Search Our Website



Stamford Shop


On-Line Bookshop

Pay Here View Order | Checkout | Items: , Value:

UK & Irish Railways: Authors M - Z

Online Catalogue |  Out Of Print Showcase |  UK & Irish Railways: Authors M - Z

North British Album. Ref: S7227  

Maclean, A A.
Ian Allan, 1975.
Small quarto, 144 page album, coloured frontispiece, jacket, near fine. **Well organised to give a pictorial history of the company and has an eight-page introductory article.

Price: 14.00

The Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway. Ref: S7489  


Macmillan, N S C.
1970, D&C.
Octavo, 164 pages, photo plates, text illustrations, coloured frontispiece, jacket, a fine copy of the first edition.

Price: 19.00

The Isle Of Man Railway. Ref: S6263  

Macnab, I.
Greenlake, 1945, first edition.
Small quarto, 100 pages, map, illustrated with photos, diagrams, rolling stock drawings, track plans, gradient profiles, jacket, fine. **A lovely copy of the original edition of the pioneering work on the subject.

Price: 20.00

The North Staffordshire Railway. A history of the line and its locomotives. Ref: S7281  

Ashbourne: Henstock, 1952.
Octavo, 182 pages + 56 pages of plates, coloured frontispiece and 7 folding pages (time table extracts/maps/gradient diagrams), early locomotive diagrams, locomotive stock lists, jacket, very good copy of a scarce book. **One of the best of the older style company histories.

Price: 85.00

The Rainhill Trials. The greatest contest of industrial Britain and the birth of commercial rail. Ref: S7718  

McGowan, C.
Little, Brown, 2004.
Octavo, 379 pages, illustrations from contemporary sources within text, jacket, near fine. **A careful analysis and day by day history of the trials written for the intelligent layman - a good read.

Price: 14.00

E J Bedford Of Lewes. Photographer of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Ref: S6819  

Minnis, J.
Wild Swan, 1989.
Large quarto, 102 pages, album with a biographical introduction and knowledgeable captions, laminated card covers, fine. **Magnificent images taken in the 1880s and 1890s.

Price: 12.00

The Colonel Stephens Railways. A view from the past. Ref: S6136  

Morgan, J S.
Ian Allan, 1999.
Quarto, 96 pages, largely pictorial, glazed boards, fine. **A short biography of the Colonel himself is followed by brief histories and many photos of sixteen railways managed by him.

Price: 14.00

The Aberdare Railway. Ref: S6905  

Mountford & Kidner.
Oakwood, nd (1995).
Octavo, 128 pages, maps, photos, card covers, fine. **OL95.

Price: 8.00

The Bowes Railway; formerly the Pontop & Jarrow Railway. Ref: S7708  


Mountford, Colin.
IRS, 1976. 2nd edition revised and enlarged.
Octavo, 186 pages, many photos, maps, track plans, locomotive list, card covers, VG+. **History of a remarkable Tyneside colliery railway system constructed from an 18th century waggonway.

Price: 18.00

On The Means Of Comparing The Respective Advantages Of Different Lines Of Railway; and on the use of locomotive engines. Ref: S7717  

Navier, C H, translated from the French by John MacNeill.
London, 1836 : Roake & Varty.
Octavo, xv + 97 pages, tables, modern cloth, occasional light foxing to prelims and back, overall a fine copy of a scarce early text. Ottley 306. **Navier was an eminent French mathematician who refined the method of analysing the best route for a railway. Referring to calculations in Nicholas Wood's Practical Treatise the translator comments : The result would indicate that an engine carrying a constant load of forty tons, can traverse one of these lines in less time than the other, but this superiority consists in time only : we cannot predict that this line is in other respects preferable or more economical than the other. Various other circumstances besides velocity should enter into the calculation, before we can decide with certainty which is the best line ... M Navier's formulae will enable us to approximate very nearly to a correct comparison between two lines of rail-way ...

Price: 50.00

British Railways In Transition. Ref: S7200  

Nock, O S.
Nelson, 1963.
Large octavo, 193 pages + 4 colour plates, 52 pages of photo plates, diagrams, jacket, near fine. **A good survey of the Modernisation Plan in progress. Nock remarks : "Anyone looking for an impartial, or even a partisan view of the political and economic factors that have influenced - nay, bedevilled - railway affairs in this country ever since the general election of 1945, will not find it in these pages. This is predominantly a book about engineering and operation."

