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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Ahrons, E.L. Locomotive & Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century. Volume Two. L&NWR, L&Y, MR, North Staffordshire Railway, Furness Railway, Maryport and Carlisle Railway, North London Railway. Detailed articles on locomotive and train working by the respective companies. Reprinting of original articles which covered the period 1915-1924. Heffer, 1952, pp175. VG, VG    £12

Allen , C.J. ABC Locomotives Series. The Stanier Pacifics of the L.M.S. Famous locomotive types . No. 3. A very detailed small volume illustrated with b/w photos and scale drawings. (pb) Ian Allan, 1950, pp64. VG £6.00

Anderson, V R & Fox, G K. A Pictorial Record of Midland Railway Architecture. This work portrays the enormous variety of styles encompassed in the Midland system. Contains 245 b/w photos with detailed captions. (hb)    Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 245 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 320 2. VG, VG  £15

Arlett, Mike & Lockett, David.  The Somerset & Dorset in Colour.  The Norman Lockett Collection.  Selection of photographs with detailed captions, covering all manner of workings on this long lost network.  (hb) Book Club Associates/Oxford Publishing Co., 1991, pp136, large format.  VG, VG   £7

Baker, Allan C.   An Illustrated History of Stoke and North Staffordshire Railways.   Well illustrated detailed study.   (pb) Irwell Press, 2000, pp66, large format, isbn 1 903266 11 4.   VG   £15

Barnes, E.G. The Rise of the Midland Railway 1844-1874.   Comprehensive early history of the Midland Railway.   (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1966, pp317. VG, no dust jacket   £10

Barnes, E.G. The Rise of the Midland Railway 1844-1874. Scarce   Reprint, originally published in 1966. Early history of the Midland Railway, illustrated with sketches, maps and 15 b/w photos. (pb) Peter Kay, 1999, pp317 (each page contains 2 pages of original publication), large format, isbn 1 899890 32 7.   VG (some wear to cover)   £15   Scarce

Bentley, J.M. Scenes from the Past: 24. Railways of the High Peak Buxton - Engines & Men. B/w photos with very detailed captions of the locos and the staff around the Buxton area. (pb) Foxline, 1995, pp64, large format, isbn 1 870119 38 X. VG £8.00

Bentley, J.M. & Fox, G.K. Scenes from the Past: 50 The 'Buxton Line' - Part Two - The Buxton Extension from Whaley Bridge to Buxton (LNWR) via Chapel-en-le-frith (South) and Dove Holes.   Foxline study, b/w photos with very detailed captions.    (pb) Foxline, 2006, pp128, large format, isbn 1870119 86 X.    VG   £15

Caplan, Neil. Titled Trains: 1. 'Royal Scot'. A comprehensive study of the west coast route in the pre grouping, post grouping, BR steam and early diesel/electric era. Many photographs. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 1986, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1675 5. VG £0.50

Carter, Clive S. Passenger Train Formations 1923-1983.   LMS-LM Region. A detailed scarce work providing a survey of the operational evolution of 35 LMS/BR services. Each formation is displayed in textural and diagram form.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1987, pp112, glazed boards, isbn 0 7110 1606 2. VG (sticker with previous owners name on inside cover)    £15 

Casserley, H.C. & Dorman, C.C. Midland Album. B/w photo album with very detailed captions. (hb) Ian Allan, 1967, pp112. VG, VG (some wear to dust jacket) price clipped £4.50

Casserley, H C & Dorman, C C. Midland Album. A lovely copy of this seminal album with many stock and station photographs. Ian Allan, 1974, pp112, isbn 0 7110 0086 7. VG, VG (small inscription and some wear to dust jacket edges) price clipped £7.95

Casserley, H. C. & Johnston, S.W. Locomotives at the Grouping. No 3 - London Midland and Scottish. An extremely detailed and well illustrated work. Each locomotive class absorbed has details on weight, build dates, boiler pressures, value gears, tractive effort, and numbers built. (hb) Ian Allan, 1966, pp192. VG, G (some edge wear to dust jacket and 2" x 1" missing from front cover + some writing mostly in pencil to back fly leaf) £5

