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International Railways: Authors A - L

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Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland 2009/2010. Ref: S7676  

Cologne, 2009 : Schweers & Wall.
Large quarto square format, 239 pages, German text, boards, near fine. ** 180 pages of maps, including 1:300,000 and detailed plans, plus gazetteers, key and glossary.

Price: 21.00

L'Art Dans Le Métro. Ref: S4476  

Brussels, 1982.
Square quarto, 214 pages with colour and mono photo illustrations of artistic works at Brussels Metro stations, French text, laminated card covers, near fine.

Price: 15.00

Eisenbahnen In Finnland. Ref: S7139  

Alameri, M.
Vienna, 1979: Slezak.
Large octavo, 192 pages (of which 86 pages are photos), drawings of locomotives and rolling stock, locomotive lists. German text. Laminated boards, fine. **Some general history but mainly locomotives. Not a common book.

Price: 20.00

+ Switzerland - Its Railways And Cableways, Mountain Roads And Steamers. Ref: S7817  


Allen, C J.
Ian Allan, 1967.
Octavo, 249 pages, photo illustrations, maps, jacket, VG. **Switzerland's alpine terrain has presented her road and railway engineers with constructional problems found nowhere else in Europe to the same extent. CJA describes the conquest of the mountains. Over half of the book concerns the major railways; the final seven chapters cover minor railways, rack railways, funiculars, cable suspension, roads and lake vessels. The very last chapter, probably only of nostagic interest these days, offers travel advice.

Price: 20.00

Bildband Dampflokomotiven. Ref: S7712  

Andreas, H & Backhaus, B.
Gifhorn, 1969 : Zeunert.
Landscape quarto, 120-page photo album of whole page plates of German steam locomotives at work, jacket, VG.

Price: 18.00

+ Die Ludwigs-Eisenbahn. Die erste Eisenbahnlinie in Deutschland. Ref: S7823  

Asmus, C.
Zurich, 1984 : Orell Füssli.
Square quarto, 152 pages, photo illustrations, other illustrations from contemporary sources, some colour, German text, jacket. Fine. **History of the first railway in Germany.

Price: 16.00

The Story Of Eddystone. Ref: S6023  

Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Felton, Ca, 1974: Glenwood reprint of the rare 1928 BLW official publication.
Large quarto, 74 pages, photo illustrations, plans, jacket, VG. **Published to mark the final transfer of locomotive building from the cramped Broad St shops in Philadelphia to the vast new Eddystone greenfield plant.

Price: 25.00

Link With A Lonely Land. The Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Ref: S7775  

Barnes, M.
Erin, Ont, 1985 : Boston Mills Press.
Landscape quarto, 230 pages, well illustrated with photos, sketch maps, jacket, fine. **History of the line linking the CNR and CPR at North Bay, Ontario with Hudsons Bay.

Price: 20.00

Mountain Railways. Ref: S7550  

Berg, Collett & Pownall.
1895, excerpt from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Octavo, 150 pages, text diagrams, tables, 2 folding plates of drawings, new red cloth, fine. **Comprises three related papers on new rack railways:
S J Berg : The St Gotthard Mountain Railway And The Stanzerhorn Cable-Railway;
Alfred Collett : The Mosistrol-Montserrat Rack Railway;
C A Pownall : The Usui Mountain Railway, Japan.
With subsequent discussion and correspondence.

Price: 35.00

The Great Railway 1871-1885. (Two volumes: The National Dream and The Last Spike) Ref: S5647  

Berton, P.
Toronto, 1970-71: MacLelland & Stewart.
2 volumes, octavo, 439 + 478 pages, maps, chapter references, bibliography, both jackets worn, books VG+. **The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, an epic story; this is the full textual history. (There was also an illustrated version with shortened text, published later).

Price: 48.00

The Central Railway Of Peru And The Cerro de Pasco Railway. Ref: S7707  


Binns, D.
Trackside, 1996.
Large quarto, 80 pages, many photos, maps, locomotive drawings, motive power details, laminated card covers, VG+.

