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Narrow gauge, industrial and miniature railways

Industrial railways, light railways, narrow gauge railways and miniature (5" - 15") railways. Trams are in the Trams and Buses section, as is any light railway calling itself a tramway, such as Wantage.
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30inch Railways Worldwide. Ref: NG3330  

An introduction to the development of 750mm, 760mm and 2ft 6in gauge public railways.
Scotney.
Very large, 416 pages, photo illustrations, many maps, some large clear drawings of rolling stock and motive power, hard back. **The first 90 pages outline the purposes and development of the 30" gauge railway; the remainder of the book comprehensively surveys systems throughout the world, country by country. A mine of fascinating information, and an indispensible reference for narrow gauge research.

Price: 50.00
 

Bagnall Locomotives. Ref: NG1086  

A pictorial album of Bagnall standard gauge locomotives.
Baker, A C, & Civil, T D A.
Very large, 106 pages, album, hard back. **Introduced by a 6-page history of the firm, this is a collection of photographs of their engines accompanied by lengthy descriptive captions. A soft back edition is also available.

Price: 21.95
 

Bagnall Locomotives. Ref: NG1027  

A pictorial album of Bagnall standard gauge locomotives.
Baker, A C, & Civil, T D A.
Very large, 106 pages, album, soft back. **Introduced by a 6-page history of the firm, this is a collection of photographs of their engines accompanied by lengthy descriptive captions. A hard back edition is also available.

Price: 16.95
 

Beckton's Railways And Locomotives Ref: NG3425  


Marden.
Very large, 132 pages, many photos, maps, site plans, soft back. **Local industrial lines : the gas works, products works and water works. Beckton Gas Works was the largest in Europe, with a huge internal railway. Plenty of interesting photos and details of the various locomotive stocks.

Price: 17.95
 

Saga By Rail: Ireland. Ref: NG2285  

RS16.
Boyd, J I C.
Medium, 288 pages, photos, maps, soft back. **Mr Boyd's reminiscences of Irish narrow gauge, 1933 - 1962.

Price: 16.95
 

Saga By Rail: Great Britain And The Isle Of Man. Ref: NG2344  

RS17.
Boyd, J I C.
Medium, 192 pages, photos, maps, soft back. **Mr Boyd's reminiscences of railways, mainly narrow gauge, from 1925 onwards. He made a virtue of finding out and poking around the most obscure lines. There are some splendid photos.

Price: 14.95
 

British Rail Departmental Locomotives 1948-1968. Ref: NG3320  

Includes depots and stabling points.
Smith & Smith.
Very large, 96 pages, photo illustrations, site plans, glazed boards.**A single reference to all the departmental locomotives - steam, diesel, electric and battery - both standard and narrow gauge, operated by BR to the end of steam in 1968. Full details of each locomotive's record in departmental service, together with information about the locations at which the locomotives worked and including large-scale OS maps of depots etc.

Price: 20.00
 

British Small Mines (North). Ref: NG0665  


Booth.
Large, 112 pages with 142 photos and site plans. Hard back. **Studies of 28 representative drift mines working a variety of minerals in northern England and southern Scotland.

Price: 18.00
 

British Small Mines (South). Ref: NG3074  


Booth
Medium, 96 pages, album with photos and site plans, hard back.

Price: 18.00
 

Carriages And Wagons Of The Talyllyn Railway. Ref: NG2838  

A special issue of 'The Narrow Gauge'.
Little.
Large, 62 pages, photo illustrations (colour throughout), lists, soft back. **Talyllyn stock list.

Price: 6.95
 

Castleford Colliery Railways. Ref: NG2644  

Ackton Hall, Allerton Bywater, Allerton Main, Fryston, Glasshoughton, Ledston Luck, Peckfield, Prince of Wales, Savile, Wheldale, Whitwood.
Rockett, R.
Large, 64 pages, pictorial, area map, some colliery plans. Soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

Colonel Stephens' Railmotors. Ref: NG0391  


Garrett & Scott-Morgan.
Very large, 44 pages, soft back.

Price: 7.95
 

Contrast In Islands. The Narrow Gauge Railways Of Corsica And Sardinia. Ref: NG1268  


Davies.
Medium, 263 pages, photos (some colour), maps, track plans, hard back. *Good history of the systems.

Price: 27.95
 

The Corringham Light Railway. Ref: NG3265  

A new history.
Kay.
Very large, 96 pages, pictorial : photos, maps, site plans, drawings, soft back. ** Including Kynoch's works, Kynochtown/Coryton, and the oil industry.

Price: 12.95
 

Reservoir Builders Of South Wales. Ref: NG2126  


Bowtell & Hill
Medium, 130 pages, photos, area and system maps, glazed boards. **Book six of Bowtell's Dam Builders In The Age Of Steam series. A specialised but fascinating subject.

Price: 14.95
 

The Davington Light Railway. Ref: NG3278  

A world war 1 narrow gauge railway in Kent. LP40
Minter Taylor.
Medium, 48 pages, photos, map, soft back. **The second, revised, edition of this history of a railway serving a top secret gunpowder works.

Price: 7.95
 

De Winton Of Caernarfon. Ref: NG2884  

Engineers of excellence.
Fisher, Fisher & Jones.
Large, 342 pages, contemporary and present-day photographs (some recent colour), maps, original technical drawings and fine, clear, recent ones by one of the authors, locomotive list, hard back. **A handsomely produced book and a superb deeply researched history of this engineering firm who produced vertical boiler locomotives and much else besides.

Price: 58.00
 

Devon Narrow Gauge (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2528  

Featuring the Lee Moor Tramway.
Dart.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Douglas To Peel (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2192  


Heavyside.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Douglas To Port Erin (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2406  


Heavyside.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Eritrean Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2563  

An amazing reinstatement.
Mitchell, D.
Medium, 96 page all-colour album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Fayle's Tramways. Ref: NG3287  

Clay mining in Purbeck : two hundred years, six different gauges.
Legg.
Very large, 167 pages, photo illustrations, maps, hard back. **Ball clay, a superior clay used in pottery, has been extracted in the Isle of Purbeck since the sixteenth century. Benjamin Fayle built a plateway, the first railway in Dorset, in 1806 to transport clay from his workings to the coast. The use of rail transport in the local clay industry continued until the 1990s. This history covers Fayle's plateway, the Middlebere Tramway, the Goathorn Tramway and the Norden and Goathorn Railway.

Price: 28.00
 

Festiniog Railway Volume One. Ref: NG1340  

History and route 1800 - 1953.
Boyd.
Medium, 297 pages + 32 pages photo plates, maps & diagrams in text, 2nd impression of 1975 edition. Hard back. ** "A history of the narrow gauge railway linking the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog with Portmadoc, North Wales: together with outline histories of quarry undertakings connected to the Railway". The British Narrow Gauge Railway series no 1. B1A

Price: 22.95
 

Festiniog Railway Volume Two. Ref: NG0792  

Locomotives and rolling stock; quarries and branches: rebirth 1954-1974.
Boyd.
Medium, 329 pages + 54 pages photo plates, maps & diagrams in text, 2nd impression of 1975 edition. Hard back. ** "A history of the narrow gauge railway linking the slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog with Portmadoc, North Wales: together with outline histories of quarry undertakings connected to the Railway". The British Narrow Gauge Railway series no 1. B1B

Price: 25.00
 

Forestry Railways In Hungary. Ref: NG0235  


Engelbert.
Very large, 67 pages, soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

Fortress Railways Of The Baltic Shores. Ref: NG1467  


Helme, M.
Medium, 80 pages, soft back. ** Volume 3 of Narrow Gauge Railways Of Europe.

