List of books for sale just for the Diesel and Electric Enthusiast.

For a list of the abbreviations used please see book condition  page.

All books are hardback unless otherwise stated, paperback (pb), booklet or leaflet. 

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Allen, Cecil J., Fiennes, G.F., Ford, Roger, Haresnape, B.A. & Perrin, Brian. The Deltics A Symposium. Acomprehensive book dealing with the origin and performance of the Deltics. Well illustrated. Ian Allan, 1972, pp64, isbn 0 71100322 X. VG, VG (small inscription) £4.50

Allen, Cecil J., Fiennes, G.F., Ford, Roger, Haresnape, B.A. & Perrin, Brian. The Deltics A Symposium. Comprehensive book dealing with the origin and performance of the Deltics. Well illustrated. Ian Allan, 2nd edition 1978, pp79, isbn 0 7110 0799 3. VG, VG £3

Allen, Geoffrey Freeman. The Fastest Trains in the World. This book was the first comprehensive serious account of all world railway speed records attained from 1900 to the late 1970s. Well illustrated with b/w photos and many maps, diagrams and technical data.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1978, pp160, large format, isbn 0 7110 0889 2. VG, VG (covered inscription on front blank page) £2

Allen, Geoffrey Freeman. The World's Fastest Trains - From the Age of Steam to the TGV. 2ndedition.An authoritative account of 100mph-+ rail travel in the 20thCentury. Through a thorough analysis it considers the technological advances across Europe and North America. In the UK particular attention is given to the development of the APT/HST and the many technological and operational challenges. Extensively illustrated. Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1992, pp192. VG, VG £7.95

Allen, Geoffrey Freeman. The Yeoman 59s. Jane's Rail Special. Prepared with assistance from Foster Yeoman/General Motors, this is a well illustrated study of the origin and operation of this class of loco. Illustrated with 40 b/w and 12 colour photographs.  (hb) Jane's, 1987, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0452 1. VG £3

Ballantyne, Hugh. The Colour of British Rail Vol. 2 - West Coast Main Line. Britain's first 25Kv Main Line. Great photographs of first generation electric and diesel stock at work on the WCML. (glossy card cover) Atlantic, 1989, pp48, isbn 0 906899 32 X. VG £0.50

Balmforth, John. Virgin Trains - A Decade of Progress. Foreword by Sir Richard Branson. (hb) Illustrated with colour photos this is the story of the origin and development of the Virgin train network of services. Annexes contain details of fleet stock, technical specifications, key facts and the record breaking high speed run of September 2006. Ian Allan, 2007, pp96, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3224 8. F £10.00

Beer, Brian. Diesels in the Capital.  B/w photo album with detailed captions showing  the enormous diversity of traffic and diesel classes around the capital in the late 1980's. (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1990, pp112, large format, isbn 0 86093 418 7. VG, VG £6

Booth, A.J. (compiled by). BR in Industry. Former British Rail diesel locomotives sold for industrial service.   List of locos sold giving BR number, builder, works number, year built, date withdrawn, last BR shed and buyer details. Also contains 48 b/w photos.   (pb) Industrial railway Society, 2nd edition 1981, pp32, isbn 0 901096 40 7.   VG BUT contains underlinings/highlighting      £1

British Rail Class 20's. A Picture Study. Diesel Picture Library. Small landscape format photo album with detailed captions. (glossy card cover) Peter Watts, 1980, pp20, isbn 0 906025 19 2. VG £3.00

BR Class 20 Diesels. Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (card cover) Bradford Barton, 1981, pp30, isbn 0 85153 419 8. VG £2

BR Class 31 Diesels. Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (card cover) Bradford Barton, 1981, pp30, isbn 0 85153 417 1. VG £2.00

BR Class 33 Diesels. Robert Tiller edited with additional material by Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (card cover) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp30, isbn 0 85153 431 7. VG £2.00

