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The Mansfield-Southwell-Rolleston Railway

The Mansfield-Southwell-Rolleston Railway

£15.95

ISBN:9780853617570, SOFTBACK OUT NOW  

From Hereford To Three Cocks Junction

From Hereford To Three Cocks Junction

£13.95

ISBN:9780853617532, SOFTBACK  IN STOCK NOW  The Hereford , Hay, & Brecon Railway  By John Mair …

Blackpool Trams – The First Half Century

Blackpool Trams – The First Half Century

£18.95 £9.95

 Taking 30 years of research, and three years to write, this is the first book to give a full detailed history of the e…

KNOCKED CORNER The Whitby-Loftus Line

KNOCKED CORNER The Whitby-Loftus Line

£18.95 £12.00

ISBN:9780853615422, SOFTBACK The Whitby-Loftus line cost over £50 million to build in today’s money, but it never …

The Whitby-Loftus Line

The Whitby-Loftus Line

£18.95 £16.00

ISBN:9780853615422, SOFTBACK The Whitby-Loftus line cost over £50 million to build in today’s money, but it never …

The Giant’s Causeway Tramway

The Giant’s Causeway Tramway

£15.95

ISBN:9780853617563, SOFBACK First published in 1964 this new edition comprises the original text but the book has bee…

The Peak Forest Tramway including the Peak Forest Canal

The Peak Forest Tramway including the Peak Forest Canal

£13.95

ISBN::9780853617495, SOFTBACK First published in 1968, this fourth edition was revised by the author prior to his dea…

The Jedburgh Branch

The Jedburgh Branch

£22.95

ISBN:9780853617549, SOFTBACK, REPRINT This new Oakwood title gives the Jedburgh Branch, in the Scottish Borders, the …

The Whitland & Cardigan Railway

The Whitland & Cardigan Railway

£15.95

9780853617518  The ‘Cardi-Bach’, the Whitland and Cardigan Railway, was a well-loved lifeline and a means to prosp…

The Peak Line – A Pictorial Journey

The Peak Line – A Pictorial Journey

£14.95

9780853617556    C. Judge & J. R. Morten  This is a slightly revised and corrected edition of the book originally p…

Northamptonshire Narrow Gauge Railways in the 1960s

Northamptonshire Narrow Gauge Railways in the 1960s

£24.95

9780853617525  The author explains how in 1955 when he was 16 years old his family moved from Guildford to Northampton…

The Solway Junction Railway

The Solway Junction Railway

£13.95

ISBN:9780853617501, SOFTBACK, REPRINT Second edition with additional photographs.The first edition of this book was p…

DAM The Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line

DAM  The Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line

£18.95 £13.00

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The Catterick Camp Military Railway and the Richmond Branch

The Catterick Camp Military Railway and the Richmond Branch

£13.95

TEMP OUT OF PRINT  ISBN:9780853617471 , SOFTBACK First published in 1993 the book was revised by the author in 20…

The Rishworth Branch

The Rishworth Branch

£13.95

ISBN:9780853613916, SOFTBACK. The first edition of this book was written in 1988 and published in 1990. It’s been o…

The Bristol to Portishead Branch with the Bristol Harbour Railway and Canon’s Marsh Branch

The Bristol to Portishead Branch with the Bristol Harbour Railway and Canon’s Marsh Branch

£18.95

ISBN:9780853617457, SOFTBACK A comprehensive illustrated history of the railway line connecting the city of Bristol w…

The Ramsey North Branch

The Ramsey North Branch

£17.95

ISBN:9780853617440 , SOFTBACK The small fenland market town of Ramsey in Huntingdonshire was one of the many which su…

Warwickshire’s Lime and Cement Works Railways

Warwickshire’s Lime and Cement Works Railways

£19.95

  Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps, discover the delights of the many industrial railway systems operati…

The Ely & St Ives Railway

The Ely & St Ives Railway

£14.95

Travellers enduring the ride between Cambridge and Ely on elderly Great Eastern Railway coaching stock or later LNER rep…

The Newton Abbot to Kingswear Railway

The Newton Abbot to Kingswear Railway

£19.95

The railway to Kingswear was extremely busy during the summer months as it served (and continues to serve) both Torquay …

West Country Railway Memories – Rose-tinted reflections of some rural railways past and present

West Country Railway Memories – Rose-tinted reflections of some rural railways past and present

£15.95

   This book is not really so much about the trains themselves, but rather more about the stations, signal boxes, rail…

Caersws – The Cambrian Railway Village

Caersws – The Cambrian Railway Village

£16.95

Brian Poole tells the story of the railway community of Caersws and Moat Lane. He has collected information and illustra…

The Hayling Railway

The Hayling Railway

£11.95

  The publication of this book coincides with the 50th anniversary of the closure of the erstwhile Hayling Railway link…

Ayrshire’s Forgotten Railways – A Walker’s Guide

Ayrshire’s Forgotten Railways – A Walker’s Guide

£15.95

The coming of the railways transformed Ayrshire. By the mid-nineteenth century, blessed with rich coal deposits, fertile…