Price: 8.95
 

The Furzebrook Railway. Ref: NG3511  

Of Pike Brothers' Dorset clay works.
Legg.
Very large, 207 pages, photo illustrations, maps, site plans, hard back. **History of the railway serving Pike Bros' clay mines in the Isle of Purbeck. The network was intricate, with a lengthy westward branch; the locomotives were eclectic, with steam surviving to 1956 and the railway was only abandoned in 1999 (the clay working continues to this day). This book is a companion to the author's Fayle's Tramways (SW3287) which tells of the other major railway network on Purbeck.

Price: 28.00
 

Greece Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2121  

Featuring the Thessaly and the Peloponnese systems.
Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Hampshire Narrow Gauge (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG1880  

Including the Isle of Wight.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Harton Electric Railway. Ref: NG0100  


Hatcher, W J.
Medium, 136 pages, many photos, drawings, plans, maps. Hard back. **History of the first electrified colliery railway.

Price: 14.95
 

Hidden Railways Of Portsmouth & Gosport. Ref: NG2912  


Marden.
Very large, 154 pages, photos, maps, site plans, soft back. **Some fascinating systems, including many naval and military lines, contractors' and other industrial railways. Gives locomotive stock details.

Price: 17.95
 

Hospital Tramways And Railways. Ref: NG2600  


Voice.
Very large, 108 pages, photos, maps, site plans, track diagrams, glazed boards. **Third, enlarged, edition. While working in the Health Service the author discovered that a few hospitals had their own tramway or railway. When he began to research the subject he found far more than he had ever expected, together with a whole new area of military hospital systems. His findings are arranged in alphabetical order of hospital, each with a plan and further maps and photos if available.

Price: 25.00
 

Hunslet Narrow Gauge Locomotives. Ref: NG0150  


Neale, A.
Large, 64 pages. Soft back. **A compilation of selected sales catalogue sheets.

Price: 7.95
 

Illustrated History Of The Port Of Goole And Its Railways. Ref: NG3466  


Fell, M.G.
Very large, 120 pages, photo illustrations, some colour, dock plans, track layout, soft back. **The author was Port Manager at Goole and Hull between 1998 and 2003. As with his book on King's Lynn, he does not claim this as a definitive history but an informative and graphic portrayal of the port from its inception until the present day, including its railway connections past and present. The port thrives, and this record of it does it ample justice.
We were privileged to be shown over the port by the author, an unforgettable experience, the fascination intensified by the sight of more timber than one could have imagined possible.

Price: 16.95
 

Illustrated History Of The Port Of King's Lynn And Its Railways. Ref: NG2973  


Fell, M.G.
Very large, 112 pages, photo illustrations, dock plans, track layout, soft back. **The author worked at the port of King's Lynn between 1979 - 1987, becoming Port Manager there. He describes his book as "not a definitive history ... a portrayal of the port from the railway era until the present day".

Price: 15.95
 

Illustrated History Of The Welsh Highland Railway. Ref: NG1294  


Johnson, P.
Very large, 128 pages, photos, maps, pictures of paperwork, ephemera etc. Hardback. Excellent value. Out of print - last copy.

Price: 19.99
 

Indian Narrow Gauge Steam Remembered. Ref: NG1020  


Marshall.
Medium, 216 pages, very many photo illustrations (some colour), maps. Hard back. *Includes private, industrial and sugar factory railways.

Price: 29.95
 

Indian Metre Gauge Steam Remembered. Ref: NG2061  


Marshall.
Medium, 178 pages, pictorial (some colour), maps, locomotive lists. Hard back. *Includes public and industrial railways.

Price: 29.95
 

Indian Broad Gauge Steam Remembered. Ref: NG2736  


Marshall.
Medium, 166 pages, pictorial (some colour), maps, locomotive lists, hard back.

Price: 29.95
 

Industrial & Preserved Locomotives Of Belgium, The Netherlands And Luxembourg. Ref: NG2952  

Known locomotives from 1970 onwards.
Leach.
Medium, 234 pages plus photo section, soft back.

Price: 14.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire. Ref: NG1289  


Waywell
Medium, 432 pages, soft back. (Also available as a hard back, qv.) **The information about Bedfordshire was previously published in Pocket Book C (SE England) and the other two counties in Pocket Book D (Eastern England); it has all been greatly amplified in this volume. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractors' and preservation sites within in the three counties.

Price: 22.50
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire. Ref: NG1288  


Waywell
Medium, 464 pages. Glazed boards. (Also available as a paperback, qv.) **The information about Bedfordshire was previously published in Pocket Book C (SE England) and the other two counties in Pocket Book D (Eastern England); it has all been greatly amplified in this volume. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractors' and preservation sites within in the three counties.

Price: 27.50
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Lancashire Part A. The National Coal Board. Ref: NG1162  

Including opencast disposal points & British Coal. Interim Pocket Book 7A.
Bradley & Hindley.
Medium, 100 pages, maps, soft back.

Price: 7.50
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Mid And South Glamorgan. Ref: NG2954  


Hill.
Medium, 424 pages, maps (some colour), photo section, glazed boards.
Also available in softback, see 2307.

Price: 24.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Mid And South Glamorgan. Ref: NG2307  


Hill.
Medium, 424 pages, maps (some colour), photo section, softback.
Also available in hardback, see 2954.

Price: 19.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of North Staffordshire. Ref: NG0350  


Baker.
Medium, 392 pages, illustrated: maps and photos, glazed boards. **Includes histories of locomotives, locomotive worked systems, and non locomotive systems. Also background company histories and descriptions of track layouts.

Price: 24.00
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Nottinghamshire. Ref: NG0358  


Bendall.
Medium, 432 pages. Glazed boards. (Also available as a paperback, qv.) **Information previously published in Pocket Book E has been greatly amplified. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractor's and preservation sites within in the county.

Price: 27.50
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Picardy, France. Ref: NG2953  


Clingan.
Medium, 120 pages, photo illustrations, some text also in French, soft back. **Handbook PNF, covers the departments of Aisne, Oise & Somme.

Price: 9.00
 

Industrial Locomotives Of South Staffordshire. Ref: NG1302  


Shill, R.
Medium, 172 pages, + 24 pages photos, maps. Soft back. Also available hard back, qv.

Price: 14.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of South Staffordshire. Ref: NG0154  


Shill, R.
Medium, 172 pages, + 24 pages photos, maps. Glazed boards. Also available in soft back, qv.

Price: 17.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of Western France. Ref: NG0347  


Clingan.
Medium, 192 pages, soft back.

Price: 12.00
 

Industrial Locomotives Of West Glamorgan. Ref: NG2956  


Potts & Green.
Medium, 260 pages, illustrated: photos and maps, soft back. **Includes information previously published in Pocket Book 6, but in a greatly amplified state. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractors' and preservation sites within the county. Also available in glazed boards, qv.

Price: 14.95
 

Industrial Locomotives Of West Glamorgan. Ref: NG0349  


Potts & Green.
Medium, 260 pages, illustrated: photos and maps, glazed boards. **Includes information previously published in Pocket Book 6, but in a greatly amplified state. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractors' and preservation sites within the county. Also available in softback, qv.

Price: 20.00
 

Industrial Railway Locomotive Sheds. Ref: NG3486  

A second selection.
Booth.
Medium, 80 pages, album, soft back. **145 industrial locomotive sheds visited between 1967 - 1999. The author has provided basic descriptions of what are frequently pretty basic structures. Fascinating and totally addictive.