Christiansen, Rex & Miller, R.W.   The North Staffordshire Railway.   Well illustrated detailed David & Charles history of the North Staffordshire Railway.   (hb) David & Charles, 1971, pp333, colour frontis, isbn 0 7153 5121 4.   VG, VG (inscription, slight edge wear to dust jacket)     £15

Clay, John F. & Cliffe, J. The West Coast Pacifics. A study of the design and performance of West Coast Pacific locomotives, illustrated with b/w photos, detailed performance tables and diagrams. (hb) Ian Allan, 1976, pp208, isbn 0 7110 0691 1. VG, VG £6.50

Clay, John F. & Cliffe, J. The West Coast Pacifics. A study of the design and performance of West Coast Pacific locomotives. Also includes consideration of designs which did not see the light of day. Detailed performance tables and diagrams. Ian Allan, 1976, pp208, isbn 0 7110 0691 1. VG, VG £7.95

Clinker, C.R. The Birmingham & Derby Junction Railway. A thoroughly researched short history by Clinker. (card cover) Avon Anglia, 1982, pp24, isbn 0 905466 47 0. VG £2

Coleman, Richard & Rajczonek. Steam Nostalgia around Northampton. 172 b/w plates with detailed captions. (hb) Northamptonshire Libraries, 1987, 172 plates, large landscape format, isbn 0 905391 11 X. VG, VG    (some wear to dust jacket edges)   £10

Conolly, W. Philip. London Midland Main Line Cameraman. An excellent work looking at locomotives alongside the infrastructure and staff. (hb) George Allen & Unwin, 1983, pp120, large format, isbn 0 04 385099 5. VG, VG £5.00

Coombs, L.F.E. The Harrow Railway Disaster 1952. A highly detailed work on the disaster which had such a major impact on subsequent developments in rail safety. David & Charles, 1984, pp164, isbn 0 7153 7409 5. VG, VG £8.95

Cross, Derek. Roaming the West Coast Rails.   Well illustrated book which illustrates the transition from steam to modern traction on the West Coast route.  (hb) Ian Allan, 1980, pp128, large format, isbn 0 7110 0998 8. VG, VG   £3

Cross, Derek. Roaming the West Coast Rails. A splendid volume which illustrates the transition from steam to modern traction on the West Coast route. Ian Allan, 1980, pp128, large format. F, VG £6.25

Denton, A.S. North Midlands Trains in the Thirties.   Locomotion Paper Number 127. Short, illustrated Oakwood history.   (pb) Oakwood, 1981, pp64, isbn 0 85361 267 6. VG   (some foxing to front/back pages)   £3

Essery, Bob & Jenkinson, David. An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives Volume Four: Absorbed Pre-Group Classes, Midland Division. This deals primarily with the MR loco fleet that was absorbed but additionally locos inherited from the LTSR and SDJR. The 455 plates and detailed text provide an authoritative statement. Silver Link Publishing, 1992, pp224, large format, isbn 0 947971 16 5. VG, VG (slight edge wear to dust jacket) £21.95

Essery, R.J. An Illustrated History of Midland Wagons. Volume One. This is considered to be the authoritative work on Midland wagons and contains very detailed figs., complete with dimensions on each type covered. This volume contains amongst others sections on coal wagons, high sided wagons, hopper bottom wagons, timber trucks, double bolster, gun powder, road vehicle and ventilated vans. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, pp170, 241 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 040 8.   VG, VG   £12

Essery, R.J. An Illustrated History of Midland Wagons. Volume One. This is considered to be the authoritative work on Midland wagons and contains b/w photos along with very detailed drawings, complete with dimensions on each type covered. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1998, pp170, 241 plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 040 8.   VG, VG   £12

Essery, R J & Jenkinson, D. The LMS Coach 1923-1957. Comprehensive study of the origin and development of the many types of LMS coach, complete with many table, diagrams and photographs. (hb) Ian Allan, 1969, pp134, large format, isbn 0 7110 0074 3. VG, VG (slight foxing to front/back blank pages, small tear to bottom of dust jacket) £26.00

Gammell, C.J.  LMS Branch Lines 1945-1965.    B/w photographs with detailed captions covering many urban and rural lines across the whole of the LMS system.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 160 b/w plates, large format, ISBN 0 86093 062 9.  VG, VG   £5 

