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International Railways: Authors M - Z

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Das Lied Der Dampflok. Ein archiv in wort, bild und ton. Ref: S7556  

Maedel, K E.
Stuttgart, 1967 : Franckh.
Quarto, 80 pages with photo illustrations, German text, and a wallet containing 6 45rpm EPs of locomotive recordings produced by the Kosmos Co, glazed boards, book VG+ although wallet slightly strained by its contents. Records appear fine. ** The records each commence with a German commentary on the contents. Some are lineside recordings, others are from the footplate. Played on the office Dansette they came across as of a good technical standard, but I cannot pretend to be an expert in these matters.

Price: 30.00

Rock Island Color Pictorial - Volume 3 - the final decade. Ref: S7774  

Marre, L A.
La Mirada, Ca, 2001 : Four Ways West.
Large quarto, 128 page colour album, map, glazed boards, fine. ** Motive Power Review 1970 - 1980 showing an interesting array of traction and rolling stock.

Price: 28.00

The Gotthard Railway. Ref: S4981  

Marti, F & Trüb, W.
Ian Allan, 1971 (1st British edition; originally published Zurich, 1968).
Quarto, 16 page introduction (of which 2 pages in English) + about 90 pages photo plates, some colour, folding map in rear pocket, glazed boards, VG. *The Gotthard Railway from Basle to Chiasso: album of photos of this spectacular line, captioned in German, French, Italian & English.

Price: 16.00

Steel And Rails In Newcastle. Ref: S7715  

McDonald, K.
Surrey Hills, Victoria, 1981 : Light Railway Research Soc Of Australia.
Folio, 116 pages, photo illustrations (some colour), locomotive and stock diagrams, site plans, jacket, VG+. ** The steelworks railway at Broken Hill.

Price: 24.00

Sugar Tramp. Colorado's Great Western Railway. Ref: S3952  


Morgan, G.
Ft. Collins, 1975.
Folio, 97 pages, map, many photo illustrations, repro wtt, several plates and errata slip in rear pocket, jacket faded around spine, otherwise VG+, rare. **Pictorial history of the standard-gauge system serving the agricultural lowlands of Colorado..

Price: 90.00

Chemins De Fer Et Canaux. Etude sur le prix de revient des transports, par voie ferrée et par voie navigable. Ref: S3352  

Motet, T.
1888, Paris, Imprimerie Nouvelle.
Large octavo, 133 pages, tables, 3 large folding maps, new cloth, contents browned but otherwise VG. **French 19th century transport economics.

Price: 60.00

Single Line Railways. A handbook of management, engineering, and operation. Ref: S6680  

Nock, O S (ed).
D&C, 1966.
Octavo, 348 pages + 32 pages of photo plates, diagrams, jacket, VG. **Aimed at developing countries: sections on civil engineering, motive power, rolling stock and signalling and a good deal on operation. Contributors are men from BR, LSE, Westinghouse, BICC and engineering firms.

Price: 18.00

+ Railways Of Canada. Ref: S7876  

Nock, O S.
A&C Black, 1973.
Large octavo, 343 pages + 66 pages of plates, coloured frontispiece and 7 other coloured plates, maps and other illustrations in text, jacket, fine copy. **Railways Of The World Series number 3.

Price: 24.00

Sydney's Forgotten Railways. Ref: S6931  


Oakes, J.
Sydney, 1997-2003: ARHS, NSW Divn.
A series of five large (but slender) octavo volumes: Military Railways 28 pages; Park Railways 30 pages; Goods Railways 112 pages; City Railways 64 pages; Illawarra Railways 88 pages. All well illustrated with photos, maps, track plans, laminated card covers, two volumes signed by author, all fine.

Price: 30.00

The First Hundred Years. [Sydney-Goulburn Railway : 1869-1969.] Ref: S7554  

Oberg, L.
Canberra, 1973 : Traction (3nd edition and 2nd by this publisher).
Quarto, 60 pages, photo illustrations, map, card covers, VG+. **Railway History series No 731. The line must have been about 125 miles. It's still there, with an interesting looking roundhouse in the vicinity of Goulburn Station.

Price: 10.00

Dampf Über Australien Und Neuseeland. Ref: S7647  

Oczko, G.
Munich, 1990 : Gondrom.
Large quarto, 160 page colour photo album, captions, not much text, in German, glazed boards, fine. **Steam in Australia and New Zealand. Most, if not all, photos taken since 1970.

Price: 16.00

+ Eastern Spain Narrow Gauge from Gerona to Málaga. Ref: S7870  

Organ, J.
Middleton, 2009.
Octavo, 96 page photo album : maps, area notes, glazed boards, fine. ** One of Middleton's Narrow Gauge Branch Lines series in print at £18.95.