The Leven & East of Fife Railway

The Leven & East of Fife Railway

£19.95

 This book recounts the history of the railway that once served the northern shores of the Firth of Forth and for a cen…

The Industrial Tramways of the Vale of Llangollen

The Industrial Tramways of the Vale of Llangollen

£12.95

  This book began some ten years ago when J.R. Thomas was given a series of short articles about minor industrial tramw…

The Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line

The Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line

£18.95

   Initially coal was at the heart of it; now stone provides the only traffic. The apparently simple line from Frome t…

Derby Days – Memories of a Midland Railwayman

Derby Days – Memories of a Midland Railwayman

£15.95

  Unlike many other railwaymen John Weston did not come from a family steeped in generations of railway service. Early …

The Kendal & Windermere Railway

The Kendal & Windermere Railway

£15.95

   The Lake District is a place of outstanding natural beauty. Over the years this beauty has provided the inspiration…

The Aldeburgh Branch

The Aldeburgh Branch

£19.95

 The Aldeburgh Branch, unlike many of the lines inherited or built by the Great Eastern Railway, was not solely reliant…

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume Four: Limestone Industry Lines

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume Four: Limestone Industry Lines

£11.95

 For the purposes of this book ‘Northern Northumberland’ is regarded as encompassing that area of the county lying …

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 1895-1935

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 1895-1935

£10.95

With the closure of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway imminent in 1935, Leslie Catchpole wrote two articles about the rail…

The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch

The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch

£11.95

   The Wye Valley Railway linked Monmouth with Chepstow and an through the idyllic countryside along the Monmouthshire…

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume Three: Sandstone, Whinstone & Gravel Lines

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume Three: Sandstone, Whinstone & Gravel Lines

£12.95

   This book, like the two previous volumes in the series, covers ‘minor railways’ in the Berwick-upon-Tweed and A…

The South Staffordshire Railway – Volume Two: Walsall to Rugeley (including the Cannock Chase Colliery Lines)

The South Staffordshire Railway – Volume Two: Walsall to Rugeley (including the Cannock Chase Colliery Lines)

£15.95

  Volume One of this work dealt with the South Staffordshire Railway (SSR) ‘main line’ from Dudley through Walsall …

Steam, Diesels and On-Track Machines – From Colwick to Derby via the East Coast Main Line

Steam, Diesels and On-Track Machines – From Colwick to Derby via the East Coast Main Line

£15.95

  When John Meredith left school at the age of 15 in 1954 he began a career on the railways with a six year apprentices…

Under 10 CMEs – Volume Two: C. E. Fairburn to J. F. Harrison, 1944-1959

Under 10 CMEs – Volume Two: C. E. Fairburn to J. F. Harrison, 1944-1959

£16.95

   Eric Arthur Langridge died in 1999 at the age of 102. He was little known to enthusiasts until his retirement in 19…

The Helston Branch

The Helston Branch

£12.95

 The Helston Branch was the southernmost railway on the British mainland, and also the very last branch line to have be…

Under 10 CMEs – Volume One: Dugald Drummond to W. A. Stanier, 1912-1944

Under 10 CMEs – Volume One: Dugald Drummond to W. A. Stanier, 1912-1944

£16.95

  Eric Arthur Langridge died in 1999 at the age of 102. He was little known to enthusiasts until his retirement in 1959…

The Lynn and Hunstanton Railway and the West Norfolk Branch

The Lynn and Hunstanton Railway and the West Norfolk Branch

£18.95

   Norfolk, one of England’s largest counties, is also one of its most distinctive. The sea is never far away; not t…

The Wells-next-the-Sea Branch via Wymondham and Dereham

The Wells-next-the-Sea Branch via Wymondham and Dereham

£19.95

  The subject of this book is the 43 miles of railway that linked Norwich (Thorpe) to Wells-next-the-Sea on the North N…

The Minehead Branch and the West Somerset Railway

The Minehead Branch and the West Somerset Railway

£12.95

  Well-known author on railway matters in the West Country, Colin Maggs, tells the story of one of the GWR’s longest …

The Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay Light Railway

The Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay Light Railway

£8.95

  Sixteen miles south of Aberystwyth on the wide sweep of Cardigan Bay lies Aberayron one of west Wales’ most picture…

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume Two: Colliery and Associated Lines

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume Two: Colliery and Associated Lines

£10.95

  The second volume in this series examines the railways associated with the coal industry. For centuries, until the 1…

Hunslet 1215 – A War Veteran’s Story

Hunslet 1215 – A War Veteran’s Story

£7.95

Hunslet 4-6-0T No. 1215 was one of a class of locomotives built to the order of the British War Department for use by wh…

The Bishop’s Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Branch

The Bishop’s Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Branch

£19.95

 Peter Paye presents, in much expanded and revised form, the story of the Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree Branch. The…

Rails to Turnberry and the Heads of Ayr – The Maidens & Dunure Light Railway and the Butlin’s Branch

Rails to Turnberry and the Heads of Ayr – The Maidens & Dunure Light Railway and the Butlin’s Branch

