Books for sale (alphabetical by author)

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

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Avis, Roy. Steam Survivors. Railway heritage from The Nostalgia Collection. Photographic album, both b/w and colour, with detailed captions, from this renowned railway photographer which provides a stunning and fitting visual tribute to the hard work which goes into preserving locomotives. Over 40 different locomotives featured. (hb) Silver Link, 2003, pp128, large format, isbn 1 85794 207 8. F, F £7

Awdry, Christopher. Awdry's Steam Railways. A celebration of steam on 10 preserved lines, including the ELR, GCR, IOW, and NNR. Well illustrated with colour photos. (hb) Boxtree, 1995, pp160, large landscape format, isbn 0 7522 1600 7. F, VG £2.50

Awdry, Reverend W. & Cook, Chris (edited by) Revised by Roger Combleholme. A Guide to the Steam Railways of Great Britain. This guide covers 175 locations where you could see steam at the time of publication (1983) a number of which are no longer present. New full-colour edition. Pelham Books, 1984. F, VG £5.95

Baker, Michael & Harris, Nigel. GWR Steam Echoes. A well illustrated history of the Great Western Society and its collection of locomotives. (glossy card cover) Silver Link, 1986, pp56, large format, isbn 0 947971 06 8. VG £2.50

Bell, Andrew. Severn Valley Railway. Steam Portfolios 6. Colour steam and modern traction images. Ian Allan, 1991, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1973 8. VG £4.50

Bird, John H. Preserved Locomotives GWR. A short yet detailed study of the preserved GWR/constituents with many photographs. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1988, pp80, large format, isbn 0 7110 1754 9. VG £3.00

Blakemore, Michael & Mosley, David. Great British Locomotives. The National Railway Museum Locomotives in Action. Crisp colour photographs show the collection at its best, when working! Both steam and diesel are covered. Ian Allan, 2002, pp80, landscape format glazed boards. F £4.95

Blakemore, Michael & Rutherford, Michael. Duchess of Hamilton. Ultimate in Pacific Power. A copiously illustrated homage to this much loved Duchess. (glossy card cover) National Railway Museum, York, 1990, pp48, large format. VG (small mark on cover where a label has been removed) £3.50

Blencowe, S.V. (compiled by). Life Begins at Forty. The Rescue and Restoration of Great Western Locomotive No. 7812 "Erlestoke Manor". A lovely photographic study and history of this iconic locomotive. (card cover) Erlestoke Manor Fund, 1979, pp52. VG £2.50

Blencowe, S.V. (compiled by). Life Begins at Forty. The Rescue and Restoration of Great Western Locomotive No. 7812 "Erlestoke Manor".    A well illustrated history of this iconic locomotive. (card cover) Erlestoke Manor Fund, 1979, pp52.   VG £1.50

Bloom, Alan. The Story of Bressingham. Gardens - Nursery - Steam Museum. A very detailed study of the development of the nursery and the renowned steam museum. (pb) Published by the author on behalf of the Bressingham Steam Museum Trust, circa 1985, pp142, isbn 0 950 9404 10. F £3.00

Britain's Small Railways.Line by line study of the 14 preserved lines in operation at the time of publication. Balfour, 1973, pp96, isbn 0 85944 003 6. VG, VG £2.00

Brown, C.G. 6024 King Edward I a monarch restored. Illustrated study of this locomotive through to preservation. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1991, pp46, large format, isbn 0 7110 2016 7. VG £1.00

Butcher, Alan C. Mid-Hants Railway in Colour. Steam predominates although there are some early diesel images. Ian Allan, 1996, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2465 0. VG £4.75

Cadge, Richard (general editor). Portrait of a Record Breaker. The story of GWR No. 7029 "Clun Castle". Short well illustrated history of this loco, through into preservation days, owned by the Birmingham railway Museum, Tyseley. (glossy card cover booklet) Birmingham Railway Museum, pp28. G (some wear to cover) £3

Campbell, J.E. (edited by). Railway Preservation in North and Mid Wales. An illustrated review of these organisations/operations as they existed at the time. A splendid work. (card cover) Published by Cambrian Railways Society Ltd., Corris Railway Society, Foxcote Manor society, Glyn Valley Tramway Group and Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid Cyf, 1978, pp32. VG £1.50

Casserley, H.C. Preserved Locomotives. This first edition describes and illustrates all locomotives which had at the time of publications had survived the breaker's yard/scrap dealer, and had been retained either in private ownership or museums. The work also includes industrial locomotives. Ian Allan, 1968, pp256, isbn 7110 0028 X. VG, G (some wear to edges of dust jacket and slightly dirty) £3.00

