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UK & Irish Railways: Authors M - Z

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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

A History Of The Hull Railways. Ref: S6160  

MacTurk, G G, revised by Hoole, K.
Nidd Valley NG Rlys Ltd, 1970, reprint of 1879 original.
Octavo, 164 pages reprint + X pages introduction, card covers with cloth backstrip VG. ** Ken Hoole's revision of this classic history consists of a short introduction and a table of 24 brief notes on the text.

Price: 14.00

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

Railway Heritage Blackpool And The Fylde. 150 year of railways around Britain's premier resort. Ref: S6539  

McLoughlin, B.
SLP, 1996.
Folio, 128 pages, photo illustrations, area map, some other maps, card covers, fine. ** Generously illustrated local history.

Price: 16.00

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 pictorial survey. Ref: S6532  

Morgan, J S.
David & Charles, 1990 (4th, revised and updated, impression).
Large octavo, 96 pages, largely pictorial, glazed boards, fine. **A short biography of the Colonel is followed by brief histories and many photos of seventeen railways managed by him, with two chapters on some of the locomotives.

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

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

Fifty Years Of Western Express Running. Ref: S3440  

Nock, O S.
Edward Everard, 1954.
Quarto, 354 pages, 8 colour plates, 79 b/w illustrations, 107 performance tables, 6 folding gradient plates, some wear to jacket, but rather a nice book with high production standards. VG.

Price: 35.00

The Furness Railway. Ref: S6712  

Norman, K J.
SLP, 1994 (Railway Heritage series).
Quarto, 128 pages, mainly photo illustrations, map, silk marker ribbon, jacket, VG+. **Photographs from the Sankey Collection. Special 150th anniversary subscriber's edition no76/300.

Price: 26.00

Railway Snowfighting Equipment And Methods. Ref: S3751  

Parkes, G R.
Published by the author, 1961.
Octavo, 95 pages + advertisements, photo and some line illustrations, jacket, VG. **Survey of British and overseas practice, critical of BR's attitude to snow and ice.

Price: 15.00

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

Somewhere Along The Line. Fifty years love of trains. Ref: S5291  

Peters, I.
OPC, 1976.
Folio album, 480 photos on maybe 200 pages, jacket, near fine copy. **What a collection! From Peters' earliest efforts at Mortehoe in 1925 to an early HST in 1975 this magnificent series of photographs portrays a whole-hearted enthusiasm which embraced main lines, branch lines, industrial and narrow gauge and European railways (including pre-war photos on the Harz narrow gauge).

Price: 26.00

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 Jubilee Line Extension. Ref: S5188  

Powell, K.
Laurence King, 2000.
Quarto, 207 pages, 187 colour photo illustrations and architectural drawings, jacket, fine. **A grand architectural survey of the new stations which includes some details of construction, tunnelling etc.

Price: 22.00

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 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 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

Tales Of The Glasgow And South Western Railway. Ref: S4999  

Smith, D L.
Ian Allan, 1961.
Octavo, 96 pages + 16 pages of photo plates (mostly locos), coloured frontispiece, jacket (some wear) VG+. **A collection of Mr Smith's famously popular stories of this much-loved line, coloured with derring-do, pathos and a deep mistrust of the Caledonian Railway.

Price: 18.00

Groudle Glen Railway. Ref: S4588  

Plateway, 1989.
Small quarto, 56 pages, photos, map, diagram, card covers, near fine. **Isle of Man.

Price: 6.00

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway. Ref: S4268  

Branch Line Handbooks & anor, 1966
Octavo, 67 pages, illustrated with maps, photos, diagrams, card covers, light tea stain on p 5, generally VG.

Price: 8.00

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

+ Branch Line To Southminster. Ref: S7858  

SVRPS, 1981.
Octavo, 72 pages, photos, map, station plans, card covers, VG. **Local history.

Price: 6.00

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

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 Snailbeach District Railways. Ref: S5612  

Tonks, E S.
IRS, 1974, revised edition.
Octavo, 52 pages, photos, line drawings of rolling stock, maps, card covers, fine. **History of a narrow gauge mining railway in Shropshire.

Price: 10.00

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

Garden Railways. Ref: S4589  

Tustin, R E.
Percival Marshall, 1949.
Octavo, 110 pages, photo illustrations and diagrams, jacket slightly worn on extremities of spine, otherwise near fine. **A lovely copy of a modelling classic.

Price: 25.00

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

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 Big Four Remembered. Ref: S5889  

Whiteley, J S & Morrison, G W.
OPC, 1989.
Large quarto photo album, approximately 375 unnumbered pages with about 1200 pictures, jacket, near fine. **Previously issued as four individual volumes. Good quality images.

Price: 25.00

The Midland Railway, Its Rise And Progress. A narrative of modern enterprise. Ref: S6711  

Williams, F S.
1876, first edition with subscription list.
Large octavo, 695 pages, line maps and many steel engravings. Contents clean and bright apart from small snag to margin of p280. Publisher's ginger cloth with gilt wyvern device on upper board, cloth rubbed at margins but generally a very good copy.

Price: 100.00

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

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