£19.95

  At one time a scenic coastal railway route linked Girvan with Ayr. The line was built to serve the villages of Maiden…

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume One: Brickworks, Forestry, Contractors, Military Target Railways and Other Lines

Northern Northumberland’s Minor Railways – Volume One: Brickworks, Forestry, Contractors, Military Target Railways and Other Lines

£10.95

  This is the first volume covering the minor railways of northern Northumberland (essentially the administrative distr…

DAD HAD AN ENGINE SHED – Some childhood railway reminiscences of a North Wales shedmaster’s son

DAD HAD AN ENGINE SHED – Some childhood railway reminiscences of a North Wales shedmaster’s son

£12.95

   Railways were very much ‘in the blood’ of John Eric Robinson, born in Crewe in 1902, the second child and eldes…

The South Staffordshire Railway – Volume One: Dudley-Walsall-Lichfield-Burton (including the Black Country Branches)

The South Staffordshire Railway – Volume One: Dudley-Walsall-Lichfield-Burton (including the Black Country Branches)

£19.95

   At the time of the inception of the South Staffordshire Railway (SSR), rail traffic across Birmingham was seriously…

The Essential Guide to Welsh Heritage and Tourist Railways

The Essential Guide to Welsh Heritage and Tourist Railways

£16.95

  Where was the last foreign invasion onto British soil? Who was the last English king to be slain in battle and which …

Swanage – 125 Years of Railways

Swanage – 125 Years of Railways

£16.95

  The opening of the railway in May 1885 transformed Swanage into a respectable seaside resort with through coaches fro…

Return from Dunkirk – Railways to the Rescue – Operation Dynamo (1940)

Return from Dunkirk – Railways to the Rescue – Operation Dynamo (1940)

£13.95

  There can be no denying that the Battle of Flanders was a significant defeat for the Allies, but it could have been a…

Montgomery’s Buses: An Empire of Independents

Montgomery’s Buses: An Empire of Independents

£15.95

  Montgomeryshire is now part of the county of Powys. It is the very low density of population throughout this upland a…

Neath Enginemen – Reminiscing Steam in South Wales

Neath Enginemen – Reminiscing Steam in South Wales

£13.95

   The stories in this book have been collected by Bryan King from the close-knit community of West Glamorgan railwaym…

The Ross, Monmouth and Pontypool Road Line

The Ross, Monmouth and Pontypool Road Line

£11.95

  The turbulent history of the South Wales borderlands produced a romantic and picturesque landscape of castles and vil…

A Pictorial Guide to Alpine Railways

A Pictorial Guide to Alpine Railways

£16.95

This book is the first ‘Pictorial Guide’ to be produced by the author. It follows on the successes of the ‘Essenti…

Burry Port & Gwendreath Valley Railway and its Antecedent Canals – Volume Two: The Railway and Dock

Burry Port & Gwendreath Valley Railway and its Antecedent Canals – Volume Two: The Railway and Dock

£19.95

Throughout this fascinating railway’s history the Burry Port & Gwendreath Valley Railway has had a long tradition of d…

The Anstruther & St Andrews Railway

The Anstruther & St Andrews Railway

£15.95

 This book deal with the fascinating and often tortuous history of one of the least prosperous and most ill-fated of al…

Castleman’s Corkscrew including The Railways of Bournmouth & Associated Lines – Volume Two: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

Castleman’s Corkscrew including The Railways of Bournmouth & Associated Lines – Volume Two: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

£19.95

   The second volume of Castleman’s Corkscrew, the sobriquet given to the Southampton & Dorchester Railway because o…

Harrow & Wealdstone, 50 Years On – Clearing Up the Aftermath

Harrow & Wealdstone, 50 Years On – Clearing Up the Aftermath

£9.95

A new and enlarged edition of this title which was first published in 2002. This appalling accident took place on 8th Oc…

Tortillards of Artois – The Metre Gauge Railways and Tramways of the Western Pas-de-Calais

Tortillards of Artois – The Metre Gauge Railways and Tramways of the Western Pas-de-Calais

£19.95

  Tortillard – a definition The name tortillard has been widely applied to narrow gauge steam railways and trains…

Rails to Newquay – Railways, Tramways, Town, Transport

Rails to Newquay – Railways, Tramways, Town, Transport

£16.95

   Newquay, a once small coastal hamlet of the Georgian era, is now a substantial holiday resort. In terms of local in…

The Framlingham Branch

The Framlingham Branch

£15.95

   In Suffolk the cultivation of the land had for generations been the main industry, but agriculture was dependent on…

The Coey/Cowie Brothers – All Railwaymen

The Coey/Cowie Brothers – All Railwaymen

£12.95

  Robert, James and Henry Coey / Cowie were three brothers who all chose the railways in Ireland as their career path, …

The South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway

The South Shields, Marsden & Whitburn Colliery Railway

£9.95

 The SSMWCR was originally built as a mineral branch serving a coal mine on the north-east coast, and this it did succe…

Robert Billinton – An Engineer Under Pressure

Robert Billinton – An Engineer Under Pressure

£12.95

 Robert Billinton strode the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway like a colossus, managing an elephantine department…

