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Wheels

By: Adley, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03031

ISBN: 071101700X

Condition: Good


In the preservation era, colour photography of steam locomotives are repeatable, replaceable and commonplace. Robert Adley's photography, undertaken before the days of fast colour film and SLR cameras, tells a different tale; the story of the grimy, depressing, neglected end of steam. This book combines the atmosphere of steam's final years, with an informative text that puts into its historic place the role of many famous British locomotives The red boards have marks on it, and there is the remnants of a sticker ... View more info

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Once Upon a Line: More Reminiscences from the Isle of Wight Railways Vol 3

By: Andrew Britton

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, OPC Railprint: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04583

ISBN: 0860934837

Condition: Very Good


Once upon a line... Volume 3 is a continuation of the reminiscences of the staff of the Isle of Wight Railways. The author has gathered together a further selection of anecdotes from the footplate staff, guards and permanent way men, including the operation of the very last steam hauled train prior to electrification. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Lambert's Railway Miscellany

By: Anthony Lambert

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03908

ISBN: 009193771X

Condition: Fine


This wonderful collection contains a wealth of entertaining stories, curiosities, mishaps and faux pas, and is a reminder that our railways really were - and occasionally still are - full of derring - do. romance and character. It adds up to irresistible reading for railway aficionados everywhere. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Britain's Rail Super Centres : York

By: Appleby, K.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03007

ISBN: 0711020728

Condition: Very Good


Ken Appleby is a former senior railway manager, is ideally placed to comment on the history of York's railways from the 'inside. This book provides an excellent account of the story of railways in and around York. Illustrated with more than 230 photographs and line drawings , the book also includes a detailed account of the development of the NRM in York. A good clean tight book. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping ( second class ) is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Over the Summit: How Britain's Railways Crossed the High Hills

By: Awdry, Christopher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Silver Link Publishing Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03088

ISBN: 1857940016

Condition: Very Good


Using contemporary sources and subsequent research, and with the help of numerous maps and gradient profiles, the author describes and tells the stories behind Britain's railway inclines, each summit presented their own individual challenges, and provide us with these intriguing stories of engineering endeavour. There is some light spotting to the D/W. View more info

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Southern Steam in Colour

By: Ballantyne, Hugh

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Uk, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03572

ISBN: 0710603363

Condition: Very Good


The Southern railway was the smallest of the four companies grouped in 1923 under the Railways Act of 1921 and its territory was clearly defined geographically in the south and west of England, extending from Broadstairs in East Kent to Padstow in Cornwall. Illustrated throughout with many fine colour photos. The hardboards show light signs of shelf wear and the top of the pages has a little foxing. A good ,tight copy. View more info

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Banbury and the branch to Verney Junction : the final years

By: Bill Simpson

Price: £40.00

Publisher: UK, Lamplight Publications: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04592

ISBN: 1899246150

Condition: Very Good


This album portrays Banbury and the branch to Bletchley as an illustrated view of the final years. In 1960 the branch appeared, along with many others, as the withering shoots of a railway that had been a part of the victorian flourish of lines that seemed to reach every corner of the country. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Railway Architecture

By: Binney, Marcus, & David Pearce (Editors)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Books: 1985

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Sellers ID: 03467

ISBN: 0906223628

Condition: Near Fine


The railway companies were the most extensive patrons of new architecture in the nineteenth century. Many of their buildings were of a totally new kind, and others posed novel problems of construction. Style and technique united as the railways sought to combine the prestige and elegance of this new form of travel with crucial and imaginative innovations in engineering. This book is illustrated with over 200 black & white photographs. There is a ghost of a label on the fep and the residual of glue from a label on the front panel of the D/J. The D/J show s light wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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British Rail Standard Steam Locomotives

By: Brian Stephenson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan Ltd: 1993

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04491

ISBN: 0711012458

Condition: Very Good


In the aftermath of World War 2 and the nationalisation of Britain's railway network there was an urgent need for a range of locomotives that could carry out a number of unremarkable everyday jobs efficiently and with minimum recourse to expensive maintenance. The d/w has been priced clipped. View more info

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L.N.E.R.Album: Vol Two

By: Brian T. Stephenson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03730

