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This includes stations and locomotive sheds as well as track, bridges, tunnels etc.
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The Book Of The Great Northern. Part One Ref: CE2782  

The main line. An engineering commentary part one: Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City.
Coster, P.
Very large, 224 pages, pictorial: photos, large scale maps, glazed boards. ** "This is certainly not a closely-researched railway history... [It] is a book about the GNR particularly from the engineering and operational aspects, continuing from the last days of the GNR up to the present time."

Price: 26.95
 

The Book Of The Great Northern. Part Two. Ref: CE2854  

The main line. An engineering commentary part two: Welwyn North to Doncaster.
Coster, P.
Very large, 240 pages, pictorial: photos, large scale maps, glazed boards. ** Not a history, rather "a book about the GNR particularly from the engineering and operational aspects, continuing from the last days of the GNR up to the present time."

Price: 26.95
 

Britains Least Used Stations. Ref: CE3481  


Brewer.
Very large, 240 pages, illustrated throughout with colour photos, four regional maps, soft back. **The author set himself the agreeable task of visiting and photographing every station in Great Britain, and from this enormous archive has selected views of the 217 least used stations in the country. With one station to a page, there are three or four pictures of each with brief notes on the location and train service. A table of data including date of building, original company, and passenger statistics for the years 2008 - 2014 is given for each station.

Price: 30.00
 

British Rail Departmental Locomotives 1948-1968. Ref: CE3320  

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 Railway Infrastructure In Colour. Ref: CE1993  

For the modeller and historian.
Hendry.
Very large, 96 page colour album, soft back. **A welcome addition to the British Railway ... In Colour series, this book provides recent and many period colour views of all aspects of railway environment. Intriguingly it also offers a tenuous link between the London & Birmingham Railway and the Enigma machine. OUT OF PRINT - LAST COPY.

Price: 14.99
 

British Railway Signalling In Colour. Ref: CE1518  

For the modeller and historian.
Hendry, R.
Large, 80 pages period colour album, captioned at length. Soft back.

Price: 14.99
 

British Railway Stations In Colour. Ref: CE1123  

For the modeller and historian.
Jardine, N.
Large, 80 pages period colour album. Soft back.

Price: 14.99
 

Brunel (Great Railway Eras). Ref: CE2119  

A railtour of his achievements.
Mitchell.
Medium, about 96 pages, album. Glazed boards. ** Six fascinating railtours of Brunel's crowning glory, the Great Western Railway.

Price: 18.95
 

Brunel In South Wales Volume II: Communications and Coal. Ref: CE3107  


Jones, S K.
Medium, 256 pages + 16 pages of colour photo plates, other photos in text, maps. Soft back. **Many of Brunel's innovative works were pioneered in South Wales, but have been eclipsed by such famous undertakings as the GWR, the steam ships etc. Brunel worked in South Wales at nearly every stage in his career and much survives and is still in use. This is the second of three volumes and looks at Brunel's return after the completion of the Taff Vale Railway.

Price: 19.99
 

Brunel In South Wales Volume 1: In Trevithick's Tracks. Ref: CE2060  


Jones, S K.
Medium, 224 pages + 16 pages of colour photo plates, other photos in text. Soft back. **Many of Brunel's innovative works were pioneered in South Wales, but have been eclipsed by such famous undertakings as the GWR, the steam ships etc. Brunel worked in South Wales at nearly every stage in his career and much survives and is still in use. This is the first of three volumes and begins with the historic background of the Merthyr ironworks and Trevithick.

Price: 17.99
 

Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge. Ref: CE0575  


Binding.
Very large, 152 pages, 118 illustrations. Soft back.

Price: 19.50
 

Brunel's Timber Bridges And Viaducts. Ref: CE2317  


Lewis, B.
Large, 144 pages, illustrated with drawings of construction details, reproductions of original drawings, map, and many photos, hard back. **A close and detailed study of all aspects of Brunel's monumental timber structures. Out of print - last copy.