Price: 14.00

+ Els Ferrocarrils Catalans. Ref: S7822  

Bosch, C Salmerón i.
Barcelona, 1985, 1987 : Terminus.
Two volumes, large octavo, 187 + 184 pages, maps, photo illustrations, loco lists, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, Spanish (Catalan) text, jackets slightly faded on spine, otherwise near fine. **The two volumes cover history (Volume 1 : Cent anys d'historia) and motive power (Volume 2 : Del vapor a l'electricitat). They are from the series Els Trens De Catalunya, the other volumes of which appear to deal with minor railways of the region.

Price: 42.00

William Mackenzie, International Railway Builder. Ref: S6677  

Brooke, D.
Newcomen Society, 2004.
Large octavo, 200 pages, illustrated, maps, chapter notes, laminated boards, fine. **Mid-Victorian contractor active in Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium and Spain, notable for the construction of the Paris & Rouen Railway at the outset of his career.

Price: 20.00

Engine Houses And Turntables On Canadian Railways 1850 - 1950. Ref: S7324  

Bush, E F.
Erin, Ont, 1990 : Boston Mills.
Large quarto, 160 pages, illustrated with photos, drawings, plans, list of surviving depots, jacket, fine. **This was compiled for the Canadian Historic Sites and Monuments Board as a guide in determining the historic significance of the remaining examples. It is a thorough and technical study of the structures and layouts of sheds and turntables.

Price: 25.00

La Ligne Des Cevennes / Die Cevennen-Bahn Südfrankreich. Ref: S7480  

Butz, R W.
Thun, 1987 : Ott Verlag.
Large oblong quarto, 160 page photo album, mainly b/w, some colour, map, dual French / German text, laminated boards, fine. **A section-by-section survey of the line from Clermont Ferrand to Nimes. Introductory descriptive text to each section.

Price: 20.00

The Overland Railway. South Australia's South Line. Ref: S6573  

Callaghan, W H.
St James, NSW, 1992: ARHS.
Folio, 314 pages, many illustrations, some colour, track diagrams, jacket, fine. **The line from Adelaide to Serviceton: a detailed history.

Price: 30.00

+ A Life For Every Sleeper. A pictorial record of the Burma-Thailand railway. Ref: S7819  


Clarke, H V.
Sydney, NSW, 1988 : Allen & Unwin. 3rd impr.
Square quarto, 114 pages, 87 photo illustrations, 3 maps, jacket, near fine. **The author was an Australian prisoner of war who worked building this railway. Although described as a pictorial record the book contains a relatively high proportion of text relating the history of the line and the author's experiences, including his return to the area in 1978.

Price: 12.00

Light Railways At Home And Abroad. Ref: S7176  

Cole, W H.
Octavo, 339 pages, illustrations on plates and in text, tables, original red cloth, VG. **Very scarce. A detailed examination of the pros and cons of light railways, techniques, legal considerations, practice at home and abroad.

Price: 120.00

Proposed London And Paris Railway. London and Paris in 2 hours 45 minutes. Ref: S3816  

Collard, W.
P S King, 1928.
Quarto, 292 pages, tables, folding map, draft timetables, estimates, consulting engineer's report, coloured armorial device on title page. Handsome blue buckram, VG. ** Manifesto for a broad gauge channel tunnel. Scarce

Price: 60.00

Rails To The Lakes. The story of the Hamilton & Northwestern Railway. Ref: S5275  

Cooper, C.
Cheltenham, Ont. 1980: Boston Mills.
Large quarto, 158 pages, double-page coloured frontispiece, photo illustrations, maps, drawings of structures, multimedia repair to back of jacket, book fine. **Not only the named railway, but also the Hamilton and Lake Erie (or Port Dover) Railway, both strategic to the rivalry of the city of Hamilton with Toronto, and both eventually absorbed into the CNR system.

Price: 28.00

+ New Zealand Steam Spectacular. Ref: S7818  

Cross, D.
Bradford Barton, 1976.
Square octavo, 96 page album of bright photos, jacket, VG+. **NZ steam at work.