BR Class 40 Diesels. Malcolm Dyer edited with additional material by Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (card cover) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp30, isbn 0 85153 430 9. VG £2.00

BR Class 56 Diesels. Alan Brooke Baylis edited with additional material by Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (card cover) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp32, isbn 0 85153 448 1. VG (some damage to front top corner & rusted staple) £1

BR Class 20 Diesels. Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1981, pp30, isbn 0 85153 419 8. VG £2

BR Class 24/25 Diesels. Chris Perkins edited with additional material by Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp30, isbn 0 85153 432 5. VG £2

BR Class 31 Diesels. Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1981, pp30, isbn 0 85153 417 1. VG £2

BR Class 33 Diesels. Robert Tiller edited with additional material by Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp30, isbn 0 85153 431 7. VG £2

BR Class 55 Diesels - The Deltics. Antony Guppy edited with additional material by Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1981, pp38, isbn 0 85153 416 3. VG £2

BR Class 56 Diesels. Alan Brooke Baylis edited with additional material by Michael Oakley. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp32, isbn 0 85153 448 1. VG (rusted staples) £2

British Rail (Southern Region). Electrified Lines instructions (Direct Current System). B.R, 29857. Waterloo Station, 7thNovember, 1966 (1.89850). pp147. G blue cloth cover with red lettering, front faded and some wear to edges. £2.50

British Railways. BR 33003/58 Revised January 1965. Driving Instructions including Standard Preparation and Disposal Duties. Type 4 English Electric 200 HP Diesel Electric |Locomotives Nos. D200-D209, D210-D236, D237 onwards. (card cover) BR, 1965, pp31. VG £1

British Railways Extracts From Working Instructions For AC Electrified Lines, 1967. (card cover) 1967, pp54. VG £0.95

British Railways London Midland Region. A.C. Electrified Lines. Working Instructions, July 1960. B.R.31170. BRLMR, 1960, pp131, 1 map + 16 pages of appendix, orange cloth bound. VG (BR employee inscription on inside front cover, dated July 1962) £2.95

British Railways. Working Instructions for A.C. Electrified Lines 1967. BR29987, with 1972 updates. VG green cloth cover £2.00

Brown, Murray (edited by). A Day in the Life of British Rail.This work focuses on a summer Friday in 1989 and presents a vivid picture of all facets BR operations on that day. It contains a rich portrait of activities, people, locomotives and diverse train activity. A moving vignette of pre privatisation BR, with scores of b/w and colour photographs. Guild Publishing/David & Charles, 1989, pp192, large format. F, VG £4.95

Brown, Murray (edited by). Jane's Railway Year. Fourth year of issue. With the emphasis upon modern traction and with many colour photographs these Yearbooks chart contemporary high and low lights. The year saw the closure of the Consett line and the spectacle of 46 009 being destroyed in a nuclear safety test. Brighter news was the increasing use of more attractive locomotive liveries. Jane's, 1985, pp176, glazed boards, large format, isbn 0 7106 0338 X. . VG £3.95

Brown, Murray (edited by). Jane's Railway Year. Fifth year of issue.With the emphasis upon modern traction and with many colour photographs these Yearbooks chart contemporary high and low lights. During 1985 you could have been chased by a class 37 (37 093) in Police white livery! In East Anglia track was removed from the GN and GE Joint line and the class 503 units bowed out. Jane's, 1986, pp176, glazed boards, large format. VG £3.95

Brown, Murray (compiled by). Rail Portfolios 3: The Deltics. Colour photographs of the class with detailed captions. (hb) Jane's, 1985, pp64, glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0339 8. VG £6.50

Brown, Murray (compiled by) Rail Portfolios 1: The 40s. Excellent colour photographs, with detailed captions of the class hard at work on passenger and freight workings. (hb) Janes, 1984, pp 64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0305 3. VG £5.50