The Watford to St Albans Branch

The Watford to St Albans Branch

£10.95

   The 6� mile-long single track branch from Watford Junction to St Albans (Abbey) opened on 5th May 1858. The branc…

The St Andrews Railway

The St Andrews Railway

£16.95

  The five mile branch line from Leuchars Junction, situated on the main line from Edinburgh to Aberdeen a short distan…

The Essential Guide to Austrian Railways and Tramways

The Essential Guide to Austrian Railways and Tramways

£16.95

   Following on the success of the ‘Essential Guides’ for France and for Switzerland, this book has been written t…

Castleman’s Corkscrew including The Railways of Bournmouth & Associated Lines – Volume One: The Nineteenth Century

Castleman’s Corkscrew including The Railways of Bournmouth & Associated Lines – Volume One: The Nineteenth Century

£12.95

   Castleman’s Corkscrew was the sobriquet given to the Southampton & Dorchester Railway because of its circuitous r…

Edward Thompson of the LNER

Edward Thompson of the LNER

£12.95

    The author started work on this book not because he was strongly pro-Thompson but because he was curious about Th…

The Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway

The Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric Railway

£11.95

   North Wales was an area rich in tramway schemes but poor in actual lines. Of the few that were constructed, probabl…

The Isle of Wight Railways – From 1923 Onwards

The Isle of Wight Railways – From 1923 Onwards

£25.00

Soft Back  This is a new softback edition of the book first published in 2007 which was the fifth volume of the authors…

The Gwendraeth Valley Railway: Kidwelly and Mynydd-y-Garreg

The Gwendraeth Valley Railway: Kidwelly and Mynydd-y-Garreg

£9.95

  In its final form the Gwendraeth Valleys Railway (GVR) was a line of the utmost simplicity – 2� miles of track ru…

St John’s Lewisham – 50 Years On, Restoring Traffic

St John’s Lewisham – 50 Years On, Restoring Traffic

£12.95

   On 4th December 1957, W.J. Trew, as he had done on many previous occasions previously, was driving the 4.56 pm stea…

The Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway

The Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway

£19.95

  In The Times of 26th August 1998 there was a news item headed ‘Ministers pledge cash for revival of rail links’.P…

The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch

The Wye Valley Railway and the Coleford Branch

£11.95

  The Wye Valley Railway linked Monmouth with Chepstow and an through the idyllic countryside along the Monmouthshire a…

Lawson Billinton – A Career Cut Short

Lawson Billinton – A Career Cut Short

£13.95

 Lawson Billinton, the last of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway’s locomotive engineers, proved a fine craft…

Rails to Poole Harbour

Rails to Poole Harbour

£14.95

  This much enlarged new edition brings the story up to date. It tells of the various railways which served Poole Harbo…

The Jersey Eastern Railway

The Jersey Eastern Railway

£14.95

The Jersey Eastern Railway was proposed essentially for passenger traffic. The railway was opened from a temporary termi…

Saga by Rail: Great Britain and the Isle of Man

Saga by Rail: Great Britain and the Isle of Man

£14.95

   The second volume of James Boyd’s reminiscences of his life-long enthusiasm for railways is told in his own inimi…

The Yate to Thornbury Branch

The Yate to Thornbury Branch

£10.95

   This Midland Railway branch was originally built to serve iron ore workings and also provide a passenger service. W…

The Wirksworth Branch

The Wirksworth Branch

£20.95

  Revised and updated third edition of the book first published in 1987. Desperate to reach Manchester but thwarted by …

The Wrexham & Ellesmere Railway

The Wrexham & Ellesmere Railway

£10.95

The Wrexham & Ellesmere line was opened in 1895 and was worked by Cambrain Railway and, for a few years at least, this s…

Windsor to Slough: A Royal Branch Line

Windsor to Slough: A Royal Branch Line

£18.50

  Windsor to Slough is a mere 2� miles long, but what a history this short line has! After the branch was built it wa…

The Westerham Valley Railway

The Westerham Valley Railway

£8.95

The railway came to the delightful market of Westerham in 1881 and was to serve the town for 80 years. It was originally…

The West Cornwall Railway – Truro to Penzance

The West Cornwall Railway – Truro to Penzance

£14.95

  This book focuses on the West Cornwall Railway and the lines it bequeathed to the Associated Companies and the Great …

The Waterloo and City Railway

The Waterloo and City Railway

£35.00

  The Waterloo & City is only 1 � miles long, but for more than 100 years it has been a very important line, carrying…

The Vale of Glamorgan Railway

The Vale of Glamorgan Railway

£11.95

  Colin Chapman continues his excellent surveys of railways in South Wales turning his attention this time to the Barry…

Testing Times at Derby – A ‘Privileged View of Steam’

Testing Times at Derby – A ‘Privileged View of Steam’

£9.95

  The author begins by describing how, when he left school in 1943, he embarked on an engineering apprenticeship with …

The Tramways of Lytham St Annes

The Tramways of Lytham St Annes

£4.95

  The district of Lytham and St Annes have always had a character distinctive from that of their northern neighbour on …

