Home

Search Our Website

 

 

Stamford Shop

spacer

On-Line Bookshop

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

Latest Arrivals

Online Catalogue |  New Books |  Latest Arrivals

Latest Arrivals section

All books catalogued in the last year. Not all these are listed elsewhere in the on-line catalogue.
Latest update 23 September 2020.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

The abc Of British Locomotives 1948. Ref: A3712  

Combined volume.

Small, 248 pages, photo illustrations, glazed boards. **Reprint of the Ian Allan 1948 combined volume abc. Cover: 61577 on shed.

Price: 13.50  

The abc Of British Locomotives Winter 1962-63. Ref: A3713  

Combined volume and locoshed book.

Small, 368 pages, photo illustrations, glazed boards. **Reprint of the Ian Allan Winter 1962-3 combined volume abc. Cover: 30517 at Swaythling.

Price: 13.50  

The abc Of British Railways Locomotives 1954. Ref: A3765  

Combined volume.

Small, 268 pages, photo illustrations, glazed boards. **Reprint of the Ian Allan Winter 1953-54 combined volume abc. Cover: 30860 at Waterloo.

Price: 13.50  

Ambergate To Mansfield. (Country Railway Routes). Ref: A3777  

Including the Midland Railway - Butterley.
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  

Any colour you like. Ref: A3692  

A journey through Britain's railways in the 1970s.
Harper
Very large, 175 pages, photo and other illustrations, much in colour, maps, bibliography, glazed boards. **Seventies railway nostalgia - certainly, but this study is rather more than that. Adrian Shooter (one among several senior railwaymen whose comments are included) describes it as "that rare book which is one that puts contemporary developments within BR in a wider political and economic context."

Price: 25.00  

The Atmospheric Western. Ref: A3748  

George Heiron's evocative photographs described by Leslie Price.
Heiron, Price.
Very large square format, unpaginated album, 145 photos, one or two to an opening, silk ribbon marker, glazed boards. **Here's a massive treat, extra large prints of a fine selection of Heiron's Western Region photos. The pictures were taken during the late 1950s - mid 1960s and a re chiefly of steam trains, busy station scenes, and trains in the landscape. A few diesels appear also. Magnificent.

Price: 27.50  

Barrow-In-Furness And Its Railway. Ref: A3783  


Andrews.
Large, 150 pages, well illustrated with photos (some colour, mainly recent) and large clear coloured maps, soft back. **A history of the development of the railway, docks and industries at Barrow, particularly strong on the railway aspect.

Price: 15.50  

The Barry Railway. Ref: A3770  

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  

Beyond '68. Ref: A3695  

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  

The Birth Of The Tubes. Ref: A3690  


Badsey-Ellis.
Large, 96 pages, illustrated with photos and maps, bibliography, glazed boards. **Warmly recommended. The development of the deep level tube railway did not lag far behind the invention of the electric locomotive, which freed underground railways from the disadvantages of steam traction. This is a brief but fact-packed history of the first twenty-five years of electric tube operation in London, between 1890 - 1914 and covers the routes, the personalities, the technologies of tunnelling and traction and much else.

Price: 16.95  

The Book Of The Crab 2-6-0s Part Two: 42810-42944. Ref: A3706  

The LMS Hughes-Fowler 2-6-0s.
Sixsmith.
Very large, 288 pages, many photo illustrations, glazed boards. **Part One covers 42700-42809.

Price: 28.95  

The Book Of The Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0s. Ref: A3724  

46400 - 46527.
Jennison.
Very large, 288 pages, many photo illustrations, glazed boards. **The Book Of series of locomotive studies has developed into a library of a growing number of the principle BR classes.

Price: 29.95  

The Book Of The Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2Ts. Ref: A3763  

41200-41329
Jennison.
Very large, 352 pages, many photo illustrations, glazed boards. **The Book Of series of locomotive studies has developed into a library of a growing number of the principle BR classes.

Price: 32.95  

The Book Of The Stanier 8F 2-8-0s. Part Two: Wartime Engines 48126-48297 Ref: A3729  


Sixsmith & Derry.
Very large, 312 pages, many photo illustrations, glazed boards. **The class history for the Stanier 8Fs is in Part One; here are just the individual histories of each locomotive. As usual lots of great photos.

