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Boston & Maine Bulletin 1971-1999 Ref: Run 180  

Volumes 1-21 published quarterly by the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society. Standard American large quarto format, early issues rather homely, later volumes up to full professional standard on heavy gloss paper. Historical articles, photos (some colour), drawings, etc. A prime source of information about this New England regional carrier. Bound in 7 volumes by the Sullivan bindery. Together with unbound copies of volumes 22 and 23 and the first two issues of volume 24. From the library of Ron Hoskins.

Price: 250.00

Canadian Rail 1963-2004 Ref: Run 176  

Published by the Canadian Railway Historical association. This set contains issues 140 to 503, bound in 21 substantial volumes. Format is medium octavo up to 1982 and standard American large quarto thereafter. Litho typescript in the early days moving to full gloss printing more recently. Countless historical articles, all well illustrated, notes, news, letters, etc. Professionally bound at the Sullivan bindery with gilt titles on the spines. A fine set not often found in the UK.

Price: 600.00

Central Headlight 1977-2004 Ref: Run 147  

Quarterly publication for members of the New York Central System Historical Society. Volumes 7-34 inclusive. Standard US quarto format, about 40 pages per issue with a combination of prototype and modelling information relating to the NYC and its subsidiary companies. Profusely illustrated with mainly b/w photos, scale drawings, locomotive details. Professionally bound in eight substantial books by the Sullivan Bindery. Grey cloth with gilt titles on the spine, a fine set.

Price: 300.00

The Dixie Line 1990-2006 Ref: Run 177  

Published quarterly by the Louisville & Nashville Historical Society. Standard American quarto format. Good quality paper, historical articles, photo, drawings, etc. 1990-2002 professionally bound in four volumes red cloth at the Sullivan bindery, 2003-2006 unbound as issued. A fine set from the library of Ron Hoskins.

Price: 125.00

Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad News 1974-2003 Ref: Run 113  

The official publication of the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Historical Society. Comprising issue #1-104 bound in 6 substantial volumes. Format is landscape quarto and there are usually 32 pages per issue. Well illustrated throughout with plenty of colour in the more recent years. Contains articles on most subjects of GMO interest though tending to concentrate on locomotives and rolling stock. Professionally bound by Mike Sullivan in dark blue cloth with gilt titling on the spines. From the private library of Ron Hoskins and possibly the only set in the country.

Price: 275.00

The Historical Model Railway Society Journal 1968-2005 Ref: Run 175  

Volumes 6-18 inclusive, published quarterly. Various page formats, page count up to 500 pages in the later volumes. With countless photo illustrations and scale drawings. Professionally bound by the Sullivan Bindery in dark blue cloth with gilt titles. Fine set from the library of Ron Hoskins. The aim of the HMRS is to encourage detailed and accurate fine-scale modelling. The Journal is not modelling technique as such, but the supply of information to that end. Most of the articles are relevant to the general study of railway history. From the library of Ron Hoskins.

Price: 475.00

Journal Of The Institution Of Locomotive Engineers 1944-1970 Ref: Run 21  

SOLD

Volumes 34 to 59 inclusive, total of 25. Octavo format, most volumes over 800 pages with photo illustrations, diagrams and tables. Each volume comprises six issues of proceedings, containing substantial papers on aspects of locomotive engineering and technology, and the occasional historical survey. Many papers cover the interesting transitional period from steam to diesel and electric traction. The series finished in 1970 when the ILE merged with the much larger Institute Of Mechanical Engineers. Interestingly the final paper to be delivered was not on 'modern traction' but L D Porta's description of his modification to the Rio Turbio steam narrow gauge 2-10-2s, which virtually doubled their power output. Newly rebound by D J Bookbinders in brown cloth with gilt titles on the spine.

Price: 810.00

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society Newsletter 1992-2001 Ref: Run 202  

New in the market.
Issues 169-212 inclusive issued quarterly. About 12-20 pages per issue with notes, news and illustrations. A4 format bound in two volumes, blue cloth. Fine condition, Ron Hoskins collection.