Price: 12.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Hertfordshire & Middlesex. Ref: NG2306  


Waywell.
Medium, 408 pages, maps and site plans (some colour), photo section, softback.

Price: 19.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of India And South Asia. Ref: NG3058  


Darvill.
Medium, 556 pages, many photographs (with separate colour section), excellent maps, lists, hard back. **Records over 6500 steam, diesel, petrol and electric locomotives at over 1200 sites in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. As well as industrial sites the author includes chapters on military railways and railways used in main line construction projects.

Price: 29.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Kent. Ref: NG3528  


Waywell.
Medium, 458 pages, maps and site plans (some colour), photo illustrations (some colour), additional booklet of maps loosely inserted, hardback. **The extra maps are due to three additional sites being discovered when the production of the book was well advanced.

Price: 35.00
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Lincolnshire & Rutland. Ref: NG2769  


Ashforth, Bendall & Plant.
Medium, 320 pages + 64 pages of photographs (some period colour), good map section including some detailed local area plans, glazed boards. (Also available as a soft back, qv.) **Information previously published in Pocket Book E has been greatly amplified. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive-worked systems, contractor's and preservation sites within the two counties.

Price: 25.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Lincolnshire & Rutland. Ref: NG2770  


Ashforth, Bendall & Plant.
Medium, 320 pages + 64 pages of photographs (some period colour), good map section including some detailed local area plans, soft back. (Also available in glazed boards, qv.) **Information previously published in Pocket Book E has been greatly amplified. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive-worked systems, contractor's and preservation sites within the two counties.

Price: 21.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of The County Of London. Ref: NG2577  


Waywell & Jux.
Medium, 232 pages + 40 pages of photographs, good map section including some site plans, soft back. (Also available as a hard back, qv.) **Information previously published in Pocket Book C has been greatly amplified. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive-worked systems, contractor's and preservation sites within the county.

Price: 16.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of The County Of London. Ref: NG2578  


Waywell & Jux.
Medium, 232 pages + 40 pages of photographs, good map section including some site plans, glazed boards. (Also available as a soft back, qv.) **Information previously published in Pocket Book C has been greatly amplified. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive-worked systems, contractor's and preservation sites within the county.

Price: 19.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of South Western England. Ref: NG2962  


Hateley.
Medium, 383 pages, many photographs (mostly coloured), good map sections for each county including some detailed local area and site plans, lists, glazed boards. **Covers Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Information for each county is set out in three sections: First industrial locomotive worked systems, minor public railways and preservation sites; secondly known details of non-locomotive worked systems; thirdly known details of locomotives used on civil engineering contracts.

Price: 27.95
 

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Sussex & Surrey. Ref: NG3381  


Jux & Hateley.
Medium, 287 pages, photo illustrations (some colour), good map sections for both counties including some detailed local area, good site plans, locomotive, and location and owner indexes, glazed boards. **Indispensible reference.

Price: 27.95
 

Industrial Railways In Colour South. Ref: NG2910  


Poulter
Large, 64 page colour album, glazed boards. **Early post war pictures with a lot of steam interest.

Price: 11.95
 

Industrial Railways Of Bolton, Bury And The Manchester Coalfield. Part 1 Bolton And Bury. Ref: NG0055  


Townley, Appleton, Smith & Peden.
Medium, 206 pages, illustrated, hard back.

Price: 25.00
 

Industrial Railways Of Manvers Main And Barnburgh Main. Ref: NG0357  


Booth.
Large, 128 pages, album, track diagrams, plans, many photos. Hard back. **Descriptive captions provide historical detail. Appendices give loco and wagon lists.

Price: 7.50
 

Industrial Railways Of St Helens, Widnes And Warrington. Ref: NG0353  

Part 1: St Helens.
Townley & Peden.
Medium, 272 pages. Hard back. **The railways which served the glass and chemical works at St Helens. Photos and 40 large scale maps whch illustrate the industrial develpoment of the area from the 1820s to the present.
Price now reduced from £24.

Price: 19.95
 

Industrial Railways Of St Helens, Widnes And Warrington. Ref: NG1417  

Part 2: St Helens coalfield and the Sandfields.
Townley & Peden.
Medium, 309 pages, illustrated with maps and photos, tables of locomotives. Hard back. **Discusses the industrial railways and locomotives that worked on the St Helens coalfield and includes the first detailed published account of Pilkington's 2' gauge sand railways.
Price now reduced from £25

Price: 19.95
 

Industrial Steam In Action. Ref: NG3356  


Siviter.
Very large, 80 page mainly colour album, glazed boards. **The collection of excellent pictures shows steam at work at thirty-five locations across the country, at sites ranging from breweries to collieries.

Price: 16.99
 

Industrial Tramways Of The Vale Of Llangollen. Ref: NG3063  

LP238.
Thomas & Southern.
Medium, 72 pages, many photos, maps, bibliography, soft back. **Fascinating survey of the numerous obscure and often shortlived industrial (mostly quarry) lines around Llangollen.

Price: 9.95
 

Iron Rails And Whisky Trails. Ref: NG3072  


Peaty.
Very large, 184 pages, photo illustrations, large scale OS maps, site plans, 16 pages of the author's water colour illustrations, glazed boards. **A slightly whimsical title for a history of the Scottish distilling industry concentrating on the role the railways played in its development over one hundred years. An interesting and rewarding subject.

Price: 19.95
 

Iron Sherpa. Volume 1 - The history. Ref: NG2230  

The story of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 1879 - 2006.
Martin, T.
Very large, 367 pages, engravings, photos, maps, map endpapers, hard back. **The successor to Halfway To Heaven, Terry Martin's fine new and exhaustive history, handsomely produced - a splendid book however you look at it.

Price: 49.00
 

Kent Narrow Gauge (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2405  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Kerr's Miniature Railway. Ref: NG3126  

Scotland's oldest small-scale line.
Little, L.
Medium, 46 pages, maps, photo illustrations, soft back. **It's at Arbroath.

Price: 6.95
 

The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway. Ref: NG0471  

OL96.
Leleux.
Medium, 232 pages, pictorial, many photos and maps. Hard back. **A concise history of the Leighton Buzzard Light Rly placing it in the context of the industrial history of the area. Second edition, enlarged.

Price: 18.95
 

Light Railways Explored. Ref: NG1210  

A photographic diary 1931 - 38.
Simpson, J E.
Medium, 106 pages, pictorial. **In his school and university holidays the author visited 24 non-grouped light railways in England and Wales, exploring and photographing. This fascinating book is the fruit of time well spent.

Price: 10.00
 

Locomotives Of Severn-Lamb Ltd. Ref: NG2729  

A special issue of The Narrow Gauge.
Holroyde & Little.
Medium, 85 pages, photo illustrations (mainly colour), list, soft back. ** "Leisure train builders to the world". A history of the firm, with a very details list of their products.

Price: 9.95
 

Miniature Locomotives Of David Curwen. Ref: NG2532  


Little & Holroyde.
Medium, 118 pages, drawings, photographs (some colour), soft back. **A catalogue of all locomotives built by Curwen, and all designed by him and built by others. Gives dates of building, rebuilds, transfers, current status and other interesting details.

Price: 9.95
 

Monorails Of The 19th Century. Ref: NG2859  


Garner.
Very large, 288 pages, well illustrated with photographs, contemporary illustrations, vehicle drawings, and maps, glazed boards. ** The monorail was conceived in the 1820s when conventional two-rail lines were still a recent idea. Here is its history up to the construction of the successful Wuppertal Schwebebahn at end of the 19th century. There is a history and a full technical description of each system. Many of the designs were eccentric and few were commercially successful but this energetic period of industrial growth encouraged novelty.