Griffiths, Denis. Locomotive Engineers of the LMS and its Major Constituent Companies. Griffiths considers developments pre/post grouping from the point of view of the characters and lives of the 17 locomotive engineers involved, rather than purely through their products. Amongst these great names, such as Aspinall, Webb, Johnson, Hughes, Fowler, Ivatt and Stanier stand out. A detailed work with many archive photographs, drawings and cross section diagrams. Highly recommended. Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1991, pp184. VG, VG £9.95

Hammond, Alan. Spirit of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. Limited edition of 2,500 copies this being 1114. 3rd book in this series of photographic records of the S&D. As with the previous books the emphasis is on the railwaymen and women working on the line. Each photo has a caption and there are anecdotes too, along with 8 personal memories which enhance the story. (hb) Milestream Books, 2003, pp160, large format, isbn 0 948975 66 0. F, VG £15.00 No. 1114 of a limited edition of 2500

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives. (hb) Ian Allan, 2nd edition reprinted 1993, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1098 6.   VG, VG   (sunning to spine) £3

Haresnape, Brian. Stanier Locomotives. A Pictorial History. A very comprehensive pictorial and narrative study of Stanier designed locomotives. Ian Allan, 3rdimpression 1974, pp128, isbn 0 7110 0108 1. VG, VG price clipped £4.75

Hawkins, Mac (edited by). Ivo Peters' Farewell to North-West Steam. A photographer's salute to the days of steam over Shap and on the Settle & Carlisle.   138 b/w photos with detailed captions of the west coast main line in Westmorland in the pre-electrification steam/diesel period. (hb) David & Charles, 1992, pp176, large landscape format, isbn 0 7153 0080 6.   VG, VG £4.50

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then and Now.   Contains 167 b/w and colour then and now photos with very detailed captions, along with list of featured locos with withdrawal dates and fate.   (hb) David & Charles, 1995, pp224, large format, isbn 0 7153 0384 8.    VG, VG   £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then & Now.  B/w pairs of photographs with very detailed captions, assembled by Mac Hawkins show the vast changes that have taken place.   (hb)  Grange Books, 1999, pp224, large format, isbn 1 84013 321 X. F, VG £5

Hawkins, Mac. The Somerset & Dorset Then & Now. The original work published by PSL, not to be confused with the later 1990's works which contain different 'after' photographs. B/w and colour photos with very detailed captions, also contains 8 annexes and additional maps. (hb)   Guild Publishing/Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1986, pp272.   VG, VG   £5

Hay, Peter. Pre-Grouping Trains on British Railways: The LMS Companies. 228 b/w plates with detailed captions. (hb) Haynes/Oxford Publishing Co., 1988, 228 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 394 6. VG, VG £5

Henley, Alex. Names & Nameplates of British Steam Locomotives 1. LMS & Constituents. A guide to nearly all of the named locomotives owned by the LMS, including those inherited in 1923, along with those constructed by the LMS. Detailed tables and photographs. (pb) Heyday Publishing, 1984, pp80, isbn 0 947562 01 X.   VG    £3.50

Henley, Alex. Names & Nameplates of British Steam Locomotives 1. LMS & Constituents. A guide to nearly all of the named locomotives owned by the LMS, including those inherited in 1923, along with those constructed by the LMS. Detailed tables and photographs. (pb) Heyday Publishing, 1984, pp80, isbn 0 947562 01 X VG £4.95

Highet, Campbell. The Wirral Railway.   The Oakwood Library of Railway History No. 17.   Illustrated Oakwood history which also gives details of the locomotives that worked the line.   (pb) Oakwood Press, 1961, pp39.   VG (some slight foxing to page edges)   £4

Hitches, Mike. The Trent Valley Railway. Many archive photographs with detailed captions looking at the Trent Valley line between Rugby and Stafford. (hb) Sutton Publishing, 2003, pp128, glazed boards, isbn 0 7509 3046 2. F £5.00

Jarvis, Philip K. Steam on the Birmingham Gloucester Loop. The Redditch Alcester & Evesham Branches of The Midland Railway. 74 b/w photos with detailed captions, arranged travelling down the line from Barnt Green. (pb) K.A.F. Brewin Books, reprinted Jan 1995, pp80, small landscape format, isbn 0 947731 08 3. VG £5.00