Price: 30.00

Transactions Of The Newcomen Society 1960-2000 Ref: Run 42  

Volumes 33-71 inclusive, arranged in 42 books, recent volumes being issued in two parts per year. Format is quarto (approx 10" x 8"). Page count varies from year to year, some volumes running up to 350 pages. All are illustrated. Binding is in the Society's grey cartridge paper wrappers for the earlier volumes, more recently in laminated card covers. Condition very good to fine, signs of slight wear to the covers of the early wartime volumes.
The Newcomen Society is the foremost British organisation for the study of the history of technology. The early volumes tended to concentrate upon the technology of the early stationary steam engines, mill engines and pumping engines. In due course this was widened to include virtually all aspects of technology.

Price: 375.00

Transactions Of The Newcomen Society 1972-2001 Ref: Run 43  

Volumes 45-72, twenty-nine years arranged in 33 books, recent volumes being issued in two parts per year. Format is quarto (approx 102 x 8"). Page count varies from year to year, some years running to more than 350 pages. Binding is in the Society's laminated card covers, condition being fine throughout. The Newcomen Society is the foremost British organisation for the study of the history of technology. While there is still something of an emphasis upon early stationary steam engines, mill engines and pumping engines the contents now cover virtually all aspects of technological history.

Price: 325.00

The New Zealand Railway Observer 1972-2006 Ref: Run 132  

Published four times per year by the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society. Volumes 29-62 inclusive bound as 13 books. Format is medium quarto, last three volumes approx A4. , about 175 pages a year. Wide range of subject matter, plenty of locomotive information and profusely illustrated. High quality production. Bound in dark red cloth by Mike Sullivan, gilt titles on spine of each volume.

Price: 400.00

The Railway Observer 1928-2009 Ref: Run 210  

New in the market
A magnificent bound run of volumes 1-79 inclusive. The official monthly organ of the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society. Uniform A5 format throughout. First few volumes are duplicated typescript, then letterpress from February 1932. Page count varies, 300-400 pages in the early years, thinner during the war, rising to 700 pages in the Noughties. All illustrated except for the war years, recent colour. Contains feature articles, extensive locomotive lists and records, stock alterations, etc. Uniformly bound as 73 books (a few doubles) in medium blue cloth with silver lettering.
This set also includes the Railway Stock Books 1937-1977, seventeen individual volumes bound as two thick books, to match the main set. Price for everything: £995

Price: 995.00

The Railway Observer 1948-1990 Ref: Run 188  

The official monthly organ of the Railway Travel & Correspondence Society, volumes 18 to 60, 43 in all bound as 41 books standard A5 format. Page count varies, up to 670 pages a year in the later years. Concentrates heavily on British locomotive and train service interest, valuable for detailed lists of stock alterations and observations. With illustrations except for the war years. Some volumes incorporate extra publications. Bound in red in the official "Tomes" bindings. All with annual indexes. A fine and long set.

Price: 945.00

Railway Observer 1950-1971 Ref: Run 11  

Volumes 20-41 bound as 18 books. Published by the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society as their monthly house magazine. Noted for extensive and detailed stock listings, withdrawals, transfers, renumberings, service changes, and thus a vast quarry of information for the locomotive historian. Octavo format, page count varies between 300 pages and 450 pages. Illustrated throughout and with annual indexes. Some of the periodic Locomotive Stock Books are also bound in. Bound in green cloth with gilt titling on the spines. This set is from the library of the late Peter Semmens, sometime Deputy Keeper of the National Railway Museum, railway historian, and author.

Price: 500.00

The Railway Observer 1953-1959 Ref: Run 191  

The official monthly organ of the Railway Travel & Correspondence Society. A short run of annual volumes 23 to 29 from the period when British steam was at its zenith. Standard A5 format. Page count about 360-400 a year Concentrates heavily on British locomotive and train service interest, valuable for detailed lists of stock alterations and observations. With illustrations and indexes. Bound in dark green cloth, very good.

Price: 175.00

Rollsign 1970-2002 Ref: Run 141  

The official organ of the Boston Street Railway Association (USA). This run comprises volumes 7-39 inclusive. Standard American quarto format. Contains dense text, illustrations and drawings of all aspects of local public transport in the Boston area. Later volumes also cover wider New England. Professionally bound as nine substantial books by Mike Sullivan in dark blue cloth with gilt titles on the spines. the set is accompanied by a few later unbound copies. A publication not easy to find in the UK.

Price: 275.00

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