Price: 18.00

A Bibliography Of British Railway History. Ref: S5943  

Ottley, G.
HMSO and the National Railway Museum 1983-1998.
Three volumes, large octavo, comprising:
1. Main Volume, from earliest times to 1965, second edition with minor revisions, 1983, 683 pages, jacket poor, book VG;
2. First Supplement covering the period 1966-1980, and with corrections and additions to the main volume, 1988, 543 pages, jacket, near fine;
3. Second Supplement covering the period 1980-1995 and with numerous additions to the two previous volumes, 1998, 674 pages, fine in glazed boards. **The book without which no British railway book collection is complete.

Price: 110.00

Brecon & Merthyr Railway. Ref: S6665  

Parry, V J.
Brecon, 1970, published by the author.
Octavo, 84 pages, some photo illustrations, stapled into light card covers, VG+. **Local history.

Price: 10.00

The Great Northern Railway Of Ireland. Ref: S7731  

Patterson, E M.
Oakwood, 1962, 1st edition.
Octavo, 188 pages + 20 pages of photo plates, frontispiece, maps, junction diagrams, loco lists, jacket, VG+.

Price: 22.00

The Stoke Ferry Branch. Ref: S6714  

OPC, 1982.
Small octavo, 128 pages, photos, track plans, drawings, card covers, VG+.

Price: 10.00

The Narrow Gauge Charm Of Yesteryear. A pictorial tribute. Ref: S6344  

Peters, I.
OPC, 1983, 2nd impression.
Folio, 250 photos on maybe 80 pages, jacket, near fine. **Rather than gather random shots on many lines Ivo Peters has confined himself to nine railways: Schull & Skibbereen, Tralee & Dingle, Furzebrook, Scaldwell Quarries, Finedon Quarries, Kettering Quarries, Penrhyn Slate Quarries, Dinorwic/Padarn, and the Isle Of Man Railway.

Price: 25.00

The Somerset And Dorset Railway In The Sixties Volume Four 1963-1966. Ref: S7759  

Peters, I.
OPC, I983.
Quarto album, 215 photos, 2-3 per page, jacket, VG+. **The final volume in Ivo Peters' evocative series.

Price: 18.00

+ The High Girders. The story of the Tay Bridge disaster. Ref: S7815  

Prebble, J.
Secker & Warburg, 1966, 2nd impression.
Octavo, 217 pages, 220 pages + 8 pages of photo plates, jacket, offsetting on endpapers, otherwise VG+. **The Tay Bridge disaster is probably the most dramatic and famous of all railway accidents, if not the most deadly. As is usually the case it was the result of human error - in this case faulty design and construction. A highly readable account.

Price: 12.00

Rail Centres: Derby. Ref: S7385  

Radford, B.
Ian Allan, 1986.
Quarto, 128 pages, many photo illustrations, map, site plans, hard back, jacket, VG+. **A rewarding study of an area with a rich vein of railway history.

Price: 15.00

LMS Centenary Of The Opening Of The First Main-Line Railway. Supplement to the Railway Gazette. Ref: S7226  

Railway Gazette.
Folio, 84 pages + 78 pages of advertisements, with many illustrations, photos and maps, original orange paper covers, some discolouration to covers, contents near fine. **A B MacLeod's copy and bears his name stamp on the cover .

Price: 20.00

The Railway Year Book For 1917. The Whitaker of the railway world. Ref: S6477  

Railway Publishing Co.
20th year of publication.
Octavo, 328 pages + 54 pages advertisements, maps, some folding, original red cloth faded on spine, generally VG but please note somewhat inferior wartime paper. **Masses of information and statistics, general and particular, sections on each company, with maps (some folding) of most systems, information on overseas railways; railway Who's Who; bibliography. Includes a table showing the number of men enlisting (by 1915) from each company; this showed that half the workforce of the Avonmouth Light Railway joined up, presumably leaving his sole colleague alone on the footplate.

Price: 20.00

The Llangollen Line. Ruabon to Barmouth. Scenes From The Past 9. Ref: S7307  

Rear, W G & Jones, N.
Foxline, 1990.
Quarto, 96 page album, card covers, near fine.