Coffin, Rex. Mainline Steam in the Seventies. A Pictorial Story of Preserved Locomotives at Work. Crisp b/w photographs of the early years. It includes now largely forgotten workings on the Maidenhead to Marlow via Bourne End line. 6000 Locomotive Association, 1974, 75 b/w photographs, large format. VG (some foxing to front/back blank pages, some sunning to spine) £4.95

Coiley, John (compiled and edited by on behalf of the Friends of the NRM). Rocket to Eurostar. The National Railway Museum in Camera. This work illustrates and explains the wide variety of the Museums activities, many of which are seldom viewed by the visiting public. A peon of praise to our fantastic railway heritage. Atlantic, 1996, 209 b/w plates, large format. F, F £7.95

Cook, Peter & Aston, Paul (compiled and produced by).   The First Five Years of the West Somerset Railway.     A photographic record.   B/w photos with detailed captions covering the first five years of the WSR which re-opened in 1976.   (pb) West Somerset Books, 1981, pp32, landscape format, isbn 0 907142 15 X.   VG   £1

Cooper, Peter. LSWR Stock Book. The Preserved Locomotives, Carriages and Wagons of the London and South Western Railway. Well researched book covering locos, carriages and wagons, illustrated with b/w photos and line drawings. Also lists allocations since 1932, loco whereabouts since withdrawal and location of preserved rolling stock. (hb) Kingfisher Railway Publications, 1986, pp96, large format, isbn 0 946184 20 8. VG, VG £7

Cooper, Peter. The 506 Story. Short, well illustrated study of this loco and its restoration. (pb) A Urie Locomotive Society Publication (formerly Urie S15 Preservation Group), pp32. VG £1

Cornwall, E.L. Still in Steam. A Guide to Working Steam Railways. This looks at steamlocomotive engineering, the variety of preserved coaches, the challenge of running locomotives in preservation, along with details and illustrations of where steam could be seen at the time, including now lost locations such as Dinting and Hereford. Ian Allan, 1978, pp80, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 0850 7. VG £3.95

Cubitt, Ted. West Somerset Railway Stations and Buildings. A detailed description of stations, buildings, track and signal plans including scale drawings. With maps, diagrams and drawings by Stephen Edge. Station by station guide to the WSR, well illustrated with photos and track plan of each. (pb) West Somerset Railway PLC, 1994, pp36, large format, isbn 0 9523220 0 5. VG £3.00

Dart Valley Railway. Portrait of the Dart Valley Railway. A pictorial souvenir of the Buckfastleigh and Torbay & Dartmouth tourist steam railways. This is an excellent copy of the seldom seen hardback glazed board publication on the two lines which were once a single commercial entity. Excellent archive photographs, alongside late 1970s images of the lines in operation and also significant sections on the p way activities. A lovely volume with more than 150 illustrations. Dart Valley Light Railway Ltd, 1978, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 906239 01 X. VG £3.95

Didcot Railway Centre - recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway. Illustrated brochure about the centre with brief history, the site, locomotives and rolling stock. (pb) Great Western retail Sales Ltd., pp36, isbn 0 902956 11 6. VG £1.00

Diesel Locomotives in Preservation 1 - Standard Gauge Industrial Locomotives. Includes 'stock list' of all preserved diesel locomotives in the British Isles. Well illustrated with b/w photos. (glossy card cover) Pete Nicholson, 1st edition 1980, pp32, isbn 0 907036 00 7. VG £3.00

Eatwell, David & Cooper-Smith, John H. Live Steam. Locomotives and Lines Today. Batsford, 1983, pp120. VG, G £3.00

Esau, Mike. The Bluebell Railway. A Pictorial Impression. The Bluebell Railway was the first of the standard gauge lines closed by BR to re-open as a steam passenger service in August 1960. This was the first book to be published about this preserved line. With an introduction by Johnny Morris and a list of locomotives and rolling stock as of 1975, it is very well illustrated with both b/w and colour photos with detailed captions. (pb) The Boydell Press, 1975, pp98, isbn 0 85115 062 4. VG (small tear to bottom of spine) £2

Esau, Mike. The Bluebell Railway. A Pictorial Impression. With an introduction by Johnny Morris. Colour & b/w photos with captions. (pb) Bluebell railway, 2nd revised edition 1979, pp104, isbn 0 85115 062 4. VG (small mark on front cover) £2.50