Price: 29.95  

Bradford Railways In Colour Volume 1 : Ref: A3704  

The Midland Lines.
Whitaker & Rapacz.
Medium landscape colour album, 112 pages, introduction, area map, glazed boards. **First of a planned series of three, high-quality colour photos of the area by various photographers, collected, arranged and knowledgeably captioned by the authors.

Price: 19.95  

Bradford Railways In Colour Volume 2 : Ref: A3703  

The Lancashire & Yorkshire and Great Northern Lines.
Whitaker & Rapacz.
Medium landscape colour album, 128 pages, introduction, area map, glazed boards. **Second of a planned series of three, high-quality colour photos of the area by various photographers, collected, arranged and knowledgeably captioned by the authors.

Price: 21.95  

Branch Lines To Thetford. Ref: A3762  


Paye.
Very large, 288 pages, photo illustrations, maps, large diagrams of station areas and junctions, signalling diagrams, time table extracts, structure, rolling stock and locomotive drawings, appendices, glazed boards. ** Parts of central East Anglia, left behind in the first wave of railway building, caught up by means of the Bury St Edmunds & Thetford, the Thetford & Watton and the Watton & Swaffham lines, all eventually absorbed into the Great Eastern. Starting out as ordinary rural branches they played huge roles in both world wars, serving training areas for infantry and tanks in the first war and airfields and one of the largest bomb dumps in the country in WW2. Here is an immensely detailed history and description of these lines.

Price: 30.00  

The Bristol To Portishead Branch with the Bristol Harbour Railway And Canon's Marsh Branch. Ref: A3773  

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  

British Carriage & Wagon Builders & Repairers 1830-2018 Ref: A3708  

Second edition, revised and enlarged.
Sambrook
Very large, 296 pages, many photo illustrations, glazed boards. ** An alphabetical listing, with dates, sites and brief histories and links between the firms highlighted for ease of cross-reference. Along with the well-known large firms there are many dozens of smaller businesses, some almost one-man-bands. This invaluable reference has been out of print for at least six years, its return - almost half as large again - is very welcome.

Price: 30.00  

British Railway History In Colour. Volume 4A : Gloucester Midland Lines Part 1 : South Ref: A3717  

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 Railways : The First 25 Years. Volume 9 London. Ref: A3753  

The London Midland Region including the London, Tilbury & Southend line.
Allan & Murray.
Large, 208 pages, album with area maps and notes, detailed captions, glazed boards. **The pictures illustrate the LM Region lines from London including St Pancras and Euston and outlying stations out to Watford and St Albans. Also covered is the North London line and the LTS line from Fenchurch St to Shoeburyness.

Price: 22.50  

British Railways : The First 25 Years. Volume 10 Mid-Wales And The Cambrian Coast. Ref: A3782  

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. **How to add to the lengthy title and subtitle? 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  

The Broad Gauge Engines Of The Great Western Railway Part 2. Ref: A3761  

1840-1845.
Arman.
Very large, 144 pages, illustrated with good reproductions of contemporary locomotive drawings, other drawings, contemporary photographs and illustrations, appendices, glazed boards. **Part 2 gives an account of the Fire Fly, Sun, Leo and Hercules classes - engines which achieved new levels of performance and reliability - standards previously unattainable not only on the Great Western but on any other railway in the kingdom.

Price: 22.50  

Brotherhoods, Engineers For Power, Transport & Weapons. Ref: A3714  

X102
Leleux.
Medium, 312 pages, photo and other illustrations, appendices, bibliography, soft back. **A history of the varied fortunes of an engineering family and their company, which after 150 years is still a respected manufacturer of engineering products. The work was originally published by David & Charles in 1965 as Brotherhoods, Engineers. The author has since updated and enlarged the book. A notable inclusion is the 50 pages of Rowland Brotherhood's history of his own life (1812-1883) written in 1881, an interesting and remarkable document.

Price: 26.00  

A Celebration Of LMS Coronation Pacifics. Ref: A3774  


Jennison.
Very large landscape, 128 page album, glazed boards. **The first of a new series of albums depicting some of the best-loved steam classes. This pioneer volume has fine crisp black and white photos, one to a page, making a fine start to the project.

Price: 25.95  

Derby - Ilkeston - Nottingham. (Country Railway Routes). Ref: A3779  

From Egginton Junction.
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  

Edinburgh To Inverkeithing. (Scottish Main Lines). Ref: A3746  

Including the Port Edgar, North Queensferry and Rosyth Dockyard branches.
Lovett & McLean.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, time table extracts, glazed boards. **And starring the Forth Bridge!