Price: 12.00

The Conwy Valley Line. Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno Junction. Ref: S7667  

Rear, W.
Foxline, 1991.
Large quarto album, 160 photos on about 120 pages, maps, track diagrams, card covers, fine. **Scenes From The Past series, no 12.

Price: 14.00

The Slate Regions Of North And Mid Wales And Their Railways. Ref: S6117  

Richards, A J.
Carreg Gwalch, 1999.
Octavo, 279 pages, photo illustrations, maps, card covers, near fine. **A brief account of about 600 sites, many previously unrecorded, of the Welsh slate industry. Puts into context the almost forty tramways and railways which carried the slate to ports and main line railways.

Price: 12.00

Railways; Their Rise And Progress. With remarks on railway accidents and proposals for their prevention. Ref: S4684  

Ritchie, R.
Longman, 1846.
Crown octavo, 444 pages, woodcuts in the text. Newly rebound in red cloth, contents clean and tight. Uncommon.

Price: 95.00

The Marlborough Branch. The railways of Savernake and Marlborough. Ref: S5553  


Robertson & Abbott.
Irwell, 1990.
Large quarto, 90 pages, many photos, map, track diagrams, etc, jacket, near fine.

Price: 18.00

The Origins Of The Scottish Railway System. Ref: S6054  

Robertson, C J A.
Donald, 1983.
Large octavo, 421 pages, tables, bibliography, source notes and references, jacket, small splash on top edge, not penetrating pages, otherwise near fine. **The earliest period of Scottish railway history, from 18th century waggonways to the railway mania, concentrating on planning and formation, construction problems and achievements, financial record of companies.

Price: 30.00

Railway Adventure. Ref: S6772  


Rolt, L T C.
Constable, 1953, 1st.
Octavo, 176 pages, plates, jacket worn and neatly reinforced, else VG+. **The rescue and preservation of the Talyllyn Railway.

Price: 26.00

Railway Memories No 3. Leeds. Ref: S6454  

Rose, P.
Bellcode, 1992.
Small quarto, 96 page photo album, map, lengthy introduction, card covers, VG+.

Price: 10.00

The Aylesbury Railway. The first branch line Cheddington - Aylesbury opened 1839. Ref: S7662  

Simpson, B.
OPC, 1989.
Large quarto, 112 pages, maps, station layouts, structure drawings, photos, jacket, fine. **A generously illustrated line history.

Price: 20.00

Waverley. Portrait of a famous route. Ref: S7028  

Siviter, R.
Kingfisher, 1988.
Large quarto, photo album of approx 120 pages, 190 illustrations, some narrative, jacket, fine.

Price: 20.00

Shrewsbury To Swansea. The story of the railway through central Wales. Ref: S5585  

Smith, D J.
Town & Country, 1971.
Small quarto, 111 pages, photos, map, track plans, gradient diagrams, time table extracts, card covers, VG.

Price: 14.00

Portrait Of The Central Wales Line. Ref: S6777  


Smith, M.
Ian Allan, 1995.
Large octavo, 128 pages, maps, many photo illustrations, allocations information, glazed boards, fine. **A generously illustrated line history, belying the tltle, which suggests merely an album.

Price: 12.00

Kelvedon And Tollesbury Light Railway. Ref: S7580  


Stapleton, N J.
Town & Country, 1968 (2nd edition).
Octavo, 32 pages, photo illustrations, station layouts, map, card covers, VG. ** History of the Crab & Winkle line, which served Tollesbury on the Blackwater estuary from a junction on the GE main line at Kelvedon. The line was something under ten miles long, opened in 1904 and closed in 1951. The enterprise had something of an Emmett air to it as several of its stations had elderly carriages converted to use as waiting rooms. The idea of a jam factory would have appealed to Emmett too and the K&T served the famous one at Tiptree.
Although catalogued as having 32 pages (as called for) this copy has 40. A sheet has been duplicated in the binding resulting in four extra pages towards each end of the book. We are not charging extra for this benison.

Price: 6.00

The Miniature World Of Henry Greenly. Ref: S7238  

Steel, E A & E H.
MAP, 1973.
Octavo, 251 pages, photo illustrations, loco list, jacket, near fine. **Greenly was a pioneering model engineer at the turn of the last century ; he was associated with a number of miniature railways at home and abroad, the most important being the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch which he built and for which he designed the locomotives.

