Andrew Martin - Death on a Branch Line
It's the sweltering summer of 1911, and one Friday evening a young aristocrat arrives into the custody of detective Jim Stringer, a man recently found guilty of murdering his father in the sleepy village of Adenwold. He warns Jim of another murder likely to happen in the same village - that of his brother, a reclusive intellectual. When Jim and his wife Lydia arrive at Adenwold they encounter a host of likely suspects and the intended victim, and suddenly Jim has one weekend in which to stop a murder and unravel a conspiracy of international dimensions...
Andrew Martin - Murder at Deviation Junction
December, 1909. A train hits a snowdrift in the frozen Cleveland Hills. In the process of clearing the line a body is discovered, and so begins a dangerous case for struggling railway detective Jim Stringer, a case which will take him from the Highlands to Fleet Street to the mighty blast furnaces of Ironopolis.
Jim's faltering career hangs on whether he can solve the murder, but before long Jim finds himself fighting not just for his job, but also for his life . . .
.... and our own Pickering and Grosmont Stations get a mention too!
Andrew Martin - Night Trains
Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham Greene have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence against a rolling background of dramatic landscapes. The reality could often be as thrilling: early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver (as well as a teapot).
In Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. This is no simple matter. The night trains have fallen on hard times, and the services are disappearing one by one. By tracing the history of the sleeper trains, he reveals much of the recent history of Europe itself. Against this tumultuous backdrop, he experiences his own smaller dramas, as he fails to find crucial connecting stations, ponders the mystery of the compartment dog, and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.
Andrew Martin - Powder Smoke
York railway station, December, 1925. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer is enjoying a pint in the Parlour Bar before accompanying his wife, Lydia, to a charitable function. But when the couple meet at their regular spot near the footbridge, Jim is alarmed to see a man pointing a revolver in his direction. NEW Hardback. Published January 2021 and features Grosmont Station.
Andrew Martin - The Necropolis Railway
When railwayman Jim Stringer moves to the garish and tawdry London of 1903, he finds his duties are confined to a mysterious graveyard line. The men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him - and his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one-way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway? Our own Grosmont Station gets a mention too!
Behind the Scenes on the NYMR
A hardback illustrated album taking the reader behind the scenes of this popular heritage railway. The author, an accomplished photographer, is part of the NYMR's Motive Power Department, and consequently has access to views and locations which would not be available to the general public, making this a unique photographic record.
Doncaster Plant Works 150 Years
A Pictorial History of Yorkshire's Famous Railway Works by Peter Tuffrey.
Edward Marston - Fear on the Phantom Special
Halloween, 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Most of those on board have been fortified by alcohol so the mood is boisterous. Without warning the lamp goes out in the last compartment of the second carriage, plunging it into darkness. When the train reaches the end of the line, the passengers pour out on to the station platform. There are almost sixty of them in all, laughing and jostling, but the prevailing excitement is shattered by a cry for help – someone is missing.
Flying Scotsman - The Locomotive
The definitive story of this famous locomotive, based on the publication by Geoffrey Hughes but brought up to date by Philip Benham with photographs selected by Chris Nettleton.
160 pages, 30cm x 21cm, Softback
Flying Scotsman A Legend Reborn
Bookazine filled with full colour images and articles.
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