Bruce, J. Graeme. A Hundred Years of Development of Electric Traction. The John Prigmore Memorial Lecture 1985. An excellent, very seldom seen work which considers the origin and development of traction, with archive photographs and diagrams. (glossy card cover) The Electric Railway Society, 1985, pp36, isbn 0 85534 023 1. VG £3

Bruce, J. Graeme. Steam to Silver. An Illustrated History of London Transport Surface Railway Rolling Stock. An excellent work showing all facets of surface railway rolling stock. (pb) London Transport, 1970, pp169, 147 photographs, isbn 0 85329 012 1. VG £6.95

Bruce, J. Graeme. Tube Trains Under London. A short illustrated history of London Transport tube rolling stock. Signed. A very thorough history of the many classes of stock. (pb) London Transport, 1968, pp114, 109 photographs. VG signed copy £6.95

Buckingham, David. Britain Advances. Fast Train to Town. A good copy of this well illustrated wartime small book, which showed the many electric train innovations. (pb) Published for The British Council by Longmans Green & Co., 1944, pp32. VG for age with some wear to cover. £2

Cable, David. Lost Liveries of Privatization in Colour. For the Modeller and Historian.Illustrated with 220 colour photographs, the author looks in detail at the 200 or so livery variations that have appeared on Britain's rail network since 1996. (pb) Ian Allan, 2009, pp104, large format, isbn 0 7110 3361 0. F £8.50

Cadwallader, Jonathan & Jenkins, Martin. Merseyside Electrics.   Colour photo album with very detailed captions.   (hb) Ian Allan, 2010, pp80, glandscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3417 4.   VG    £9

Chalcraft, John. Named Diesel and Electric Locomotives of British Rail - Part 3. The 50's - English Electric 2700 HP Diesel Electrics. Excellent b/w photographs with detailed captions of the class hard at work. (pb) Rail Photoprints, 1981, pp 38, isbn 0 906883 03 2. VG £2.50

Chalcraft, John & Scott-Lowe, Graham. Book of the Fifties. British Rail Class 50's. Motive Power Review. Photo of each of the class along with introduction and technical details. (glossy card cover) Peter Watts, 1979, pp32, isbn 0 906025 10 9. VG £2.25

Clough, David N. Class 50s in Operation. Detailed operational history of the class, well illustrated with numerous b/w photographs and class details. (hb) Ian Allan, 2004, pp160, isbn 0 7110 2971 7. F, VG £10.50

Clough, David N. Hydraulic vs Electric. The Battle for the BR Diesel Fleet. A detailed study on the subject, written from a layman's point of view, illustrated with more than 150 photos, this is a fascinating story. (hb) Ian Allan, 2011, pp160, isbn 0 7110 3550 8. F, VG £15.00

Clough, David N. & Becket, Martin. BR Motive Power Performance. Illustrated with numerous heritage traction photographs this book is a comprehensive examination of the subject of train timing and motive power performance. (pb) Ian Allan, 1988, pp128, isbn 0 7110 11718 2. VG £1

Collins, Michael J. East Anglian Rails in the 1980s.  Mainly b/w photo album with detailed captions showing the diversity of stock, locomotives, infrastructure and workings that prevailed in East Anglia in the 1980s.  (hb)  Ian Allan, 1983, pp112, isbn0 7110 1310 1. VG, VG £3

Cooper, B. K. British Rail Handbook. A detailed small handbook looking at all facets of diesel traction, electric traction, signalling and PW innovations. Ian Allan, 1982, pp176, isbn 0 7110 1027 7. VG £2.00

Cooper, B.K. Electric Trains and Locomotives. An infrequently seen work which considers the technology that was used for developing the different systems. Illustrated with b/w photos and diagrams. (hb) Leonard Hill Limited, 1stedition 1953, pp113, 72 figs. VG, G (some wear to dust jacket)   £8