Price: 15.00

The History Of The London & North Western Railway. Ref: S7283  


Steel, W L.
Railway & Travel Monthly, 1914.
Octavo, 502 pages on art paper, numerous illustrations, dark green cloth, LNW armorial device on front boards. Contents clean and fresh, cloth binding fine with bright gilt. Author's signed presentation copy "to Uncle Charlie, Christmas 1913." By far the best copy we have ever seen of this classic early company history - Uncle Charlie clearly knew how to look after his books.

Price: 120.00

Steam Supreme. Recollections of Scottish railways in the 1920s. Ref: S4415  

Stephen, R D.
Bradford Barton, nd.
Small octavo, 151 pages including photo plates, litho'd typescript, card covers, VG. **Nicely written, full of interest.

Price: 9.00

Railways In The Sirhowy Valley. Ref: S6237  

Tasker, W W.
Oakwood, 1992, 2nd enlarged edition.
128 pages, photos, maps, card covers, near fine. LP113.

Price: 10.00

Great Western Railway Centenary Number. Ref: S5406  

The Times.
London, Saturday August 31 1935.
Broadsheet newspaper, 28 pages, externally worn and discoloured, there is a small central hole through the first 6 pages, where the paper has been folded into four; the contents are otherwise generally clean and sound, though fragile. G - VG. **Contains interesting photographs and a large range of articles, some weighty, some light-hearted, on GWR history, operations, locomotives and other matters too numerous to list.

Price: 15.00

A Regional History Of The Railways Of Great Britain. Volume 1 The West Country. Ref: S7108  

Thomas, D St J.
David & Charles, 1973, 4th edition.
Octavo, 274 pages including photo plates, maps, folding map attached inside rear cover, card covers, VG+. **Paperback edition of volume one in the highly regarded D&C series.

Price: 9.00

The Liverpool & Manchester Railway. Ref: S7338  

Thomas, R H G.
Batsford, 1980.
Quarto, 264 pages, illustrated, full locomotive list, source references, notes, jacket, fine. **Standard reference : a scholarly history which studies the progress of the line from first proposals in 1822 up to its amalgamation with the Grand Junction Railway in 1845. Nicely produced.

Price: 22.00

Rails To Portpatrick. Ref: S7789  


Thorne, H D.
GC Books, 2005, 2nd edition.
Octavo, 280 pages + 26 photo plates (some colour), bibliography, card covers with jacket, fine. **Detailed history of the Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Railway.

Price: 15.00

North Eastern Railway. Its rise and development. Ref: S3754  

Tomlinson, W W.
Newcastle, 1914: Reid, 1st edition.
Quarto, 820 pages, numerous illustrations on plates and in the text, newly rebound in green cloth by DJ Bookbinders. Looks good without, and is clean within, an excellent copy. **The classic and monumental NER history, the first scholarly history of any British railway company. By far the best of the old style company histories, and the only one to be written from primary source material. Most of the book concerns the period before 1880 and with some justification there is nothing later than 1904.

Price: 130.00

North Eastern Railway. Its rise and development. Ref: S7760  

Tomlinson, W W. (ed K Hoole)
D&C, 1987 (3rd edition).
Quarto, 820 pages, illustrated, jacket, near fine. **The classic and monumental NER history, the first scholarly history of any British railway company, originally published 1914 and updated by Ken Hoole for D&C. It concentrates mainly on the period up to 1880.

Price: 48.00

Ironstone Quarries Of The Midlands. History, Operation And Railways. Ref: S6958  

Tonks, E S
Runpast, 1988 - 1992.
Nine volumes, uniform octavo, average 250 pages per volume, photo illustrations and maps, one jacket faded on spine otherwise a very fine set (and a bargain compared with the new paperback edition). **Eric Tonks's definitive series on these unobtrusive but unexpectedly interesting Midlands industrial byways. Covers all ironstone operations between Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire with descriptions and details of every quarry - ownership, photos, maps and plans and locomotive lists. Volumes are:
Part I: Introduction
Part II: The Oxfordshire Field
Part III: The Northampton Area
Part IV: The Wellingborough Area
Part V: The Kettering Area
Part VI: The Corby Area
Part VII: Rutland
Part VIII: South Lincolnshire
Part IX: Leicestershire

Price: 210.00

The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway. Ref: S6323  

Tonks, E S.
Industrial Railway Society, 1972, 2nd edition, revised and enlarged.
Large octavo, 102 pages, photo illustrations, double-page map, glazed card cover, near fine. **Very scarce.

