: W0877  


Hodge.
Very large, 100 pages, pictorial, hard back. **Survey of the main line in the 1950s and 60s.
Price: 19.95
 

South Wales Main Line. Part 2. Severn Tunnel To Newport. Ref: W1478  


Hodge.
Very large, 116 pages, pictorial, hard back. **Survey of the main line in the 1950s and 60s.
Price: 21.95
 

South Wales Main Line. Part 3. Cardiff (West) To Bridgend. Ref: W1907  


Hodge.
Very large, 100 pages, pictorial, hard back. **Survey of the main line in the 1950s and 60s.
Price: 22.95
 

The South Wales Main Line. Part 5. Swansea To Llanelly. Ref: W3408  


Hodge.
Very large, 110 pages, pictorial: photos, large scale maps, hard back. **Survey of the main line in the 1950s and 60s.
Price: 29.95
 

Steam On The Sirhowy Tramroad And Its Neighbours. Ref: W3771  


Lewis
Very large, 176 pages, illustrated with photos, diagrams, drawings and images from contemporary sources including original engine builders drawings, stock lists, extensive bibliography, glazed boards. **When opened (1804) the Sirhowy Tramroad, built to carry iron and coal from Tredegar to Newport, was the longest railway anywhere in the world and originated the largest system of plateways that ever existed. Some eighty steam locomotives served this system, including many of unusual design and construction. This impressive volume studies the various locomotives in depth with excellently illustrations and also gives a good background history of the lines and provides a section on the operation of the tramroads.
Price: 25.00
 

The Swansea Vale Railway. Ref: W3567  

A Midland Railway outpost.
Miles, Thomas & Watkins.
Very large, 264 pages, photo illustrations, maps, plans, glazed boards. ** The authors produced a brief pictorial history of this line in 2004 :<<i>Midland Railway. Swansea Vale & Branches</i>>!! and have now assembled material for a full history, generously illustrated. The line ran from Swansea to Brynammon with several branches.
Price: 30.00
 

Track Layout Diagrams Of The Great Western Railway And BR (WR) Section 46B Pontypridd-Cardiff. Ref: W2262  


Cooke.
Very large, 58 pages, large-scale diagrams, soft back.
Price: 7.50
 

The Tredegar Company Ref: W3566  

One of the South Wales Coalfield's 'Big Three'.
Shore.
Very large, 208 pages, photo illustrations, maps, glazed boards. ** The Tredegar Company earned its wealth from iron and coal. This detailed history of the concern and its industries from early nineteenth century beginnings to NCB ownership is a sequel to the author's Peerless Powell Duffryn (W3015).
Price: 25.00
 

Trên Bach Y Llan, The Little Train To Llan Ffestiniog. Ref: W3900  

A history of the Festiniog & Blaenau railway, the area and its community.
Jones, C.
Very large, 208 pages, illustrated with documents, maps and images from contemporary sources and photographs old and recent, English text, although the foreword is also in Welsh, appendices, glazed boards. ** This handsomely illustrated history narrates the origins, construction, working and fate of the little narrow gauge railway opened in 1868 to connect Blaenau Ffestiniog with Llan Ffestiniog. The story ends in 1883, when the line was regauged to standard and became part of the Bala and Festiniog line of the GWR.
Already out of print, last few copies.
Price: 35.00
 

Wrexham To New Brighton. (Country Railway Routes). Ref: W3212  

Including Connah's Quay and Chester Northgate.
Mitchell & Robertson.
Medium, approximately 96 pages, album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extracts, glazed boards.
Price: 18.95
 

Great Western Corris. Ref: W1216  


Briwnant-Jones.
Medium square, 87 pages, map, photos, hard back.
Price: 12.95

Hay & Kington Railways. Ref: W2206  


Rattenbury & Cook.
Medium, 132 pages, illustrated with photographs, line drawings and good clear maps, soft back. **The Hay Railway was completed in 1816 and linked the town of Hay in the Welsh borders with the canal at Brecon; it was later extended to Eardisley and thence the Kington Railway's line ran to Kington and Dolyhir. These two horse-worked railways had a joint length of 36 miles, greater than any other contemporary railway. For over forty years they served the small towns and villages of this area of the Welsh Marches until they were superseded by locomotive-worked lines in mid-century.
Price: 13.95

Industrial Locomotives Of Dyfed And Powys. Ref: W0158  


de Havilland, J.
Medium, 342 pages, + 40 pages of photos, 29 maps. Glazed boards. **Describes not only locomotives and their locations, but also non-locomotive and contractors' sites.
Price: 19.95

Industrial Locomotives Of Gwent. Ref: W0354  


Hill & Green.
Medium, 400 pages. Glazed boards. (Also available as a paperback, qv.) **Includes information previously published in Pocket Book Six, Industrial Locomotives In South Wales with many additions. Known locomotives are listed on a site-by-site basis, and the industrial history of each site is described as far as it is known.
Price: 27.50