Ferris, Tom. Severn Valley Locomotives - As They Were. Severn Valley locomotives in action prior to their preservation, in their natural habitats (steam and diesel). (glossy card cover) Midland Publishing Ltd., 1995, pp84, isbn 1 85780 030 3. VG £3.25

Fisher, Brian. North Norfolk Railway Album. 46 b/w photos with captions, taken along the line of this preserved railway between 1967 and 1981. Also contains stock list. (pb) Becknell Books, 1981, pp32, isbn 0 907087 05 1. £2.00

Fox, Peter & Hall, Peter. Preserved Locomotives of British Railways. The complete guide to all remaining ex-BR and constituent companies' steam, diesel & electric locomotives and diesel & electric multiple units. (pb) Platform 5, 8thedition 1993, pp112, isbn 1 872524 54 0. VG £2.25

Fox, Peter & Hall, Peter. Preserved Locomotives of British Railways. 11thedition. A very detailed listing of all locomotives in preservation with build dates, technical details and current location. Also includes DMUs/EMUs. (pb) Platform 5, 2002, pp160, isbn 1 902336 30 5. VG (some neat annotations) £2.75

Fox, Peter & Johnston, Howard. Preserved Locomotives and Multiple Units. The Complete guide to All Remaining ex-BR and Constituent Companies' Steam, Diesel & Electric Locomotives, and Diesel & Electric Multiple Units. A very good guide produced to the high standards of the publisher. (pb) Platform 5, 1987, pp80, isbn 0 906579 68 6. VG £2.00

Fox, Peter & Sugden, Alan.   Preserved Locomotives. The complete guide to all remaining ex-BR and constituent companies' steam, diesel & electric locomotives. Contains b/w and colour photos. (pb) Platform 5, 1983, pp64, isbn 0 906579 30 9.   VG   £1.50

Fox, Peter & Webster, Neil.   Preserved Locomotives and Multiple Units. Sixth Edition. The complete guide to all remaining ex-BR and constituent companies' steam, diesel & electric locomotives and diesel & electric multiple units. Contains b/w photos. (pb) Platform 5, 6th edition1989, pp80, isbn 0 906579 94 5.   VG   £2

Greaves, Richard & Norman, Jim. The Story of 2968. A Pictorial Tribute to The Mighty Mogul . Contains 105 colour and b/w plates with very detailed captions. Also contains scale drawings. (pb) Stanier Mogul Fund, 2001, pp 63, 105 plates, large format, isbn 0 9541508 0 5. VG £10.95

Greenwood, Richard S (compiled by).   City of Wells - On the Main Line.   This loco was withdrawn in 1964, left the scrapyard in 1971 and went to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. In the 1980s it was decided that the loco go out on the main line for excursions, this well illustrated booklet looks at these times.   (pb) Big Jim Publishing, 1983, pp32, large landscape format, isbn 0 907224 03 2.   VG   £2

Heath, Mike. Railway Moods. The Severn Valley Railway. Colour photo album with captions showing preserved steam on the SVR. (hb) Halsgrove, 2005, pp144, isbn 1 84114 444 4. F, VG £5.50

Heavyside, G.T. Steaming into the Eighties. The Standard Gauge Preservation Scene. Contains b/w photos and maps. (hb) David & Charles, 1978, glazed boards, isbn 0 7153 7513 X. VG £2.50

Hounsell, Grenville R. Great Western Steam - Preserved. Lovely photographs showing the early days of ex GWR preservation and main line running. Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 159 8. VG, VG brown cover £4.95

I'm Stepney. Third in the series of monographs published by the Bluebell Railway. Short, well illustrated study of this loco and its restoration. (pb) The Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, 1982, pp31. VG £1

Jarvis, Adrian & Morris, Len. Lion. The story of the oldest working locomotive in the world in the collections of the Merseyside County Museums. Well illustrated short study of this locomotive through restoration/preservation. (glossy card cover) Merseyside County Museums, 1980, pp28, isbn 0 906367 04 2. VG £3

Jenkinson, D (edited by). The National Railway Collection. A celebration of railway history, told by an expert, through the various exhibits in the NRM, is supported with 300 photographs. Collins, 1988, pp206. VG, VG (some sunning to the dust jacket) £4.25

Jones, Richard. West Somerset Railway. Steam Portfolios 8.This takes a glimpse of this popular preserved line from BR days, through early preservation to the 1990s. Ian Allan, 1992, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2110 4. VG (small mark on inside front cover) £4.50