Trams and Buses of Poole

Trams and Buses of Poole

£13.95

A detailed account of both tram and bus services in the Poole area over the past hundred years from the formation f the …

Through the Ranks on the Southern – A Career in the Nationalised Railway Industry

Through the Ranks on the Southern – A Career in the Nationalised Railway Industry

£13.95

  This book is based on the author’s career with British Railways from 1956 to 1995, a career spanning almost 40 year…

Taken by Trains – The Life and Photographs of William Nash, 1909-1952

Taken by Trains – The Life and Photographs of William Nash, 1909-1952

£13.95

 William Nash acquired his first camera at the age of 13. He was besotted by trains from his earliest years and they fo…

Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway

Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway

£11.95

   It would be incorrect to state that Sir Vincent Raven’s contribution to the development of British railways has b…

Sir William Stanier – A New Biography

Sir William Stanier – A New Biography

£11.95

 Sir William Stanier has had many books written about his locomotives plus two previous biographical accounts of his en…

Signal Boxes of the London & South Western Railway

Signal Boxes of the London & South Western Railway

£11.95

  In the signal box we have what was perhaps the first ‘true’ railway building. A station might look like a country…

The Snape Branch

The Snape Branch

£15.95

Snape Maltings, located on the banks of the River Alde in Suffolk, are famed as the venue for the internationally acclai…

Steel Wheels and Rubber Tyres – Volume Two: A General Manager’s Journey: Manchester, Plymouth, Great Yarmouth, Halifax

Steel Wheels and Rubber Tyres – Volume Two: A General Manager’s Journey: Manchester, Plymouth, Great Yarmouth, Halifax

£12.95

Volume One ended at the point where the author had, with some reluctance, left Leeds City Transport for what at the time…

The South Yorkshire Joint Railway and the Coalfied

The South Yorkshire Joint Railway and the Coalfied

£13.95

The author’s interest in the South Yorkshire Joint Railway and the coalfield it serves, stems from a childhood spent i…

Steel Wheels and Rubber Tyres – Volume One: Transport around Oldham in the 1930s, Locomotives at Gorton in the 1940s and Leeds Trams in the 1970s.

Steel Wheels and Rubber Tyres – Volume One: Transport around Oldham in the 1930s, Locomotives at Gorton in the 1940s and Leeds Trams in the 1970s.

£12.95

Very few road passenger transport professionals, and especially those involved in the now almost vanished municipal sect…

Southern Railway Halts: Survey and Gazetteer

Southern Railway Halts: Survey and Gazetteer

£3.90

    64 page of text including 47 photographs of stations, maps and full alphabetical history of halts (description, op…

The Scottish Central Railway – Perth to Stirling

The Scottish Central Railway – Perth to Stirling

£19.95

The Scottish Central Railway was opened in 1848 as part of the Scottish railway system being established during the year…

Saga by Rail: Ireland

Saga by Rail: Ireland

£16.95

    James Boyd’s love of Irish railways began in the 1930s. These are his reminiscences of his visits. He concentrat…

The Railways of Newark-on-Trent

The Railways of Newark-on-Trent

£19.95

 In 1852, the Great Northern Railway, opening an important section of its main line between London and Doncaster, cross…

The Railways of Upper Strathearn – Crieff-Balquhidder

The Railways of Upper Strathearn – Crieff-Balquhidder

£11.95

  In the 21st century, when a journey by motor car along the A85 from Comrie to Crieff occupies a mere 10 minutes, it i…

Portfolio Series – Volume Four: London & South Western Railway – 73 plans

Portfolio Series – Volume Four: London & South Western Railway – 73 plans

£6.95

  7 mm drawings of locomotives, reproduced from The Locomotive magazine. The plans are printed on fold-out pages an…

Portfolio Series – Volume Three: Great Eastern Railway (Part 1) – 73 plans

Portfolio Series – Volume Three: Great Eastern Railway (Part 1) – 73 plans

£6.95

  7 mm drawings of locomotives, reproduced from The Locomotive magazine. The plans are printed on fold-out pages and…

Portfolio Series – Volume Two: London & North Western Railway – 95 plans

Portfolio Series – Volume Two: London & North Western Railway – 95 plans

£6.95

7 mm drawings of locomotives, reproduced from The Locomotive magazine. The plans are printed on fold-out pages and bound…

Pullman Trains in Britain

Pullman Trains in Britain

£8.95

  The Pullman name is synonymous with luxury travel by rail. This book examines Pullman services throughout the Britis…

The Piers, Tramways and Railways at Ryde

The Piers, Tramways and Railways at Ryde

£16.95

  The emergence of Ryde as the principal point of entry to the Isle of Wight was due in no small part to the opening if…

On the Footplate at Bushbury, 1947-1962 – An Engineman’s Tale

On the Footplate at Bushbury, 1947-1962 – An Engineman’s Tale

£13.95

  This autobiography, based at the former LNWR shed at Bushbury near Wolverhampton, will bring back the many nostalgic …

