Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

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

 All books are hardback unless otherwise stated, paperback (pb), card cover.  

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Adley, Robert. The Call of Steam. Nostalgia from the late Robert Adley with many colour illustrations.  (hb) Blandford Press, 1983, pp160, mid large format, isbn 0 7137 1274 0. VG, VG £1

Allan, Ian. Driven by Steam. Autobiography of Ian Allan, told frankly and humorously, how after the tragedy of losing a leg at 15 he went on to become a successful publisher. Ian Allan, 1992, pp160, isbn 0 7110 2118 X. VG, VG price clipped £4.50

Bedale, Len as told to C.T. Goode. Station Master. My Lifetime's Railway Service in Yorkshire. Illustrated. (pb) Turntable Publications, 1976, pp80, isbn 0 902844 36 9. VG £9.50

Brock, Peter. Calling Carlisle Control. Tales of the footplate.   Well illustrated with b/w photos.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1990, pp112, isbn 0 7110 1904 5.   VG, VG   £6

Burgess, H.C.H. Working with LMS Steam. Illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1983, pp143, isbn 0 85153 450 3. VG £4

Chacksfield, John. Sir William McAlpine. A Tale of Locomotives, Carriages and Conservation. Oakwood Library of Railway History OL 151. Well illustrated biography of William McAlpine who many people will associate with the rescue of Flying Scotsman from bankruptcy in North America and then running it on the main line for 23 years. (pb) Oakwood, 2009, pp120, isbn 0 85361 688 7. VG £10.50

Davenport, Neil. Railway Heritage from The Nostalgia Collection. British Railway Reflections - The Heritage of Steam - A Family Album of Classic Steam Images. Illustrated with photographs by the author and his father, the late Arthur Davenport. An excellent post war album covering the period from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. It includes sections on Epsom, Derbyshire, Appleby, Whitby, Harrow, Redhill to Reading and many loco shed and minor line locations. (glossy card cover) Silver Link Publishing, 2002, pp192, large format. VG £6.95

Drayton, John. Across the Footplate Years.   GWR reminiscences from a GWR engineman. With b/w photos, including a selection of photos taken by the author during his years on the footplate.   (hb)   Ian Allan, 1986, pp128, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1607 0.   VG (some wear to cover)   £6

Ellwood, M.J. Steam Dreams. Original Photographs by Howard Leach. Illustrated reminiscences from 3 friends.   (pb) Published by author, 1982, pp126, isbn 0 9507965 0 6.   VG   £5

Essery, Terry. More Firing Days at Saltley. Further reminiscences of railway life during the 1950s. (pb) Bradford Barton, pp163, isbn 0 85153 376 0. VG   £4

Essery, Terry. Saltley Firing Days. Footplate memories, 1950-59. First published in 2 volumes, this combined volume of reminiscences is illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Silver Link, 1994, pp256, isbn 1 85794 017 2. VG £8

Faviell, Brigadier John. The Railway Journeys of My Childhood. Charming book illustrated with b/w sketches and watercolours. (hb) Pan Books, 1983, pp112, landscape format, isbn 0 330 28179 8. VG maroon cloth cover with coloured illustration on. £3

Faviell, Brigadier John. The Railway Journeys of My Childhood. Charming book illustrated with b/w sketches and watercolours. (hb) Pan Books, 1983, pp112, landscape format, isbn 0 330 28179 8. VG maroon cloth cover with coloured illustration on.   (previous owners name on front blank page)   £2

Forsythe, H.G. Men of Steam. A Portrait of Life on the Footplate. Over 100 b/w photographs show the men of steam at work on the footplate and on shed. (glossy card cover) Atlantic, 1982, pp48, isbn 0 906899 04 4. VG £2.95

Hardy, R.H.N. Steam in the Blood. Hardy describes his career which was infused with steam from his early school days through to a successful career with the LNER and BR. (pb) Ian Allan, 1975, pp200, isbn 0 7110 0654 7.    VG  £5

Jacks, L.C. Diesels. A Driver's Reminiscences. Reminiscences from the diesel era, illustrated with b/w photos. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1982, pp112, isbn 0 85153 437 6. VG £4