Jones, Robin. Tornado A Great British First! Britain's First Main Line Steam Engine Since 1960. This is the definitive account of how an impossible dream was made possible and the A1 Pacific was built. (pb) Mortons Media Group, June 2009, pp130, large format, isbn 1 906167 19 6. VG £2.50

Joy, David. Steam on the North York Moors. A White Rose Guide to the Grosmont - Pickering Railway. Illustrated study of this preserved railway, the stations, locomotives and services, along with an historical summary of the line and its associations with George Stephenson and George Hudson. (pb) Dalesman Books, 1983, pp32, isbn 0 85206 721 6. V G £1

Kichenside, G.M. & Riley, R.C. Still in Steam: Britain's Preserved Railways. Ian Allan,1969, pp64, glazed boards. VG £0.99

Kingston, Miles. Steaming Through Britain. Photography by Alain Le Garsmeur. Fantastic, atmospheric photographs accompany a detailed text on 9 lines, written from the perspective of the railway staff. A splendid book. Unwin Hyman, 1990, pp191, large format. F, VG (some sunning to cover) £3.25

Lloyd, John & Brown, Murray. Preserved Railway Carriages. The complete stock-book of all known standard gauge carriages and passenger-rated vans preserved in great Britain and Ireland. Including number, type, location, batch diagram, year of manufacture and known condition. (pb) Silver Link Publishing, 1992, pp256. VG £4.75

McDonald, Ian. Taw Valley From Dream to Steam. A comprehensive study of this much loved Southern locomotive from its building through to withdrawal, rescue, restoration and main line running. Many photographs and tables. (pb) Midland Publishing Limited, 1993, pp72, large format, isbn 1 85780 011 7. VG £3.00

Main Line Steam - A Guide to the Great Central Railway. Informative guide to the GCR with section on how a steam locomotive works, diagram with wheel arrangements, b/w photos, maps and Loughborough Central Station layout plan. (glossy card cover) Great Central Railway Company, 1978, pp24, large landscape format. VG £3.50

Marshall, John. The Severn Valley Railway. An illustrated, comprehensive history of the line. (hb) David St John Thomas Publisher, 1989, pp223, isbn 0946537 45 3. VG, VG £3.00

Maunsell Q Class Locomotive SR No 541. Fourth in the series of monographs published by the Bluebell Railway. This is the story of the last surviving Maunsell Q Class loco, illustrated with b/w and colour photos and scale drawing. (pb) The Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, 1983, pp30. VG £1

Middlemass, T. The Road To Preservation. Some 50 locomotives are listed in this veryscarce publication, each with photograph and short history and details of where they were preserved at time of publication. (card cover) Steamchest Publications, 1978, pp56. VG £3

Mitchell, David J & Eyres, Terry. British Railways Past and Present Special - The Talyllyn Railway. A nostalgic trip along the world's first preserved railway. Over 190 photos featuring: Tywyn, Pendre, Rhydyronen, Brynglas, Dolgoch Falls, Aberggynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. (pb) Past & Present Publishing, 1996, pp96, isbn 1 85895 125 9. VG £5.00

Morrison, Gavin. East Lancashire Railway in colour. A selection ofcolour photos with a roughly equal selection of diesel and steam, with detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1996, pp64, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2466 9. VG £4.50

National Railway Museum. The Story of the Train. Introduction by Andrew Scott. A very comprehensive, well illustrated, medium format guide. (glossy card cover) NRM, 1999, pp54. F £2.00

Nicholson, Peter. Flying Scotsman. The World's Most Travelled Steam Locomotive. A well researched and illustrated work on this most loved of locomotives. Highly recommended. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1999, pp112. VG £3.75

Pritchard, Robert & Hall, peter. Preserved Locomotives of British Railways. 14th edition. Lists all steam, diesel and electric locomotives and multiple units, some technical details and location. Also contains colour photos. (pb) Platform 5, 14th edition 2011, pp160, isbn 1 902336 84 8. F £7

Railway World Special. The Bluebell Railway. With maps, station plans and many colour and b/w photographs this is a celebration of the BlueBell Railway from its beginnings through to its preservation years. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1988, pp56, large format. VG £1.95

Richardson, Paul. Evocative Steam. The majesty of the steam train in colour. Vibrant crisp colour photographs, many taken on the KWVR across the seasons. (pb) Osprey, 1985, pp127, isbn 0 85045 654 1. VG (crease to front cover) £1.00