Price: 24.99
 

Camden Goods Station. Ref: CE3221  

Through time.
Darley.
Medium, 96 pages, pictorial with colour and b/w photos, illustrations from contemporary sources, excellent purpose drawn plans and diagrams, soft back. **The works undertaken by the London & Birmingham Railway for their London terminus were titanic, even by today's standard and included massive brickwork, superb tunnel portals, and tremendous vaulted underground works. The author ventures beyond his remit to include the rope-worked lines out of Euston, the famous Roundhouse, the Regents Canal in Camden, and other local industry. The selection of illustrations is superbly fascinating.

Price: 14.99
 

Channel Tunnel. Ref: CE2122  

And its high-speed links. OL138.
Comfort.
Medium, 256 pages + large folding map, photos (mostly colour), maps, track plans, soft back. **A very detailed study of the origins, construction, operation and future of this monumental enterprise. Some fascinating illustrations.

Price: 19.95
 

Civil Engineering Heritage East Midlands. Ref: CE3456  


Barton.
Large, 142 pages, illustrated : county maps, colour photos, soft back. **A new series recording sites of historic civil engineering; the book is divided between an assessment of the region's civil engineering heritage by category (transport, dams, sea defences et cetera) and an illustrated gazetteer briefly but informatively describing each site. Should be an essential vademecum both for visitors to the region and for locals.

Price: 17.95
 

The Corringham Light Railway. Ref: CE3265  

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
 

Derbyshire Railway Stations. Ref: CE0008  

On old picture postcards.
Lund, B.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50
 

Double Track. Ref: CE2980  

The vision becomes reality.
Holley (ed).
Large, landscape, 50 pages, many photo illustrations, some colour, hard back without jacket. **The Main Line Steam Trust's line from Loughborough to Rothley, the first preserved railway to operate on double track. This book describes the project, including construction and signalling.

Price: 8.00
 

Edinburgh Waverley. Ref: CE3132  

A novel railway station.
Glen, A.
Very large, 144 pages, map and plan extracts, many photos, much colour, hard back. **A history of the station including a detailed study of the recent refurbishment.

Price: 18.50
 

The Fall Of The Tay Bridge. Ref: CE3513  

Fully revised new edition.
Swinfen.
Medium, 170 pages, illustrated with photos, diagrams and drawings, bibliography, notes and sources, soft back. **An academic engineering study of the causes of the collapse of this infamous structure. The author recounts the background, describes the construction and analyses the principal theories - which divide the cause between the train and the storm - and arrives at what Prof Paxton considers "the last word on the subject". Eminently readable and convincing.

Price: 10.99
 

From Bridges To Big 'Uns. Ref: CE3527  

A sort of West Side Story.
Coster.
Very large, 176 pages, many photo illustrations with some period colour, glazed boards. **Engaging reminiscences of the author's career as a civil engineer with BR (LM), illustrated with his own photos which include many fine shots of steam workings as well as examples of civil engineering work.

Price: 27.95
 

From Gridiron To Grassland : The Rise And Fall Of Britain's Railway Marshalling Yards. Ref: CE3519  


Rhodes.
Very large, 288 pages, photo illustrations (much in colour), glazed boards. **The book opens with the development of the marshalling yard and British Railways' policy towards them. This is followed by detailed descriptions of individual yards, from the earliest (Edge Hill, 1882), to the first mechanised hump yards, the Modernisation Plan yards, and finally to Britain's last fully automated yards (Tinsley, Bescot and Scunthorpe West). There is also a section on marshalling yards overseas, with some huge examples (in the USA) and also (in China) some still under construction.

Price: 34.95
 

Gradients Of The British Main Line Railways. Ref: CE3517  


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Very large, 95 map pages comprising 10 preliminary, 52 diagram pages + 32 page gazetteer / index, glazed boards. **First published in 1966, this useful reference has been out of print for some years. This edition is designed for ease of cross-reference and includes for the first time information on such items as water troughs; the index now includes names of tunnels, junctions and sidings, as well as stations.

Price: 15.00
 

The Great British Railway Station King's Cross. Ref: CE3501  

Including 'The Ladykillers'.
Anderson, P.
Very large, 240 pages, pictorial, glazed boards. **This is an updated and expanded edition of Chris Hawkins' book of 1990. In his preface Hawkins explains that he wrote the original shortly before the King's Cross renewal project got underway, as a lament for the seedy and grimy surroundings about to vanish, and adds "but in the end it has all gone rather well".