Kalla-Bishop, P.M. Locomotives at War. Army Reminiscences of the Second WorldWar. Illustrated. Bradford Barton, pp150, isbn 0 85153 373 6. VG £5.50

Kalla-Bishop, P.M.   Locomotives at War.   Army Reminiscences of the Second World War.   Illustrated study of military railways.   (pb)   Bradford Barton, pp150, isbn 0 85153 373 6. VG £5 

Knox, Harry. Steam Days at Haymarket. The Collected Reminiscences of Shed Life both on and off the Footplate. This is the story of life in the closing days of steam at one of the 'glamorous' and well know locomotive depots in Edinburgh. Well illustrated with b/w photos. (hb) Irwell Press, 2007, pp132, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 903266 77 7.  F   £14

Knox, Harry. Steam Days at Haymarket. The Collected Reminiscences of Shed Life both on and off the Footplate. This is the story of life in the closing days of steam at one of the 'glamorous' and well know locomotive depots in Edinburgh. Well illustrated with b/w photos. (hb) Irwell Press, 2007, pp132, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 903266 77 7.  VG   £12

Macmillan, Nigel S.C. Locomotive Apprentice at the North British Locomotive Company Ltd Glasgow. Reminiscences of loco building and railways in and around Glasgow. Well illustrated with b/w photos, maps and diagrams. (pb) Plateway Press, 1992, pp80, 68 plates, isbn 1 871980 10 0. F £7

Mason, Frank. Life adventures in Steam. A Merseyside Driver Remembers. Illustrated reminiscences. (pb) Countryvise Limited, 1992, pp180, isbn 0 907768 54 7. VG £4.50

Meacher, Charlie. Living with Locos. The author a Scot, paints a vivid picture of footplate life in the kingdom of Fife. (pb) Bradford Barton, 1980, pp108, isbn 0 85153 392 2.   VG     £4

Meacher, Charles. LNER Footplate Memories. The story of 25 years on and off shed. Illustrated reminiscences. (pb) Bradford Barton, pp150, isbn 0 85153 329 9. VG £5

Potts, G.C. Bankers and Pilots. Footplate Memories. Footplate reminiscences charting the career and experiences of a railwayman primarily on GCR lines in the Mexboro and Sheffield area. (pb) Bradford Barton, pp136, isbn 0 85153 449 X.    VG    £5

Rogers, Tom. A Signalmans Life. Reminiscences of a signalman on the Midland Railwaybetween 1923 to retirement in 1972 and then on to the Midland Railway Trust. (pb) Midland Railway Trust, circa 1980s, pp32. VG £1 

Semmens, P.W.B. Bill Hoole Engineman Extraordinary.   This book describes Bill's railway career of nearly 60 years. After his retirement he drove on the welsh narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway.   (pb) Ian Allan, 1974, pp204, isbn 0 7110 0556 7.   VG (few loose pages)   £5

Shepherd, David. A Brush With Steam. David Shepherd's Railway Story. Signed copy His narrative takes us through his enthusiasm of the early days of preservation, owning 2 locomotives, the East Somerset in the 1980s and is well illustrated. (hb) David & Charles, 1983, pp264, isbn 0 7153 8157 1. VG, VG £6.50 signed

Stewart, Bert. On the Right Lines. Footplate Memories. With an introduction by David Shepherd.  Illustrated with b/w photos, the author tells of footplate life at Preston then a top link driver at Crewe.   (pb) Peter Watts Publishing, 1982, pp128, isbn 0 906025 34 6.  VG £4

Stobbs, Allan W. Memories of the LNER Rural Northumberland.  Illustrated memories covering the Wooler, Border Counties, Rothbury and Wanney Lines. (pb) Published by the author, 1986, pp40. VG £1

Williams, Alfred. Life in a Railway Factory. First published in 1915, this looks at the authors life working at GWR Swindon works, with detailed accounts of the engineering processes and the people who worked them. A harsh reality of factory work at the time. (pb) Sutton Publishing, 2007, pp288, isbn 0 7509 4660 5. VG £5