Cooper, B.K. Locomotive Profile Class 33 'Cromptons'. Detailed study of these versatile locomotives which performed well over a wide range of duties. Contains b/w and colour photos and diagrams. Ian Allan, 1990, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1894 4. VG £5.50

Cooper, B.K. Locomotive Profile Class 33 'Cromptons'. Detailed study of these versatile locomotives which performed well over a wide range of duties. Contains b/w and colour photos and diagrams. Ian Allan, 1990, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1894 4. VG £5.95

Cooper, Basil K. Inside a Diesel Locomotive. Inside Stories 4. Detailed study of diesel locomotives and how they work, illustrated with many drawings. (hb) Ian Allan, 1964, pp62, glazed boards. VG £3.50

Cooper-Smith, J.H. British Rail Album No 1 North & East. B/w and colour photos with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1975, pp80, isbn 0 7110 0614 8. VG, VG £5.50

Cowley, Ian. Anglia East. The Transformation of a Railway. Well illustrated story of the 1980's transformation of the East Anglian network, when diesel haulage gave way to electric. (hb) David & Charles. 1987, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8978 5.   VG, no dust jacket £3

Cross, Derek. BR diesels in the Landscape. Lovely b/w photographs showing first generation traction hard at work. Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 193 8. VG, VG £5

Dady, Hugh. British Rail in Colour No.2 Excellent colour images and detailed captions covering locomotives, DMUs and electric stock on a wide variety of services. Jane's, 1987, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0430 0. VG £5.95

Darby, Mark, Higgins, Paul, Higson, Neil and Kenny, Adrian. A Decade of Change. With more than 130 colour images, featuring more than 20 different classes of locos and units in various liveries, this portrays the modern scene at the beginning of the 21stcentury. (hb) Ian Allan, 2008, pp128, large landscape format, isbn 0 7110 3310 8. F, VG £11.00

Davies, W.J.K. Diesel Rail Traction. An illustrated history of diesel locomotives, rail-cars and trains. A profusely illustrated book about diesel trains in the UK, Europe and America, covering over 75 years of dramatic technological development; with many photos, drawings and 16 colour plates. (pb) Almark Publications, 1973, pp104, isbn 0 85524 129 2. VG £3.00

Day, John R. The Story of London's Underground.A seldom seen early history complete with pull out map. (pb) London Transport, 1963, pp153, 30 b/w plates. VG (small inscription) £3.95

Dobson, Peter. Diesels out of Kings Cross. In over 180 photographs with detailed captions, the transition from diesel haulage of the early 1970s to the onset of electrification is covered. (hb) Ian Allan, 1981, pp96, isbn 0 7110 1142 7. VG, VG £3

Dobson, Peter. Diesels out of Kings Cross. In over 180 photographs the transition from diesel haulage of the early 1970s to the onset of electrification is covered in this excellent album. Ian Allan, 1981, pp96, isbn 0 7110 1142 7. VG, VG £5.95

Dobson, Peter & Chalcraft, John. BR Motive Power Panorama. B/w photos with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1981, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1079 X. VG, VG (some edge weat to dust jacket) £5.95

Dyer, Malcolm. With additional material by Michael Oakley. BR Class 40 Diesels. A well illustrated study of the origin, operation and performance of the class. (card cover) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp30, isbn 0 85153 430 9. VG £2.00

Edwards, Barry. The Manx Electric Railway. This book describes the fascinating history of this remarkable Victorian railway and contains information from recently discovered documents. Illustrated with many b/w and colour photographs it also includes a very comprehensive fleet list. (pb) B&C Publications, 1998, pp72, isbn 0 9527756 2 X. VG £5.95

Evans, R.K. Diesel Superpower Around the World.One of the lesser known albums showing the diesels noteworthy of power, speed or technical innovation across the world, covering three decades. (hb) Bradford Barton, 1978, pp96, isbn 0 85153 212 8. VG, VG (repaired tear to dust jacket) £4