Price: 24.99
 

Monorails Of The Early 20th Century. Ref: NG3503  


Garner.
Very large, 208 pages, copiously illustrated with photographs, contemporary illustrations, diagrams, vehicle drawings, and maps, glazed boards. ** This volume follows on from Monorails Of The 19th Century (CE2859) and continues the history of monorails from 1900 to just after the second world war. Among others it provides a detailed history and explanation of the gyroscopic monorails by Brennan, Scherl and Schilovsky and the Bennie Railplane. Monorails built outside the UK are included, notably the American Magnesium Co line in the Death Valley desert in the 1920s. There are also updates to the 19th Century volume including the Schwebebahn and the reborn Listowel and Ballybunion Railway.

Price: 25.00
 

Mont Cenis Fell Railway. Ref: NG0708  


Ransom.
Very large, 92 pages. Hard back.

Price: 16.00
 

Motor Rail Ltd. Ref: NG3474  

Simplex Motor Rail & Tramcar Co Ltd Bedford - England.
Keef.
Very large, 152 pages, photo illustrations, glazed boards. ** History of the Bedford locomotive builders and light engineers, formed in 1884 to build tramcars for Karachi. The author's company, Alan Keef Ltd, bought the business in 1987. This readable account covers the full history and product ranges of the company together with individual histories of some of its extant locomotives.

Price: 22.50
 

Mountain Railways And Locomotives From Old Picture Postcards. Ref: NG0508  


Taylorson.
Medium, 64 pages. Soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

Mountsorrel. Ref: NG2974  

And its associated quarry railways.
Peaty.
Very large, 88 pages, pictorial: photo illustrations, map, large scale OS maps, track layout, soft back.

Price: 19.95
 

Moving Mountains By Rail. Ref: NG3104  

A history of quarry railways.
Peaty.
Medium, 188 pages, photo illustrations, some site plans, soft back. **A history of the railways of the quarries which now form part of the Hanson Aggregates Group, arranged regionally.

Price: 17.99
 

The Narrow Gauge 2-8-2s Of Patagonia. Ref: NG3207  


Humm.
Medium, 50 pages, maps, photo illustrations, some colour, soft back. **The guvnor's masterwork. Dissatisfied with the theories of why 75 locomotives were required to run the sparse lines of Patagonia, and spurred to action by a visit to most of what is left of them, he has assembled an account of each engine and lots of wonderful pictures. It would not be out of place here to record our gratitude to correspondents in four continents who have assisted the research with memories, records and photographs.

Price: 5.99
 

Narrow Gauge By The Sudanese Red Sea Coast. Ref: NG1147  

The Tokar-Trinkitat light railway and other small railways.
Gunston.
Large, 67 pages, photos, maps, soft back.

Price: 8.95
 

Narrow Gauge In The Arras Sector. Ref: NG3433  

Before, during and after the first world war.
Farebrother & Farebrother.
Very large, 274 pages, illustrated with good photographs and large, clear maps and track diagrams, hard back. **The book is also headed Allied Railways Of The Western Front, which suggests it is part of a larger - or future - series, but I can find no other reference to a series of this name.
The Arras sector included countryside to the south, but the north was a major part of the industrial and mining area around Lens and Béthune. The authors examine the build-up of 60mm lines from 1916 is studied in detail by area and the contribution of meter gauge lines is reassessed.The role of these railways in the reconstruction and recovery of the area after the war is described. The book includes information on how to find key locations, where preserved rolling stock can been seen and routes for six walks and an urban tour.

Price: 30.00
 

Narrow Gauge Lines Of The British Isles. Ref: NG3347  


Johnson, P.
Very large, 160 page album, some colour, glazed boards. **A handsome photo album with a historical introduction and apposite essays heading each chapter; these are on parliamentary railways, light railways, industrial railways and tourist railways. Ireland and the Isle of Man have their own chapter. As may be expected Peter Johnson's choice of photographs is excellent.

Price: 25.00
 

Narrow Gauge Rails Through The Cordillera. Ref: NG0696  


Best.
Very large, 144 pages. Soft back.

Price: 17.95
 

Narrow Gauge Railways In North Caernarvonshire. Volume 2 The Penrhyn Quarry Railways. Ref: NG1207  


Boyd.
Medium, 164 pages, illustrated, hard back. Reissue.

Price: 18.95
 

Narrow Gauge Railways In North Caernarvonshire. Volume 3. Ref: NG1208  

The Dinorwic quarry and railways, the Great Orme tramway and other rail systems..
Boyd.
Medium, 228 pages, illustrated, hard back. Reissue.

Price: 22.95
 

Narrow Gauge Railways Of Bosnia-Hercegovina. Ref: NG2675  

2nd edition, with minor corrections.
Chester.
Very large, 416 pages, photo illustrations including 16-page colour section, maps, drawings, loco lists, hard back. **The narrow gauge railways of Bosnia-Hercegovina were originally conceived as a temporary field railway but was soon adapted to civilian use and by 1914 the network exceeded 1000 km - a fully-fledged main line system with comfortable bogie stock and advanced locomotives.

Price: 40.00
 

Narrow Gauge Railways Of Cuba. Ref: NG2651  

From the 1860s to the present day.
Walker, C.
Very large, 200 pages, photo illustrations, some colour, maps, stock lists, soft back. Also available in hardback, qv. **General history of these fascinating railways.

Price: 30.95
 

Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives Of Estonia. Ref: NG2134  


Klaus & Chester.
Medium, 128 pages, photo illustrations, map, loco lists, glazed boards. **The Estonian narrow gauge network continued to expand during the Soviet era, until 1966 when a decree ordered the closure or re-gauging to broad gauge of all 750mm lines. Some engines survive in the Estonian railway museum and elsewhere.

Price: 15.95
 

Nevill's Dock & Railway Company. Ref: NG2070  

Railways and industry in Llanelli.
Denman, M.
Very large, 68 pages, photo and other illustrations, maps, some colour, soft back. **Companion to Railways Around Llanelli, now out of print. Covers the growth of the industrial lines of Llanelli and the industries they served, between 1800 and 1960. Outstanding was the eponymous Nevill's system, built to serve the copper works.

Price: 12.75
 

The Nitrate Railways Company Limited. Ref: NG3257  

Also the 2ft 6in gauge; Agua Santa Railway; Junin Railway; Patillos Railway.
Binns, D.
Very large, 100 pages, many photos, maps, locomotive drawings, lists, glazed boards.

Price: 20.95
 

North East German Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2083  

Harz Mountains and Baltic region
Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

North Staffordshire Collieries On The Hill North Of Chell. Ref: NG3243  

The mines and railways at Chell, Turnhurst, Oxford, Wedgwood and Newchapel, at the northernmost extremity of the North Staffordshire coalfield.
Baker, A C.
Very large, 64 pages, many photo illustrations, maps, site plans, soft back. **The terse title and snappy sub-title only need the additional remark that this is a proper history of the industry and its lines, not simply a collection of photographs. Very good value.

Price: 7.50
 

Northern Northumberland's Minor Railways: Volume One. Ref: NG2834  

Brickworks, forestry, contractors, military target railways and various other lines.
Jermy.
Medium, 128 pages, maps, photos, soft back. **LP234A

Price: 10.95
 

Northern Northumberland's Minor Railways: Volume Two. Ref: NG2835  

Colliery and associated lines.
Jermy.
Medium, 128 pages, maps, photos, soft back. **LP234B.