Jenkinson, David. The Power of the Duchesses. Power series.   Mainly photo album containing b/w photos with detailed captions.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, 277 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 063 7.  VG, VG    £8   

Jenkinson, David & Essery, Bob. Midland Carriages. An Illustrated Review. Comprehensive study of carriages, concentrating mainly on the last 50 years of the Midland Railway. Illustrated with 252 b/e photographs and many line drawings. Oxford Publishing Co., 1984, pp185, 252 b/e plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 291 5. F, VG price clipped £19.95

Jenkinson, David & Whitehouse, Patrick. Eric Treacy's LMS. Lovely b/w photographs of the LMS containing some of the best work by Treacy. Guild Publishing/Haynes, 1988, pp192, large format. F, VG £5.95

Jenkinson, David & Whitehouse, Patrick. Eric Treacy's LMS. Lovely b/w photographs of the LMS containing some of the best work by Treacy.  (hb) Guild Publishing/Haynes, 1988, pp192, large format.   VG, VG   (some slight edge wear to jacket)    price clipped £5.50

Joy, David. Main Line Over Shap. The Story of the Lancaster-Carlisle Railway.  A short, detailed history with many archive photographs. (pb) Dalesman, 1968, pp88.   VG   £2

Joy, David. Main Line Over Shap. The Story of the Lancaster-Carlisle Railway from Construction to Electrification. A lively, well written and researched history with many archive photographs. (pb) Dalesman, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 85206 269 9. VG £3

Judge, C.W. & Potts, C.R. An Historical Survey of the Somerset & Dorset Railway. Track Layouts and Illustrations. Track layouts, photos and facts of each station. An invaluable reference work for S&D fans. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, pp135, large format, isbn 0 86093 003 3. VG, VG. £ 14.00

Kennedy, Mark. The LMS in Ireland. An Irish Railway Pictorial.A highly detailed pictorial survey which looks at all facets of the LMS in Ireland. (pb) Midland, 2000, pp96, large format, isbn 1 85780 097 4. VG £10.95

Kichenside, Geoffrey. The West Coast Route to Scotland. The history and romance of the railway between Euston and Glasgow. David & Charles, 1976, pp96. VG (no dust jacket) £3.95

Langley Aldrich, C. Fowler, Stanier & Ivatt Locomotives of the LMS. A Brief Descriptive Illustrated Souvenir of Types. New edition (1923-1950).   The Langloo Series Item 4.    Well illustrated study of these locomotives.   (pb) Published by the author, 1951, pp80. VG for age (staples are missing so pages loose).  £4

Langley Aldrich, C. Fowler, Stanier & Ivatt Locomotives of the LMS. A brief descriptive illustrated souvenir of types. New edition (1923-1950) "The Langloo Series" item 4. Illustrated, detailed study of these locomotives. (pb) Published by the author, 1951, pp80. VG (slight wear to cover) £8.50

Langston, Keith. British Steam Past & Present. Volume 3. Patriot - Royal Scot - Tornado Special edition. Contains an evocative mix of specially commissioned modern steam images and archive pictures, the majority never been published before. Chapters include Royal scot, Bluebell Railway, Beattock Bank, Tornado, Churnet Valley and Irish steam amongst others. (pb) Mortons Media, 2009, pp130, large format, isbn 1 906167 18 9. VG £2

Lea, Roger (based on the work of the Sutton Coldfield History Research Group). Steaming Up To Sutton. How the Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield Railway Line was built in 1862. Well illustrated history. (pb) Westwood Press Publications, May 1984, pp48, isbn 0 9502636 8 0. VG £2

Lea, Roger (based on the work of the Sutton Coldfield History Research Group). Steaming Up To Sutton. How the Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield Railway Line was built in 1862. Well illustrated. (pb) Westwood Press Publications, May 1984, pp48, isbn 0 9502636 8 0. VG £5

L.M. Pacifics - a pictorial tribute. This collection portrays Pacifics through their development and career. Roundhouse Books, 1967, unpaginated. VG, VG (some edge wear to dust jacket) £6.95

LMS Centenary of the Opening of the First Main-Line Railway. Reprinted from the Railway Gazette of September 16th 1938, Supplement. Well illustrated. (pb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1975, pp84, large format, isbn 0 902888 66 8. VG £7.50