Fell, Andrew (compiled by). BR in the Midlands. Rail Portfolios 17. Colour photos with detailed captions showing various diesel and electric locomotives and units on freight and passenger service around the Midlands. (hb) Ian Allan, 1991, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1991 6. VG £6.50

Gamble, G (compiled by). Diesels Around Reading.Many b/w photos of 50s, Westerns, Warships, HSTs and more.(glossy card cover) Bronross Ltd, 1978, unpaginated. VG £3.25

Garbutt, P E. How the Underground Works.A seldom seen early study complete with many photographs and 22 figs. (pb) London Transport, 1963, pp116, 28 b/w photos. VG (small inscription) £3.95

Gibbons, David. BR Equipment. Drawings from Railnews 'Stockspot'. A brilliant book packed with drawings, photos, technical data and much more. Covering both electric and diesel locomotives, DMUs, BR coaches, Railfreight, signalling and even a section on the APT! (pb) Ian Allan, 1986, pp96, large landscape format, isbn 0 7110 1609 7. VG £5

Gilks, John Spencer. Dawn of the Diesels 1956-66 part 2. First-generation diesel locomotives and units captured by the camera of John Spencer Gilks, edited by Mike Esau. Silver Link Publishing, 1998, pp96, large format, isbn 1 85794 110 1. F, VG £8.95

Gilks, John Spencer. Dawn of the Diesels 1959-70 part 3. First-generation diesel locomotives and units captured by the camera of John Spencer Gilks, edited by Mike Esau.A stunning volume. Silver Link Publishing, 2003, pp128, large format. F, no dust jacket £6.75

Glover, John. British Electric Trains in Camera.B/w album featuring first generation EMU locomotives and units. Ian Allan, 1982, pp128. VG, VG £4.95

Glover, John. London's Branch Railways.London's railway network still includes a vast array of branch lines. John Glover covers all of these with a mix of archive and modern (1970s, 80s &90s) images. The authoritative volume. Ian Allan, 1999, pp128, large format. F, F £6.95

Glover, John. London's Underground. Railway World Special. London Transport is one of the largest public transport undertakings in the world, this short volume gives a brief history plus background to the Underground system, most of which is not underground at all. Illustrated with many b/w photographs, maps and diagrams. (pb) Ian Allan, 1984, pp56, large format, isbn 0 7110 1355 1. VG £3.95

Glover, John. West Midland Rails in the 1980s. An informative and comprehensive photographic guide to the freight and passenger lines of the west midlands. All images cover first generation traction, class 25, 50 and early EMU/DMUs are included. Ian Allan, 1984, pp104, isbn 0 7110 1354 3. VG, VG £6.95

Gough, John. British Rail at Work: East Midlands. Well illustrated study of the stations, services, locomotives and rolling stock around the East Midlands network. (hb) Ian Allan, 1985, pp128, large format, isbn 0 7110 1521 X. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket edges + repaired tear) £6.50

Hardy, Brian. Paris Metro Handbook. A detailed study of the Metro and its stock. (pb) Capital Transport Publishing, 1988, pp104, isbn 185414 104 X. VG £2.50

Haresnape, Brian. British Rail Fleet Survey 1: Early Prototype and Pilot Scheme Diesel-Electrics. Copiously illustrated with super photographs, technical details and line drawings and close ups of each of the 15 classes considered. (card cover) Ian Allan, 1984, pp80, large format, ISBN 0 7110 1121 4. VG £8.00

Haresnape, Brian. British Rail Fleet Survey 3: Production Diesel-Electrics Types 4&5. Copiously illustrated with super photographs, technical details and line drawings and close ups of each of the 7 classes considered. (card cover) Ian Allan, 2ndedition 1984, pp80, large format, isbn 0 7110 1450 7. VG £6.75

