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This book covers the rebuilding by Richard Maunsell of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway 'D' and 'E' 4-4-0s and also covers the SE&CR 'L' class designed by Maunsell's predecessor, Harry Wainwright. Maunsell then designed a further 2 cylinder 4-4-0, the 'L1'and finally the 3-cylinder 'V' (the 'Schools' class). Illustrated with over 300 black & white and colour photos the book covers from their construction right through to their final demise in 1962.
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This book looks at the operation of the Great Western Railway over a 12 month period of the many varied services it operated, including goods and passenger traffic, road, marine and its other activities. In addition to its locomotives, rolling stock, infrastructure and other equipment owned by the company this book also tells the story of the staff and some of the jobs they did.
Working on the Settle - Carlisle Railway. The Settle to Carlisle line has become famous far beyond the realms of railway enthusiasts for many reasons. This title deals with the drama of keeping the tracks clear of snow in past winters.
From the Booklaw (no. 31) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series.
British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guide identifies the major detail differences and livery variations that have appeared on all British Rail, ex-British Rail and privatized railway diesel and electric main line classes from 14 to 92. The book provides a record of the main specifications of each class of locomotive, and details of variations, including: numbers, liveries, headcodes, headlights, wheel arrangements and bogies, brakes, names and details of refurbishment programmes.
In Volume 1, the authors covered the ex-Midland lines radiating north from Bradford and in Bradford Railways in Colour. Volume 2, they take another look at the 1960s railway scene in and around Bradford with images showing the extensive former Lancashire & Yorkshire and Great Northern Railway networks to the south of the city centre.
Full colour hardback with 112 pages
This book is the third in the 'Bradford Railways in Colour' series and highlights all the major changes which have occurred on Bradford’s former Lancashire & Yorkshire and Great Northern lines in the half century since the demise of steam.
It concentrates mainly on scenes and locations which have since disappeared and features a wide variety of first generation diesel types which are no longer in front-line service.
Christopher Tanous describes in detail the unofficial start of his career as an amateur railwayman when he rode on and drove hundreds of steam and early diesel engines and worked many signal boxes, mainly in the London area.
From the Booklaw (no. 41) Steam Memories series.
From the Booklaw (no. 3) Steam Motive Power Centres series - Derby Including the Locomotive Works, Engine Shed, Station & Stabling Points.
The 00 gauge ready-to-run market has changed dramatically over the past decade, with supreme levels of accuracy, detail, finish and mechanical performance now becoming the standard benchmark of all new models. As the hobby continues to blossom, an increasing range of steam, diesel and electric subjects now find themselves in the catalogues of the leading manufacturers.
From The Booklaw (no. 83) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series, East Coast Main Line : 8 covers the route Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
Diary of a railway recordist, photographer and journalist. An account of the sights and sounds of the last two years of commercial steam on British Railways from the detailed diaries of Cedric Greenwood. The author begins his story as a boy on the Great Western and Southern. Moving north to LMS country he sought to capture the whole repertoire of the sounds of steam freight and passenger operations plus the drone of vintage electric trains and tramcars, then also in their last years.
The latest in the series about The Great Northern Railway in the Bradford area. Volume 3, Faded Glory, features several photo’s of the KWVR in its infancy.
In Great Western Locomotives on the Main Line: Scenes from an Edwardian Railway, Peter Darke draws upon the collection of a photographer who was active during the years from 1905 until the outbreak of World War I. Travelling widely over the GWR network during these years he recorded primarily the locomotives and trains that were then in service.
Last Days of Steam on the Midland Region, A Personal Photographic Memoir by Roiger Malone
The Leeds, Castleford & Pontefract Junction Railway - The Ledston Branch, 48 pages, is a well illustrated account of the Ledston branch (NER & LNER) and the colliery railways at Allerton.
The Life and Work of Tom Coleman. Arguably William Stanier was one of our greatest locomotive engineers but it is said that without his Chief Draughtsman, Tom Coleman, all he achieved with the LMS would not have been possible. Today many Stanier locomotives survive as part preservation movement. The life of Tom Coleman was shrouded in mystery but this book tells the story of the his great contribution to railway history.
The full-colour album commemorates the Midland Railway in Morecambe, known in the past as 'Bradford by the Sea' because it was the seaside resort where a lot of Bradfordians travelled to when the city closed for their annual summer break. Also a considerable number of Bradford’s businessmen who lived in Morecambe would travel to work in Bradford by train every day with many Bradford people retiring to the Lancashire resort.
From the Booklaw (no. 78) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series.
From the Booklaw (no. 20) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series. Includes Clayton Davie, Hughes, Bolckows, W. Willoughby, Darlington Works, Arnott Young & Thompsons
From the Booklaw (no. 4) Steam Memories : 1950's-1960's series, North Eastern Lines includes York, Newcastle, Darlington, Hull, Alnmouth, Starbeck and more.
From the Booklaw (no. 13) Steam Memories on Shed : 1950's-1960's, Northumberland & North Durham covers motive power depots including 52A ,52B, 52C, 52D, 52E, 52F,52G, 52H,52J, & 52K
From the Booklaw (no. 90) Steam Memories on Shed : 1950's-1960's series. Nottinghamshire Engine Sheds & Their Motive Power includes Nottingham, Colwick, Annesley, Kirby-in-Ashfield and others.