Price: 27.95
 

Great Western Railway Stations (And Great Western Joint Stations) 1941 - 1947. Ref: CE2038  

An historical survey of stations and lines under Great Western or Great Western joint ownership.
Smith, R J.
Very large, 216 pages, illustrated with maps, local diagrams and some photographs. Includes alphabetical lists of stations and of locations of lines. Hard back. **Labour of love, and essential GW reference. Provides basic information on all GW stations during the period. What a bargain!

Price: 19.95
 

GWR Engineering Work 1928 - 1938. Ref: CE1644  


Tourret, R.
Very large, 225 pages. photo illustrations and some track plans etc, Hard back. **This book reviews civil and mechanical engineering works in a period when it almost seems that the GW were rebuilding their whole system. Their programme covered all sections of their railway and dock operations, including major improvements at main stations, quadrupling of track, new avoiding lines, extension of automatic train control, colour-light signalling, upgrading at the South Wales docks, and many smaller improvements.

Price: 28.95
 

Haymarket Motive Power Depot, Edinburgh. Ref: CE2863  

A history of the depot, its work and locomotives, 1842-2010.
Knox.
Very large, 208 pages, photo illustrations, site plan, glazed boards. ** Built in 1842 as an engine shed for the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, Haymarket has served the railways that radiate from Edinburgh ever since. It is now the main DMU depot for Scotland. This is a full history of the depot, the motive power and the staff based there, including an analysis of the accidents in which they have been involved.

Price: 24.99
 

History Of North Eastern Railway Architecture Volume 3. Ref: CE1995  

Bell and beyond.
Fawcett.
Very large, 256 pages, illustrated with photos (including 80 excellent colour pictures) and drawings, glazed boards. **"The aim ... is to look at the development of railway architecture on the North Eastern Railway and those companies which became part of it together with the story of the Architect's Office [originally established in 1854 under Thomas Prosser] down to 1995." This volume covers the history from 1877 to the present, examining the work of William Bell, Henry Field and the less well-funded LNER and BR architects, in particular the York Architect's Office. A serious work, nicely produced and excellent value. See also Volume 1, The Pioneers and Volume 2, A Mature Art.

Price: 23.95
 

History Of The Great Northern Railway's Colwick Motive Power Depot And Marshalling Yard. Ref: CE1865  

Incorporating the Nottingham Colwick Estates Light Railway, and the London & North Western Railway's Netherfield & Colwick engine shed.
Waite, P B.
Large landscape, 96 pages, many photo illustrations, maps, allocation lists, hard back. Out of print, last copy.

Price: 19.99
 

Industrial Railway Locomotive Sheds. Ref: CE3486  

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
 

King's Cross Station. Ref: CE3016  

Through time.
Christopher.
Medium, 96 page album of colour and b/w photos, soft back. **A record of the revamped station combiing new and historic photos.

Price: 14.99
 

Leicestershire And Rutland Railway Stations. Ref: CE1313  

On old picture postcards.
Lund, B.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50
 

Lincolnshire Railway Stations. Ref: CE0007  

On old picture postcards.
Croft, E.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50
 

LMS Lineside. Part One: Stations, Crossing The Line, Station Lamps And Station Nameboards. Ref: CE2437  

An LMS Journal handbook.
Anderson & Twells.
Very large, 112 page album, mostly photos, some drawings, soft back. **Generously captioned pictures, essential reference for modellers, plenty of interest for the rest of us.

Price: 16.95
 

London's Disused Stations, Volume Four. Ref: CE1770  

The South Eastern Railway.
Connor, J E.
Medium, 72 pages, photo illustrations, map, soft back.

Price: 8.50
 

Midland Railway. Ref: CE1550  

On old picture postcards.
Waite, G.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes during the past century, with informative captions." Many station views of course, but lots of other subjects, starting naturally with the Sun Inn at Eastwood. But who could possibly have wanted to send anyone a postcard featuring Toton sidings?