Price: 18.95  

Gresley's V2s. Ref: A3689  


Tuffrey.
Very large, 260 page album (some period colour), short bibliography, hardback. **A grand collection of photos of V2s, chronicling their history from construction to preservation (there is only one, 4771, Green Arrow).

Price: 25.00  

History Of The North London Railway Volume 2. Ref: A3745  

Stations of the City extension.
Connor & Hanson.
Very large, 172 pages, illustrated with photos, plans diagrams and drawings, map, softback. **This is announced as the first of four volumes on stations of the NLR. For a start it contains everything you might wish to know about the history of Broad Street, and covers the other three stations on the City extension : Shoreditch, Haggerston and Dalston Junction. There is also an essay on NLR architecture in general. It is lavishly illustrated with some fascinating photos and many drawings.

Price: 25.00  

The Hope Valley Line Dore To Chinley Volume One. Ref: A3688  

From the dawn of the railways to the end of the grouping in 1947.
Hancock.
Very large, 296 pages, photo illustrations, maps, boards. **This is the first of three volumes of material which Ted Hancock has gathered together to record the history of this line which crossed the north Peak District to connect Sheffield with the Midland line to Manchester. There are masses of photos, historic and recent, and good clear maps and diagrams.

Price: 30.00  

Internal Combustion Traction. Ref: A3759  

A compilation.
Hennessey.
Very large, 80 pages, photo illustrations and drawings, soft back. **A collection of archive articles recording some of the better and lesser known developments of applying internal combustion motors to railway traction. In no way a definitive or critical history of this form of motive power, the compiler offers the selection - arranged chonologically - as a good read and provides a good bibliography for those who want to pursue the subject in greater depth. Robert's article on Fairbanks-Morse opposed piston diesel engines is included amid a feast of topics from R H N Hardy's recollections of the coming of diesels on BR to weird steam/diesel and jet-propelled locomotives.

Price: 12.50  

The Lancashire Derbyshire And East Coast Railway. Ref: A3743  

Chesterfield to Langwith Junction, the Beighton branch and Sheffield District Railway.
Booth.
Medium, 159 pages, pictorial : photo illustrations, some colour, maps and plans, bibliography, soft back. **A history of this grandly-named railway which was intended to run from coast to coast, but reached neither with only the Chesterfield to Lincoln section and a branch to Sheffield being completed. The line became part of the Great Central Railway in 1907. It was primarily a coal carrying route though it had a passenger service until 1955.

Price: 18.99  

The Lancashire Derbyshire And East Coast Railway. Volume 2. Ref: A3744  

A pictorial view of the "Dukeries Route" and branches. Langwith Junction to Lincoln and the proposed route to Sutton-on-Sea
Booth.
Medium, 173 pages, pictorial : photo illustrations, some colour, maps and plans, bibliography, soft back. **A history of this grandly-named railway which was intended to run from coast to coast, but reached neither with only the Chesterfield to Lincoln section and a branch to Sheffield being completed. The line became part of the Great Central Railway in 1907. It was primarily a coal carrying route though it had a passenger service until 1955.

Price: 18.99  

The Lancashire Derbyshire And East Coast Railway. Volume 3. Ref: A3780  

A LD&ECR miscellany, the Mansfield Railway and Mid-Notts Joint Railway connections.
Booth.
Medium, 192 pages, generously illustrated with photos, some colour, maps and plans, addenda to Volumes 1 and 2, bibliography, soft back. **The third and final volume of this history returns to the beginnings of the plans for the line and studies two of the connecting lines.

Price: 20.00  

The Last Years Of Steam Around The East Midlands. Ref: A3742  


Clemens.
Large, 144 page album, black & white photos, some colour, map, hard back. **Some fine images of the lines across the region in the 1960s. The pictures include railway sites and scenes as well as locomotives and trains and the captions - as long as any I've ever encountered - provide a wealth of information.

Price: 20.00  

Grantham. A Lincolnshire Railway Centre. Ref: A3710  


Ludlam.
Medium, 48 pages, photo illustrations, map, soft back. **One of a useful series of neat, well-illustrated local histories.

Price: 7.95  

Immingham. A Lincolnshire Railway Centre. Ref: A3711  


Ludlam.
Medium, 48 pages, photo illustrations, map, soft back. **One of a useful series of neat, well-illustrated local histories.