Price: 14.00

The Puffing Pioneers. And Queensland's railway builders. Ref: S4746  

Daddow, V.
St Lucia, 1975: Queensland Univ Press.
Quarto, 217 pages + photo plates, other photo illustrations in text, map, jacket repaired internally with old tape, otherwise VG. **Substantial railway history; the author was driver and trade unionist on the line.

Price: 18.00

De Sista Svenska Ångloken. The last of Swedish steam locomotives. Ref: S7380  


Diehl, U.
Sweden, 1977: Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Landscape squarish quarto, 215 pages b/w photo album, captions and other text in Swedish and English, ex SLS library : label, rubbed jacket, otherwise generally VG+

Price: 22.00

The Pennsylvania Railroad. Its organisation, construction and management. With eighty-two plates and numerous illustrations. Ref: S4875  

Dredge, J.
1879, published by 'Engineering.'
Folio, 266 pages text, 34 pictorial steel engravings of the line, stations, bridges, etc; numerous technical drawings, maps, tables, appendices; followed by a large coloured map of the system and 82 plates of engineering drawings (many double and a few folding) of structures , locomotives and rolling stock. Bound in old quarter morocco, rubbed but sound, marbled end papers, top edge gilt. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy of a scarce volume. ** A good all-round account of the history, engineering and operation of the PRR. Even then the Pennsy had a good reputation for sound engineering and careful management.

Price: 400.00

Cane Train. The sugar-cane railways of Fiji. Ref: S7671  

Dyer & Hodge.
NZ Railway & Locomotive Soc, 1988.
Large octavo, 178 pages, photos, drawings, coloured frontispiece, map endpapers, locomotive lists and diagrams, jacket, fine. **Narrow gauge in the South Seas. This work updates the authors' earlier volumei>Balloon Stacks And Sugar Cane
Price: 20.00

De Belgische Trein. Bij leven en welzijn. Ref: S7344  

Elst, A ver.
Zaltbommel, 1990 : Europese Bibliotheek.
Large quarto, 158 page b/w photo album, Dutch text, laminated boards, fine. **The organisation of this selection of photos is slightly baffling, but includes some interesting motive power, a rail gun and photos of railways in the Belgian Congo.

Price: 15.00

Lödöse Lilla Edets Järnväg en historik för åren 1906-1976. Ref: S6024  

Forsæus, S.
Eksjö, 1978: Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Octavo, 159 pages, photo illustrations, maps, drawings, Swedish text, card covers, VG+.**Svenska Järnvägsklub Skriftserie nr 23. This is a numbered series of histories produced since the 1960s by Sweden's principal railway society.

Price: 14.00

Die Schmalspurbahn Gera-Pforten-Wuitz-Mumsdorf. Ref: S6404  


Franz, D.
Berlin, 1987: Transpress.
Large octavo, 152 pages, well illustrated: maps, track plans, architectural drawings (rather handsome buildings), many photos, German text, card covers, near fine. ** Narrow gauge in eastern Germany.

Price: 14.00

We Took The Train. Ref: S7622  

Grant, H R (ed).
DeKalb, Ill, 1990 : Northern Illinois Univ Press.
Large octavo, 175 pages, photo and other illustrations, jacket, fine. **An anthology of writings on train travel in the USA, from the earliest years to the 1980s.

Price: 16.00

Wessman-Barkens Järnväg. Ref: S5783  

Håkansson, N G.
Motala, 1983: Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Octavo, 158 pages, map, track plans, photos, traffic etc statistics, card covers, VG. **Svenska Järnvägsklub Histories number 30. This is one of a series of histories produced since the 1960s by Sweden's principal railway society.

Price: 14.00

The Nickel Plate Road. The history of a great railroad. Ref: S5714  

Hampton, T.
Cleveland, Oh, 1947: World Publshg.
Large octavo, 366 pages + 20 pages of photo plates, maps and drawings in text, map endpapers, jacket worn at edges, some foxing to prelims and edges but generally VG. **A scholarly history.