Lancashire and Yorkshire led the world into the industrial revolution, yet were long cut off by the Pennine chain. The railway age finally brought the two counties together and ensured the continued growth of Manchester being linked to Leeds and Sheffield by a series of heroic railway tunnels, three of which were successively the longest in the world when completed in the 1840s. This book portrays them as extraordinary achievements against insuperable odds. This book fully captures their epic construction in the harshest of conditions with high loss of life.
From the Booklaw (no. 52) Steam Memories in Colour series.
No. 5 in the series, Pullman Profile, considers the coaches that made up two of the Southern Railway / BR Southern Region's prestige services - the Golden Arrow and Ocean Liner Express. Individual vehicle histories, interior and exterior views, plans and train make-up details all feature together with photographs of the complete trains and the clientele of the period.
The books show pictures of modern traction mainly from the 1980s to 2016, covering the huge variety of locomotives and multiple units and the increasing variety of colour schemes. The photos were taken both at railway stations and in the countryside and give a wide range of locations across Scandinavia, the Baltic states, Germany, Poland, the Benelux countries, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
A well researched book covering many lines in Northumberland. Informative text supported by black & white photographs, drawings and plans.
A revision and update of the 1995 volume covering the southern half of Cumbria and reflects the many changes that have taken place in the intervening quarter of a century. Nevertheless much of the book's focus is still on the traditional steam era operations.
The West Riding boasted the most complex railway network in Britain. This book reviews the local history, including its economy and key industries, describing the need for the railways and the political and geographical challenges they faced.
The Rise & Fall of British Railways - Branch and Minor Lines charts the establishment of the rural branch line, most built before the advent of motorized road transport. Although attributed to later years, there were significant losses in the 1920s and 1930s, when more than a 1,000 miles of track were declared redundant.This well illustrated book looks at these lines from the steam age through to the present time.
Scottish Railways Two Decades in Transition A second delightful pictorial selection portraying the wide variety of locomotives in Scotland from Nationalisation until the early 1960s to compliment the first volume. Approximately 190 black and white photographs within 96 pages.
No. 10 in the Steaming Sixties series of 'Stirring Episodes from the last Decade of Steam on BR' takes in the final years of steam engine sheds in Scotland.
From the Booklaw (no. 51) Steam Memories in Colour series.
From the Booklaw (no. 10) Steam Memories : 1950s - 1960s series, Southern Lines, Part 1 includes The South Eastern and Central Divisions.
Operating a railway day in, day out with steam traction was never easy and the fells of north-west England had fearsome gradients - 1,370 feet high Stainmore summit, the 15-mile slog of the 'Long Drag' from Settle Junction and the tortuous climb from Oxenholme to Grayrigg were huge challenges to enginemen. Perhaps the best-known ascent was that up to Shap summit where the constant procession of heavy goods trains required assistance and a railway community was established around the station and shed at Tebay where banking locomotives were available around the clock. Using some of the finest action photographs available, this album vividly brings to life the great age of steam in the fells.
This is the second volume of this series by Martin Fuller and covers both the Corris and Talyllyn Railway locomotives in early preservation era and locomotive rebuilds.
Summer 1958 - Summer 1966 Part One: An enthusiast's recollections of exploits and adventures while following the decline of steam on British Railways.
With over 200 photographs and excellent text, Peter Tuffrey's book features many aspects of railway development in Yorkshire prior to the Grouping of railways in 1923 and up to 1948 and nationalisation. The geographical spread is right across the region, including the old West, East and North Ridings. The book should be of interest not just to the average railway enthusiast as the photographs form a strong social history of contemporary life, changing fashions, advertising slogans of the period and the abundance of railway staff at stations.
This excellent book published in 2017 gives a real insight into Yorkshire's railway world in the first half of the 20th century.
The book contains 270 superb colour and black and white photographs of steam locomotives working in and around the North East, coving from the late 1950s into 1960s and the end of steam in the region. Features many areas of the North East at stations, sheds and lineside. Several of the Region's well-known classes are included plus scenes of locomotives at work in the steel industry and at the many collieries in the area.
Martin Bairstow's illustrated work looking at this Manchester suburban line, charts the line's history from the early days through to its incorporation into the Tramlink network.
Paul Atterbury reveals the people who ran, maintained and used the railways of Great Britain - the people for whom the railways were a way of life.
Philip Hawkins is one of the finest railway artists of the present day. In this book, Philip explores his fascination with railways and their influence upon his art. With more than 50 full colour plates and many sketches and photographs this is a glorious tribute to his work.
Volume 1 of the British Railway History series. Transport historian Professor Alan Earnshaw, has adapted material from the syllabus of the Certificate In Railway Studies to provide both an academic and informative view. He charts the primitive railways and waggonways, and shows how they moved on from the canal era, expanded during the Industrial Revolution and Victorian era, and how they were consolidated in the 20th century.
From the Booklaw (no. 75) British Railway Memories series - This book covers the north side of the system
The follow-up to the popular Last Years of Yorkshire Steam by Peter Tuffrey.
A beautiful hardback book, featuring over 250 stunning colour and black and white photographs of steam locomotives working around the county.