LMS General Appendix to the Working Time Tables 1937.   LMS rules and regulations and general instructions. (pb) Published by P H Abell, pp96, isbn 0 901182 05 2.   VG   £1

London Midland & Scottish Railway. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway 1830-1930 Centenary Celebrations at Liverpool September 13thto 20th1930. Official Programme. Few copies of this celebratory work have survived. A fascinating glimpse, complete with many art nouveau adverts and b/w photographs. (pb) London Midland & Scottish Railway, 1930, pp124. P (complete but with spine damage and foxing) £3

Long, P.J. & The Reverend W.V. Awdry. The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway. A comprehensive history of the Midland Railways line from Birmingham to Gloucester. Alan Sutton, 1987, pp305, isbn 0 86299 329 6. VG, VG (inscription on inside cover) £7.95

Macdermott, Brian.  Modellers' & Enthusiasts' Guide to the Somerset & Dorset Line.  Many people model this unique stretch of railway and this book looks at a range of locations and provides copious photographs and modelling details.  (hb)   Patrick Stephens, 1982, pp96, glazed boards, isbn 0 85059 586 X.  VG   £4

"Manifold".   The North Staffordshire Railway.  A History of the Line and its Locomotives.  Scarce.   This book is the first history ever written about the North Staffordshire Railway and its locomotives. Comprehensive history with b/w photos, pull out maps and tables.   (hb) J.H. Henstock Ltd, Ashbourne, 1952, pp182, colour frontis.    VG, P   (inscription and some slight foxing, dust jacket is complete but with some wear and tears)   £45 Scarce

Maund, T.B. The Wirral Railway and its Predecessors.   Comprehensive history of the Wirral Railway, followed by its later years under LMS and BR, covering operations, stations, locomotives, shed and works and rolling stock. Well illustrated.   (hb) Lightmoor Press, 2009, pp240, isbn 9781899889 38 9. VG, VG (some edge wear to jacket)    £27

Merseyside Railway History Group. The Hooton to west Kirby Branch Line and the Wirral Way.   Well illustrated short history of this line. (pb) Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Central Library, Birkenhead, Merseyside, 1982, pp32, large format, isbn 0 904582 04 3.   VG (some edge wear to cover)   £4

Midland Railway Timetables From 1st June, 1860, until further notice. Reprint. (pb) Turntable Publications, 1981, pp72, isbn 0 902844 61 X.   VG   £4

Mitchell, W.R. & Fox, Peter. The Story of Ribblehead Viaduct. Foreword by A.P. Freschini BR Resident Engineer. Well illustrated study of this iconic viaduct. (pb) Published by W R Mitchell, revised edition 2001, pp48, isbn 1 871064 08 2.   VG   £2.50

Mitchell, W.R & Joy, David. Settle-Carlisle Railway (A New Edition). History of the origin and development of the line with many archive photographs. (pb) Dalesman, 1979, pp96, isbn 0 85206 499 3. VG (some slight spine edge wear) £2.95

Mitchell, W.R & Joy, David. Settle-Carlisle Railway.The Midland's Record-beaking Route to Scotland. A detailed short history of the line. (pb) Dalesman, 1967, pp88. VG (some wear to spine edge) £2.75

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. A brilliant volume showing the vast contrasts. The most significant of which are perhaps locations like Tapton Junction, Stourton, Normanton, Barrow Central and Trent. Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format. F, F £9.95

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now.   Mainly photo album with then and now photos with very detailed captions.   (hb) Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format, isbn 0 7110 2371 0.   VG, VG     £4

Morrison, Gavin. London Midland Then & Now. A brilliant volume showing the vast contrasts. The most significant of which are perhaps locations like Tapton Junction, Stourton, Normanton, Barrow Central and Trent. Book Club Associates/Ian Allan, 1995, pp256, large format. F, F £5.00

Mourton, Stephen. Steam Locomotive Casualty Reports. Over 400 reports dated between 1958-1963 from Gloucester Barnwood motive power depot provide a fascinating insight into BR operations in the latter days of steam. Illustrated with b/w photos.   (pb) Runpast Publishing, 2005, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 62 X.   VG    £3

Nash, George C. The LMS At War. Included in this exceptional work published immediately after the war is a review of the work conducted by the LMS fleet, manufacture at LMS workshops, LMS locomotives that went to the Middle East and the day to day work that kept the system running despite enormous pressure. The LM&S Railway, 1946, pp88 inc. maps/diagrams. G, G (book is complete but with loose spine) £8.95