Price: 35.00

Steam On Four Continents / Mit Geöffnetem Regler. Ref: S7325  

Haslbeck, G and Wardale, D.
Tegernheim, 1984-1997 : Haslbeck.
Four volumes large oblong quarto, colour photo albums each approx 128 pages with captions in German and English. Volume 1, Europe and South America; Volume 2, Africa; Volume 3, Asia; Volume 4, China. Laminated boards, near fine. **Superb photos of working steam.

Price: 65.00

My Forty Footplate Years 1943 - 1983. A New Zealand enginedriver's story. Ref: S5766  

Hercock, R.
Wellington, 1987: NZRL Soc.
Small quarto, 80 pages, photo and other illustrations, card covers, VG+.

Price: 8.00

Permanent Way. [The story of the Kenya And Uganda Railway and of the Tanganyika railways.] Ref: S3523  

HIll, M F.
East African Railways & Harbours, 1949-1957.
Quarto, 2 volumes.
Volume 1, The Story Of The Kenya & Uganda Railway. Being the official history of the development of the transport system in Kenya and Uganda. 582 pages, photo plates, maps.
Volume 2, The Story Of The Tanganyika Railways, 295 pages, photo plates, maps. Green crested cloth with jackets, wear to jackets but underneath a near fine set. **One of only two or three definitive histories of African railway systems.

Price: 130.00

Die Teutoburger Wald-Eisenbahn. Ref: S6516  

Högemann, J.
Lubeck, 1986: Uhle & Kleimann.
Oblong quarto, 304 pages, many illustrations, some colour, track diagrams, time table extracts, German text, laminated boards, fine. **Line history.

Price: 24.00

75 Jahre Wiener Stadtbahn. Ref: S7389  

Horn, A.
Vienna, 1974: Bohmann.
Large octavo, 96 pages with many photo illustrations, diagrams and tablulated stocklists, German text, laminated card covers, VG.

Price: 20.00

100 Jahre Tegernsee Bahn. Ref: S7308  

Hufschläger, H & Zeitler, W.
Egglham, 1983 : Bufe-Fachbuch.
Folio, 95 pages, photo and other illustrations, some colour, map, tables, German text, glazed boards, near fine.

Price: 16.00

Tåg. A pictorial rhapsody of Swedish locomotives and railways. (En bildrapsodi om svenska lok och järnvägar). Ref: S7566  

Jangö, J.
Stockholm: 1966, Allt om Hobby.
Oblong quarto, 144 pages, mainly photo illustrations, Swedish text, captions in Swedish and English, glazed boards. VG+.

Price: 18.00

Shays, Crabs And Phosphate. A history of the railways of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Ref: S7039  


Jehan, D.
Melbourne, Vict, 2008 : Light Rly Research Society.
Folio, 136 pages, well illustrated, some colour, maps, diagrams, locomotive information, laminated card covers, fine.

Price: 20.00

Portrait Of The Alaska Railroad. Ref: S6832  


Johnson, K.
Anchorage, 2003: Alaska Northwest.
Large quarto, 96 pages, large coloured map, colour photo illustrations, bibliography, card covers, fine.

Price: 10.00

Hungarian Railways. Ref: S5883  

Kalla-Bishop, P M.
D&C, 1973.
Octavo, 198 pages including photo plates, maps, stock list of steam locomotives, jacket, near fine. **Railway Histories Of The World series.

Price: 19.00

Italian Railways. Ref: S5234  

Kalla-Bishop, P M.
D&C, 1971.
Octavo, 208 pages, photos, maps, stock lists, neat repair to jacket, otherwise VG+. **Railway Histories Of The World series.

Price: 16.00

Railway Holiday In Italy. Ref: S7137  


Kalla-Bishop, P.
D&C, 1967.
Octavo, 160 pages + frontispiece and 39 photo illustrations on 16 plates, maps, jacket, near fine. **An eminently readable account of what a traveller might have expected to find on a tour of Italy in the sixties, interspersed with a good deal of Italian railway history and other useful knowledge. This series continues in unabated popularity, partly for its conjuring up of continental nostalgia, and partly as background information for modern travellers exploring the current system.