Haresnape, Brian. British Rail Fleet Survey 3: Production Diesel-Electrics Types 4&5. Detailed study illustrated with b/w photographs, technical details and line drawings and close ups of each of the 7 classes considered. (pb) Ian Allan, 3rd edition 1989, pp80, large format, isbn 0 7110 1859 6. VG £3

Haresnape, Brian. British Rail Fleet Survey 3: Production Diesel-Electrics Types 4&5.Copiously illustrated with super photographs, technical details and line drawings and close ups of each of the 6 classes considered. (card cover) Ian Allan, 1982, pp80, large format. VG £6.75

Haresnape, Brian. British Rail Fleet Survey 4: Production Diesel-Electric Types 1-3. Revised by S R Batty. Copiously illustrated with photographs, technical details and line drawings and close ups of each of the 11 classes considered. (pb) Ian Allan, 2nd edition 1989, pp80, large format, isbn 0 7110 1860 X. VG £3

Haresnape, Brian. British Rail Fleet Survey 4: Production Diesel-Electric Types 1-3. Revised by S R Batty. Copiously illustrated with super photographs, technical details and line drawings and close ups of each of the 11 classes considered. (card cover) Ian Allan, 2nd edition 1989, pp80, large format, isbn 0 7110 1860 X. VG £6.95

Haresnape, Brian. British Rail Fleet Survey 9: Diesel Multiple Units. The Second Generation and DEMUs. A very thorough study with line drawings, technical details and numerous photographs. (card cover) 1986, pp80, large format, isbn 0 7110 1604 6. VG £9.50

Haresnape, Brian & Swain, Alec. British Rail Fleet Survey 10: Third Rail dc Electric Multiple Units. A comprehensive photographic and technical survey with many line drawings and numerous close ups. (pb) Ian Allan, 1989, pp96, large format, isbn 0 7110 1760 3. VG £8.00

Haresnape, Brian & Swain, Alec. British Rail Fleet Survey 10: Third Rail dc Electric Multiple Units. A comprehensive photographic and technical survey with many line drawings and numerous close ups. (pb) Ian Allan, 1989, pp96, large format, isbn 0 7110 1760 3. VG £8.50

Harris, Ken (compiled by). Rail Portfolios 2: The 50s. Class 50s at work on the West Coast Main Line, pre electrification, on shed, in the West Country and along London and South Western Lines. Jane's, 1984, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0306 1. VG (Small knock to bottom, small label removed from inside front cover & small inscription) £6.50

Harris, Ken. World Electric Locomotives. A brilliant, well illustrated country by country survey of electric locomotives, from Algeria to Zaire. A must for the electric/modern traction enthusiast. Jane's, 1981, pp160, isbn 0 531 03728 1. F, VG £5.75

Haut, F.J.G. The Mechanical Layout of Electric Locomotives with Wheel Arrangements C-C and B-B-B. Scarce Illustrated with b/w photos and diagrams. Sold together with a 4 page article by the author on Co-Co electric locomotives of British Railways used on the Woodhead Route. (hb) The International Railway Congress Association in Brussels, pp37. G £15 Scarce

Hey, David. Diesels in the White Rose County. The first section is devoted to the period 1954 through to the mid 1970s. In this section there are fantastic photographs of traction and locations now long gone. The second portion considers the later period and contains superb shots of first generation DMUs, Deltics, class 47s, Peaks, class 40s and an environment where traditional signalling and infrastructure still ruled. . Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, pp128, large format, isbn 0 86093 417 9. VG, VG £11.95

Hobson, A.W. BR Diesels and Electrics around Britain. B/w photos with captions of first generation traction, including Westerns, Deltics, Class 47s, class 76 Woodhead electrics, first generation DMUs and many more. (hb) Bradford Barton, 1976, pp96, isbn 0 85153 303 5. VG, VG price clipped £5

Hobson, A. Wyn. The Last Years of the Class 40s. Mainly pictorial album with detailed captions of the class during the final years which saw use on an enormous variety of freight and passenger services. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1985, pp80, isbn 0 7110 1467 1. VG £3.00