Nock, O.S. A History of the LMS. 1) The First Years 1923-1930. Guild Publishing, 1988, pp94. F, VG £3.95

Nock, O.S. A History of the LMS. Vol 2. The Record-Breaking Thirties, 1931-39. BCA/George Allen & Unwin, 1987, pp96. VG, VG £1.50

Nock, O.S. A History of the LMS. 3) The War Years and Nationalisation 1939-1948. Guild Publishing, 1988, pp95. F, VG £3.95

Nock, O S. Locomotives of the Premier Line in Pictures. A reprint of the illustrations from "The Premier Line" A History of the LNWR Locomotives by O S Nock. A delightful work which shows crisp LNWR photographs and also 3 colour paintings. (card cover) Ian Allan, circa 1958, pp 40. VG (some wear to spine edge and staples rusted) £1

Nock, O.S. William Stanier. An Engineering Biography.A very comprehensive biography with many photographs and tables, of this most influential mechanical engineer of the 20thcentury. Ian Allan, 1964, pp190. VG, G (some wear and 2 tears to dust jacket) £9.95

Norman, K.J. The Furness Railway. An Illustrated record Including Photographs from the Sankey Collection. Volume 2: Locomotives, Ships, Excursions and Miscellanea. Memories of Lakeland. Railway Heritage from the Nostalgia Collection. From its beginnings in 1846 until it was absorbed into the LMS in 1923, the Furness Railway had a character all of its own. This second volume looks at its locomotives and ships, its enterprising tours and excursions, the Furness Abbey Hotel, signalling, staff, Royal visits and much more. (pb) Silver Link, 2002, pp96, isbn 1 85794 146 2. F £12.95

Pearce-Carr, Tom. Compound Locomotives of the British Isles. Illustrated study of these locomotives. (hb) Finial Publishing, 2007, pp109, isbn 1 900467 37 7. F, F £2

Pixton, Bob. Birmingham - Derby. Portrait of a Famous Route. Well chosen archive images showing stations and services on this line. (pb) Runpast, 2005, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 63 8. VG £7.50

Pixton, Bob. North Midland. Portrait of a Famous Route Part Three - Rotherham to Leeds. Well chosen archive images showing stations and services on this line. (pb) Runpast, 2002, pp80, large format, isbn 1 870754 56 5. VG £5.25

Povey, R.O.T.  The History of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.   Short illustrated history of the line until its closure to freight in June 1962.   (card cover)  KWVR Preservation Society, 1963, pp36.  VG   £2  

Powell, A.J. Stanier 4-6-0s at Work. A detailed study of the origin, development, modification and performance of the 4-6-0 Jubilee and Black Five classes. Well illustrated with technical and performance data. Ian Allan, 1983, pp144, large format, isbn 0 7110 1342 X. VG, VG £7.95

Railway World Special. The Settle & Carlisle Route. A detailed photographic and textual study of this much loved line. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, 2ndreprint 1988, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1448 5. VG £2.50

Reed, Brian. Crewe to Carlisle. A history of the Lancaster and Carlisle line and the associated developments on the West Coast Main Line. Ian Allan, 1969, pp234, 32 plates, 18 maps, isbn 0 7110 0057 3. VG, G (some edge wear/repaired tear to dust jacket) £6.95

Reed, Brian. Loco Profile 8. Royal Scots. Short detailed study of these locomotives, complete with photos and line drawings.   (booklet)   Profile Publications, 1971, pp24.   VG   £2

Reed, Brian. Loco Profile 37. L.M.S. Pacifics. Short detailed study of these locomotives, complete with photos and line drawings.   (booklet)   Profile Publications, 1974, pp24.   VG   £2

Richardson, G.A. Steam on the Somerset &Dorset. B/w photographs with detailed captions of the S&D. (hb) Bradford Barton, 1975, pp96, isbn 0 85153 204 7. VG, VG £5.00

Rowledge, J.W.P. Loco Profile 37 - L.M.S. Pacifics. Well illustrated study of these locomotives with coloured illustration on centre pages. (card cover) Profile Publications, 1974, pp24. VG £2.00

