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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

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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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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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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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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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

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

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Great Railway Photographers: H.C. Casserley

By: Colin Garratt

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Milepost Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04238

ISBN: 1900193558

Condition: Very Good


This work on H.C. Casserly contains 102 pictures. many previously unpublished. They are brought alive by text and caption written by his son Richard who brings a unique and authoritative insight into his father's work. The D/W has been price clipped. View more info

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Great Railway Photographers : Maurice Earley

By: Colin. Garratt

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Milepost: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04239

ISBN: 1900193604

Condition: Very Good


Maurice Earley's pictures are beautiful to look at and technically perfect. He was widely regarded as the finest technician in the history of railway photography. This book contains 72 Earley classics which have immediate appeal to anyone interested in railways or photography. The D/w as been priced clipped. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

Indian Summer of Steam

By: D. R Hagan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04581

ISBN: 0711010250

Condition: Very Good


Duncan Hagan's fascination with photographing steam locomotives at work began in the early 1950s and was encouraged by his experiences as a trade apprentice in Doncaster Locomotive Works.It end , as he says in his introduction, in 1965 when ' sadden by the demise of steam' he put his camera away. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Big Four in Colour, 1935-50

By: David Jenkinson; John Edgington; John Smart

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Transport Publishers: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04223

ISBN: 0906899621

Condition: Very Good


In spite of the hundreds of black & white photographs available for study, many railway enthusiasts often wish they had a time machine to allow the to go back see what the old railways really look like in full colour. this book offers the next- best solution! A must for all students of railway history, not least for modelmakers. The D/w shows shelf wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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The Unusual and the Unexpected on British Railways: A Chronology of Unlikely Events 1948-1968

By: David Peel

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Fonthill Media: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03909

ISBN: 1781552347

Condition: Fine


This collection of events are a personal choice of the author that are of the most interesting items contained on countless pages of notes and news published in the enthusiast press at the time. The content is national rather than regional and all types of traction and train formation feature that place the then BR scene in the context of the times. A fine , clean and tight book. View more info

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The Times; Mapping the Railways; The Journey of Britain's railways through maps from 1819 to the present day.

By: David Spaven and Julien Holland

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Times Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03906

ISBN: 0007902867

Condition: Fine


Follow the development , decline and latter revival of Britain's railways through a unique collection of old and new maps, commentaries and photographs. The story is traced from early ' waggonways' through the steam era to today's diesel and electric railways. There is a small closed tear to the head of the D/W. View more info

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Don Breckon's Country Connections

By: Don Breckon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03060

ISBN: 0715394045

Condition: Very Good


Don Breckon's superb paintings recreate the golden days of steam, when little branch lines and sleepy stations connected country communities with towns and cities near and far. This book will appeal to railway enthusiasts and country lovers alike. There is light creasing to the base of the spine on the rear of the D/W View more info

Britain's Railway Museums

By: Dr. Peter Williams

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04127

ISBN: 0711005656

Condition: Very Good


With the closure of Clapham and the establishment of the new National Railway Museum at York, this book presents in lucid colour and black and white photographs the exhibits of the railways held in railway museums throughout Britain. The d/w shows wear and creasing to its edges and it has been priced clipped. View more info