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The Development of British Locomotive Design, Ahrons E L
1 The Development of British Locomotive Design
Ahrons E L
LOCOMOTIVE PUBLISHING Co.

1914, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Ahrons first substantial book on Locomotve design and much more technical than his later and much better known work on Locomotives. 229pp with many drawings, photos and several large fold-outs. Contents generally VG, a little readng wear to edges, all fold-outs in nice condtion. Old gift inscription to front end-paper. Original green publishers cloth boards, just a litle worn to head of spine 004580 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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2 Echoes from the Iron Road and Other Poems
Aitken William
John Menzies

1893, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Poems by 'Inspector Aitken' of the G&SWR, many having a Railway connection. 310pp. VG copy in original blue cloth boards, top hlaf of half-title page missing (presumably excised to remove old ownership details). 014364 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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GER LOCOMOTIVES 1923, ALDRICH C LANGLEY
3 GER LOCOMOTIVES 1923
ALDRICH C LANGLEY
AUTHOR

1944, 1st: 12mp, Card Covers: VG, 
Account of GER locos as at 1921 with updates to 1923. 35pp, illustrated with amendment slip. VG copy in card covers 001516 
Price: 6.95 GBP
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4 Railways of To-Day
Allen Cecil J
Frederick Warne

1930, 1st (revised) Reprint: 12mo, Cloth: VG, 
Notable as one of Allen's first books. 400pp, illustrated - 1930 revised reprint with 8pp supplement. VG clean copy in original red cloth boards, slight wear to spine ends only. 013750 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831-1897, BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
5 History of the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831-1897
BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
J B Lippincott

1897, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
The original history of this famous US loco builder and its locos- written for the company in 1897 (further revised editions appeared later). 86pp, illustrated. VG copy in original green cloth boards, just a little worn on corners. Scarce. 015319 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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6 THE LOCOMOTIVES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1847-1902
BIRD GEORGE FREDERICK
LOCOMOTIVE PUBLISHING Co.

1903, 1st: 12mo, Decorative Cloth: Fine, 
Bird's classic account of GNR locos. 203pp with many drawings and a few photos. Original decorative green cloth, an unusually fine copy 008172 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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THE LOCOMOTIVES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1847-1910, BIRD GEORGE FREDERICK
7 THE LOCOMOTIVES OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1847-1910
BIRD GEORGE FREDERICK
LOCOMOTIVE PUBLISHING Co.

1910, 2nd (revised): 12mo, Decorative Cloth: VG, 
Enlarged second edition of Bird's detailed account of GNR locos. 228pp with many drawings and a few photos. Original decorative green cloth, VG copy, just a little foxing, mianly to prelims, in orignal decorative boards. 000329 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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English Railways : Their Development and Their Relation to the State, Cleveland-Stevens Edward
8 English Railways : Their Development and Their Relation to the State
Cleveland-Stevens Edward
ROUTLEDGE

1915, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
The first book to properly consider the relationship between Railways and the State in the UK and the consolidation of Railway Companies during the 19th century. xvi+332, two fold out maps (undamaged). Generally a VG clean copy in blue cloth boards - some pencil marking (removable) which probably relates to the previous owner - Jack Simmons, the Transport Historian, whose signature appears on the front end-paper. Uncommon. 017478 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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LIGHT RAILWAYS AT HOME AND ABROAD, COLE WILLIAM HENRY
9 LIGHT RAILWAYS AT HOME AND ABROAD
COLE WILLIAM HENRY
CHARLES GRIFFIN

1899, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Important early work on light railways written ar the height of their popularity. Accounts of many lines in UK, Ireland, Europe, India, USA etc. Details of working, costs, rolling stock and the workings of the Light Railways Acts. 339pp + publishers catalogue, many nice folding plates and tables. Contents are generally VG and clean, some library stamps for the Institute of Engineers in Scotland to prelims and verso of plates. Front hinge cracked and a little strained, Original red cloth boards, corners slightly rubbed. 005746 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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PROPOSED LONDON AND PARIS RAILWAY, COLLARD WILLIAM
10 PROPOSED LONDON AND PARIS RAILWAY
COLLARD WILLIAM
P S KING & SON

1928, 1st: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
Interesting scheme for a Channel Tunnel rail link from London to Paris, with many similarities to that now existing. This proposal features electric locmotives running on 7ft gauge. Fairly detailed proposals and consideration of previous schemes. 279pp, fold out map to rear. VG clean copy, just a little spotting to edges, in original blue cloth boards. [Ottley 2018] 002204 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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THE VAN & KERRY RAILWAYS, COZENS L
11 THE VAN & KERRY RAILWAYS
COZENS L
COZENS