Oxford to Princes Risborough – A GWR Secondary Route

Oxford to Princes Risborough – A GWR Secondary Route

£15.95

The author presents a comprehensive history of a line opened in 1854, a short portion of which remain open for freight t…

The North Eastern Region: Pictorial Reminiscences

The North Eastern Region: Pictorial Reminiscences

£7.95

 An evocative collection of photographs from the 1950s and early 1960s. The author tells of his memories of those days …

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

£10.95

 The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway  9780853615095

Maunsell’s SR Steam Carriage Stock

Maunsell’s SR Steam Carriage Stock

£9.95

Out of stock

This book was first published in 1978, reprinted in 1981 and a new edition was published in 1990. Interest in Maunsell c…

The Manchester & Milford Railway

The Manchester & Milford Railway

£14.95

  This is the story of a railway whose ambitions were as lofty as the Cambrian mountains through which it sought to bui…

The Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway

The Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway

£9.95

  A 5 format, 176 pages, more than 130 illustrations.  9780853614548

Manifold Valley Railway: An Anthology

Manifold Valley Railway: An Anthology

£5.95

A romantic look at this delightful narrow gauge railway, beautifully illustrated with Eric Leslie’s evocative drawings…

The Mangotsfield to Bath Line including the story of Green Park station

The Mangotsfield to Bath Line including the story of Green Park station

£12.95

 For almost 100 years the Mangotsfield-Bath line provided a direct rail link from Bath to the Midlands and the north of…

The Lincoln to Grantham Line via Honington

The Lincoln to Grantham Line via Honington

£11.95

   Every railway line is unique, or so will argue the fans who speak fondly of their own favourite part of Britain’s…

Locomotives and Rolling Stock of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway

Locomotives and Rolling Stock of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway

£7.95

The LT&SR derived their chief income from passenger traffic. Goods traffic on the Tilbury line was a secondary concern, …

The Launceston Branch

The Launceston Branch

£11.95

Running for over 30 miles through remote and beautiful Devonshire countryside, the line from Plymouht to Launceston was …

Isle of Portland Railways Volume Three: Railway, Associated and Other Bus Services

Isle of Portland Railways Volume Three: Railway, Associated and Other Bus Services

£13.95

   This volume gives a detailed account of the bus services in the Weymouth and Portland area over a period of seventy…

Isle of Wight Steam Passenger Rolling Stock

Isle of Wight Steam Passenger Rolling Stock

£11.95

The history of the railways of the Isle of Wight is both long and fascinating. The passenger stock holds particular attr…

The Huddersfield and Kirkburton Branch

The Huddersfield and Kirkburton Branch

£6.95

   The story of an unusual railway, as it was the only London & North Western Railway branch in an area where Lancashi…

Horse Trams of the British Isles

Horse Trams of the British Isles

£8.95

 The first type of public railed transport, the horse tramway, seems to have been sadly neglected by historians. This i…

The Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead Railway – The Nickey Line

The Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead Railway – The Nickey Line

£11.95

  The Nickey Line’s fame seems to extend much further than most branch lines of similar importance. There are a numb…

The Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines

The Haddington, Macmerry & Gifford Branch Lines

£18.50

The three railway branch lines which served the landward areas of East Lothian were an unusual trio and were all worked …

Hillhouse Immortals – The Story of a London & North Western Railway Shed and its Men

Hillhouse Immortals – The Story of a London & North Western Railway Shed and its Men

£8.95

London & North Western: a name that excites the imagination and charged the atmosphere with great achievements in the re…

The Hadleigh Branch

The Hadleigh Branch

£13.95

    The Suffolk town of Hadleigh, at one time famous for its clothing industry, was a political pawn on the chessboard…

Great Western Branch Lines: A Pictorial Survey

Great Western Branch Lines: A Pictorial Survey

£12.95

A glorious celebration of a lost era. There are photographs of just over 100 different stations, all with informative ex…

The Great Western Railway & Great Central Joint Railway

The Great Western Railway & Great Central Joint Railway

£15.95

The Great Western & Great Central Joint Railway, together with its northwards extension through Bicester, was the very l…

The GWR at Stourbridge and The Black Country – The Life, The Times, The Men – Volume Two

The GWR at Stourbridge and The Black Country – The Life, The Times, The Men – Volume Two

£15.95

 This second volume continues with a detailed look at the work and men of Stourbridge shed. After considering the locom…

The GWR at Stourbridge and The Black Country – The Life, The Times, The Men – Volume One

The GWR at Stourbridge and The Black Country – The Life, The Times, The Men – Volume One

£14.95

In the five years since the publication of the author’s previous book, Railways of Stourbridge, he discovered the wher…

The Great Northern Railway (Ireland)

The Great Northern Railway (Ireland)

£14.95

The Great Northern Railway of Ireland maintained an independent existence for 77 years, much of that time prosperously e…

Great Northern Railway and East Coast Joint Stock Carriages from 1905

Great Northern Railway and East Coast Joint Stock Carriages from 1905

£11.90

  Pre-Grouping carriages? They must be out of the ark – not so – you might well have seen them, once you appreciate…