Rowledge, J.W.P. The L.M.S. Pacifics. Part of the locomotive monograph series, a detailed and well illustrated history of the Princes Royal class, The Coronation class (Duchesses) and the experimental steam turbine Pacific, the turbomotive. David & Charles, 1987, pp96, isbn 0 7153 8776 6. VG, VG £6.75

Rowledge, J W P & Reed, Brian. The Stanier 4-6-0s of the LMS (The Jubilees, Class 5s and the BR Standard Class 5s). Well researched and illustrated study. (hb) David & Charles, 3rd impression 1981, pp96, isbn 0 7153 7385 4.   VG, VG   £6

Rowledge, P.  Engines of the LMS built 1923 - 51. A thorough study complete with line details, tender details, lot numbers along with build and works details for steam, railcar, diesel and departmental locomotive stock.  Also includes sections on locomotives lent/sold to the WD and those built to Ministry of Supply order.  Also contains 86 b/w photos.   (pb)  Oxford Publishing Co., 1975, pp108 + 86 photographs, isbn 0 902888 59 5.  VG   £4   

Sixsmith, Ian. The Book of the Coronation Pacifics. A British Railways Illustrated Special. A highly detailed work with many archive photographs and loco by loco details of repairs, boilers, tenders, sheds and mileage. Irwell Press, 1998, pp100, large format glazed boards, isbn 1 871608 94 5. F £15.95

Skellon, Peter W. Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners. The life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks.   Comprehensive, well illustrated history.    (hb) Bahamas Locomotive Society, 2011, pp256, large format, isbn 0 9569292 0 4.   VG, VG (some wear to top of dust jacket)   £26

Smith, Donald, & Harrison, Derek. The Harborne Express. Scarce publication. Well illustrated history of this railway in Birmingham. (hb) Brewin Books, 1995, pp85, large format, isbn 1 85858 045 5. F, F £35.00

Smith, Peter. An Historical Survey of the Midland in Gloucestershire. Station Layouts and Illustrations. A very detailed work which includes many photographs, maps and station diagrams, plus structure drawings. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1985, pp160, large format, isbn 0 86093 301 6. VG, VG (small covered inscription inside, light sunning to spine) £16.50

South Western and Midland Railway Companies' Somerset and Dorset Railway Joint Committee. Working Time Book From 4th October, 1920, and Working Time Book Passenger and Milk Trains From 14th September, 1931. Appendix to Working Time Book No. 16 will continue in force. Trains Office, Bath. Reprint of working timetables from the S&D. (card cover) Oxford Publishing Co., reprint, pp72, isbn 0 86093 061 0. VG (slight wear to cover) £6

Stephenson, Brian. LMS Steam Portrait. An excellent photographic album looking at all of the LMS component companies locomotives. Ian Allan, 1985, pp128, isbn 0 7110 1523 6. VG, VG £4.95

Talbot, Edward. LMS Power. The 'Coronation' Class.   A photographic celebration.   161 b/w photos with detailed captions and 8 pages of colour illustrations of the class. Companion volume to his earlier book (listed below).    (hb) Published by author, 2011, pp108, large format, isbn 0 9542787 5 5.   VG, VG   price clipped £28

Talbot, Edward. The Coronation Scot. The Streamline era on the LMS.   Very well illustrated, detailed study of the LMS's venture into the streamlining. Contains 140 plates, 7 figs and pull out scale drawing, plus 8 pages of colour illustrations.   (hb) Published by author, 2002, pp100, large format, isbn 0 9542787 1 2.   F, VG   £25

The above 2 books sold tog for £50

Talbot, E. L.N.W.R. Miscellany Volume Two. The companion volume which contains sections on Crewe works, signal gantries, inter-company workings, locos for export, Garstang and Knott End amongst many others. Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 227 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 070 X. VG, VG £12.95

The Settle & Carlisle Route. Railway World Special. A detailed photographic and textual study of this much loved line. (glossy card cover) Ian Allan, reprinted 1985, pp48, large format, isbn 0 7110 1448 5. VG £0.50

Twells, H.N. & Bourne, T.W. A Pictorial Record of LMS Road Vehicles. Mainly pictorial study, with detailed captions, of LMS road vehicles, also contains line drawings. (hb)   Oxford Publishing Co., 1983, 313 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 174 9.   VG, VG   £9