1953, 1st: 8vo, Card Covers: VG, 
Also covers the Kerry narrow gauge forestry tramways, as well as the standard gauge branches to Van & Kerry in Mid-Wales, latterly part of the GWR. 44pp with photos, maps etc. VG copy in card covers 000046 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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THE COAL VIEWER & ENGINE BUILDER'S PRACTICAL COMPANION, CURR JOHN
12 THE COAL VIEWER & ENGINE BUILDER'S PRACTICAL COMPANION
CURR JOHN
FRANK CASS

1970, 2nd: Small 4to landscape, Cloth: VG, VG-
High quality reprint of this classic 1797 book on Steam Engines and mining techniques. Contains one of the first detailed accounts of metal plateway type early railways with illustrations of trackwork and wagons. Also contains a detailed account of the Newcomen steam pumping engine at the hight of its development. New introduction by Charles Lee. 4pp, introduction, 96pp plus 5 fold out plates. VG clean copy in dw, just a little bumping to corners. Scarce even as a reprint. 001541 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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WAR ON THE LINE, DARWIN BERNARD
13 WAR ON THE LINE
DARWIN BERNARD
SOUTHERN RAILWAYS

1946, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG, Good
Official account of the Southern Railway during the Second World War, the best of the Big Four histories. 215pp, folding map, illustrations, some colour. VG copy in the rarely seen pictorial dw - worn on edges and with small 1cm loss to head of spine 002490 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY, DENDY MARSHALL C F
14 A HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY
DENDY MARSHALL C F
THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY

1936, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG, Good
The standard, officially sanctioned, history of the Southern railway and its constituents. 708pp with many photos, maps and drawings. VG clean copy in the original green cloth binding with the rare cream dust wrapper, rather age browned, edges worn, some loss to spine ends. Very heavy - UK postage 8.00. 002203 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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15 THE STEPHENSON CENTENARY, Containing The Proceedings of the Day, The Procesions and Decorations with the Speeches Delivered Upon the Occasion
DUNCAN Wm
ALLEN, London & LAMBERT, Newcastle

1881, 1st: 8vo, Paper Wrapper: Good+, 
The official account of the 'Stephenson Centenary' celebrations of 1881 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of George Stephenson - a series of extensive meetings, rallies and celebrations mainly around Newcastle. 118pp with woodcuts as called for. Contents VG with only a hint of spotting to a few edges, in the original decorative paper wraps, but worn on spine and with the rear cover loose and some minor loss. An extremely rare original copy - usually only seen as the modern 1970s reprint. 008420 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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SPEEDING NORTH WITH THE ROYAL SCOT, EARL L A
16 SPEEDING NORTH WITH THE ROYAL SCOT
EARL L A
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

1939, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
An original copy of this famous first hand account of a top-link LMS engine driver on the Royal Scot from London to Carlisle. 143pp, illustrated. Contents generally VG, slight browning and spotting as usual. Original red pictorial cloth boards just a little age toned on edges, otherwise VG. Old ownership details to front end-paper. An above average copy of this scarce title. 011895 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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17 TRACTION AND TRANSMISSION - Volume I
ENGINEERING MAGAZINE
ENGINEERING

1901, 1st: 4to, Cloth: VG-, 
Bound set of Volume One of this supplement to the 'Engineering' Magazine - April to August 1901. Shorter articles and news items covering European and American Tramway practice, many fine illustrations. 304pp with index. Newly rebound in grey cloth boards with the original front cover laid down. Contents generally VG, slight spotting to edges, a few small library stamps to margins. Scarce. 004910 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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PEEPS AT GREAT RAILWAYS : THE LONDON & NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY, EYRE-TODD GEORGE
18 PEEPS AT GREAT RAILWAYS : THE LONDON & NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY
EYRE-TODD GEORGE
A & C BLACK

1911, 1st: 8vo, Decorative Cloth: Good, 
Well known Blacks 'Peeps at Great Railways' series. 95pp, 8 colour plates Contents generally VG, a little spotting to edges. Original blue/gray patterned cloth boards with colour illustration mounted on frontclean an bright but some bumping to edges and small split to rear edge of spine head.. 010106 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Locomotive Dictionary, Fowler George L
19 Locomotive Dictionary
Fowler George L
The Railraod Gazette

1906, 1st: Folio, Leather: VG, 
Illustrated vocabulary of Terms which designate American Railraod Locomotives, their parts attachments and setails of construction with definitions of typical British Locomotive Practice. A nice copy of the original ediiton of this monumental work with over 5100 illsutrations (drawings, photos diagrams etc). 523pp + adverts. Stamps of Robert Stephenson & Co to front, otherwise a clean copy, just a little wear to edges. Original black leather boards, worn on edges, rebacked with modern replacement leather spine with gilt title label. Rare. Very Heavy - UK postage 8.95 015117 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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20 A HISTORY OF THE COCKERMOUTH KESWICK & PENRITH RAILWAY
GRADON W McGOWAN
GRADON