Price: 3.50
 

Monorails Of The 19th Century. Ref: CE2859  


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: CE3503  


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
 

Narrow Gauge In The Arras Sector. Ref: CE3433  

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
 

North Eastern Railway Branch Lines : North Yorkshire & Cleveland Railway. Ref: CE3490  


Maynard.
Very large, 96 pages, well illustrated with photos (a few in colour), drawings, signalling diagrams, station layouts, time table extracts, map, bibliography, soft back. **Useful line history.

Price: 12.95
 

Nottinghamshire Railway Stations. Ref: CE0009  

On old picture postcards.
Lund, B.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50
 

Samuel Morton Peto (1809 - 1889). Ref: CE2534  

The achievements and failings of a great railway developer.
Cox.
Medium, 128 pages, illustrated, some colour, hard back. ** Peto was a prominent figure in business and transport in the mid-victorian age and left an impressive range of practical achievements, the best known surely being Nelson's column, but also the magnificent railway viaducts at Folkestone and Hanwell. He was a railway contractor in Britain, Denmark, Canada and the Crimea, but his work on what is now Thameslink led to his bankruptcy and destroyed his position as a leading British entrepreneur.

Price: 24.95
 

The Railway Infrastructure Of Scotland. Ref: CE3384  


Dickson.
Very large, 120 page album, softback. **A diverse selection of photographs of stations, signalboxes, engine sheds and other railway structures, arranged by pre-grouping company area; the captions are augmented by brief chapter introductory notes on the companies and their building styles, and by a short description of each line covered.

Price: 16.95
 

Railway Passenger Stations In England, Scotland And Wales. A Chronology. Ref: CE2664  

Fourth edition.
Quick.
Medium, 544 pages including 40-page map section with 134 diagrammatic maps, hard back. *List of all stations with dates of opening, closure etc. The author's object "is to show the outline history of all stations in England, Scotland and Wales, and to do so as accurately as the limitations of evidence allows" and to see this from the standpoint of the contemporary traveller, rather than from that of the railway companies. This new revised fourth edition is enlarged and re-set, and embellished with nineteenth century Punch cartoons.

Price: 49.50
 

Railway Snowploughs In The North East. Ref: CE3240  


Williamson & Williamson.
Very large, 88 pages, well illustrated with photos (a few in colour), drawings, map, soft back. **Because of the exposed position of many of its lines the North Eastern Railway needed a fleet o f 24 heavy-duty snowploughs to drive through the deep drifts that accumulated. This book traces the history of the snow ploughs in the north east from before the blocking of th East Coast main line in 1886/88 to British Railways days, as well as LNER proposals, post-nationalisation deliberations and the North Eastern Region ploughs. Snow plough developments elsewhere in Britain are compared with north eastern equipment. Working methods are described, as is the disruptive influence of snow on the railways of the north east.

Price: 12.95
 

The Railway. Ref: CE3344  

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 In The Landscape. Ref: CE3551  

How they transformed the face of Britain.
Biddle.
Large, 215 pages, photo illustrations (much in colour), other images from contemporary sources, bibliography, hard back. ** W G Hoskins, eminent historian of the English landscape, observed that the railways "manipulated the landscape on a grand scale". This book is a long overdue study of this "manipulation" in its own right. Gordon Biddle examines the visual effect of the railways on towns and villages, coast and countryside : the extant lines and those disused or even long gone, and the places made by the railways themselves. It is hard to think of an author better suited to the task and Biddle's thorough but concise account will surely become a classic.

Price: 25.00
 

The Railways Of Carnforth. Ref: CE3239  

The town and its ironworks.
Grosse.
Very large, 173 pages, well illustrated with photos (some colour), track and signalling plans, large clear coloured maps, excellent drawings of the station buildings and signal box, time table extracts, glazed boards. **A well-presented local railway history. The ironworks closed in 1930; the works and its traffic get two of the fifteen chapters. The Brief Encounter connection also has a chapter.

Price: 25.00
 

The Royal Arsenal Railways. Ref: CE3467  

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
 

Scenes From The Past 48. Manchester's Central Station. Ref: CE2046  

And the Great Northern Railway goods warehouse.
Johnson, E M.
78 pages, very large, many photo illustrations, track plans, soft back.