Price: 12.00

Gulf To Rockies. The Heritage of the Fort Worth and Denver-Colorado and Southern Railways 1861-1898. Ref: S6410  


Overton, R C.
Austin, Tx, 1953: Univ Texas Press.
Large octavo, 410 pages, photo plates, bibliography, inscribed by author ("Dick Overton") on half title page, printed cloth boards, fine copy in neatly repaired jacket. **Detailed history written in the formal academic manner.

Price: 40.00

+ Norwegian Railways. From Stephenson to high-speed. Ref: S7863  

Owen, R.
Balholm Press, 1996
Large octavo, 260 pages, photos, maps, glazed boards. **Solid history of a system so far neglected by railway chroniclers.

Price: 22.00

On The Best Methods Of Railway Construction For The Development Of New Countries, As Illustrated By The Railway Systems Of South Australia. Ref: S2969  

Patterson, R C.
1879, excerpt Proc Inst CE.
Octavo, 70 pages, tables, 3 large folding plates of drawings, all edges gilt, new cloth. Fine.

Price: 32.00

Die Eisenbahn In China. Das staatliche Eisenbahnunternehmen der Volksrepublik China in Wort und Bild. Ref: S7273  

Petersen, J.
Stuttgart, 1983 : Motorbuch.
Large landscape quarto, 119 page colour and b/w pictorial history, German text, jacket, near fine. ** Studies of Chinese railways by Westerners are necessarily limited by travel restrictions; a large proportion of the photos in this history were taken during the author's journeys in China, but illustrations from other sources are included.

Price: 16.00

Borsig. Ein Name Geht Um Die Welt. Die Geschichte des Hauses Borsig und seiner Lokomotiven. Ref: S5521  

Pierson, K.
Berlin, 1973: Rembrandt.
Large octavo, 200 pages, 105 photo illustrations, site plan, German text, green cloth boards, no jacket, near fine. **History of the Borsig locomotive building company.

Price: 28.00

The Railways Of The Union Of South Africa (Referring specially to recent locomotive practice). Ref: S6370  


Poultney, E C.
Extr Proc Inst Loco Engineers, 1936.
Octavo, 72 pages, graphs, photos, tables, disbound and economically stapled into card covers with tape backstrip. **A good summary of railway operations in pre-war South Africa; strong, as the title promises, on locomotive practice.

Price: 15.00

The Richmond Vale Railway. Ref: S6022  

Preston, R G.
Hornsby, NSW, 1990: Shepp Books.
Large quarto, 112 pages, b/w and colour illustrations, maps and track plans, locomotive details, card covers, fine. **Industrial steam down under.

Price: 20.00

On Time. The history of Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corporation. Ref: S7617  

Reck, F M.
EMD, 1948.
Octavo, 184 pages, good sketched illustrations, jacket, VG+. **Fairly scarce.

Price: 23.00

Sammlung Von Übersichtsplänen Wichtiger Abzweigungsstationen Der Eisenbahnen Deutschlands. Ref: S6678  

Freiburg, 1981 : Eisenbahn-Kurier reprint of 1914 edition.
Octavo, xxxv + 102 pages, German text, card covers, fine. ** 102 pages of station and district rail plans in complicated areas, with index.

Price: 20.00

Wuppertaler Bahnen. Entwicklung des Nahverkehrs in der Region Wuppertal (1890-1940). Ref: S7477  

Reimann, W R.
Freiburg, 1982 : Eisenbahn-Kurier.
Large octavo, 158 pages, 154 photo illustrations, track and station layouts, maps, German text, paper-covered boards, fine. **In addition to its famous suspended monorail Wuppertal had conventional trams and buses, and even (unless I have misread it) a mountain railway. All are covered by this useful history.

Price: 15.00

Le Ferrovie Appulo Lucane. Ref: S7317  

Rongone, S.
Bari, 1998 : Levante.
Large octavo, 318 pages, well illustrated, some colour, maps, diagrams, tables, Italian text, laminated boards, fine. **Detailed history of a narrow gauge railway in southern Italy.

Price: 28.00

Die Kleinbahnen Des Kreises Jerichow I. Die Geshichte einer ehemaligen Schmalspurbahn. Ref: S7772  

Röper, H.
Dresden, 1988 : Deutscher Modelleisenbahn-Verband.
Folio, 40 pages, photo illustrations, map, station layouts, 3 pages of large clear rolling stock drawings, stock lists, card covers, minor damage to the rear cover, but generally VG and of better quality than most Iron Curtain publications. **History of a lost narrow gauge line in the country east of Magdeburg.
Jerichow I (it is a letter I, not a figure one) is puzzling, as the line does not come within 17km of Jerichow, although it does pass through Wüstenjerichow, some 45 km to the south. The I is a complete mystery but the line is referred to as KJ I throughout, so it has not crept into the title by accident.