ISBN: 0711001944

Condition: Very Good


This second volume of LNER Album completes the pictorial survey of London & North Eastern Railway trains and locomotives which was commenced in volume one. In this volume the author has chosen photographs of many of the pre-grouping engines at work as well as the newer engines built by the LNER for service in the northern part of the system. The D/W shows shelf wear and usage to its edges and corners which also have small nicks. The book itself is clean and tight. View more info

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Railway Steam Cranes

By: Brownlie John S.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Glasgow, John S. Brownlie: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00425

ISBN: 0950296503

Condition: Very Good


This book is full of information and illustrations of steam cranes ,the author has spent years researching his subject .There is some faint foxing to the back pastedowns and the edges of the pages are slightly dust stained,the D/W is nicked and torn along the edges and the top of the spine and on the corners. View more info

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Portraits of Kings: Portraits of Every Western Region King Class Locomotive in Single and Double Chimney Form, with Footplate Comments

By: Bryan Holden; Kenneth H. Leech

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Moorland Pub. Co: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03731

ISBN: 0903485931

Condition: Very Good


The photographs in this volume are chosen out of about 20,000 negatives taken in the post-nationalisation era of steam locomotion. They show each King Class engine with single chimney as built, and with double chimney as later modified. Each photograph is accompanied by text with personal footplate commentary by Kenneth Leech. The D/W is covered in a protective plastic. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Portraits of "Castles" - Portraits of every Western Region Castle class locomotive, with footplate comments.

By: Bryan Holden; Kenneth.H. Leech

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Moorland Publishing Company Ltd.: 1990

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04623

ISBN: 0903485893

Condition: Very Good


Between 1923 and 1950 a total of 171 Castles were built, although strictly only 170 were ever in service at one time. Kenneth Leech saw and photographed them all, and it is the sheer number of Castles and their far ranging shed locations which make this collection of photographs so very special. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Footplate Cameraman

By: Carter, J R

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Heathfield Railway Publications: 2009

Sellers ID: 02346

ISBN: 1906974047

Condition: Good


Footplate Cameraman is a personal view of the dying years of steam on Britain's railways. Always an enthusiast, Jim Carter worked his way up from a 15 year old engine cleaner at Sutton Oak MPD to firing a wide variety of locomotives and trains from Patricroft Depot. All-in-all this is a book for the connoisseur. The DW shows light use. View more info

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Salute to the Southern

By: Cecil John Allen

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allen Ltd: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04621

ISBN: 0711004714

Condition: Very Good


Smallest of all the four main line railways at the grouping in 1923, the Southern Railway was by no means the least influential. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs. There is light tanning to the text block edges and there is a chip to the front cover fore edge The boards show light shelf-wear. View more info

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Transport of Delight: Pictorial of the West Somerset Railway

By: Cedric Dunhall

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Exmoor Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04010

ISBN: 0900131640

Condition: Very Good


The West Somerset Railway is the longest preserved line in Britain. Its locomotives, coaches, stations, signalling, and all the variety of line operation are set out and illustrated in the following pages. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Subterranean Railway : How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever

By: Christian Wolmar

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04476

ISBN: 1843540223

Condition: Very Good


This is the dramatic story of the men who made the world's first, and still largest, underground passenger railway. This book shows how the railway beneath the streets helped create the city we know today. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Fire & Steam: How the Railways Transformed Britain

By: Christian Wolmar

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04577

ISBN: 1843546299

Condition: Very Good


From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the bouyant future of the train, this book examines the social and econimic importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Somerset Railways

By: Clement, Mike; Gosling, Ted

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03063

ISBN: 0750923911

Condition: Very Good


Somerset Railways examines the countless trains that passed by in the age of steam. Enriched by a wealth of photographs of staff from all walks of railway life, this book is a unique photograph collection, much of which has not been published before. It is meant as a tribute to those railway workers, and to the vibrant Somerset railway system that they served. There is light rubbing to the spine ends. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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The Golden Years of British Steam Trains

By: Colin Garratt

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bounty Books: 2007

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04235

ISBN: 0753715414

Condition: Very Good


" The Golden Years of British Steam Trains" contains 250 glorious pictures recalling the living vitality of the steam age during its most exciting years. The pictures have been chosen from the collection of the late A.W.V.Mace and grouped into sections of the Big Four companies; L.M.S., G.W.R, S.R. and L.N.E.R. These companies operated from 1923 until the formation of British Railways in 1948. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info