Hobson, A. Wyn (compiled by). The 'Peaks'- Second Series. Rail Portfolios 14. Colour photographs with detailed captions of class 45s and 46s. Ian Allan, 1991, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1941 X. VG £5.95

Hodgson, Phil, Webster, Neil & Wormald, Philip (series edited by). European Report. European Loco Pocket Book. 1990 edition. Volume 1 - France, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands. This is the 1st volume in the series of 3 pocket size books intended to be a guide to the locomotives of the railways of Western Europe. Contains many b/w photos. (pb) Metro Enterprises, 1990, pp144, isbn 0 947773 17 7. VG £0.50

Horne, Mike. The Metropolitan Line. An Illustrated History. A very comprehensive history of this London Underground Line. (pb) Capital Transport, 2003, pp96, isbn 185414 275 5. VG £6.50

Hurst, Geoffrey (compiled by). Peaks on the Midland. B/w and colour (5) photos with detailed captions. (pb) Milepost Publications, 1984, pp58, isbn 0 9507577 7 2. VG (1 page is torn and has corner missing) £1

Jackson, Alan A. Inside Underground Railways. Inside Stories 1. Detailed study of underground trains, power supply, operation and signalling, illustrated with drawings. (hb) Ian Allan, 1964, pp64, glazed boards. VG £3.50

Johnston, Howard. Preserved BR Diesel and Electric Locomotives - The Complete Illustrated Stock-Book. Over 230 locomotives described and illustrated.This work is a thorough study of each of the noted locomotives, giving build dates, numbers carried, allocations, withdrawals, along with operational details. An excellent volume that has not been surpassed. (pb) Silver Link Publishing, 1992, pp256. VG £5.50

Johnston, Howard (compiled by). Preserved BR Diesel and Electric Traction Handbook.This work by modern traction enthusiast Howard Johnston set the scene for works that were to follow. Over 135 locomotives and units are covered each with a photograph and full page narrative. A highly recommended work which also includes ex BR shunters. (pb) Jane's Transport Press, 1987, pp143. VG £1.99

Johnston, Howard (compiled by). The Peaks. Rail Portfolios 4. Colour photos with detailed captions of these locomotives. (hb) Jane's, 1985, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0340 1. VG £6

Johnston, Howard & Knight, Steven. Today's Railways Review of the Year, Volume1. A comprehensive review of all major railway events in 1987 encompassing all five BR operating sectors plus light rail and preservation. Photographs from top railway photographers plus lists of BR stock changes. Platform 5, 1988, pp144, large format, isbn 0 906579 82 1. F, VG £4.75

Jolly, Stephen & Bayman, Bob. Docklands Light Railway. Official Handbook 1987. This is the first official account of this Light Railway, it has been prepared around a series of topics rather than as a chapter by chapter account. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps and diagrams. (pb) Capital Transport, 1986, pp64, isbn 0 904711 80 3. VG £3.25

Jordan, Frank W (edited by). Wisconsin Central Limited. 1987-1996 Photo Archive. Wisconsin Central Limited began rail operations in October 1987 with a ragtag collection of equipment and 2,068 miles of former Soo Line tracks, it became one of America's most successful regional railroads. Contains introduction and full page b/w photographs with captions. (pb) Iconografix, 1997, pp128, landscape format, isbn 1 882256 75 1. VG £7.95

Kaye, A.R. (compiled by). Deltic Lament. A Pictorial Account of Class 55 Activity, Featuring Their Final Days. A pictorial tribute, with detailed captions, to a rather special class. (pb) Lowlander Publications, 1982, pp28. VG £5

Kichenside, Geoffrey. British Rail in Action. Excellent b/w sections on class 47, 40, 50, peaks, westerns and mixed traffic workings, along with HSTs. David & Charles, 1977, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7427 3. VG (covered inscription) £3.95