Price: 10.95
 

Northern Northumberland's Minor Railways: Volume Three. Ref: NG3153  

Sandstone, whinstone & gravel lines
Jermy.
Medium, 160 pages, maps, photos, soft back. **LP234C.

Price: 12.95
 

Northern Northumberland's Minor Railways: Volume Four. Ref: NG3162  

Limestone industry lines.
Jermy.
Medium, 136 pages, maps, photos, soft back. **LP234D.

Price: 11.95
 

Portuguese Narrow Gauge Album. Ref: NG2232  

Railway Holiday In Portugal.
Winkworth.
Very large, 56 page album, soft back. **This might be described as a pictorial supplement to the author's original Railway Holiday In Portugal, (one of the much-loved D&C Railway Holiday series) published in 1968 and long out of print. B/w period steam photos.

Price: 9.95
 

Quarry Hunslets Of North Wales. Ref: NG1189  

The great (little) survivors. X71.
Thomas.
Medium, 256 pages, illustrated with photos and some drawings, hard back.

Price: 22.95
 

Rails Along The Fathew. Ref: NG3468  

The story of the Talyllyn Railway.
Drummond.
Very large, 224 pages, very generously illustrated with photos (some period colour), excellent clear specially drawn maps and station plans, bibliography, glazed boards. **New line history to mark the 150th anniversary of this, the very first preserved railway.

Price: 25.95
 

Rails Through Majorca. Ref: NG1629  


Barnabe, G.
Large, 248 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, track plans and line drawings of rolling stock. Hard back. *This handsome work brings up to date the author's "Railways And Tramways Of Majorca", now out of print, history of a narrow gauge paradise.

Price: 21.95
 

Railway Products Of Baguley-Drewry Ltd And Its Predecessors. Ref: NG2478  


Civil & Etherington.
Very large, 372 pages, site plans, photos, lists, substantial text, hard back. **Manufacturers of road and rail vehicles at Burton-upon-Trent from the early 1900s to 1984.

Price: 29.99
 

The Railway. Ref: NG3344  

British track since 1804.
Dow.
Very large, 458 pages, illustrated with good photographs and large, clear specially drawn diagrams, hard back. **Here is a hugely detailed treatise on the history of permanent way by an expert. It is erudite, lucidly written and a handsome production. Along with the examination of the many and complex developments which led from wooden rails to modern permanent way and mechanical track-laying, there are chapters devoted to third rail electrification, tramway track, narrow gauge lines and such peculiarities as portable railways, funiculars and rack railways. It will surely be a standard work of reference but also rather a good read, though at well over 2kg hardly suitable for reading on the train.

Price: 40.00
 

Railways At The End Of The World. Ref: NG3275  

In Patagonia and the South Atlantic islands.
Coombs & Sinclair.
Very large, landscape, 348 pages, lavishly illustrated with black & white and colour photos and purpose-drawn maps and scale drawings, hard back. **A work of huge interest, studying the railways of southern Chile and Argentina, and the South Atlantic islands. Lines large and small are comprehensively described in careful detail; the authors have taken great pains to sift the facts from the hearsay and legend which enticingly but irrelevantly pervades the history of railways in this remote and barren region. The locomotive and rolling stock drawings have been produced to 1:50 scale with modellers in mind. The book will be required reading for anyone who has visited the railway at Ushaia or La Trochita or who is interested in the Patagonian Welsh colony with which some of the lines are closely connected.

Price: 49.95
 

Ratty - A History Of The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Ref: NG0512  


Gradon.
Medium, 49 pages, 2nd edition, revised. Soft back.

Price: 7.95
 

Redlake Tramway & China Clay Works. Ref: NG1299  

The story of a Dartmoor railway.
Wade.
Medium square, 84 pages, photo illustrations, maps, some loco drawings, soft back. **New edition.

Price: 9.50
 

Romania & Bulgaria Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2561  


Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

Rope & Chain Haulage. Ref: NG3046  

The forgotten element of railway history.
Mountford.
Medium, 384 pages, illustrated: photos and contemporary illustrations (some colour) maps and plans, glazed boards. **Remarkably, in the whole history of railways, across now more than two hundred years, it would seem that there has never been a book devoted solely to rope haulage. This fascinating volume covers the field, at home and abroad, from the earliest days right up to the 21st century. A final chapter describes some preservation schemes. Now in print again.

Price: 29.95
 

The Royal Arsenal Railways. Ref: NG3467  

The rise and fall of a military railway network.
Smithers.
Very large, 214 pages, illustrated with good photographs and large, clear specially drawn diagrams, locomotive drawings, tabulated loco histories, hard back. **The railways of Woolwich Arsenal evolved into three separate systems serving the Gun Factory, Laboratory and the Carriage Department, each a different gauge with its own locomotives and rolling stock. The Arsenal and its railways continued to hold an important place in gun and propellant manufacture until the late 1950s, when the complex began gradually to be run down, finally closing in 1967. The story of the Arsenal is fraught with intererest for railway and military historians alike and this well-written and choicely illustrated chronicle is sure to please both. It is particularly strong on locomotive history and includes a survey of the remains still to be seen.

Price: 30.00
 

Russian & Soviet Steam Locomotives. Vol 3. Ref: NG1541  

Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives In Russia And The Soviet Union.
Chester.
Large, 112 pages, soft back.

Price: 15.95
 

Ruston & Hornsby Diesel Locomotive Album. Ref: NG3292  


Neale.
Very large, 112 page album, hard back. **In 1931 Ruston & Hornsby, an amalgamation of two pioneer internal combustion engine manufacturers, embarked on the production of small narrow gauge diesel locomotives. From this initiative, intended to increase the sales of their engines, they became Britain's largest builders of diesel locomotives and had built over 6500 by the time the firm closed in 1969. Here Andrew Neale describes and illustrates the range and scope of these locomotives using a combination of official and privately taken photographs and other materials.

Price: 28.00
 

The Rye And Camber Tramway. Ref: NG1565  

PS4.
Judge, C.
Medium, 64 pages, many photos, plans, maps. Soft back. **History of a long lost 3ft gauge railway built to serve the fishing industry and, conveniently, the local golf course. It carried its last passengers in 1939, was pretty well worked to death in the second world war, and has the dubious distinction of being possibly the first public railway in Britain to convert from steam to petrol traction.

Price: 5.95
 

The Sand Hutton Light Railway. Ref: NG3121  

Third revised and enlarged edition.
Hartley & Ingham.
Large, 228 pages, contemporary photographs and some recent colour, maps (also some colour), clear locomotive and rolling stock drawings, glazed boards. **A handsome third edition of this old favourite, originally produced for the NGRS by Ken Hartley in 1962. The railway was built by Sir R Walker at his family seat, Sand Hutton Hall in Yorkshire, as a 15 inch line. Subsequently it was enlarged to 18 inches and conveyed coal, agricultural produce and bricks. It closed in 1932, two years after Walker's early death.

Price: 29.96
 

Scottish Colliery Pugs In The Seventies. Ref: NG1572  


Roberton, W.
Very large, 48 page album, soft back. **This book, although published over 20 years ago, is still a "new" copy, As it has been on our shelves for a couple of decades it has naturally developed what is known in the trade as "shelf wear" to the cover. It is still offered at the original price, inflation and shelf wear balancing each other out.

Price: 4.95
 

Scottish Shale Oil Industry & Mineral Railway Lines. Ref: NG3051  


Knox.
Very large, 232 pages, photo illustrations, maps, plans, loco lists, glazed boards. ** This enterprise, from beginnings in 1851 expanded into an extensive oil producing and refining industry which held its own against imported oil until the 1960s. An unsuspected and fascinating industry.