Price: 6.95  

Liverpool To Goole. Ref: A3736  

A pictorial journey along the Lancashire & Yorkshire main line in the late 20th century.
Chapman
Large, 128 page album, soft back. **A collection of black and white photos, not quite as described in the sub-title because interspersed with more recent pictures are older How it used to be images.

Price: 16.99  

LMS Central Division Miscellany. Part One 1921-1930. Ref: A3693  

A portrait of the L&Y's lines and property in the LMS period.
Coates.
Very large, 115 page photo album, glazed boards. **After the LMS took over it might have seemed that the old L&Y remained unchanged, but it did change, probably much as it would have done if left to itself. This series of photos, the first of a planned series, illustrates the start of that process, particularly with regard to locomotives and rolling stock.

Price: 15.00  

LMS Locomotive Profiles. No.15 - The Royal Scots. Ref: A3691  


Hunt, Jennison & Essery.
Very large, 180 pages, colour frontispiece, many photos and diagrams, soft back. **Class history illustrated with photos and archive technical drawings (some fold-out) from the NRM.

Price: 26.95  

Locomotives International Issue 122. Ref: A3767  

December 2019 / January 2020
McCall (editor).
Very large, 66 pages, many black & white and colour photo illustrations, soft back journal. **Steam in Zimbabwe, Shays into the Andes, Environmentally friendly 2-6-0 and much else.

Price: 5.30  

Locomotives International Issue 123. Ref: A3768  

February - March 2020
McCall (editor).
Very large, 66 pages, many black & white and colour photo illustrations, soft back journal. **Railways of the Congo, Steam Locos of the Taiwan Machinery Co, Ukranian forestry railway and much else.

Price: 5.30  

Locomotives International Issue 124. Ref: A3769  

April - May 2020
McCall (editor).
Very large, 66 pages, many black & white and colour photo illustrations, soft back journal. **Gauge change in India, Last winter of Finnish steam, Pithiviers, Budapest gasworks loco preservation and much else.

Price: 5.95  

London Railway Atlas. Ref: A3707  

5th edition.
Brown.
Very large, 92 map pages + 58 page station and site index, glazed boards.**Fifth and fully revised and updated edition of this very useful atlas. Detailed mapping of all lines which traverse the city, including the London Underground and national railway network. The detail embraces tracks and platforms and overall provides a diagrammatic representation of London's railway history. All maps give current and past track detail with dates, and the index gives opening and closure dates and other details. And note that the price is unchanged from the fourth edition.

Price: 20.00  

The London, Tilbury And Southend Railway. Volume 7. Ref: A3716  

A history of the company and line: Modernisation 1959-1962.
Kay.
Very large, 95 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, structure drawings, soft back. ** Includes full histories of the railway at Little Ilford and Barking.
A (possibly final) volume 8 is planned, to take the story up to the 1980s.

Price: 13.95  

London's District Railway. Volume Two: Twentieth Century. Ref: A3723  

A history of the Metropolitan District Railway.
Horne, M.
Medium, 416 pages, photo illustrations (some colour), many maps, hard back. **Volume One ended while steam haulage was still the only choice for District trains. Volume Two takes on the story of the financial headache caused by the need to electrify, and tells how an American team came to save the day. This team went on to adapt and extend the District and associated lines to create the system still familiar to us. Finally the Company's business was taken on by the London Passenger Transport Board and the history comes to an end. However Appendix 1 briefly takes the story on to the present day so as to provide context and reference for the earlier history.

Price: 35.00  

Main Line To The South. The Southern Railway Route Between Basingstoke, Winchester, Eastleigh & Southampton - Part One. Ref: A3781  

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  

Manchester To Bacup (Northern Lines). Ref: A3776  

Including Bury and the East Lancashire Railway.
Heavyside and Mitchell.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, gradient diagram, time table extracts, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95  

Midland Railway Outpost. Ref: A3709  

Lancaster - Morecambe - Heysham.
Bairstow.
Large landscape, 112 page colour album, map, soft back. **Some lovely period colour pictures, mostly one to a page, of freight, passenger and maritime operations by British Railways.

Price: 21.95  

Narrow Gauge Album 1965-1985 In Colour. Ref: A3715  


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  

A New Illustrated History Of Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate From 1840. Ref: A3725  


Prosser & Keay; ed Harris.
Very large, 184 pages, many photo illustrations, some site/track plans and diagrams, hard back. **A government inspectorate can seldom have had so long nor so sensational a history. The need for external oversight of railway safety was perceived at the dawn of the railway age and in nearly 180 years has not abated. Here is an excellent successor to the 150th anniversary history The Railway Detectives by Stanley Hall which - in much greater depth than Hall's neat octavo had space for - chronicles the Inspectorate and its work and provides close analysis of the many tragedies which marked turning points on the road to ever greater railway safety.