1948, 1st: 8vo, Card Cover: VG, 
The original history of this little line across the Lake District, worked by the LNWR/NER. 35pp, illustrated. A much better copy than normally seen with only very minor edge wear to covers. Scarce. 001202 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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21 FURNESS RAILWAY - ITS RISE & DEVELOPMENT 1846 - 1923
GRADON W McGOWAN
GRADON

1946, 1st: Small 4to, Cloth: VG, 
The first history of these lines in South & West Cumbria. 109pp with photos, maps, gradients etc. VG copy in original red cloth boards. Not issued with dw. Scarce. 000042 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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THE TRACK OF THE IRONMASTERS, GRADON W McGOWAN
22 THE TRACK OF THE IRONMASTERS
GRADON W McGOWAN
GRADON

1952, 1st: 8vo, Card Covers: VG-, 
The history of the Cleator & Workington Junction Railway in Cumbria built to serve the ironworks and mines in the area. 70pp, maps and photos. Contents VG, original pictorial card covers a little edge worn and soiled as usual. 000035 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Per Rail : Transportation is the Life Blood of Commerce, Great Central Railway
23 Per Rail : Transportation is the Life Blood of Commerce
Great Central Railway
Great Central Railway

1913, 1st: Large 8vo, Decorative Boards: VG-, 
A nice copy of this famous publicity wortk published by the GCR, mainly to promote the new port at Immingham. 238pp plus stsaion list at rear. Well illustrated throughout it also has two large fold out maps (both undamaged), one of the coalfields and rail connections and the other a GCR system map. There is also the large fold out full colour birds-eye view of Immingham - this is complete but does have some old tape repairs to the inner panels where attached to the book. A little wear to some oage edges, otherwise a VG clean copy in decorative cloth boards. 017503 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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THE HUNDRED OF MANHOOD AND SELSEY TRAMWAY, GRIFFITH EDWARD C
24 THE HUNDRED OF MANHOOD AND SELSEY TRAMWAY
GRIFFITH EDWARD C
AUTHOR

1948, 1st: 8vo, Card Covers: VG-, 
History of this Light Railway from Chichester to Selsey, built 1897, closed 1935. 42pp, well illustrated. VG copy in slightly worn card covers. Scarce 1st edition. 002238 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1845-1902, Grinling Charles H
25 THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY 1845-1902
Grinling Charles H
METHUEN

1903, 2nd (revised): 8vo, Cloth: VG, 
The enlarged second edition of Grinling's classic history of the line, covering the period from 1845-1902. 463pp with photos and maps. Publisher's red cloth with gilt device to front cover, light surface wear slight frayingto head of spine. Contents VG, just a little spotting to edges. A nice copy of the slightly enlarged 2nd edition. 000029 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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The History Of The First Public Railway : The Opening Day And What Followed, Heavisides M
26 The History Of The First Public Railway : The Opening Day And What Followed
Heavisides M
Heavisides & Sons

1912, 1st: 12mo, Paper Wrapper: Good+, 
Period account of the opening of the S*D in 1825 and and what followed. 96pp, illustrated. Contents VG, paper wrappers worn on edges and split to head of spine. 017114 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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PEEPS AT GREAT RAILWAYS : THE GREAT WESTERN, HOME GORDON
27 PEEPS AT GREAT RAILWAYS : THE GREAT WESTERN
HOME GORDON
A & C BLACK

1913, 1st: 8vo, Decorative Boards: VG, 
Well known Blacks 'Peeps at Great Railways' series. 91pp, 8 colour plates. A VG copy in the blue pictorial cloth boards with inset colour plate. 001481 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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THE RAILWAYS OF TOTTENHAM, LAKE G H
28 THE RAILWAYS OF TOTTENHAM
LAKE G H
GREENLAKE

1946, 1st: Small 8vo, Cloth: VG, VG
One of the first railway books to cover a geographic area rather than a particular company. 91pp with photos and fold out map. VG copy in dw, slightly browned as usual. Scarce 1st edition (much superior to the later reprint) 000249 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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EARLY RAILWAYS IN SURREY, LEE CHARLES E
29 EARLY RAILWAYS IN SURREY
LEE CHARLES E
RAILWAY GAZETTE

1944, 1st: Large 8vo, Paper Covers: VG-, 
Account of the world's first public railway, The Surrey Iron Railway and its continuation as the Croydon, Merstham & Godstone Iron Railway. 40pp, illustrated. VG copy in slightly worn paper covers. 007028 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS IN NORTH WALES, LEE CHARLES E
30 NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS IN NORTH WALES
LEE CHARLES E
RAILWAY PUBLISHING Co.

1945, 1st: 8vo, Paper Covered Boards: VG-, 
Important as the first modern work to cover the 2' gauge lines in North Wales, mainly quarry lines although the Festiniog and Welsh Highland were passenger lines as well. The only single volume work to cover all these lines in reasonable detail and written when many were still in use. 136pp with many maps and illustrations. A VG copy in the original grey paper covered boards bright, just a little rubbed. old tape markings to end-papers 000706 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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