Price: 20.00

Railways Of Boston. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system. Ref: S7763  

Simms, W F.
1999, published by the author.
Octavo, 64 pages, litho'd typescript, maps, photo illustrations, comprehensive stock lists, card covers, fine. **A concise, fact-packed history. Wilfrid Simms was an Englishman who made himself a niche in writing up otherwise unregarded overseas railways.

Price: 8.00

The Railways Of Greece. Ref: S5972  

Simms, W F.
Rustington, 1997: published by the author.
Octavo, 88 pages, photo illustrations, maps, stock lists, card covers, fine. **Useful survey.

Price: 10.00

Private Railways Of Denmark. Ref: S5842  

Simms, W.
Rustington, West Sussex, 2000: published by the author.
Octavo, 76 pages, photo illustrations, maps, stock lists, card covers, fine.

Price: 10.00

+ Renaissance Der Schmalspurbahn In Österreich. Ref: S7862  

Slezak, J O & Sternhart, H.
Vienna, 1986: Slezak.
Large octavo, 176 pages, many photo illustrations, line drawings of rolling stock and locomotives, stocklists, German text, glazed boards, fine. **Review of narrow gauge railways in Austria. Includes the slightly worrying Gasteiner Heilstollen-Bahn, which carries patients through a series of naturally hot caves with a high level of radon gas. This is supposed to cure arthritis and other ailments.

Price: 18.00

Eisenbahn-Panorama Böhmen Und Mähren. Ref: S6930  

Slezak, J O.
Vienna, 1986: Slezak.
Large octavo, 96 page photo album of early railways in what is now the Czech Republic, laminated boards, fine.

Price: 17.00

Far Wheels. A railroad safari. Ref: S7674  

Small, C S.
Cleaver Hume, 1959.
Octavo, 166 pages, photo illustrations, some maps, loco lists, jacket, VG. **Obscure and exotic steam railways including Eritrea, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Kivu, Fiji, Peru.

Price: 18.00

The Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad. Ref: S7735  

Smalley, S B.
Wyoming, OH, 1975 : Trolley Talk.
Octavo, 80 pages, photo illustrations, map, time table extracts, electric car roster, card covers, near fine. **The CG&P (come, gentlemen and push) Railroad was a 42 mile feeder to the Pennsylvania and the Norfolk & Western at Cincinnati. This is a collection of historic photographs of the line, which are not so much captioned as used as the basis for the text.

Price: 8.00

Tramvie E Ferrovie Elettriche Per Roma E Dintorni. Ref: S7773  

Società delle Tramvie e Ferrovie Elettriche di Roma.
Rome, 1901.
Large octavo, 31 pages + 4 pages of maps, photo illustrations (tourist sites on the routes), card covers, VG. ** The proposal of a company set up to provide trams in Rome and railways from Rome to Ostia and to Frascati and Genzano.

Price: 18.00

+ Nordens Järnvägar 1971. Ref: S7875  

Stenvall, F.
Malmo, 1973 : Stenvalls.
Small quarto, 120 page album, photos, stocklists, English/ Swedish captions, jacket edges a trifle worn, generally VG+. **Seventh edition of a pictorial annual round-up of Scandi railways. Frank Stenvall comments that only one picture of a steam loco remains in the Danish and Norwegian sections but more attention has been paid to traffic and permanent way matters : railway construction has by no means ended completely. (Steam persists in other sections, especially museum pages).

Price: 10.00

+ Bahnhöfe Der Schweiz. Von den Anfängen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg. Ref: S7867  

Stutz, W.
Zurich, 1983 : Orell Füssli.
Octavo, 283 pages, illustrated with photographs, drawings and some diagrams, German text, jacket, VG+. A handbook of Swiss railway station architecture. The first 100 pages are an illustrated essay on aspects of station design; the remaining pages are a catalogue of stations, some very grand and some in Swiss domestic style. Dates, architects, contractors and other details are given; not all are illustrated. There are also endnotes, a bibliography and an index.

Price: 16.00

Steam From Kenya To The Cape. Ref: S7367  

Talbot, E.
CRC, 1975.
Quarto, 88 pages, photo illustrations, extensive locomotive lists, maps, touring notes and tips, jacket faded on spine, otherwise a fine copy. ** An enthusiast's guide to the steam locomotives of East, Central and South Africa.

Price: 14.00

Vincennes-Maillot. La construction de la ligne 1 du Métropolitain. Ref: S7821  

Tartié, A.
Paris, 1998 : Bibliothèque administrative de la Ville de Paris.
Small square quarto, 103 pages, French text, card covers, fine. **25 pages of introductory text, 59 photographs and a 10-page catalogue of the whole photographic collection. A remarkable collection of photographs recording the construction of the first Métro line in 1899-1900. The introduction gives information about the history of the railway and the conservation of the images.