The Festiniog Railway – Volume Two: Locomotives and Rolling Stock, Quarries and Branches: Rebirth 1954-1974

The Festiniog Railway – Volume Two: Locomotives and Rolling Stock, Quarries and Branches: Rebirth 1954-1974

£25.00

A welcome return for this reprint of the concluding volume of James Boyd’s extensive history of the Festiniog Railway,…

From Steam to Stone: a BR life – Engine Cleaner to Stone Projects Manager. Volume Two: Onwards Into Management

From Steam to Stone: a BR life – Engine Cleaner to Stone Projects Manager. Volume Two: Onwards Into Management

£14.95

This book completes the story of a career with British Railways from 1951 to 1968. Volume Two covers the period from 195…

From Steam to Stone: A BR life – Engine Cleaner to Stone Projects Manager. Volume One: The Footplate Years

From Steam to Stone: A BR life – Engine Cleaner to Stone Projects Manager. Volume One: The Footplate Years

£14.95

  This volume is the first of two that together describe a career with British Railways from 1951 to 1968. It is a memo…

The Fawley Branch – The Story of the Totton, Hythe & Fawley Light Railway

The Fawley Branch – The Story of the Totton, Hythe & Fawley Light Railway

£9.95

  The story of the Fawley branch does not follow the usual pattern of a rural English branch line. The first plans for …

The Exeter and Exmouth Railway

The Exeter and Exmouth Railway

£8.95

For tens of thousands of holidaymakers and daytrippers their first sight of the beautiful resort town of Exmouth has bee…

The Edinburgh Suburban & South Side Junction Railway

The Edinburgh Suburban & South Side Junction Railway

£25.00

The Edinburgh Suburban line was the Victorian equivalent of today’s ring road, deigned and built to relieve congestion…

The Essential Guide to French Heritage and Tourist Railways

The Essential Guide to French Heritage and Tourist Railways

£15.95

This guide is intended not only to appeal to railway enthusiasts but to those holidaymakers and travellers, francophiles…

The East Kent Railway – Volume One: The History of the Independent Railway

The East Kent Railway – Volume One: The History of the Independent Railway

£14.95

  It must be said that, for the light railway enthusiast and to the many who finds pleasure in the unusual or eccent…

The Drummond Brothers – A Scottish Duo

The Drummond Brothers – A Scottish Duo

£12.95

The Drummond brothers were notable amongst Sottish engineers in that both of them became Locomotive Superintendents. Dug…

The Dundee & Newtyle Railway including the Alyth and Blairgowrie Branches

The Dundee & Newtyle Railway including the Alyth and Blairgowrie Branches

£19.50

  The Dundee and Newtyle Railway (the first railway north of the River Tay) obtained its Act of Parliament before Steph…

The Culm Valley Light Railway – Tiverton Junction to Hemyock

The Culm Valley Light Railway – Tiverton Junction to Hemyock

£10.95

  In 1870 what did most Victorians know of the Culm Valley in Devon? Nothing or very little. An exception was Arthur Pa…

The Croydon, Oxted & East Grinstead Railway

The Croydon, Oxted & East Grinstead Railway

£13.95

 Why should the Oxted line, amongst so many in the southern counties, deserve a history? After all, it is nowadays just…

Cleaner to Controller – Volume 2: Further Reminiscences of the GWR at Taunton

Cleaner to Controller – Volume 2: Further Reminiscences of the GWR at Taunton

£11.95

Jack Gardner’s Cleaner to Controller was published in 1994 in our now well-established &lsqou;Reminiscences’ series,…

The Cairn Valley Light Railway – Moniaive to Dumfries

The Cairn Valley Light Railway – Moniaive to Dumfries

£8.95

 Today it is hard to believe that a railway once ran by the secluded banks of the Cairn water, which flows between the …

Cumbrian Railway Photographer – The William Nash Collection

Cumbrian Railway Photographer – The William Nash Collection

£9.95

 William Nash (1909-1952) was a gifted individual born at St Bees in Cumbria. Between 1926 and 1952 he worked on the ra…

Carrying Coals to Dunston – Coal & the Railway

Carrying Coals to Dunston – Coal & the Railway

£8.95

Carrying coals to Newcastle has long been proverbially regarded as a pointless exercise, nevertheless virtually all the …

The Brixham Branch

The Brixham Branch

£11.95

First published in 1987 as a modest book of 96 pages, the second enlarged edition has expanded to 176 pages. Built a…

The Bognor Branch Line

The Bognor Branch Line

£4.95

 The Bognor Branch Line  9780853613930

Bogie Carriages of the Southeastern & Chatham Railway

Bogie Carriages of the Southeastern & Chatham Railway

£10.95

  Covering the stock from the formation of the SE&CR until the last coaches went out of service in 1962, using official…

Bogie Carriages of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway

Bogie Carriages of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway

£12.90

A detailed history of the bogie carriages on the ‘Brighton Line’. From the grandeur of the Brighton’s Royal Train …

Blackpool Trams – The First Half Century

Blackpool Trams – The First Half Century

£9.95

 Taking 30 years of research, and three years to write, this is the first book to give a full detailed history of the e…