Rodgers, David C. Preserved Steam Album. Beautiful photographs include the SVR, Nene Valley, MHR, MRC, and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite amongst many others. Jane's, 1986, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0378 9. VG £4.50

Rutherford, Michael. Mallard. The Record Breaker. A study of the origin and development of this much loved, record breaking locomotive, illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. (glossy card cover) Newburn House, 1988, pp48, large format. £2.00

Sagar, John. Chapters of Steam. Steam Locomotives of the Worth Valley Railway. This lovingly created and well produced work shows the locomotives to a very significant degree in their pre KWVR days. Kingfisher Railway Productions, October 1984, pp160, large format. VG, VG £5.50

Scott, Andrew. North Eastern Renaissance. Twenty-Five Years of Preserved North Eastern Steam. Well illustrated story of the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) who in 1991 owned and operated 7 locomotives, headquartered on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. (pb) Ian Allan, 1991, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 2023 X. VG £2.00

Seasons of Steam.Lovely colour photos celebrating Britains Steam Heritage, it is intended not to lament the loss of an age but to marvel at what has been preserved. Steamscenes, 2005, pp104, large landscape format, isbn 0 9691409 6 7. F, VG £8.95

Sharman, Bill. Main Line Steam. 25 Glorious years of Preservation. This contains many b/w and colour images. A thorough study of the development of main line steam running post 1970. Very high quality images from a renowned photographer/historian. Recommended. Atlantic, 1997, pp144, large format. F, F £5.75

Sharpe, Brian. Flying Scotsman the legend lives on.Study of the life of this famous locomotive, with many colour photographs. (pb) Mortons Media Group, October 2005, pp122, large format, isbn 0 9550221 1 8. £3.50

Shepherd, David. The Man Who Loved Giants. An artist among elephants and engines. David Shepherd's autobiography. A lively autobiography from this renowned artist, preservationist and campaigner for wildlife conservation. Mnay photographs, sketches and reproductions of paintings. David & Charles, 1975, pp164, isbn 0 7153 7052 9. VG, VG £9.95

Siviter, Roger. South West Steam. Salisbury - Exeter - Taunton - Penzance 1985 - 2008. Colour photos with detailed captions of steam specials along this GWR route. (hb) Great Bear Publishing, 2009, pp80, large format glazed boards, isbn 0 954115 09 8. F £5.95

Skelton, Peter J. C. Main Line Steam into the 1980's.A splendid set of colour images. Janes's Publishing Co., 1984, pp96, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7106 0310. VG £3.00

Skelton, Peter J. C. & Huxtable, Nils. British Steam Revival. Great crisp images from the early days of preservation. Janes Publishling Co., 1982, pp96, glazed boards. VG £3.00

Smallwood, Vernon. 'Bellerophon': Haydock to Haworth. A history, complete with many photographs of this loco and its counterparts in service and during restoration. (glossy card cover) Vintage Carriages Trust, Haworth Station, Keighley, West Yorkshire, 1986, pp49. VG £1

Smith, Capt. W.G. (Bill). 1247 Preservation Pioneer. The story of Britain's first privately preserved standard gauge steam locomotive. Well illustrated story of 'J52' 0-6-0ST No. 1247 which was one of a class of 129 locomotives designed by H A Ivatt for the GNR in 1899. (hb) Silver Link, 1991, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 947971 57 2. VG £3

Stanistreet, Allan. Portrait of the West Somerset Railway. 25 Years of Preservation Progress.The aim of this book is to recount, in words and pictures, the history of the 'new' West Somerset railway from its inception in 1971 to its Silver Jubilee in 1996. Ian Allan, 1996, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 2487 1. VG £5.50

Stowe. Schools Class Locomotive SR No 928. Small booklet published in commemoration of the return to former SR metals of one of its famous named locomotives. Short study of the loco and its restoration programme, illustrated with b/w and colour photos and scale drawing. (pb) The Bluebell Railway Preservation Society, 1981, pp20. £1

Swift, M. (edited by). Preserved Locomotives in the British Isles. All locomotives, build dates and locations are listed along with numerous photographs. No internal markings. (pb) Industrial Railway Society and the Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 1970, pp114. VG (some edge wear to cover) £5

The Barry Album 1964 - 1980.   B/w photos with detailed captions of some of the steam locos which passed through Barry Scrapyard.   (pb) Peter Nicholson, 1981, pp40, isbn 0 907036 02 3.   VG   £2