Vinter, Jeff. Railway Walks LMS. This provides a detailed guide to ten of the best walks. Included are the High Peak and Monsal Trail, the Middlewood Way, and the Morecombe and Lune Valley. Alan Sutton, 1995, pp178. F, G (2 repaired tears on back of dust jacket and slight spine edge bumps) £4.25

Walker, Colin. Trails of Steam Volume 7 - Trails along the Welsh Border.   59 b/w photos of GWR/LMS locomotives hard at work on passenger and freight duties, with captions. (hb)  Oxford Publishing Co., 1980, 59 b/w plates, landscape format, isbn 0 86093 006 8.   VG, VG   (some wear to dust jacket edges) £1

Warburton, L.G. A Pictorial Record of L.M.S. Signals. Standard Semaphore Signals and Signal Boxes.   Detailed study with 76 b/w photos and 46 scale diagrams.   (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1972, pp58, large format, isbn 0 902888 09 9.   VG, VG (sunning to spine/sticker with previous owners name in front)    £15

Welch, Michael S. London Midland Region Steam Finale.Colour photos with detailed captions of views of LMR steam operations during the last 10 years or so of steam power. Runpast Publishing, 2000, unpaginated, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 1 870754 49 2. F £5.95

Welch, Michel S. Settle & Carlisle Steam Finale. SignedColour photographs with detailed text of the final years of 'real' working steam on the S&C. Runpast Publishing, 1999, unpaginated, landscape format glazed boards, isbn 1 870754 48 4. F £6.95 signed

Whitehouse, P.B. Branch Line Memories. Volume 2 - London Midland & Scottish. B/w photographs from around the LMS, including LNWR lines in North Wales/South Wales, Midland in Worcestershire, Holcombe Brook and the Cumbrian lines, with detailed captions. (pb) Atlantic, 1983, pp45, isbn 0 906899 09 5. VG £0.50

Whitehouse, Patrick & Thomas, David St John. LMS 150. The London Midland & Scottish Railway - A century and a half of progress. A magnificently produced album concerning the diversity of the LMS. Book Club Associates/David & Charles, 1987, pp208, large format. VG, VG £5.50

Whiteley, J.S. & Morrison, G.W. The LMS Remembered. 271 b/w plates with detailed captions, showing a variety of locomotive designs from the LMS and component companies captured on passenger, freight, branch and main line duties. (hb) Oxford Publishing Co., 1979, 271 b/w plates, large format, isbn 0 86093 030 0. VG, VG £8.00

Williams, C (compiled by). Supplement to the Register (1922 edition) of London & North Western Locomotives showing Corrections to 30th June, 1924. Supplement giving details of the 196 locos which had been newly built/acquired by the LNWR since the register had been published in 1922. (card cover) Published by author, 1924, pp12. VG (staples have rusted) £5.00

Williams, Frederick S. Williams's Midland Railway. Its Rise and Progress. A Narrative of Modern Enterprise. New introduction by C.R. Clinker.   Originally published in 1876, this is a new printing of the 5th edition of one of the Victorian classics of railway history. (hb) David & Charles, 1968, pp510, isbn 0 7153 4253 3. VG, no dust jacket   £15

Williams, Frederick S. Williams's Midland Railway. Its Rise and Progress. A Narrative of Modern Enterprise. New introduction by C.R. Clinker. Originally published in 1876, this is a reprint of one of the Victorian classics of railway history. It includes 7 maps and 210 contemporary engravings. (hb) David & Charles, 1968, pp510, isbn 0 7153 4253 3. VG, VG (some wear to the dust jacket) £18.00

Williams, Roy. The Midland Railway. A new history. A broad ranging work which looks at the component companies, locomotive and carriage development, absorption into the LMS, and a small section on the Midland as it remained in the late 1980s. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps and drawings.   (hb) David & Charles, 1988, pp192, isbn 0 7153 8750 2. VG, VG £7

Wray, Tom. Manchester Victoria Station.   Comprehensive history of this station from its early years through to 1990s and Metrolink. Well illustrated with b/w photos, maps, plans and diagrams. (pb) Peter Taylor Publications, 2004, pp132, large format, isbn 0 9549451 0 7.   F   £20