Price: 15.00

First Stop Central. The electrified system and cars of the New South Wales Government Railways. Ref: S7268  

Keenan, D R & Clark, H R.
Sydney: AETA, 1963.
Octavo, 138 pages, photo illustrations, drawings, maps, stock lists, jacket, VG+.

Price: 26.00

Die Ahtalbahnen. Ref: S6993  

Kemp, K.
Freiburg, 1983 : Eisenbahn-Kurier.
Large octavo, 296 pages, 252 photo illustrations, track and station layouts, maps, time table extracts, German text, laminated boards, fine. **German line history.

Price: 18.00

The History Of The Louisville & Nashville Railroad. Ref: S5787  

Klein, M.
Macmillan, 1972.
Large octavo, 572 pages, 70 illustrations, numerous charts, bibliography, chapter notes and references, jacket, fine. **In the Macmillan "Railroads Of America" series, by general consent the most authoritative set of railroad company histories. Not common in the UK.

Price: 50.00

La Poste Et Le Rail. 150 ans de vehicules ferroviaires postaux. Ref: S7786  

Knepper, M & Pochet, C.
Paris, 1999 : La Vie Du Rail.
Large quarto, 207 pages, many colour and b/w illustrations, vehicle plans, fleet lists, French text, laminated boards, fine. **History of railway postal vehicles in France.

Price: 27.00

Die Feldbahnen Der Bong'schen Mahlwerke. Ref: S7778  

Koch, M.
Freiburg, 2004 : Eisenbahn-Kurier.
Folio, 244 pages, many photo illustrations, some colour, maps and site plans, laminated boards, much locomotive information, near fine. ** A large quarrying concern near Monchengladbach, extracting foundry sand and possibly other materials, with an extensive narrow gauge system. This is a detailed study of the system and its operation. It was put to military use during 1944-45, and closed in the 1960s.

Price: 30.00

Die Berlin-Hamburger Eisenbahn. Ref: S6892  


Kutschik, D & Sprang, B.
Stuttgart: Transpress, 1996.
Square quarto, 136 pages, crisp black & white and colour illustrations, locomotive list, laminated boards, fine.

Price: 16.00

Boken Om HNJ. Halmstad-Nässjö Järnvägar 1882-1982. Ref: S6063  

Leander, L O.
Malmö, 1984: Stenvalls.
Large octavo, 320 pages, photo illustrations, diagrams, Swedish text, glazed boards, some fading, generally VG. **Line history of a Swedish railway.

Price: 20.00

Railways Of Canada. Ref: S7141  


Legget, R F.
David & Charles, 1973.
Octavo, 255 pages, photo illustrations, maps, jacket, near fine. **D&C Railway Histories Of The World series. How the railways of Canada grew from small portage links to a network of some 40,000 miles dominated by the two great systems CPR and CNR.

Price: 16.00

100 Jahre Waldenburgerbahn 1880 - 1980. Ref: S5905  

Leupin, H (ed).
Waldenburg, 1980, published by the Company.
Large octavo, 156 pages, well illustrated, some colour, stock lists etc, German text, reprint historic document loosely inserted, laminated pictorial boards, near fine. **History of a local railway in Switzerland.

Price: 18.00

The Newfie Bullet. The story of passenger train service in Newfoundland. Ref: S7711  


Lingard, M.
Grand Falls-Windsor, 2000 : Lingard.
Large quarto, 128 pages, photo illustrations, map, locomotive and rolling stock drawings, laminated card covers, signed by author, fine. **First of a series of histories of the railways of Newfoundland, this combines a conventional line history together with a section of railwaymens' and travellers' remiscences.

Price: 14.00

Laxå-Röfors Järnväg. Ref: S5974  

Ljungqvist, T.
Laxå, 1968; Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Octavo, 111 pages, photo illustrations, maps, drawings, Swedish text, card covers, near fine. **Svenska Järnvägsklub Skriftserie nr 4. This is a numbered series of histories produced since the 1960s by Sweden's principal railway society.

Price: 12.00

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