Price: 35.00  

New Mills To Sheffield And Hayfield. (Northern Lines). Ref: A3778  


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  

Newcastle To Alnmouth. (Eastern Main Lines). Ref: A3699  

and the Amble branch.
Darsley & Lovett.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, large scale station maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95  

Nottingham - Long Eaton - Derby. (Country Railway Routes). Ref: A3752  


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  

Nottingham Towards Kirkby-In-Ashfield. (Midland Main Lines). Ref: A3775  

The GCR route 1898 to 1966.
Pearce.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, gradient diagram, time table extracts, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95  

The Pannier Papers No 6. Ref: A3673  

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  

The Pannier Papers No 7. Ref: A3726  

54XX, 64XX, 74XX.
Sixsmith.
Very large, 56 pages, captioned album with text notes, soft back. **Excellent photos of GWR tank engines around the GWR system, with class notes, remarks on detailing and liveries, and allocation listings.
Reprint of first (2013) edition.

Price: 16.95  

Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland. 15th Edition. Ref: A3764  


Baker.
Large, 152 pages (118 pages of coloured maps plus intro and gazetteer), glazed boards. **Latest edition of the indispensible Baker atlas. Improvements in this edition include a new 24-page London section in massive detail, nevertheless it remains at the 2015 price.

Price: 20.00  

Railway Memories No 30. Chesterfield Staveley. Ref: A3722  

And the Hope Valley.
Chapman
Large, 128 pages, pictorial, map, station layouts, soft back. **A collection of steam-era black and white photos from the Chesterfield area.

Price: 17.99  

Railway Track Diagrams Book 5. Ref: A3727  

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  

The Railways Of North East Lincolnshire A celebration of the days of steam. Part Two. Ref: A3728  

Stations.
King.
Very large, 112 pages, pictorial : map, local plans, photos; listings, appendices, brief bibliography, softback. **A study of the stations on the lines around Grimsby, Immingham, Louth, Mablethorpe, Barnetby and New Holland.

Price: 18.95  

The Railways Of Sir Arthur Percival Heywood. Volume 1. Ref: A3757  

Duffield Bank and Dove Leys.
Waterfield.
Very large, landscape, 323 pages, illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and drawings, specially drawn scale drawings of engines and rolling stock, bibliography, silk ribbon marker, glazed boards. ** The author has spent many years researching the work of Sir Arthur Heywood and has also built full size working replicas of Heywood's engines Effie and Ursula. Volume One of this comprehensive survey provides a biography of Heywood and the history of his two railways - Dove Leys of his adolescence and Duffield Bank the showpiece of his minimum gauge experiments. The author has assembled an outstanding collection of contemporary photographs, papers and drawings, later images of the surviving locos and rolling stock and has surveyed and photographed the two sites. Many of the old photos are previously unpublished and most of those that are not have been rescanned to high resolution. The locomotives and rolling stock are described in detail with over 40 specially prepared large, clear scale drawings.
Volume Two will cover the Eaton Hall Railway.

Price: 47.50  

Railways, Ports and Resorts Of Morecambe Bay. Ref: A3760  

Including the Ulverston Canal.
Biddle.
Medium, 64 pages, photos and illustrations from contemporary sources, some modern colour, bibliography, soft back. **Railways transformed Morecambe Bay, creating the industrial town of Barrow, the resorts of Grange-over-Sands and Morecambe and culminating in the new deepwater port at Heysham. The author also chronicles the forgotten ports of Milnthorpe, Greenodd and Ulverston (with its ship canal) and the Leven, Kent and Bela viaducts. Some super double-page photos.

Price: 10.00  

The Ramsey North Branch. Ref: A3772  

LP246.
Paye.
Medium, 176 pages, photos, area map, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, track and signalling diagrams, time table extracts, tabulated bridge and crossing data, bibliography, soft back. **Comprehensive line history for Ramsey's link to the East Coast Main Line, which opened in 1863 and finally closed to freight 110 years later.