Waller, Peter. & Butcher, Alan C. Locomotives from The National Collection.Wide vaiety of colour photos of many of the locomotives held at the NRM, York, when they were still in service on the main line. Ian Allan, 2008, pp80, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 3340 5. F £6.50

Ward, Graham. Tyseley Loco Depot 1908-1983 75th Anniversary A Birthday History. The home of the Birmingham Railway Museum. Scarce. Short illustrated history of Tyseley, including loco allocations from 1909 through to 1965, then on to the preservation era. (glossy card cover booklet) Birmingham railway Museum, 1983, pp24. VG £4 scarce

Warren, Alan. Rescued From Barry. A loco by loco study of the stock which left Barry between 1968 and August 1983 (147 in total). There is also an analysis of those which remained. David & Charles, 1983, pp175. F, no dust jacket £6.50

Warren, Alan. Rescued From Barry. A loco by loco study of the stock which left Barry between 1968 and August 1983 (147 in total). There is also an analysis of those which remained. David & Charles, 1983, pp175, isbn 0 7153 8260 8. VG, VG £7.50

Warren, Alan. The Preservation Miracle. The first part of this book is well illustrated and is a general survey of the remarkable record, groups involved in the rescue process and their tales. The second part describes and illustrates every individual history of the locomotives rescued from Barry up to the publication date of book. (hb) David & Charles, 1988, pp288, isbn 0 7153 9209 3. VG, VG £6

Waters, Laurence. Didcot Junction & Railway Centre. Railway World Special. Produced in association with the Great Western Society Ltd. Well illustrated work on the growth of the railway at Didcot, the locomotive depots 1844-1965, the Great Western Society and stock list. (pb) Ian Allan, 1989, pp56, large format, isbn 0 7110 1831 6. £3.50

Whitehouse, Patrick B. Preserved Steam in Britain. B/w images and text of all 48 contemporary locations. The photographs are a mix of archive/contemporary. A delightful hardback volume. George Allen & Unwin, 1979, pp168. VG, VG (covered inscription on front blank page) £3.95

Whiteley, J. S. & Morrison, G.W. 50 Years of Preserved Steam on the Main Line. Atmospheric images from two of our best railway photographers. Guild Publishing/Foulis-OPC, 1989, pp172, large format. F, F £5.00

Wildish, Gerald. Preserved Locomotives Vol 1 - The Britsh Isles. 1981 edition. Barry scrapyard details, includes all trams, planned acquisitions and all new schemes. Contains b/w photos. (spiral bound card cover) RPS Publications, 1981, pp114. VG  £1

Williams, D.C. (compiled by). Severn Valley Railway Album. 140 photographs of Severn Valley Railway locomotives and trains. A difficult to find early album with crisp b/w photographs, showing the railway in the very early days of preservation. SVRC, 1974, pp140. VG, no dust jacket £5.00

Williams, D.C. & McQuade, H.J. (compiled by). Severn Valley Railway Stock Book. 9th edition. Very comprehensive stock list of locos, units, coaches, wagons and cranes, each with a photo and history. Also contains tables of technical data and lists of vehicles scrapped and visiting locos. (pb) Severn Valley Railway Company, 9th edition 1998, pp112. F £3.00

Williams, Peter. Britain's Railway Museums. One tends to forget that the railways museums of Britain contain a bewildering array of items both locomotives and more esoteric items, such as commemorative trowels. The 279 illustrations show the enormous variety of items that we have in our care. A lovely work. Ian Allan, 1974, pp176, large format. F, F £6.35

Williams, Peter. Rails in the Worth Valley. A Pictorial Study. Splendid archive photographs from each station covering the very early preservation years. (pb) Dalesman, 1973, pp96, isbn 0 85206 179 X. VG (small covered inscription) £3.00

Williams, Peter & Joy, David (compiled by) North Yorkshire Moors Railway. A Pictorial Survey. A detailed pictorial study comparing some aspects of the past with the present. (pb) Dalesman, 1977, pp80, landscape format, isbn 0 85206 400 4. VG £3.50

Wood, G.C. (compiled by). Renaissance From Rust. King George V (1968-1973). 61 b/w photos with captions showing this GWR loco at work during the late 60s and early 70s. (hb) 6000Locomotive Association/ Oxford Publishing Co., 1973, pp64, landscape format. VG, VG £4.50

Wood, G.C. 6000 King George V. A chronology. Detailed, well illustrated historical study of this preserved locomotive. (card cover) The 6000 Locomotive Association/Oxford Illustrated Press, 1972, pp72. VG £3.00