Price: 25.00
 

Single To The Seashore. Ref: NG2730  

The Jaywick miniature railway.
Little, L.
Medium, 50 pages, map, photo illustrations, soft back.

Price: 5.95
 

Skinningrove Iron And Steel Works. Ref: NG3013  

Its history, railways and locomotives.
Shepherd.
Very large, 200 pages, photo illustrations, maps, large scale site plans, drawings, locomotive list, bibliography, glazed boards. **Skinningrove is on the North Yorkshire coast, between Whitby and Saltburn. The ironworks was established in the early 1870s, over the years it developed a considerable railway system. It is good to report that the works and some of the railway continue to function to this day.

Price: 24.95
 

Slate Quarry Railways Of Gwynedd. Ref: NG2630  


Messenger.
Medium square, 96 pages, album with 3-page introduction and notes about the individual quarries, some colour, site maps, soft back. ** Interesting period photographs.

Price: 14.00
 

Slough Estates Railway. Ref: NG2804  


Isherwood.
Very large, 168 pages, pictorial, map, loco drawings, lists, soft back. **Slough Industrial Estates had an bizarre genesis, and were singularly well served by official and unofficial photographers. The railway built to serve the extensive area survived until 1973. The household names one meets along the way are legion - Mars, Odo-ro-no, Citroen, Black & Decker...

Price: 24.95
 

Small Mines Of South Wales. Volume 1. Ref: NG0002  


Booth, A J.
Medium, 96 pages. Hard back. **An album with photos and site plans. Much useful information is included: grid references, notes on approach roads, working practice, how many men and horses were employed, machinery used etc. Describes 32 mines, all of which were working when the author visited them between 1985 and 1992. Ten gauges and at least four types of motive power.

Price: 12.95
 

Small Mines Of South Wales. Volume 2. Ref: NG2948  


Booth.
Large, 112 pages. Soft back. **On the same principle as the first volume, this book describes a further 34 working coal mines, all visited by the author in the mid '90s. An appendix lists all mines known by the author to have been working at some point between 1980 and 1997 with grid references. (Also available in hard back, qv.)

Price: 15.00
 

Small Mines Of South Wales. Volume 2. Ref: NG0348  


Booth.
Large, 112 pages. Hard back. **On the same principle as the first volume, this book describes a further 34 working coal mines, all visited by the author in the mid '90s. An appendix lists all mines known by the author to have been working at some point between 1980 and 1997 with grid references. (Also available in soft back, qv.)

Price: 17.50
 

South African Two-Foot Gauge (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2623  

Featuring the last Garratts.
Ballantyne.
Medium, 96-page album, mostly colour, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway. Ref: NG1131  

OL120
Hatcher.
Medium, 128 pages, soft back.

Price: 9.95
 

Southern Rails On Southampton Docks. Ref: NG2971  

Including the industrial lines of Southampton.
Drummond.
Very large, 160 pages, pictorial: photo illustrations, some period colour, excellent clear specially drawn coloured maps and dock and wharf plans, bibliography, glazed boards. **Detailed area survey, exceptionally well presented.

Price: 22.95
 

St Kitts Railway. Ref: NG3085  

From sugar cane to scenic train.
Horsford.
Large, 64 pages, maps, trackplans, photos (mostly colour), tables, stocklists. Soft back. **Good overall history.

Price: 9.95
 

Taltal Railway. Ref: NG2853  

A Chilean mineral line.
Binns & Middleton.
Very large, 64 pages, generously illustrated: photos, maps, loco list, glazed boards. **Also available as a soft back, qv.

Price: 16.95
 

Taltal Railway. Ref: NG2785  

A Chilean mineral line.
Binns & Middleton.
Very large, 64 pages, generously illustrated: photos, maps, loco list, soft back. **Also available in glazed boards, qv.

Price: 12.50
 

Teesside Cast Products. Ref: NG3482  

It's railways and their origins.
Cowburn.
Medium, 88 pages, photo illustrations (mostly colour) several site plans, loco list, soft back. **The Corus Teeside works became a major supplier of steel slab to international markets and its railway expanded to support the new outbound supply chain. This history and study of the new operations provides a rare insight into the day to day running of an internal railway at a modern integrated steelworks. The mothballing of the plant in 2010 and its resuscitation under Sahaviriya Steel Industries is also covered.

Price: 10.00
 

Tortillards Of Artois. Ref: NG2504  

The metre gauge railways and tramways of the western Pas-de-Calais. X90.
Farebrother & Farebrother.
Medium, 335 pages, photos, maps, track plan, scale drawings of locomotives, station gazetteer, soft back. Out of print, one copy left.

Price: 19.95
 

Trams Across The Wear. Ref: NG3355  

Remembering Sunderland's electric trams.
Lockwood.
Very large, 160 pages, photo album with fleet list and maps, glazed boards.

Price: 35.00
 

Tramways A Vapeur Du Tarn. Ref: NG1200  

A 60cm railway in South West France. X70.
Wright.
Medium, 208 pages, soft back.

Price: 13.95
 

Vertical Boiler Locomotives And Railmotors Built In Great Britain. Volume Two Ref: NG3514  


Ashforth & Bradley.
Very large, 290 pages, well illustrated with photographs (some colour), glazed boards. ** The first volume of this book, by the late R A S Abbott, was published by the Oakwood Press in 1989 and has long been out of print (we do have second hand copies from time to time). This second volume, a collaboration of various members of the Industrial Locomotive Society, is a companion to the original volume, adding corrections and so much new information that it is almost double the size of its predecessor. As before the material is listed by manufacturer; the locomotives are diverse in design and generally fascinating in operation.

Price: 29.95
 

Vivarais Revisited. Ref: NG2403  

Featuring the Ardèche and Haute-Loire regions.
Organ.
Medium, 96-page colour album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

W G Bagnall Narrow Gauge Locomotives And Rolling Stock 1910. Ref: NG0944  

A facsimile reprint.
Neale (ed).
Large, 60 pages, soft back. **Catalogue reprint with new introduction.

Price: 6.95
 

Warwickshire Lime And Cement Works Railways. Ref: NG3316  


Leleux.
Medium, 288 pages, photo illustrations, large-scale OS maps of sites and other site plans, locomotive list, soft back. **LP240. Histories of some dozen or so undertakings - quarries, lime works and cement works and the intricate networks of railway systems, and a canal, that served them.

Price: 19.95
 

WDLR Album. Ref: NG3294  

A unique record of British 60cm gauge railways on the western front - spring 1918.
Link.
Very large, landscape, 224 + xxxii pages, illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and drawings, silk ribbon marker, glazed boards. **I've seen any number or books relating to the Great War and - to borrow a phrase used by my great uncle Fred in a letter home from POW camp in Germany - this one really takes the boulangerie. It is based on the contents of an album of whole plate photographs compiled to illustrate an official report. The report is long since lost but the album was rescued from a skip by Colonel Ronald (historian of the LMR) and the photographs cleaned up and put into context with material from other sources by Roy Link. Mr Link has analysed the photographs in great depth and detail and the resulting description of railway operations behind the trenches is enormously interesting. The specially drawn maps are excellent, in particular the diagram representing a typical system of lines at the front. This double page map is marked off in 1000 yard bands and shows standard and 60cm gauge lines with tramways, ropeways and trolley lines with all tracks, loops etc, between no man's land and the casualty clearing station 16000 yards back. The scale and detail combine to give a remarkably clear account of how the troops and particularly the artillery were supplied.