Price: 17.95  

Re-Shaping Rail In South Wales. Ref: A3696  

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  

Sentinel Locomotives And Sentinel-Cammell Railcars. Ref: A3750  

Their design and development.
Hutchings.
Very large, 347 pages, photos, drawings, diagrams, appendices, bibliography, hard back. **A comprehensive and well illustrated account of the railway locomotives produced by Sentinel, including tabulated works lists.

Price: 39.00  

Illustrated History Of The Severn & Wye Railway Volume 5. Ref: A3718  


Pope.
Very large, 271 pages, illustrated with photos, large scale maps, site plans, junction and other diagrams, glazed boards. **Fifth volume of a projected six-volume work looks at all the facets of the harbour at Lydney, where most of the Forest of Dean coal was transhipped into small coasting vessels for shipment to Bristol, the west country and Ireland.
Volume 6 is to cover the Severn Bridge Railway and Sharpness Docks.

Price: 25.00  

Simplex Locomotives At Work. Ref: A3738  


Keef.
Very large, 96 page album, soft back. ** Motor Rail Ltd started building Simplex locomotives in 1916, for use behind the trenches, and continued to produce light industrial locos for some 70 years. This is an album of black and white and colour photos, many previously unpublished, showing the engines at work in locations around the world and knowledgeably captioned at some length. The author's company, Alan Keef Ltd, bought Motor Rail's business in 1987.

Price: 15.00  

Southern Nouveau. Ref: A3785  

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 Workhorses No 1. Ref: A3719  

Q 0-6-0s 30530-30549.
Tibble & Derry.
Very large, 72 pages, many photo illustrations, softback. **A general history of the class followed by tabulated histories and photos of each locomotive.

Price: 15.95  

Southern Workhorses No 2. Ref: A3720  

Q1 0-6-0s 33001-33040.
Tibble & Derry.
Very large, 136 pages, many photo illustrations, glazed boards. **A general history of the class followed by tabulated histories and photos of each locomotive.

Price: 22.95  

Steam On The Sirhowy Tramroad And Its Neighbours. Ref: A3771  


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  

Sunderland's Railways. Ref: A3705  

OL163 third edition.
Sinclair.
Very large, 124 pages, including a 70-page album section, photos, area maps, drawings, bibliography, soft back. **First published in 1985 as The Railways Of Sunderland, second edition 1986, and now brought up to date, a good local history of an area where railways have a long history.

Price: 22.50  

T E Williams The Lost Colour Collection Volume 3. Ref: A3758  


Williams.
Very large landscape 124 page colour album, glazed boards. **More terrific colour shots of steam at work in on the Western Region and elsewhere. One to a page, as before. Excellent highly informed captions by the photogapher's two sons.

Price: 25.95  

The Taunton To Barnstaple Line. Volume 3 Locomotives, Operations & Recollections. Ref: A3784  

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  

Tinsley And The Modernisation Of Sheffield's Railways. Ref: A3694  


Booth & Fisher.
Very large, 240 pages, photo illustrations (much in colour), diagrams, glazed boards. **In the 1950s Sheffield's traffic was organised in a number of small inefficient yards. BR built a new "state-of-the-art" yard at Tinsley which became one of the most technically advanced marshalling yards in the world. Here is the history of this yard, with extensive details of its planning, construction and operation; the traction maintenance depot is also covered along with the famed "Master & Slave" class 13 shunters.

Price: 34.95  

Wymondham To Wells. (Country Railway Routes). Ref: A3747  

Including the Mid-Norfolk Railway.
Adderson & Kenworthy.
Medium, 96-page album, photos, area map, large-scale maps of station areas, gradient diagram, time table extracts, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95  

Yellow Trains. Ref: A3721  

Ten years of testing.
Royle.
Very large, 160 pages, many photos: colour throughout, glazed boards. **The author worked as an on-train technician for Network Rail between 2002 and 2012. He took his camera wherever he went and recorded the trains, the equipment and the people - this lucid description of the work involved is therefore singularly well illustrated.

Price: 25.00  

Yorkshire's First Main Line. Ref: A3749  

The Leeds & Selby Railway.
Dawson.
Medium, 112 pages, photos and illustrations from contemporary sources, chapter notes, bibliography, soft back. **A strangely neglected early railway which made provision for a four track main line but was largely closed down by George Hudson, it's demise being arguably the fault of inexperienced management. A heroic failure!

Price: 15.00  

Online Catalogue |  New Books |  Latest Arrivals

spacer

© 2016 Robert Humm & Co