Burntisland – Fife’s Railway Port

Burntisland – Fife’s Railway Port

£12.95

Burntisland was initially served by railways that were to form part of the North British Railway Company. The crossing o…

By Great Western to Crewe – The Story of the Wellington to Nantwich and Crewe Line

By Great Western to Crewe – The Story of the Wellington to Nantwich and Crewe Line

£13.95

 The centrepiece of this railway history is the town of Market Drayton. Canals reached the town in 1835 enabling the pr…

Barry Railway Steamers

Barry Railway Steamers

£14.95

Almost a century has elapsed since the Barry ‘Red Funnel Line’ steamers disappeared from the Bristol Channel excursi…

Aspects of Buses

Aspects of Buses

£14.95

 This collection of more than 370 photographs and plans traces the history and development of buses in Briatin through …

The Arbroath & Forfar Railway, the Dundee Branch and the Kirriemuir Branch

The Arbroath & Forfar Railway, the Dundee Branch and the Kirriemuir Branch

£14.95

  Dundee was a major centre for early railway construction. By the late 1840s there were no less than three railways wi…

The Redditch & Evesham Line

The Redditch & Evesham Line

£16.95

The story of the line from Barnt Green through Redditch and Evesham to Ashchurch, The line from Barnt Green via Reddi…

The Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway

The Axminster & Lyme Regis Light Railway

£13.95

 For centuries Lyme Regis has been noted for its beautiful setting. Millions have enjoyed its charms and the Jurassic C…

Exploring Dumfries & Galloway’s Lost Railway Heritage – A Walker’s Guide

Exploring Dumfries & Galloway’s Lost Railway Heritage – A Walker’s Guide

£16.00

The railway era arrived in Dumfries and Galloway when the Caledonian Railway built what became the West Coast Main Line …

The Saffron Walden Branch

The Saffron Walden Branch

£18.95

The Saffron Walden Branch traversed the undulating Essex countryside in that county’s north-west corner. When the town…

The Coniston Railway

The Coniston Railway

£12.95

 New edition with minor revisions of this popular Cumbrian title which has been unavailable for some time. The Coniston…

The Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway

The Freshwater, Yarmouth & Newport Railway

£17.95

New softback edition with minor revisions. The history of this company is described in detail and is accompanied by maps…

The Wensleydale Branch – A New History

The Wensleydale Branch – A New History

£18.95

 Running for almost 40 miles across the former North Riding of Yorkshire, the Wensleydale line was one of the longest s…

The Eyemouth Branch

The Eyemouth Branch

£17.95

 This short railway, just under three miles in length, linked the fishing port of Eyemouth in the old Scottish Borders …

The Midland Railway Route From Wolverhampton

The Midland Railway Route From Wolverhampton

£17.95

The story of the line from Wolverhampton to Walsall, Sutton Park and Water OrtonThis route comprises three lines: Wolver…

The Ramsey East Branch

The Ramsey East Branch

£17.95

The Ramsey High Street (later Ramsey East) branch in Huntingdonshire was a relative latecomer to the East Anglian railwa…

The Ingleton Branch: A Lost Route to Scotland

The Ingleton Branch: A Lost Route to Scotland

£14.95

This is a new edition, enlarged and much revised of the book originally published in 1971 as The Lowgill Branch. Actuall…

The Lane End Plateway An Early Railway in the Staffordshire Potteries

The Lane End Plateway  An Early Railway in the Staffordshire Potteries

£13.95

   The author’s interest in this early railway was triggered by the recovery of some track components excavated duri…

The North Berwick and Gullane Branch Lines

The North Berwick and Gullane Branch Lines

£27.50

The branch lines which served the golfing and seaside resorts of East Lothian were only a handful of miles apart and wer…

The Yorkshire Lines of the LNWR

The Yorkshire Lines of the LNWR

£19.95

 Some books come to fruition quickly, but not this one which was well-advanced but unfinished when this Oakwood author …

The Mansfield Railway Serving ‘Old King Coal’, ‘Fast Fish’ and holidays at the seaside

The Mansfield Railway  Serving ‘Old King Coal’, ‘Fast Fish’ and holidays at the seaside

£17.95

The Mansfield Railway was brought into being by determined individuals when the major railway companies showed little in…

The Leadburn, Linton and Dolphinton Railway, By Train to West Linton

The Leadburn, Linton and Dolphinton Railway, By Train to West Linton

£20.95

   Joining the Peebles Railway at Leadburn, it would provide connections for passengers both to Edinburgh and to Carst…

Narrow Gauge Tracks in the Sand , The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway

Narrow Gauge Tracks in the Sand , The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway

£17.95

Reprinted, with minor corrections, after not having been available for many years. The growth of the Bedfordshire town o…

The Elan Valley Railway

The Elan Valley Railway

£21.95

The Railway of the Birmingham  Corporation Waterworks . When the famous Elan Valley reservoirs were built the railway …

The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway

The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway

£37.00

    The Leighton Buzzard Light Railway was constructed in 1919 to carry sand from pits near the town about three miles…

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