Price: 31.95
 

West German Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2276  

Featuring the many and varied metre gauge and 75cm lines.
Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95
 

West Shropshire Mining Fields. Ref: NG2211  


Brown.
Medium, 128 pages, pictorial with many interesting period photographs. Soft back. **Primarily about the mines and includes views of the mineral railways.

Price: 10.99
 

The Whipsnade & Umfolozi Railway and The Great Whipsnade Railway. Ref: NG3393  

OL93.
Thomas.
Medium, 140 pages, photos, maps, locomotive drawings, bibliography, soft back. **The narrow gauge railway at Whipsnade zoo. Last copy, old stock, some shelf wear to covers.

Price: 9.95
 

Austrian Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2084  

Featuring steam in the alps.
Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

British Small Mines (South). Ref: NG1229  


Booth
Medium, 96 pages, album with photos and site plans, soft back.

Price: 15.00

Conside Trilogy. Ref: NG2917  

A story of iron and coal in north west Durham and the railways that linked them to the outside world.
O'Hagan.
Very large, 191 pages, illustrated with photos (some colour); diagrams, map, soft back. **A book packed with information on these industries in and around Consett. There are also chapters on docks and shipping and on local interests in the Spanish steel industry.

Price: 12.95

Dorset & Somerset Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2340  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album: photos, maps, site plans, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

Early Years Of The Motor Rail & Tram Car Company 1913-1931. Ref: NG2552  


Davies.
Large, 116 pages, photos, drawings, hard back. *Manufacturers of some of Britain's most successful small petrol and diesel locomotives. This deeply researched history studies the progress of the company up to ists name change (to Motor Rail Ltd) in 1931. During the first decade of this period the production of tramcars was as important as that of petrol locomotives. Useful appendices, essential reference.

Price: 22.95

Eastern Spain Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2725  

From Gerona to Málaga.
Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

Elan Valley Railway. Ref: NG1776  

The railway of the Birmingham Corporation Waterworks. OL71.
Judge, C W.
Medium, 232 pages + large folding map, many photo and other illustrations. Soft back. ** "The turn of this [20th] century saw the Elan and Claerwen valleys transformed and changed in character by the massive stone structures. This book sets out to record how this was achieved, mainly by the construction and running of a railway, a village and, above all, hard work." New edition of this very thorough history of the relatively short-lived railway which includes much else of local interest.

Price: 12.95

Great Western Corris. Ref: NG1216  


Briwnant-Jones.
Medium square, 87 pages, map, photos, hard back.

Price: 12.95

Groudle Glen Railway. Ref: NG1934  


Smith, D M.
Medium, 56 pages, photo and line illustrations. Soft back. **Narrow gauge in the Isle of Man. The line originally lasted from 1896 to 1962 and was re-opened in the 1980s.

Price: 5.75

Industrial Locomotives Of Dyfed And Powys. Ref: NG0158  


de Havilland, J.
Medium, 342 pages, + 40 pages of photos, 29 maps. Glazed boards. **Describes not only locomotives and their locations, but also non-locomotive and contractors' sites.

Price: 19.95

Industrial Locomotives Of East Anglia. Ref: NG1926  


Fisher.
Medium, 286 pages, + 32 pages photos, maps. Soft back. **Listings, with brief notes on the lines.

Price: 14.95

Industrial Locomotives Of Gwent. Ref: NG0354  


Hill & Green.
Medium, 400 pages. Glazed boards. (Also available as a paperback, qv.) **Includes information previously published in Pocket Book Six, Industrial Locomotives In South Wales with many additions. Known locomotives are listed on a site-by-site basis, and the industrial history of each site is described as far as it is known.

Price: 27.50

Industrial Locomotives Of Nottinghamshire. Ref: NG0359  


Bendall.
Medium, 432 pages, soft back. (Also available as a hard back, qv.) **Information previously published in Pocket Book E has been greatly amplified. Locomotives and their locations are described as well as non-locomotive, contractor's and preservation sites within in the county.

Price: 22.50

Industrial Locomotives Of The People's Republic Of China. Ref: NG2576  

Including preserved and local railway locomotives.
Pritchard.
Medium, 252 pages + 14 page photo section and double page map, glazed boards. IRS Handbook 2PRC. ** Second edition, double the size of the first. Also available in softback @ £16.95 (item 2472)

Price: 19.95

Industrial Locomotives Of The People's Republic Of China. Ref: NG2472  

Including preserved and local railway locomotives.
Pritchard.
Medium, 252 pages + 14 page photo section and double page map, soft back. IRS Handbook 2PRC. ** Second edition, double the size of the first. Also available in glazed boards @ £19.95 (item 2576)

Price: 16.95

Industrial Narrow Gauge Album. Ref: NG2661  


Neale, A.
Large, 108 pages, soft back. **A fine selection of photographs from the length and breadth of Great Britain showing many industrial lines with a variety of motive power and gauges. The majority of pictures have not been published before. Each is extensively and knowledgeably captioned, and each area section has a brief introductory essay.

Price: 19.95

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Essex. Ref: NG2847  


Waywell & Jux.
Medium, 372 pages + about 90 pages of photographs, good map section including some detailed local area and site plans, lists, glazed boards. (Also available as a soft back, qv.). **Information is set out thus: Industrial locations where privately owned locomotives were used; Civil engineering contracts using locomotives (including railway works): Locomotive builders, repairers and dealers; Preservation and pleasure lines over 15" gauge; Non-locomotive worked railways of significant length.

Price: 27.95

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Essex. Ref: NG2848  


Waywell & Jux.
Medium, 372 pages + about 90 pages of photographs, good map section including some detailed local area and site plans, lists, soft back. (Also available in glazed boards, qv.). **Information is set out thus: Industrial locations where privately owned locomotives were used; Civil engineering contracts using locomotives (including railway works): Locomotive builders, repairers and dealers; Preservation and pleasure lines over 15" gauge; Non-locomotive worked railways of significant length.

Price: 23.95

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of South Yorkshire The Coal Industry - 1947-1964. Ref: NG2621  


-
Medium, 124 pages + 16 pages of photos, soft back. ** Usual IRS format: Sites and lines are briefly described and locomotives listed.

Price: 15.00

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of West Yorkshire. Ref: NG2417  

Preliminary draft.
Smith & Etherington.
Medium, 200 pages including 12 pages of maps, softback. ** Usual IRS format: Sites and lines are briefly described and locomotives listed. The introductory notes mention that the NCB element is covered by IPB 8A and that non-locomotive worked systems are not included.

Price: 15.00

Industrial Railways And Locomotives Of Worcestershire. Ref: NG2527  

Preliminary handbook.
Smith.
Medium, 55 pages including 8 pages of maps, softback. ** Usual IRS format: sites and lines are briefly described and locomotives listed.

Price: 12.00

Industrial Railways In Colour: South Wales. Ref: NG1837  

A Railway Bylines Special.
Booth, A.
Medium landscape, 64 pages colour album, glazed boards.

Price: 9.99

Industrial Railways In Colour: Yorkshire. Ref: NG1811  

A Railway Bylines Special.
Booth, A.
Medium landscape, 64 pages colour album, glazed boards.

Price: 9.99

Industrial Railways Of The South West. Ref: NG2009  


Messenger.
Medium square, 96 pages, album with 3-page introduction, soft back. ** Very interesting selection of sites in Cornwall, Devonshire and Somerset.

Price: 9.50

A Tale Of Many Railways. Ref: NG2593  

An autobiography & history of Alan Keef Ltd.
Keef.
Very large, 192 pages, photo illustrations, some colour, glazed boards. ** History of the Herefordshire locomotive builders and light engineers.