Price: 10.00

Järnvägen Borås-Ulricehamn-Jönköping. Ref: S6795  

Thulin, B.
Kungälv, 1990: Svenska Järnvägsklub.
Square octavo, 252 pages, well illustrated, photos, maps, track plans, scale drawings, Swedish text, printed cloth boards, fine. ** Svenska Järnvägsklub Skriftserie nr 50. This is a numbered series of histories produced since the 1960s by Sweden's principal railway society.

Price: 21.00

The Antofagasta (Chili) & Bolivia Railway. The story of the FCAB and its locomotives. Ref: S7425  

Turner & Ellis.
Trackside, 1992.
Large quarto, 76 pages, maps, photos, many locomotive drawings and lists, card covers.

Price: 14.00

Six And A Half Inches From Destiny. The first hundred years of the Melbourne - Wodonga Railway 1873 - 1973. Ref: S7675  

Turton, K.
Australian Railway Historical Society, 1973.
Quarto, 133 pages, photos, maps, dust jacket, near fine.

Price: 18.00

Slow Train To Paradise. How Dutch investment helped build American railroads. Ref: S7820  

Veenendaal, A J.
Stanford, Ca, 1996 : Stanford Univ Press.
Large octavo, 350 pages + 22 pages of photo plates, jacket, near fine. **Academic study of an interesting aspect of American railway development. The unexpectedly readable history occupies only half the volume, the remainder being taken up by extensive statistical appendices.

Price: 20.00

Die Deutsche Bundesbahn. Eisenbahn und Landschaft in 182 Panorama-Aufnahmen. Ref: S7619  

Wagner, G.
Augsburg, 1990 : Weltbild.
Large landscape quarto, 192 pages colour photo album of modern DB trains in the landscape, German text, pictorial boards, fine. **Shows how much elderly motive power was operating until quite recently.

Price: 18.00

+ Comprehensive Railroad Atlas Of North America : California And Nevada. Ref: S7880  

Walker, M.
SPV, 1994.
Folio, 88 page atlas, card covers, slight damage to rear cover otherwise VG+. ** 69 map pages + introduction, gazetteer etc. Covers Yukon, Northern Territories, British Columbia and Alberta, showing all common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads in operation in 1993, plus abandoned routes. Despite its age it is the best available; indeed better than anything published in the US.

Price: 10.00

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas Of North America : Western Canada. Ref: S5818  

Walker, M.
SPV, 2006.
Folio, 96 page atlas, card covers, fine. **Covers Yukon, Northern Territories, British Columbia and Alberta, showing all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads, plus abandoned routes.

Price: 12.00

Railway Stations Of Australia. Ref: S6991  

Ward, A.
Sth Melbourne, 1982: Macmillan.
Large square quarto, 86 pages of photos with descriptions, jacket, VG+. **Forty-three major and minor stations described and illustrated.

Price: 18.00

Die Westbahnstrecke I. Dieser Band behandelt die Strecke Wien - Linz ver der Elektrifizierung. Ref: S6058  

Wegenstein, P & others.
Vienna, 1979: Pospischil.
Octavo, 96 page album, route diagram, laminated boards, German text, near fine. **#8 of the extensive Bahn Im Bild series; there is a five page introduction (including a list of stations with mileages) to the briefly-captioned photos. Steam between Vienna and Linz.

Price: 12.00

On The Narrow Gauge. Ref: S7552  

Whitehouse, P B.
1964, Thomas Nelson.
Octavo, 148 pages + 64 pages of photos, jacket, VG+. **British Isles and some European. A very readable book.

Price: 18.00

Lost Horizons. The story of the Rathbun Company and the Bay Of Quinte Railway. Ref: S6248  

Wilson, D M.
Belleville, Ont, 1983: Mika.
Folio, 200 pages, well illustrated: photos, maps and plans, pale jacket soiled, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce book. **Canada: the rise and fall of a company with strong railway interests in Ontario.

Price: 30.00

Dampflokomotiven Der Deutschen Reichsbahn 1970-1988. Ref: S7384  

Wollny, B & Fiegenbaum, W.
Stuttgart, 1989 : Motorbuch.
Oblong quarto, 192 page photo album, 187 b/w and colour photos, laminated boards, fine. **Very fine images of the time-warp period in Eastern Germany.

Price: 24.00

U-Bahn Und S-Bahn In München. Planung und Gestaltung eines modernen Verkehrsmittels. Ref: S7605  

Zimniok, K et al.
Eppstein im Taunus, 1968 : Zimmer
Large squarish quarto, 54 pages, map, photos, drawings, German text, card covers, VG+. **Munich : semi-official publication describing in some detail the building (or rebuilding) of the public transport rail system in the city.

Price: 6.00

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