Price: 12.95
 

Scottish Shale Oil Industry & Mineral Railway Lines. Ref: CE3051  


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
 

Somerset Railway Stations. Ref: CE0793  


Oakley, M.
Large, 160 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced - a real bargain.

Price: 12.95
 

Southern Nouveau. Ref: CE3557  

And the lineside.
Reeve & Tibble.
Very large, 392 pages, copiously illustrated with photos and drawings, glazed boards. **The Southern Railway inherited an incongruous set of buildings and other structures from its three consitituents and unsurprisingly decided to rationalise its house style. All replacements and new work, from signal boxes to fencing would be done using standard components produced by the company in reinforced and pre-stressed concrete. These were manufactured at the special concrete works at Exmouth Junction which provided not only components for larger structures but entire footbridges and huts. A wealth of illustration shows these buildings in great detail. Fascinating background for all interested in railway architecture and essential reference for modellers.

Price: 29.95
 

St Pancras Station. Ref: CE1598  


Simmons, J; rev by Thorne, R.
Large, 184 pages, photo and other illustrations, some colour, hard back. **This is a new edition of Professor Simmons book, which was first published in 1968 when the future of St Pancras was in doubt, and described by John Betjeman as "readable, learned and inspiring". Robert Thorne has added to Simmons' text and provided a new chapter to bring the story of the station up to date.

Price: 15.95
 

Underground Stations Of Leslie Green. Ref: CE0784  


Leboff, D.
Large, 96 pages, illustrated with b/w and coloured photos, glazed boards. Green designed the distinctive deep red terra-cotta, round-arched underground stations, built 1905-7, which are instantly recognisable even when no longer used as stations. Excellent photographs, showing many internal and exterior details, and a knowledgeable text.The main purpose of the book is to create a photographic record of Green's surviving work. It therefore focuses on the stations where most of the original fabric survives but for completeness also includes the twelve which have lost most, if not all, their original features.

Price: 16.95
 

The Waverley Route. Ref: CE3409  

Its heritage and revival.
Glen, A.
Very large, 144 pages, lavishly illustrated with map and plan extracts, many photos, much in colour, paper back. **A history of the line from Edinburgh to Carlisle, and of the building of its new incarnation from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, between Galashiels and Melrose.

Price: 18.50
 

West Yorkshire Railway Stations. Ref: CE1400  

On old picture postcards.
Ellis, N.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the past century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50
 

Wiltshire Railway Stations. Ref: CE1836  


Oakley, M.
Large, 158 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced - a real bargain.

Price: 12.95
 

Wonderful Waverley. Ref: CE0994  

Edinburgh in the glory days.
Anderson, P.
Very large, 76 pages, pictorial, glazed boards.

Price: 12.95
 

Birmingham Moor Street Station. Ref: CE2802  

A century of enterprise.
Baxter, I & Harper, R.
Very large, 184 pages, pictorial, some colour. Soft back. **Centenary history of the station; worth it for the remarkable chronicle of its 21st century revival alone.

Price: 19.95

Birmingham Snow Hill. Ref: CE1560  

Commemorating 150 years of a great station
Baxter, I & Harper, R.
Very large, 128 pages, profusely illustrated with photos, some colour. Soft back. **History of the station.

Price: 13.95

Bristol Railway Stations 1840 - 2005. Ref: CE2167  


Oakley, M.
Very large, 111 pages, photo illustrations, map, bibliography, soft back. **A survey of Temple Meads and the suburban stations, giving descriptions and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in Bristol.

Price: 9.99

Britain's Lost Railways. Ref: CE2856  

The twentieth-century destruction of our finest railway architecture.
Minnis.
Very large, 122 pages, pictorial, hard back. "Soaring viaducts, cathedral-like stations, monumental railway hotels, never mind Euston's famous arch - in the name of progress hundreds of buildings were knocked down or wiped from the landscape, too often to be replaced by a concrete bunker (as Birmingham New St) or a bus shelter as at so many wayside stations. Here the extent of the loss is revealed. Not one building illustrated in this book still exists. The illustrations are old photographs, often previously unpublished, and carefully captioned. The introductory essay is an illuminating analysis of the destruction and the consequent revolt, the conservation and the future of railway buildings. A magnificent work, sensibly priced - everyone interested in railways or buildings should own a copy.