Irish Mail. Ref: W1567  


Hitches, M.
Large, 160 pages, photo album, glazed boards.
Price: 14.99

Last Days Of The Old Corris. Ref: W1675  


Briwnant-Jones, G.
Medium square, 48 pages, photo illustrations, soft back.
Price: 8.95

Merthyr Tydfil Tramroads And Their Locomotives. Ref: W1785  


Rattenbury, G & Lewis, M J T.
Medium, 88 pages, illustrated with photographs, line drawings, reproductions of contemporary views and maps, soft back. **The Merthyr (or Penydarren) Tramroad was opened in 1802 to convey the products of Merthyr's four large ironworks to the canal at Abercynon. Its place in the history of railways is fundamental: it was the site of the 1804 run of Trevithick's locomotive - the first steam engine to run on rails. Later many more engines were used on the road, most of them highly idiosyncratic designs from the Neath Abbey Irorworks. This book, which marks the bicentenary, combines two works on this system: Gordon Rattenbury's history of the tramroad, not previously published, and Michael Lewis's history of the motive power, an extensively revised and enlarged verion of his 1975 work Steam On The Penydarren.
Price: 14.50

Neyland. Ref: W0857  

A Great Western outpost.
Parker.
Very large, 144 pages, photo illustrations, hard back. **Formerly known as New Milford, and the port of embarkation to Ireland from the Welsh coast.
Price: 19.95

Private Owner Wagons A Fourth Collection. Ref: W2068  

Welsh Anthracite.
Turton, K.
Very large, 184 pages, many photo illustrations. Glazed boards. **Information about the wagons of the various collieries, agents and shippers supplying the best coal from South Wales. Includes a comprehensive list of sources and models available of the wagons featured.
Price: 19.95

Private Owner Wagons A Fifth Collection. Ref: W2244  

Readers contributions.
Turton, K.
Very large, 184 pages, many photo illustrations. Glazed boards. **This volume reverts to the original formula: some 60 owners are described and their wagons illustrated with 170 photographs. The difference is that almost every owner depicted is included because of reader response in the form of photographs or other information.
Price: 19.95

Private Owner Wagons A Sixth Collection. Ref: W2481  


Turton, K.
Very large, 184 pages, many photo illustrations. Glazed boards. **Another wide range of wagons and their operators. Short histories of over eighty businesses, together with all known details of their wagon fleets; illustrated with some 250 photographs of wagons and sites.
Price: 21.00

Railways Of Pembrokeshire. Ref: W2505  

Enlarged and extended from the original work of John Morris.
Parker.
Very large, 304 pages, map, photo illustrations, appendices, glazed boards. **Detailed narrative county history, with much useful reference material gathered in appendices: mileages, signal boxes, gradient profiles, track and signalling diagrams, time table extracts, chronology.
Price: 25.00

Railways Of Wales Circa 1900. Ref: W1019  


Jones, G B, & Dunstone, D.
Medium, 262 pages, many illustrations, some in colour, map endpapers, hard back. **Nicely produced and well illustrated overview.
Price: 25.00

Red Dragon ...And Other Old Friends! Ref: W2370  

A glimpse of post-war steam in and around Swansea.
Daniel, Haynes, Miles & Williams.
Very large landscape, 364 page album, map endpapers, hard back. **This must be one of the largest albums on offer, a veritable feast of South Welsh steam.
Price: 28.50

Rhondda Collieries. Ref: W1948  


Carpenter.
Medium, 128 pages, pictorial with many interesting period photographs. Soft back.
Price: 9.99

Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway. Ref: W2500  


Tonks.
Medium, 102 pages, photo illustrations, map, loco lists, soft back. *Second printing of the IRS 1972 edition (the first was published by the author in 1949).
Price: 8.95

South Wales Main Line. Part 4. Bridgend (West) To Swansea. Ref: W2101  


Hodge.
Very large, 172 pages, pictorial: photos, large scale maps, hard back. **Survey of the main line in the 1950s and 60s.
Price: 28.95

Steam In Mid Wales. Ref: W1826  


Hale, M.
Very large album, 284 photos on about 120 unnumbered pages, some maps, hard back. **A chronicle of the later years of steam. Includes much lineside detail.
Price: 25.00

Talerddig In Great Western Days. Ref: W0732  


Jones.
Medium, 245 pages. Hard back.
Price: 25.00

Track Layout Diagrams Of The Great Western Railway And BR (WR) Section 46A Rhondda Valleys. Ref: W2261  


Cooke.
Very large, 61 pages, large-scale diagrams, 2-page photo section, soft back.
Price: 7.50

Vale Of Glamorgan Railway. Ref: W0476  


Chapman.
Medium, 176 pages. Soft back.
Price: 11.95

Vale Of Neath Line. Ref: W0293  


Briwnant-Jones & Dunstone.
Large, 221 pages, some colour, revised 2nd edition. Hard back.
Price: 23.50

Wrexham & Ellesmere Railway. Ref: W1873  

LP226.
Jenkins & Strange.
Medium, 144 pages, photos, maps, soft back. 2nd edition, enlarged.
Price: 10.95

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