Price: 30.00

Kerr, Stuart & Co Ltd Fifteen Shillings Change Reprint. Ref: NG2599  

Being a description of the new Kerr Stuart diesel locomotive.
Hunslet Engine Co / IRS.
Very large, 30 pages, photos and line drawings, soft back. ** "Fifteen shillings out of every pound you at present spend on locomotive fuel will be yours, if you replace you obsolescent steam equipment by the super-ecomomical Kerr Stuart Diesel locomotive". Kerr Stuart closed in 1930 and the goodwill was purchased by the Hunslet Engine Co who are now cataloguing the company archive.

Price: 6.95

Last Days Of The Old Corris. Ref: NG1675  


Briwnant-Jones, G.
Medium square, 48 pages, photo illustrations, soft back.

Price: 8.95

Leek And Manifold Light Railway. Ref: NG0717  


Porter.
Large, 96 pages, soft back. **New enlarged edition, mainly photographic, very good range of illustrations.

Price: 6.99

Light Railway Construction. Ref: NG0503  


Calthrop.
Large, 34 pages. Soft back.

Price: 4.95

Locomotives of the Ministry of Defence. Ref: NG0003  


Hateley, R K.
Medium, 150 pages, photos. Soft back. **History of locomotives operated by the War Department and MoD from 1952 to 1992.

Price: 9.95

Merthyr Tydfil Tramroads And Their Locomotives. Ref: NG1785  


Rattenbury, G & Lewis, M J T.
Medium, 88 pages, illustrated with photographs, line drawings, reproductions of contemporary views and maps, soft back. **The Merthyr (or Penydarren) Tramroad was opened in 1802 to convey the products of Merthyr's four large ironworks to the canal at Abercynon. Its place in the history of railways is fundamental: it was the site of the 1804 run of Trevithick's locomotive - the first steam engine to run on rails. Later many more engines were used on the road, most of them highly idiosyncratic designs from the Neath Abbey Irorworks. This book, which marks the bicentenary, combines two works on this system: Gordon Rattenbury's history of the tramroad, not previously published, and Michael Lewis's history of the motive power, an extensively revised and enlarged verion of his 1975 work Steam On The Penydarren.

Price: 14.50

The Minehead Branch 1848-1971. Ref: NG2882  

The history of the West Somerset and Minehead railway companies.
Coleby.
Very large, 392 pages, well illustrated with photographs and contemporary illustrations, structure drawings, site plans and maps, hard back. ** Second edition of this exhaustive line history which includes operation, detailed line descriptions, and an original and interesting extra - an alphabetical list of employees.

Price: 24.99

Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling. Ref: NG0849  


Kazer.
Very large, 124 pages, many photos, soft back.

Price: 14.95

Narrow Gauge Railways Of Cuba. Ref: NG2652  

From the 1860s to the present day.
Walker, C.
Very large, 200 pages, photo illustrations, some colour, maps, stock lists, hardback. Also available in soft back, qv. **General history of these fascinating railways.

Price: 36.95

Peak District Mining And Quarrying. Ref: NG0699  


Willies & Parker.
Medium, 128 pages, pictorial with many interesting period photographs. Soft back.

Price: 9.99

Peat Railways Of Thorne And Hatfield Moor. Ref: NG0356  


Booth.
Large, 112 pages, illustrated: photos, maps, and plans. Hard back. **The history of the narrow gauge railways which have been used for over a century to transport peat from the moors east of Doncaster to the mills where it is turned into horticultural compost.

Price: 18.00

Railway Bylines Collection 2006-2007. Ref: NG2186  

All new articles and photographs to complement your magazine collection...
Smith, M (ed).
Very large, 96 pages, glazed boards. **Articles include Backworth Colliery railways; Westward TV train; GE J65 0-6-0Ts; Quakers Yard (S Wales valley junction); Marks Tey brickworks, a cornucopia of gauges etc.

Price: 15.95

Ransomes And Rapier Locomotives. Ref: NG1305  


Fisher & Halton
Medium, 70 pages, illustrated with photographs and some technical drawings, site plans, works list. **History of Ipswich agricultural machinery company which also built engines and other equipment for narrow gauge railways. Distinguished for building the first railway in China.

Price: 8.95

Romney Rail. Ref: NG0432  

A Journey Through Time.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

Ruston Proctor And Hornsby Akroyd Oil-Engined Locomotives. Ref: NG1589  


Parkinson, R J.
Medium, 50 pages, photo and line illustrations, site plans (of gunpowder mills where locos were in use). Soft back. **Industrial Narrow Gauge Heritage series number 5. In 1896 Hornsby Akroyd produced the first commercially successful oil-engine locomotive for the Royal Arsenal Railway at Greenwich. This booklet records the early development of the oil-engined loco.

Price: 4.95

Saxony Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2082  

Featuring the extensive 75cm, 60cm and 38cm lines.
Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

Schmalspurig Durch Bulgarien. Ref: NG2129  


Engelbert.
Medium, 112 pages, illustrated with photos & maps, loco lists, German text, extensive bibliography includes English language sources, glazed boards. **Narrow gauge in Bulgaria.

Price: 16.95

Sheppey Light Railway. Ref: NG0057  


Hart, B.
Very large, 104 pages, pictorial, soft back.

Price: 10.95

Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway. Ref: NG2500  


Tonks.
Medium, 102 pages, photo illustrations, map, loco lists, soft back. *Second printing of the IRS 1972 edition (the first was published by the author in 1949).

Price: 8.95

Snailbeach District Railways. Ref: NG2733  


Tonks.
Medium, 52 pages, photo illustrations, map, plans, loco and wagon drawings, soft back. *Second reprinting of the IRS 1974 edition (the first was published by the author in 1950).

Price: 6.95

Surrey Narrow Gauge (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines). Ref: NG2404  

Including South London.
Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96-page album, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

Sussex Narrow Gauge. Ref: NG0988  


Mitchell & Smith.
Medium, 96 pages, album: photos, numerous maps. Glazed boards. **Includes industrial sites, Rye & Camber tramway, Volks Electric Railway, amazing historic collection at Amberley, Rye harbour line.

Price: 18.95

Swiss Narrow Gauge. (Narrow Gauge Branch Lines) Ref: NG2341  

Featuring steam in the Alps.
Organ.
Medium, 96 page album, maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

Tramways And Railways Of John Knowles (Wooden Box) Ltd. Ref: NG0345  


Etherington & West.
Medium, 104 pages, illustrated with photos (some in colour), line drawings and maps. Hard back. **History of the railway operations of a clay products works in Derbyshire, at the town of Wooden Box, now Woodville.

Price: 14.00

Vidzeme Railway. Ref: NG2603  

Stukmani (Plavinas) - Vecgulbene - Aluksne - Valka.
Altbergs & Biedrins.
Very large, 101 pages, photo illustrations, map endpapers, glazed boards. **History of a narrow gauge line in Latvia. This is an English version of a Latvian book.

Price: 25.00

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Ref: NG2781  


Williams, G.
Very large, 282 pages, photo illustrations, some drawings, map endpapers, hard back. **Detailed line history.

Price: 38.95

West Cornwall Mineral Railways. Ref: NG1975  


Dart.
Medium, approx 96 pages, album with extra text and several maps, glazed boards.

Price: 18.95

Whitehaven. Ref: NG2440  

The railways and waggonways of a unique Cumberland port.
Quayle.
Very large, 101 pages, large map, photos, station drawing, numerous track plans, soft back.** "Whitehaven is unquestionably the capital of industrial Cumberland. Few mining towns have a more exciting history; none have greater character". Excellent local history.

Price: 13.50

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