Price: 25.00

British Railways Engine Sheds No 2. Ref: CE1511  

A Southern style.
Hawkins & Reeve.
Very large, 48 pages, pictorial, soft back.

Price: 4.50

Brunel Ref: CE1094  

The life and times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Buchanan, A.
Medium, 294 pages + 16 pages of plates, extensive bibliography, hardback. **A biography both of the engineer and of the man, setting him in the context of his times.

Price: 25.00

Cornwall Railway Stations. Ref: CE2419  

On old picture postcards.
Lund & Laming.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Country Branch Line. Volume Two: The Stations. Ref: CE1472  

An intimate portrait of the Watlington branch.
Karau, P & Turner, C.
Very large, 214 pages, photo illustrations. Hard back.

Price: 25.95

Cromford Station. Ref: CE2657  

A history.
Waite.
Very large, 77 pages, photo illustrations, maps, soft back. **History of the railway at Cromford, no longer what it was as the line is truncated at Matlock, but at least still part of the national network. The station is a particularly fine pair of buildings.

Price: 11.95

Davies & Metcalfe. Ref: CE0582  

Railway Engineers To The World.
Metcalfe.
Very large, 208 pages. Hard back.

Price: 30.00

Devon Railway Stations (Great Western Railway). Ref: CE1314  

On old picture postcards.
Swift.
Medium, 36 pages, album. Soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Devon Railway Stations (Southern Railway). Ref: CE1315  

On old picture postcards.
Swift.
Medium, 36 pages, album. Soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Devon Railway Stations. Ref: CE2433  


Oakley, M.
Large, 222 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced and good value.

Price: 14.95

Dorset Railway Stations. Ref: CE1976  

On old picture postcards.
Lund & Laming.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Essex Railway Heritage. Supplement. Ref: CE2386  


Kay.
Very large, 71 pages, pictorial, soft back. ** "Includes full listing of all surviving railway structures in Essex and an appendix covering all station buildings now demolished. With many previously unpublished period illustrations.

Price: 9.95

Gloucestershire Railway Stations. Ref: CE1661  


Oakley, M.
Large, 159 pages, photo illustrations, large map, bibliography, glazed boards. **An alphabetical survey giving a description and history, with opening and closure dates, of all stations in the county. Nicely produced - a real bargain.

Price: 12.95

Great Northern Railway Engine Sheds Volume 2. Ref: CE0249  

The Lincolnshire Loop, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire.
Griffiths & Hooper.
Very large, hard back, 122 pages.

Price: 22.50

Great Western Railway Halts. Volume Two. Ref: CE1298  


Robertson
Very large, 121 pages, photo illustrations and drawings, hardback. **Covers halts and platforms from M to Y, with location, opening date, facilities and interesting operational or local features.

Price: 18.95

High Level Bridge And Newcastle Central Station. Ref: CE1573  

150 years across the Tyne.
Addyman, J & Fawcett, W.
Very large, 152 pages, illustrated with photos and contemporary prints (some colour), good structural drawings, maps, diagrams. Soft back. **Nicely done and thorough local history.

Price: 9.95

Light Railway Construction. Ref: CE0503  


Calthrop.
Large, 34 pages. Soft back.

Price: 4.95

LMS Lineside. Part Two: Railway Signage, Timetables And Poster Boards, Platform Numbering, Station Seats, Barrows And Trolleys. Ref: CE2681  

An LMS Journal handbook.
Anderson & Twells.
Very large, 102 page album, mostly photos, some drawings, soft back. **Generously captioned pictures, essential reference for modellers, plenty of interest for the rest of us.

Price: 17.95

London's Disused Stations, Volume Three. Ref: CE1145  

London, Chatham and Dover Railway.
Connor.
Medium, 72 pages, soft back.

Price: 8.50

London's Disused Stations, Volume Five. Ref: CE1915  

The London & South Western Railway. Including the Tooting Merton & Wimbledon and West London Extension Railways.
Connor, J E.
Medium, 80 pages, photo illustrations, map, soft back.

Price: 8.75

London's Disused Stations, Volume Six. Ref: CE2420  

The London Brighton & South Coast Railway.
Connor, J E.
Medium, 68 pages, photo illustrations, map, soft back.