Price: 26.00

Industrial Railways Of Bolton, Bury And The Manchester Coalfield. Ref: S7779  

Townley, Appleton, Smith & Peden.
Runpast, 1994, 1995.
Two volumes large octavo, 206 + 249 pages, illustrated : photos, maps, site plans, loco lists, jackets, near fine set. **Part 1 : Bolton and Bury (includes Radcliffe, Clifton and Kearsley); Part 2 The Manchester Coalfield (including Atherton, Leigh, Tyldersley, the Bridgwater Collieries system and some non-mining industrial lines in Salford).

Price: 55.00

A Pictorial Record Of The Leicester And Burton Branch Railway. Ref: S7131  

Twells, H N.
Trent Valley, 1985.
Folio, 96 pages, photos, track plans, extensive captions, some narrative text, route map on front cover, card covers, VG+.

Price: 15.00

Gradients Of The London And North Eastern Railway. Ref: S6523  

Railway Publishing Co, nd.
Octavo, 48 pages, gradient diagrams and descriptive text, light spotting to card covers, generally VG+. **Interesting period item by C J Allen writing under a pen name.

Price: 9.00

+ The Severn Tunnel, Its Construction And Difficulties 1872-1887. Ref: S7812  

Walker, T A.
1969, Kingsmead Reprints.
Octavo, 191 pages, 34 pages of illustrations, including diagrams and sections on folding plates, jacket, VG+.** Reprint of the third (1891) edition, omitting four of the portrait illustrations. Walker was the main contractor for the building of the Severn Tunnel, probably the most difficult tunnelling operation carried out in this country. He died shortly after the first edition appeared in 1888, subsequent editions carry an appreciation of his career by Sir John Hawkshaw.

Price: 18.00

British Railway Bridges. Ref: S7473  

Walters, D.
Ian Allan, 1963.
Small octavo, 72 pages, photo illustrations, card covers, VG+. **A fourteen-page historical survey is followed by detailed descriptions of twenty-five of the most interesting railway bridges and viaducts in the country. Nice period Ian Allan booklet and usefully informative.

Price: 8.00

Rail Centres: Peterborough. Ref: S7650  

Waszak, P.
Ian Allan, 1984.
Small quarto, 128 pages, many photo illustrations, track diagrams, jacket, fine copy. **One of the popular Rail Centres series.

Price: 16.00

The Railway Data Book. Ref: S6224  

Westwood, J N.
PSL, 1983.
Octavo, 222 pages, many illustrations and diagrams, jacket, near fine. **An unusual take on railway writing, this is compendium of facts on most aspects of railways - personalities, motive power, track, train control etc etc, in chapter form. It is pitched at the knowledgeable layman. Useful reference, and a pleasant read. I've put this in the UK section, although the author does not restrict himself to British railways.

Price: 15.00

The Railways Of Great Britain & Ireland Ref: S6077  

Whishaw, F.
David & Charles, 1969: reprint of 1842 edition.
Quarto, 500 pages, 15 plates and a folding plate and map loosely inserted, jacket, binding a little strained, stain on one insert, but generally VG. **A valuable survey of all the railways then open or well advanced in construction.

Price: 45.00

The Railway Policeman. The story of the constable on the track. Ref: S7761  


Whitbread, J R.
Harrap, 1961.
Octavo, 269 pages + 16 pages of plates, jacket, VG. **History of the British Transport Police, and of railway crime.

Price: 16.00

The North Sunderland Railway. Ref: S7199  

Wright, A.
Oakwood, 1988 (2nd, enlarged, edition).
Octavo, 94 pages, photos, maps, station diagrams, locomotive drawings, stock list etc, card covers, near fine. **LP 36.

Price: 9.00

Online Catalogue |  Out Of Print Showcase |  UK & Irish Railways: Authors M - Z


© 2016 Robert Humm & Co