Price: 8.75

London's Disused Stations, Volume Seven. Ref: CE2614  

The Midland Railway and associated lines.
Connor, J E.
Medium, 84 pages, photo illustrations, maps, soft back.

Price: 9.00

London's Disused Underground Stations. Ref: CE0913  


Connor.
Medium, 68 pages, soft back.

Price: 8.25

London's Disused Underground Stations. Ref: CE1170  


Connor.
Very large, 128 pages, glazed boards.

Price: 19.95

Manchester Victoria Station. Ref: CE1981  


Wray, T.
Very large, 132 pages, illustrated with photos, maps, track plans, drawings and diagrams. Soft back. **A history of the station.

Price: 16.95

Paddington, Great Western Gateway. Ref: CE0776  


Bryan.
Very large, 112 pages. Hard back.

Price: 19.95

Reconstruction Of Euston Station. Ref: CE2518  


Wilde.
Very large, 57 pages, photos, plans, drawings, soft back. **An exceptionally detailed study of the works undertaken in the 1960s.

Price: 7.99

Scenes From The Past 44. Rowsley Motive Power Depot. Ref: CE0781  


Miles, K.
Very large, 128 pages, pictorial - photos, track plans, gradient diagrams, drawings of shed, map. Soft back.

Price: 16.95

Scenes From The Past 49. Delph, Saddleworth And Greenfield To Oldham. Ref: CE2098  

Including Lees motive power depot motor trains and the OA&GB to Ashton.
Goddard & Wells.
160 pages, very large, many photo illustrations, large clear station track plans, some carriage drawings, soft back.

Price: 18.95

Somerset Railway Stations. Ref: CE1977  

On old picture postcards.
Lund & Laming.
Medium, 36 pages, album, soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

St Pancras Station. Ref: CE2348  


Bradley, S.
Medium, 193 pages, photo and other illustrations, soft back. **A new history to commemorate the transformation of this iconic landmark into London's main gateway to the continent. Much critical acclaim.

Price: 8.99

Staffordshire Railway Stations. Ref: CE0526  

On old picture postcards.
Lewis.
Medium, 36 pages, album. Soft back. *"A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes from the last century, with informative captions."

Price: 3.50

Stations From The Air. Ref: CE2801  


Smith.
Large, square, 158 pages colour album, glazed boards. **Photos taken from aircraft win hands-down over satellite images - because they are angled rather than straight down you see frontages rather than just roofs. These are all recent shots, mostly of stations (a selection of about 130, mostly large), but including some depots and notable bridges. Each location gets a short history and description plus opening date, number of platforms and annual passenger numbers with ranking, 2004-2009.

Price: 14.99

Robert Stephenson - The Eminent Engineer. Ref: CE1628  

Essays in honour of Jack Simmons.
Bailey, M (ed).
Large, 401 pages + 16 pages of coloured plates, other black and white illustrations, maps and diagrams in text. Hard back. **Twelve essays on Stephenson's influence, achievement, innovation and technique, including particular studies of the building of the London & Birmingham, railway building more generally, iron railway bridges, masonry structures and water engineering.

Price: 55.00

Surviving Signalboxes From The Golden Age Of British Railways. Ref: CE0862  


Hucknall.
Large, 141 pages. Hard back. **Mainly photographs including some good interiors.

Price: 19.99

Tunnel Vision. Ref: CE2564  


Cordner.
Very large, 96 pages, colour photo illustrations, track diagrams, soft back. **History of the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, route, chronology, etc. Ground-breaking engineering project, it says, and who can argue with that?

Price: 14.99

Underground Bullseyes 1972 - 2000. Ref: CE2387  


Clarke.
Very large, 64 pages, photo illustrations, soft back. **Identification and location of the many different sorts of Underground station sign.

Price: 8.75

What's Left Of Brunel. Ref: CE2205  


Falconer.
Medium, 160 pages, illustrated with photos and contemporary engravings, maps, diagrams. soft back. **A comprehensive list of all Brunel's buildings and other works surviving; together with details of Brunellian exhibits in museums.

Price: 9.99

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